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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
I am selling my home and have a successful, reputable broker. We are always one of the favorites but never get an offer.
In our experience, a buyer will see many properties and base their decision on their individual criteria. If the location is fine and the price is fine, then the buyer will take a look. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2015 Home Buying in Scarborough
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
If a home is on Gorham Road in Scarborough, how much less would it sell for than being on a quiet street?
Hi, Typically a bank appraiser may adjust the appraisal amount by 20k or so for being on a busy road. It will also depend on the buyer in question. Some buyers won't mind as much as o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2015 Home Buying in Scarborough
Gail Blanche…, Real Estate Pro in Buxton, ME
Gail Blanchette answered:
Septic installation beyond closing date - how can buyers protect themselves from overages/work incompletion?
Prepaying is great unless the contractor goes bankrupt or closes shop before the install date.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 23, 2015 Home Buying in Scarborough
Gail Blanche…, Real Estate Pro in Buxton, ME
Gail Blanchette answered:
When I decide on the location in Maine to buy a single family home or condo, it will be a cash purchase. Would a cash purchase be to my advantage?
Cash is always nice but whether it helps you or not depends on the $amount and other terms. A seller may very well be willing to go with a buyer who needs a mortgage if they are offerin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 23, 2015 Home Buying in Scarborough
Gail Blanche…, Real Estate Pro in Buxton, ME
Gail Blanchette answered:
How much value would I add to my home if we built a 2 car garage with a bonus room and a breezeway in Scarborough.?
After a winter with 100" of snow, you can bet a 2 car garage will add value to your home!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 23, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Scarborough
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
What do you do with a lowball offer when you know your home is fairly priced?
Best not to "just say no". Could be that this particular buyer will come up to your desired price but is testing the water to determine your motivation and/or ability to negotiate to a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 22, 2014 Home Selling in Scarborough
Laura Byther, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Laura Byther answered:
How much value would it add to my home if I finished my basment,and my home is in Scarbrough.?
Hi Ann,
It is wise to not spend too much money in basements regarding return on investment.
Also, depends on amenities like ; daylight (full windows) and walkout (dog house not bulk ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 21, 2014 Home Buying in Scarborough
Dana Trumann, Real Estate Pro in South Portland, ME
Dana Trumann answered:
Where would I find rental homes (long-term) in the Scarborough area? We lived there 30 years ago and want to come back home.
I specialize in helping people buy and sell houses in Scarborough, but here are a couple of companies that specialize in rentals you can check out:

Drinan Properties (South Portland) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 27, 2014 Rentals in Scarborough
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
im looking for a 1 bedroom heat included portland me westbrook me scarbrough maine falmouth willing to pay up to 897
Try Cricket Knoll apartments in Westbrook. 207 749 1234
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 27, 2014 Rentals in Scarborough
Jonathan Rob…, Real Estate Pro in Lewiston, ME
Jonathan Robert answered:
My son and I want to purchase a home in Scarboro w/an apt both credit scores are low but I do have $20K to put down. Chances of a bank loaning?
Hello CarrieJo,


I will go the extra mile to get you approved in days.

Please call me tonight or anytime Sunday or Monday.


Thanks,

Jonathan
207 632 2110

Prudential P ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Sep 7, 2013 Home Buying in Scarborough
Kate Hodgson, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Kate Hodgson answered:
what are taxes like in Scarborough?
The mil rate in Scarborough is $13.8 and the average for the area is around $15.33 (depending on how far out you go. The surrounding towns are usual higher: Gorham is $16.30, South Port ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Home Buying in Scarborough
Charlene Ham…, Real Estate Pro in Camden, ME
Charlene Hamiwka answered:
Meaning of OT when listing room types and what's on each floor of the house.
Jeff is right - it does mean OTHER. We have certain codes for different rooms - KT, DN, LR, FR, MBR, 2BR, 3BR, 4BR, OT, OT2 - on the listing sheet

OT could be a bonus room, a 5th be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 13, 2012 Home Buying in Scarborough
Dale Doughty, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, ME
Dale Doughty answered:
My single parent step son is looking for a small house in the $100K range close to shopping and parks.
I strongly recommend that you contact someone to act as his buyer's agent. I see a couple of choices have already responded. A buyer's agent will have access to listings that meet you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Home Buying in Scarborough
Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Doug Schauf answered:
information for 12 phillips street scarborough,maine 04074
You can certainly put in an offer anytime you would like. Does that answer your question?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 13, 2012 Foreclosure in Scarborough
Rick Beal, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Rick Beal answered:
Who is the real estate agent for 210 Holmes Rd. in Scarborough? We were wondering what the house taxes are generally for the year. Thanks!
Hello Wrights60. Unfortunately that property was sold on Friday and is no longer available. You can check the details on my web site below under
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 1, 2011 Home Buying in Scarborough
George Spato…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
George Spatoulas answered:
When I decide on the location in Maine to buy a single family home or condo, it will be a cash purchase. Would a cash purchase be to my advantage?
Catherine,

As it was answered already, when a typical buyer buys a home, he/she "rents" money from a bank and the bank charges them a fee (Interest rate). At closing you d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 21, 2010 Home Buying in Scarborough
Sosnowski La…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Sosnowski Laura answered:
Can you give me list of recent sold homes with addresses in M1E & M1C since Aug 1?? I want to see the market
We have recently updated all of our home sales statistics for 2008. For all of Cumberland county and Falmouth in particular, visit our website at the specific URL below:
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 1, 2009 In My Neighborhood in Scarborough
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