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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

Buying a lakefront home can mean taking some special considerations into account. Working with the right Maine Realtor can help get all your questions answered and make sure you find the right property for you. One of the main things you’ll want to consider is exactly why you’re buying the property, and whether it’s going to be your primary location or it’s only for vacations and summer trips. If you’re planning on making your new home in the Sebago Lake area, you’ll... Read→

The Top 9 Real Estate Tax Deductions for Homeowners

Posted by Veronica On March - 3 - 2014

Tax time is upon us and the deadline to file your taxes is quickly approaching. For homeowners, their home gives them a great deal of tax benefits to apply to Internal Revenue Service filings.  Here are just some of the cool tax breaks that are available to homeowners. Disclaimer – This is only an informational summary of current tax issues in the news. If you need tax advice, please contact a tax attorney or CPA 1.  Mortgage Interest- The interest that you pay on your home mortgage is tax... Read→

Tips for Understanding Terms Used in Maine Real Estate Listings

Posted by Veronica On February - 11 - 2014

Real estate shopping can be a high-stress time. Looking for your home, whether it be a starter home or your forever property will take a lot of time and energy. Searching for a home will also be a learning experience. If you are looking for a house in the Greater Portland Area or Sebago Lake region, be sure to learn a little about the real estate terminology that you will see in some ads and how they affect what you are looking for. Appraisal is one of the terms that you do want to be familiar... Read→

Buying a Multi-Unit in Maine

Posted by Veronica On February - 10 - 2014

Build your nest egg and net worth by investing in a multi-unit building. Unless you are a commercial investor, most folks buy residential multi-unit buildings. A multi-unit building is more than one family residing in the same building and can be a duplex or a 10 unit complex. Before you buy, there are some important points to consider. Check the area where the multi-unit building is located. Check the type of street it’s on for excessively heavy traffic, noise, and the condition of other... Read→

Real Estate Questions Answered

Posted by Veronica On February - 10 - 2014

If you have missed any of our weekly segments, click below to listen to the last couple of weeks where we have been answering the real estate questions asked by our viewers & listeners! If you have a question, please feel free to comment below! We will answer you here and may even air the question on the radio during one of our weekly segments! Mike Mullett answers Real Estate Questions - January 3, 2013 - Part 1 [ 6:00 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Mike Mullett answers Real Estate... Read→

How Reverse Mortgages Work

Posted by Veronica On February - 10 - 2014

Reverse Mortgages are programs designed to enable senior homeowners 62 years and older to convert part of their home equity into cash. They can do this without having to sell their home or give up the title. Seniors do not have to take on any new mortgage payments either. Instead of making monthly payments to a lender, the reverse mortgage lender makes payments to the senior homeowner. Frequently Asked Reverse Mortgage Questions: Q: What is a reverse mortgage? A; A reverse mortgage is a special... Read→

How to Be A Smart Home Buyer

Posted by Veronica On February - 10 - 2014

Buying a home is a BIG deal, it is probably going to be the biggest investment in your life so why would you even think about buying a home and not doing your research or going into the process haphazardly? Talk to a lender. If you are serious about purchasing a home the first thing you need to do even before you start looking at locations or colors to paint the walls is talk to a lender and see how much you can actually afford comfortably. Look at your debt to income ratio along with the other... Read→

Simple Tips for Better Home Showings

Posted by Veronica On February - 10 - 2014

Home buying is primarily based on emotions. Sellers should capitalize on this in every possible way. Have a showing plan in place. Stage your home, clean it immaculately and do the extra things that make your home shine in the best possible light. If you are a seller, shoving a For Sale sign in your front yard isn’t going to help much. Nor is plopping the listing into MLS. You’ve got to be aggressive and make your home stand out like a shining star among the hundreds of others on the... Read→

Here’s a checklist of things that you should do before you ever list your home on the  market: Beautify your home. The cleaner, prettier, and larger your home looks, the higher the offer price will be. So give your home a makeover by doing such things as trimming your front hedges, cleaning out the gutters, mowing the lawn, and giving the exterior/interior a fresh coat of paint. Don’t forget to declutterize the inside! You want your home in top condition for showings. By cleaning out your... Read→

Maine Condos vs. Single Family Home vs. Multi-Family

Posted by Veronica On February - 10 - 2014

Single-family home: Benefits: A single-family home may be spacious or small, but generally offers more than one bedroom and bathroom and some sort of outdoor space. Unless you are in a private community, single-family homes do not come with homeowners association (HOA) fees and you can choose the exterior design and style of landscaping. This type of flexibility can be great for someone who likes do-it-yourself projects. Or, if you have the funds to hire a landscaper, snow removal services and... 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.

We're Located At:
522 Washington Avenue,
Portland, ME 04103


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