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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
I am traveling to Maine in couple of weeks to look at property. I would like a realtor recommendation for greater Portland including Saco.
Hi, My partner Glenna and I would be happy to help! We have been in the business for a combined 22 years and are Accredited Buyer Representatives. I am in NY at the moment but can put ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
I have a credit score of 653. Will that get me denied for a loan or limit what I can get for a home? First time house buyer
Hi, You can apply for an FHA loan (Federal Housing Administration), they are less strict with credit requirements. Many buyers choose FHA for this very reason but you should know they ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Do property price changes automatically update and send for small price changes, such as 1-2%?
Hi, If the listing syndicated directly from the MLS the price change will show up within 24 hours. If the input to Trulia was manual it has to be manually changed. Hope this helps.

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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
I am considering moving to maine to retire and would like feedback on portland maine area.
Hi Elizabeth. I recently relocated to Maine and chose Portland because it is rich un culture, amazing restaurant scene, nature, and overall quality of life. I recommend visiting and m ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
How do I list a studio apartment for rent?
You should also consider Air BNB as you will make a lot more money. Trulia doesn't have a for rent by owner section but Zillow does. Other sites to try are Hotpads.com, forrentbyowner ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2015 Home Buying in 04102
Gail Blanche…, Real Estate Pro in Buxton, ME
Gail Blanchette answered:
Hi, I have a 622 Fico score and my partner has a 680 Fico score, I am a first time home buyer. Will we be pre approved?
The only way to know is to ask. There are programs for just about everybody. If you don;t get approved, a good mortgage person will give you advice on how to get better scores.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 23, 2015 Home Buying in 04106
Veronica Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Veronica Schneider answered:
Hello...I'm considering a job in Portland so I'm looking at property prices to get an idea. What are the taxes are for the Glenridge condos?
There are some great condos located at Glenridge. I would be more than happy to assist you in looking at them! Please feel free to contact me! The prices are currently about $265/month ... more
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Veronica Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Veronica Schneider answered:
Are the storms bad in Portland Maine? Like if I get a house on the beach will it be safe?
Hi there! Storms here aren't like the storms in Florida. But you would still want to research the flood maps in whichever area you are considering! I would be more than happy to help y ... more
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Veronica Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Veronica Schneider answered:
What are the more desirable communities to live in Portland, Maine for two adults with no children?
Hi Becky,

There are a lot of great communities in Portland. Feel free to check out this site for more info on relocating to Portland, Maine:

http://www.greentreemaine.com/portland ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Veronica Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Veronica Schneider answered:
Why is it when I sign up for just condos in greater Portland, ME , that I get emails everyday with 5 bedrm homes in Fla ?
Hi Sue,

I would be more than happy to set you up on a search that will send you the correct listings in Maine! Please feel free to contact me:

207-838-4034
veronica@greentreemain ... more
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Veronica Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Veronica Schneider answered:
What about a "short sale?"
Hi Joe,
Usually with a short sale the seller is trying to sell the home for less than they owe on the mortgage. There isn't always a certain percentage, but the seller is trying to get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in 04103
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
624 Fico score, VA home loan COE, 100% disabled permanent and total
Hi Brent,

Thank you for your service.

Yes, you have a great chance of getting approved for a VA mortgage. I can do VA loans down to a 600 score in all 50 states so your 624 score ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 Home Buying in 04106
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in 04101
Murphy Team answered:
Hi, good evening just checking to see if this house at 210 lane Ave is still listed, thank you.
Good Morning, That one went pending on 2 July and has ceased showings. Naturally we would be delighted to show you properties like this one if you want to contact the Murphy Team at Har ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in Riverton
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in 04101
Murphy Team answered:
Rent to own options
Anyone willing to enter into a "rent to own" situation will probably want a large down payment and will require you to pay a higher than market rent. The term will require you to either ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 4, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in 04101
Murphy Team answered:
Is there lenders out there that would take a chance on a person that has a 610 credit score with 20% cash down?
There are lender out there who would accept these conditions. Call us and we will recommend a few. 207 712 4796
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 16, 2014 Home Buying in 04106
Cheri Bonawi…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Cheri Bonawitz answered:
Is there parking at 10 Deering Street?
No, there is no parking at 10 Deering Street. Parking permits for on-street parking are available from the City of Portland.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in Downtown
Jps.sach, Home Buyer in Detroit, MI
Jps.sach asked:
I'm from India. Want to buy commercial property in Detroit. Need legal/property consultants. contact : jps.sach@gmail.com Hi

This is JP from India. I am looking to invest in Commercial and Residential property in Detroit. Looking for some good consultant who can advise legally me thro' the process.…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 1, 2013 Home Buying in East Bayside - India Street
Jonathan Rob…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Jonathan Robert answered:
Am interested in downtown Portland properties. What neighborhoods should be avoided or are desirable?
Feel free to give me a call @ 207 632 2110 so we can go over all your needs and wants. And the type of property that will best fit you.
1 vote Share Flag Fri Sep 6, 2013 Home Buying in Parkside
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Voices Member answered:
In a few years my husband and I are looking to move to the general area. What specific towns should we look at if we want a 4 bdrm with some privacy.?
There are a number of convenient and cool little bedroom communities surrounding Greater Portland, and your lot size preference and price range should afford you access to a "sweet nest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Buying in Portland
Rick Yost, Real Estate Pro in Maine
Rick Yost answered:
In the market for building new
I congratulate your choices for humble and green. You can find reasonable priced wooded lots in many of Portland's surrounding communities. Finding a quality green builder can be a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Buying in 04103
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