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What are some considerations I should ma
Posted 1 year ago

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 1 year 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
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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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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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What is a home warranty? Do I really need one?

Posted by Veronica On May - 22 - 2015

If you are considering buying a home in Maine, you should look into buying a home warranty along with it. The point of a warranty is to ensure that if important parts of your home need repairs, you won’t have to pay full price for them. Before you buy a home warranty, you should get to know how it works and whether you would benefit from it. How It Works When you buy a home warranty in Maine, you can rest assured that the process of using it is easy. When you discover a problem with a particular... Read→

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What is cap rate and why does it matter?

Posted by Veronica On May - 22 - 2015

Capitalization rate, which is usually called the cap rate, is a term that is commonly used in the investment real estate industry. The point of it is to figure out the total worth of any properties that are bringing in income. Essentially, the cap rate tells you how long it will take to break even on this purchase. If you are considering buying any type of investment property in Maine, you should learn a bit about the cap rate and why it should matter to you. Cap Rate Calculation To get the cap rate,... Read→

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How to save your home from foreclosure

Posted by Veronica On May - 8 - 2015

Foreclosure may be the hardest thing to deal with when it comes to a home. When a bank forecloses on a home there are legal and financial consequences that must be dealt with by the homeowner. One of the biggest consequences may be the emotional ramifications of the foreclosure event. For this reason, emphasis should be placed on saving a home from foreclosure. Here are some methods and tips for coming out of a possible foreclosure victoriously. Look for a loan modification The best way to stop... Read→

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