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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?
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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
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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
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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 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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Signs you might need a new roof

Posted by Veronica On May - 8 - 2015

Whether you plan to be in your home in Maine for years to come or want to try selling it soon, you might need to replace the roof before your wish can become a reality. But if you’re like many homeowners, you don’t exactly know how to navigate your roof, let alone figure out if it needs to be replaced. Here are a few signs to look for when determining if you need a replacement. The Roof Is Old If your roof is about 20 years old – or even older – it will probably need to be replaced... Read→

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Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Maine Home

Posted by Veronica On April - 29 - 2015

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 time to deep clean your house. Whether you live in Portland or a nearby suburb, you can use these tips to make cleaning your home a little easier this spring. Keep the Sand and Moisture at the Beach When you live in Portland, visiting the beach is a given. But this means you often track sand into your house, leaving a gritty feeling on the floor. While... Read→

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Trailering 101 – Taking the boat out

Posted by Veronica On April - 3 - 2015

As the weather warms up, your thoughts turn to taking the boat out. Whether you’re just going down the street to the boat ramp at the lake, or you’re off on an adventure that’s much further away, you’ll want to make sure you put safety first. That starts with trailering. Here are some things to check before you take the boat out: The tires – make sure they’re inflated to the right amount, and that you check them for obvious defects or problems. The bearings –... Read→

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Adopting a dog can be a wonderful experience. You get a new family member to love and care for, and a previously unwanted dog gets a new, forever home where he or she can feel safe and protected. Nothing gives you unconditional love like a dog. Whether you’ve had dogs in your home before or this is your first one, you want to make sure you welcome your newly adopted dog home the right way, so everyone can get started on the right foot (or paw). Here are some great ways to make sure your dog... Read→

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Tips for Moving with Pets

Posted by Veronica On March - 6 - 2015

Moving with a pet can be stressful for you, and for your four-legged friend. There are plenty of things you can do, though, that will make things a little bit easier for your pet. That’s true whether you’re moving down the street or across the country. If you choose a place like Maine and you’re coming from a warm climate, you’ll also have to get your pet used to the different weather. It’s often best to plan your move when the weather is mild, but you may not always... Read→

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FEMA Map Changes and How They Affect Maine Homeowners

Posted by Veronica On February - 20 - 2015

Preliminary flood hazard data (preliminary data) provide the public an early look at their home or community‘s projected risk to flood hazards.  Read More →

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How to prepare for an appraisal

Posted by Veronica On February - 13 - 2015

If you’re about to put your Maine home on the market, you’ll want to take some time to prepare for listing it. Through the process of selling the home, you’ll generally need to have an inspection and an appraisal. While that’s not the case in all sales, it’s the “norm,” and very common. Many people get ready for the inspection as much as they can, but few people give any thought to the appraisal. Rather than ignore it and just hope it works out okay, though,... Read→

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