I don't know, but I want to know the answer also!! I did a bit of research today on the 2 types of heating and found out that oil is more efficient. It seems as though propane is going to be more expensive, but I think it might depend on the house...it's age, how small/big, where it's located (by water) etc. Can anyone out there with propane heat give me (us) and idea of what you pay in the coldest winter months- and how big your house is, it's age, etc.??... more
What do you mean by "low rent"? My husband has a property management company, and currently has a newly renovated 3 bedroom in Augusta for $650 available. (He also has a 1 bedroom in the same building.) It does not include electricity (almost no landlords include electricity nowadays).
The apartment will allow cats, and it's possible a 2nd car could fit into the parking lot, although there might have to be some juggling.
If you're willing to move to Bath, he has two 2-bedroom, pet friendly apartments with plenty of parking available. One is $725 and one is $695. Electricity is not included.
Give John a yell at 207.713.0674, e-mail him at JSnyder@regroupbiz.com or check out his Facebook page (On the Spot Rentals) or his website at http://www.onthespotrentals.com.
Linda Snyder... more
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)
Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!... more
Yes, and your current home is considered an investment property and your new home is considered your primary residence.
If I may be so bold as to ask, why are you thinking of renting your current home? I ask because, if you are upside down on your mortgage, if you owe more than the home is current worth, I would suggest you be sure you want to rent for several years. I am a landlord, so I absolutely think owning investment property is a fabulous idea, but it's not for everyone. An awful lot of people are renting their homes because they are upside down on the mortgage these days. Some are suited to being a landlord, some are not. Unfortunately, those who are not are stuck, because the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act does not apply to investment properties and, if they short sell later, when the home is considered an investment property. they may find they have to pay income taxes on the forgiven debt because it is now considered income. Just food for thought, if you have any doubts about becoming a landlord, you may want to talk to a tax expert and/or a realtor and/or an attorney to find out what all your options are and which is best for your particular situation.... more
There are two homes for rent in Augusta on the Trulia rentals page.
There are many listed on craigslist
I suggest that you send an email that is short and sweet saying something like "I am interested in learning more about your rental" and then once they get back to you ask about the details.... more
I don't know what the Augusta rental market looks like. On the MidCoast I would have you go to the Penquis office and speak with a counselor there to direct you to Section 8 landlords. So, what I would suggest would be to call a Realtor in Augusta whom you know, and ask them the same question. If you don't know a good Realtor in Augusta, I would call Earle Kenney at Sprague and Curtis. His phone number is 623-1123.
If I can be of any more help, please feel free to give me a call at 975-9330 or e-mail me at steve@TheMidCoastGroup.com.
Steven M. Dyer, CRS
Keller Williams Realty
50 Sewall St., 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04102
Hi Debra -
I can help you with that. My brokerage currently has properties in Augusta and Gardiner that are available for lease/purchase. Give me a call and I'll go over them with you. 207-592-5374... more
hi - House rentals are very tight right now - and it is even more difficult to find one that allows dogs. Have you considered trying to buy? I know it is a hassle to try and relocate and purchase at the same time, but you will probably pay less for a mortgage than you will for rent.
If you really want to rent first, I suggest you contact a property management company to see what they might have available. Vanguard Property Management is one i- their website is http://www.vpmmaine.com/
they have a few homes available for rent - give them a call and see what they can do for you!
It sure sounds like you never had a Realtor to protect your interests.
Now, you can hire a lawyer to retrieve your lost interests.
We have a lot of questioners asking why they should get a Buyer Agent:
Good luck and may God bless... more
wow... katie... you are in a tough spot.
I might start with consulting a lawyer to determine your position. At some point you could be in a position to purchase the property like anyone else, however if you can find out who holds the mortgage, you may be able to consult directly with them.
unfortunately you are powerless against the others that live there...
email me privately and I may be able to give you a little information IF i had the address of the building.
It will come down to the bank establishing what they want for the property, what you can afford/offer and a lot of negotiating... you will need a good realtor and lawyer likely to help. The property should be inspected as well to ensure your not buying a money pit...... more