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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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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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