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Getting Ready To Buy A Home?

Here are some helpful tips for getting ready to buy a home: 1. Check your credit score and report. You can obtain a free copy of your credit report once a year www.annualcreditreport.com Keep in mind that different industries calculate

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The Big Down Payment Myth

According to a recent article by The National Association of Realtors, there is a common misconception that buying a home requires a 20% down payment. “The average down payment on a purchase mortgage was just 11 percent in 2016. And

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Should I buy a house with a well?

When buying a house you may come across a house that uses a private well for water supply instead of public water. There are advantages and disadvantages to a well water system and a public water system so it’s not

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How To Buy in a Tight Market

Follow these tips from Realtor.org to increase your chances of getting your dream house in a competitive housing market. Get prequalified for a mortgage. You’ll be able to make a firm commitment to buy and your offer will be more

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2012 Statistics For Buyers

Here are some recent interesting statistics that were published by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® • Fifty percent of recent home buyers were first-time buyers in Maine, compared to a national level of 39 percent, which is a slight rise

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Timeline of a home buyer

Typically it will take 30-60 days from when you make an offer on a property until you close. Currently the average is about 2-3 months of home searching before entering into a contract to buy.     Sign Buyer Brokerage Representation

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Bacteria in Water Test

If you have a water test come back positive for coliform bacteria does that mean your septic system is leaking waste into your drinking water? Coliform bacteria isn’t actually a health risk. It is tested for because it is an

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Project G.R.A.C.E.

Buy or Sell a home with me in 2012 and I will donate 10% of my commission to Project G.R.A.C.E. (Granting Resources and Assistance Through Community Effort) which is a local non-profit providing help to families and children in Scarborough.

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Recent Statistics

Recently the National Association of Realtors and the Maine Association of Realtors released some interesting statistics they had collected. Here are some interesting excerpts: One in four home sales are in Cumberland county (25%) More sales occur in Cumberland county

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