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What are some considerations I should ma
Posted 2 years 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 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 3 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

Tips for Rehabbing an Old Home

Posted by Veronica On February - 13 - 2015

If you’ve purchased a lovely Maine home that’s older, one of the things you may want to do is consider rehabbing it. There’s a lot that can be done to make an older home more efficient, and to help keep the costs of operating and maintaining it down to a reasonable level. Some people are focused only on the cosmetics of their home when they rehab it, but others want to make sure they have a home that’s up to code and designed to be more modern, while still retaining the beauty... Read→

Recent FHA Changes and How They Affect Buyers

Posted by Veronica On February - 6 - 2015

Buying a house in Maine is often a combination of a lot of fun and a lot of stress. With that in mind, how you’re planning to pay for the home can affect how stressful it is to make your purchase. If you intend to finance your purchase and use FHA as your lender, there have been some recent changes you’ll want to consider. They can affect you as a buyer, so you need to make sure you understand what they are. One of the changes has to do with mortgage premiums, which have been recently... Read→

Fair Housing and Real Estate

Posted by Veronica On February - 6 - 2015

In real estate dealings, it’s very important that everyone is fair to everyone else. Sellers want to get the most they can for their home, and buyers want to pay as little as possible. That’s completely understandable, and something worth carefully considering, but there are also laws that have to be followed with real estate transactions. Many of these regulations are based on fair housing laws, which are designed to ensure that people who work in real estate don’t allow discrimination... Read→

Sebago Lake Ice Safety Tips

Posted by Veronica On January - 9 - 2015

There are so many things to do and enjoy when Sebago Lake is covered with ice. The most important thing to do, though, is to stay safe. People can be injured or killed if they don’t follow any precautions, and it’s much better to be safe instead of sorry. If you’re planning on heading out to the lake to fish, skate, use a snow mobile, or do something else, you’ll first want to find out about the conditions. Local weather reports and news outlets can often provide you with... Read→

10 Creative Holiday Light Displays

Posted by Veronica On December - 30 - 2014

We had fun exploring the web to see how creative people were getting this Holiday season with their lights display. 1. MERRY CHRISTMAS! instagram 2. Why not light up your own mini Eiffel Tower for the Holidays? 3. Apparently Candy Land is real and hidden in Littleton, CO instagram 4. I found the way to the North Pole! 5. Where do you find all of these huge nutcrackers? instagram 6. I see Santa… peaking in our window?! 7. Holiday lights overload…... Read→

Portland, Maine: Ringing in 2015

Posted by Veronica On December - 24 - 2014

If you’re going to be in the Portland, Maine area for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, there are plenty of fun events you can get involved with. Families have options, as do couples and singles. With so many great things happening, the only problem you might have is deciding which event you want to go to. Fortunately, a lot of them are happening at different times, so you can go to more than one if you start early and prepare ahead of time. Here are a few options you’ll... Read→

Winters On the Lake

Posted by Veronica On December - 10 - 2014

Winter on a lake in Maine can be a magical time. There’s always something fun to do, as long as you’re prepared for the weather and dressed appropriately. If you’re looking to have fun this winter, snowmobiling and ice fishing can be two great ways to get out and do something. You can go on your own or with friends or family members, and have a great time exploring all that the area has to offer. If you’re considering ice fishing, you might want to check out the Sebago Lake... Read→

Heating ideas for your Lakeside Home Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Veronica On November - 14 - 2014

When you have a lakeside home, you want to spend time outdoors, appreciating your surroundings and all that nature has to offer. That’s easy to do when the weather is warm, but when it’s cold things can be more challenging. Fortunately, there are great ways to spend time outside even when the temperature drops, so you won’t need to spend all winter staying indoors. One of the best ways to enjoy your outdoor space when it’s cold is to have a source of heat. Then you can gather... Read→

How to Winterize Your Boat

Posted by Veronica On November - 14 - 2014

One of the perks that comes more easily with having a Maine lakefront home is having a place to use your boat. When the weather gets cold, though, you’ll want to winterize your boat to protect it from the elements. There are several different areas to consider, to give it the maximum protection possible. The most important area to consider is the liquids. Things like gas and oil can be affected by the external temperature. While they won’t easily freeze solid, they can become thick and... Read→

Even with problems throughout the nation when it comes to selling homes, there are places where home sales are continuing to grow. Maine is one of those places, with sales rising more than three percent while sales throughout the rest of the nation went down by nearly five percent. If you’re in the market for a Maine home, the time to get one is now. As sales continue to go up, the prices for homes are also going to rise. The same is true about the interest rates. Before rates and prices go... Read→

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As a Portland Maine real estate agency Green Tree Realty specializes in Residential and Investment real estate for southern Maine buyers, sellers and investors looking in the Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties residential and investment markets.

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Portland, ME 04103


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