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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
One of the most common question we are asked is "what is the interest rate and what will they be if I wait?"  It is very hard to say exactly but this is a good graphic showing what some of the top analysts… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 17, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
By knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that home ownership will fit in your budget.1. The general rule of mortgage affordabilityAs a rule of thumb, you can typically afford a home… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 18, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home.1. Decide how much home you can affordGenerally, you can afford a home priced 2 to 3 times your gross income. Remember… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 18, 2014 by Doug Schauf Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Zachary Adams, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Green Shoots?The US Economy would appear to be only growing at a slow to modest pace if you looked at all the economic headlines over the past two weeks. But when you look a little deeper inside some of… Read more
Blogged Fri Nov 22, 2013 by Zachary Adams Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
Jonathan Rob…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
The time for real estate in Maine is now looking to Sell buy or Rent your Properties !!!!Call me, I make Maine real estate Easy!Jonathan207 632 2110 Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 18, 2013 by Jonathan Robert Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Brendan Font…, Real Estate Pro in Auburn, ME
Did you have a short sale that was listed on your credit as a foreclosure? They are working on being able to separate the way this is being reported on your credit to be more accurate..http://www.inma… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 24, 2013 by Brendan Fontaine Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Brendan Font…, Real Estate Pro in Auburn, ME
Despite historically low interest rates and more available real estate inventory today than in many years prior combined, qualifying for a home mortgage today can be frustrating, disappointing… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 24, 2013 by Brendan Fontaine Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
This graphic shows that interest rates, this time next year, could be up to 4.4%.   You can see how that affects your monthly payment.  Waiting too long can cost you money.  With inventory being… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 28, 2012 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
If your strategy is to buy and rent property as an investment, Fannie Mae has a few thousand homes they’d like to sell you. Small-time real estate investors — those of us who own roughly… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 4, 2012 by Doug Schauf Home Buying Financing Foreclosure
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Claire Garvey, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a home - and financing can go a lot smoother if you prepare yourself ahead of time. It can be difficult to think about and discuss, but being honest… Read more
Blogged Wed Aug 8, 2012 by Claire Garvey Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
We talk a lot about interest rates being at historic lows and that is true but this graph shows that banks are actually starting to loosen up as well.  When polling mortgage professionals about how… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 24, 2012 by Doug Schauf Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Patrick Dona…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Patrick Donahue answered:
I have a credit score above 700 in spite of having an unresolved federal tax lien on my record. Am I loanable now?
Seaman please contact Tamika Donahue at tdonahue@rmsmortgage.com. Best in the business.
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
How you manage your home ownership finances affects your credit score—and your ability to refinance later.1. Postpone that refinance until your credit is squeaky clean. Even a small blemish on… Read more
Blogged Tue May 15, 2012 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Financing Property Q&A
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Low interest rates and rising rents make home ownership more attractive than renting.New indicators suggest we might be on the verge of a housing rebound this year. Between falling mortgage interest rates,… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 27, 2012 by Doug Schauf Home Buying Financing Rent vs Buy
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Jeff Mateja, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
According to the Mortgage Bankers’ Association, the number of home mortgage applications is up 23.1%, largely due to a sudden increase in refinancing demand. An article on agbeat.com says that mortgage… Read more
Blogged Thu Jan 19, 2012 by Jeff Mateja Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
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Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
Are there first time home buyer options for a credit score of 600-620? Is it better to wait a few months to try and increase credit score?
Good evening Nick,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the folks a ... more
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Matt DiBiase, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Are you looking for the right agent to represent you?Look no further! Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in today's  market, you need an agent who will be honest and aggressive to assist… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 19, 2011 by Matt DiBiase Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Rick Beal, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
  The Tax Credit for First Time Buyers is Gone, Right? Yes, contracts had to be signed by April 30th for the Federal Tax credit, but Maine still has Gift of Green money available.  The Maine… Read more
Blogged Thu May 6, 2010 by Rick Beal Financing
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JoAnne  Gray…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
The New tax credits are not just for first time homeowners anymore ! You don't want to lose out on this opportunity.....   For more information: Contact JoAnne Webber today to find out more. Contact information:… Read more
Blogged Thu Feb 18, 2010 by JoAnne Gray Webber Financing
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