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What are some considerations I should ma
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The northeastern United States is one of the most naturally beautiful places within the Union. New England boasts tiny, family neighborhoods as well as famous long-standing large cities. The Northeastern…

What are some considerations I should make if…
What is a HOA? What are the benefits?
Posted 2 years ago

If you're looking for a home in Southern Maine, you've probably noticed that many houses here are served by a homeowners' association, or HOA. This is an organization that charges…

What is a HOA? What are the benefits?
When is the best time to list your home
Posted 2 years ago

If you're thinking about putting your Southern Maine house on the market, you might be wondering if it's the right time to do so. If you're not confident that you…

When is the best time to list your home in Ma…
Understanding the new TILA Rules
Posted 2 years ago

As you look for a home to buy in Maine, you should be aware of some changes in the real estate world as of 2015. In particular, the TILA-RESPA Integrated…

Understanding the new TILA Rules
Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Maine Home
Posted 2 years ago

Spring in Maine is a time to get ready to say goodbye to the cold weather and welcome some warmth for the first time in months! But it's also a…

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Maine Home
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What Happens to the Real Estate Earnest Money Deposit?

Posted by Veronica On December - 4 - 2015

Buying a house involves paying some fees before your mortgage payments even begin. It’s common to be a little confused about what money goes where, with the earnest money deposit being one of the most mystifying fees in the home buying process. Here’s what you need to know about your earnest money deposit before you take the steps to buy a house in Southern Maine. What is the point of the earnest money deposit? The reason you have to write this check at all is to show that you are serious... Read→

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When is the best time to list your home in Maine?

Posted by Veronica On December - 4 - 2015

If you’re thinking about putting your Southern Maine house on the market, you might be wondering if it’s the right time to do so. If you’re not confident that you have made the right choice regarding when to list it, you could end up second guessing your decision when it doesn’t sell right away. Save yourself the stress by getting to know the best time to try to sell your house in Maine. Then hire a listing agent who is experienced at selling beautiful Southern Maine homes... Read→

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Selling Your Maine Home, What Stays and What Goes

Posted by Veronica On November - 24 - 2015

The only negative about moving in the great state of Maine is the cringe-worthy packing process. If you are transitioning from one Maine home to another, it is best to bring along only the things that you are sure you need to start your life in your new space. If you need more definitive advice for selecting the things that you toss and the things that you pack on the truck, read below for some tips. Take: All of the exterior maintenance products Maine is one of the most gorgeous states in the Union.... Read→

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How Much House Can I Afford?

Posted by Veronica On November - 24 - 2015

There are numerous calculators available that try to tell you how much you can afford to spend on your new home, but they’re not accurate for everyone. That’s because each person’s situation is unique. So before you buy that beautiful lake home in Southern Maine that you’re pretty sure you can afford, consider the following details to make sure you truly can pay for it. Income vs Expenses One of the most important aspects of deciding which homes you can afford is your income.... Read→

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Should You Buy Before You Sell?

Posted by Veronica On November - 18 - 2015

Whether you are a natural risk taker or someone who prefers to err on the side of caution, home buying and selling will always be a little bit of a risk. The real estate market has its ups and downs and as a seller and buyer, you want to capture the market when the pendulum swings in your direction. Maine’s home sales have gained strength and buyers are now more capable of securing mortgages for the homes that they desire. If you are thinking of selling your own home and buying another you... Read→

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Understanding the new TILA Rules

Posted by Veronica On November - 18 - 2015

As you look for a home to buy in Maine, you should be aware of some changes in the real estate world as of 2015. In particular, the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule went into effect in October, and it changes some of the paperwork that you will encounter when you buy a house. With the new rules expect some delays. The average closing with the new rule is approximately: 45 days. Fortunately, the change is positive for homebuyers, but it can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know about... Read→

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Fun Portland Maine Events in October 2015

Posted by Veronica On October - 15 - 2015

October 2015 Theater Belfast Maskers/Cold Comfort Theater, see website for locations. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Oct. 930-7244 coldcomforttheater.com Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Rd., South Paris. Snafu, Oct. 24. 743-8452 celebrationbarn.com Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. Stage stories, daily; Roald Dahl’s The Witches, Oct.-Nov. 828-1234 kitetails.org City Theater in Biddeford, 205 Main St. Jekyll & Hyde,... Read→

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Pining for Maine: A celebrity haven

Posted by Veronica On October - 15 - 2015

Maine is wild, beautiful and worlds removed from bustling metropolitan centers like New York City and Los Angeles. So it’s the perfect place for frazzled and sought-after celebrities to get away from everything. Except other celebrities. Maine has long been an escapist destination for the rich and powerful. More than 100 years ago, the Rockefellers helped make Bar Harbor the tourist mecca it is today. Giant summer “cottages” up and down the coast were built by captains of industry and power... Read→

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Getting title insurance for your Maine home is important, but if you’ve talked much with your real estate agent about what’s required, you may have heard both owner’s title insurance and lender’s title insurance mentioned. It’s true that there are two different policies, but many buyers wonder why it’s necessary to have both. The reason is because of the way the policies are structured, how long they last, what they cover, and who they protect. As their names... Read→

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A Title insurance policy is very important when buying a home. If you’re looking at all the beautiful Maine real estate and considering making the state your home – or the location of your vacation home – you’ll want to make sure your interests are protected. Additionally, the lender that gives you the mortgage on your home will also want protection, in the form of a title insurance policy. All polices are not created equally, though, and you will need to decide between a... Read→

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