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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
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Myths & Misconceptions in Today’s Real Estate Market

Posted by Veronica On February - 10 - 2014

Myth #1: Sellers should still price their home higher than market value to allow for negotiating room. Truth: Pricing too high is a big mistake. If your home is overpriced in this current market, then agents showing your home might use your property to sell one of the other properties currently listed and in competition with your home. Three important things to keep in mind when pricing your home: 1. Is your home updated? 2. Does it need cosmetic touch ups like fresh paint and new carpeting? 3. Is... Read→

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Maine Short Sales, REOs, Foreclosures and Distressed Properties

Posted by Veronica On February - 10 - 2014

Short Sale: These homes are offered for sale by the owner but because they do not anticipate getting a high enough sale price to pay off their mortgage, the bank that holds the mortgage (the lien holder) must approve of any deal. You will frequently see these advertised as “third party approval required” or “lien holder approval required.” Q: How could this affect me as a buyer? A: Short sales can be a great way to get a very good deal, but they can also be tricky in a couple of ways: ... Read→

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We believe that, as Maine State Law allows, everyone buying real estate in Maine should be represented – EVEN IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED REAL ESTATE IN THE PAST! Every transaction is different and the slightest complication will make you wish that you had engaged the services of a buyer agent. The Maine Real Estate Commission defines the issue this way: Clients vs. Customers – why be represented? Customers – everyone is a customer. If you simply ask a question of a real estate broker, you are... Read→

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Selling Your Home: How to Prepare Yourself for the Process

Posted by Veronica On January - 31 - 2014

You’ve invested a lot of time and money into your home. Now that you’ve decided to sell, you want that investment to pay off. While you will want to hire a reputable REALTOR to guide you through the process of selling your Greater Portland or Southern Maine home, there are a few things you can do to make the REALTOR job easier. Prepare Yourself Emotionally A lot of people aren’t prepared for the overwhelming stress that selling their homes can bring. It’s important to stop thinking... Read→

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Buying Investment Property: What to Look for in a Realtor

Posted by Veronica On January - 23 - 2014

When it comes to purchasing investment property, there are many different considerations. Price matters, certainly, but location, condition of the building, and what you plan to use the property for are all a part of the decision-making process. With that in mind, real estate investors shouldn’t try to find and buy properties on their own. It’s much safer to work with a good Realtor who can provide listings and information for all the real estate for sale in the Portland Maine area.  Multifamily... Read→

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Community Highlight: South Portland

Posted by Veronica On December - 19 - 2013

Spectacular South Portland is a growing city in the state of Maine in the United States of America. As of late, South Portland has been growing exponentially and seen both an influx of businesses as well as many people coming from all over the world, moving and settling there. South Portland is getting more and more popular due to its beauty and old world charm. There are lighthouses surrounding the city as well as sparkling waters where ferries float on a daily basis. South Portland also has great... Read→

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Being a REALTOR

Posted by Veronica On August - 7 - 2013

Being a REALTOR® can be difficult. In today’s declining real estate market, the prices of real estate are going up and sales and prospective buyers are going down. There are just not enough people who are able to qualify for the mortgages offered these days to fill all the real estate available. If you are still intent on being a REALTOR®, then you must realize that it is a people business as well as a numbers game. Being a skilled REALTOR® is all about your network and noticing... Read→

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What Are Property Taxes?

Posted by Veronica On July - 12 - 2013

Property taxes are necessary and anyone that owns a home or property must pay them. There are different taxes in regards to the property that is owned. For instance, there are specific property taxes for improvements to land which are properties that are man-made and cannot be moved which usually include buildings, then there are specific property taxes for land properties, there are also certain property taxes for personal property which include man-made properties that are able to be moved, and... Read→

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There Can Be a Cost By Waiting to Purchase

Posted by Veronica On May - 24 - 2013

In many instances, prospective buyers believe that the longer they wait to purchase a home or property, the better off they are, but the opposite is actually usually true. The reason for this is because instead of home prices and interest rates going down, in these tough economic times, they end up usually going up. Home prices rose in 41 states and D.C. in the 1st quarter of 2013. Many prospective home buyers are finding themselves in quit a predicament simply because they chose to wait on their... Read→

Lawn and Garden Improvements

Posted by Veronica On May - 17 - 2013

Lawn and garden improvements are one of the most beneficial things that you can do to preserve the longevity of your home as well as to improve its curb appeal if you are looking to sell or rent. Lawn and garden improvements are sometimes overlooked by home owners and the truth is that they make a big impact on the value of any home. The lawn and garden are one of the first things that visitors see when they come to any home and they also make a lasting impression when they leave a home. The best... 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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