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Gail Blanche…, Real Estate Pro in Buxton, ME
Gail Blanchette answered:
How do I list a studio apartment for rent?
Craigslist is a good start but just beware that you will get a lot of SUSPECT inquiries. Do NOT believe it if some hot Russian babe whose family has all died except for the rich uncle w ... more
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Gail Blanche…, Real Estate Pro in Buxton, ME
Gail Blanchette answered:
Do you deal in commercial real estate as in finding buyers?
I would be happy to help you . Your church can certainly be listed on the MLS as commercial property attracting those buyers. I would also list it as residential in case someone wanted ... more
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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
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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.
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Melissa Muse…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Melissa Muse Wiggans answered:
I would want a house that don't need much work that would fix our budget. Do you have houses in that areas in Waterville, Maine?
You can perform a search on Trulia by zip code in order to see homes that are available for sale. It might be best to contact a realtor to set up an MLS search for you. They will repres ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 15, 2015 Home Buying in Waterville
Bill Trask, Real Estate Pro in Standish, ME
Bill Trask answered:
Who do I contact for trash out of foreclosures in Maine?
where are you located? I know a great trashout contractor for York & Cumberland Counties and could probably find you one for any other area as well
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Foreclosure in 04037
ntherrien5737, Home Buyer in Old Orchard Beach, ME
ntherrien5737 asked:
Can I make an appointment to see this property #309 East Grand Ave? Add some detail about your question
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 8, 2015 Foreclosure in Old Orchard Beach
mattdalek47, Other/Just Looking in Columbus, OH
mattdalek47 answered:
Which is less expensive, oil or gas (propane) heat in Maine?
I imagine it depends on the energy efficiency of your home and how much fuel you will use. That goes for most areas. It has a lot to do with where the fuel is being used and how. I know ... more
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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
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
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:
I am considering moving to maine to retire and would like feedback on portland maine area.
Elizabeth,

We have a great page on relocating to Maine, Please feel free to check it out: http://www.greentreemaine.com/relocating-to-maine.php
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
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Can I find out if a home is still available?
Sure, pick up the phone and call a local real estate office. Ask the person that answers -- it's just that easy.
1 vote Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015 Home Buying in Palmyra
Morgan Campl…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Morgan Camplin answered:
Do you have to have mortgage insurance on a USDA loan?
Yes. But USDA does not call it mortgage insruance they call it a monthly funding fee.
The calculation is .50% of your unpaid principal balance. So unlike typical mortgage insurance th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2015 Home Buying in South Portland
Jeff Hensel, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jeff Hensel answered:
How do we obtain a bridge loan to purchase our new home before selling our present house?
You could also go the hard money route. Much faster approval and funding but the interest rate will be higher. Do a Google search for your area and "hard money lender"
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Home Buying in 04072
Lacy Hamilton, Real Estate Pro in Ellsworth, ME
Lacy Hamilton answered:
Looking for a vacation property on Beech Hill Pond or Green Lake, or that general area.
It looks as if nobody ever answered your inquiry...can that be true??? You wrote that last May and Trulia seems to state that you have not received a single communication. If you have n ... more
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