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Building your Dream Home in Maine

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Building a dream home has many benefits! New construction homes are: Tailored to you and your family’s needs Built using new materials that will last longer Need less maintenance and repair in the near future Meet current safety codes and

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Short-Term Rentals as Investment Properties

Short-term rentals are an up-and-coming way for travelers to stay in places that are not the conventional hotel or resort. For a generation looking for “authentic experiences,” it’s a fun and exciting market to tap into.  However, there are many things

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7 Tips to Scoping Out a New Neighborhood Before Buying

Planning on moving to a new neighborhood? Many times when people start the moving process, we tend to focus on making sure the property is going to meet our needs. Beyond the property lines, however, knowing your neighborhood can really

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Mortgage Road Map: What to Expect!

Buying a home can be a daunting task. Between making sure your new home will meet all your needs and getting the best value, adding the mortgage process into the mix can be overwhelming. Thankfully our agents here at The

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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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