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Ryan M.Rich, Real Estate Pro in Windham, ME
Ryan M.Rich answered:
what is the current market for home sellers?
Lynn,

If you would like to chat about the current market in Westbrook. Shoot me a quick e-mail, with a few more details and I would be more than happy to help!

If the home is pric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014 Home Selling in 04092
Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Doug Schauf answered:
How much value would it add to my home if I finished my basment,and my home is in Scarbrough.?
Hello Ann,

It depends a lot on what you do and how you do it. If you know people that can do some of the work to save money that helps.

Here is a link to a cost versus value repo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 21, 2014 Home Buying in Scarborough
CJ Dubois-Co…, Real Estate Pro in Saco, ME
CJ Dubois-Cote answered:
are pets allowed at 189 E Grand View, OOB Maine?
Yes, there may be weight limits. If you'd like me to check further, feel free to contact me at:

CJ Dubois-Cote, Prudential Prime Properties, 207-615-1663 or cindy@prubay.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in Old Orchard Beach
Maria Gilda…, Real Estate Pro in 06040
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
what would be good price to offer for a home in foreclosure. 3 br, 3b, still needs some finish work sits on 11 acres. current price is 129,900.
This is the time when you need to hire a realtor to give you a sound advice based on the comparables or value of similar sold homes in the neighborhood.

If you have not hired one yet ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 17, 2012 Home Buying in Jay
Ryan M.Rich, Real Estate Pro in Windham, ME
Ryan M.Rich answered:
Would appreciate talking(by phone) to a real person, about a property(Lot of land), I have recently paid to list on mlsmyhome.com, which has been dir-
Richard,

Be happy to talk-give my cell a call, I would be happy to be to answer any questions you may have.

207-210-9753
ryanrich@masiello.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in Kittery
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
how does a house worth effect mortgage?
First, the city "valuation" is worthless. Forget it. That's a number the city uses to determine the property taxes. It may or may not be close to the actual value.

Second, the house' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 Home Buying in Brewer
Maureen Zemr…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Maureen Zemrak answered:
houses on Harris ave 93 and 130 belfort ave have been on market for long time will they consider rent to own
Hello -

This answer all depends on the Seller's motivation to sell. Seller's alot of times cannot rent for what their mortgage cost is, so they end up taking a loss, plus are now lan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
CJ Dubois-Co…, Real Estate Pro in Saco, ME
CJ Dubois-Cote answered:
Beach Dreams vs Summer village, what are the difference. Summer village seems to be more $$
Hi Alan,

Basically two phases of the development. If you are interested in taking a look, please feel free to contact me at CJ Dubois-Cote, Prudential Prime Properties, 207-615-1663 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Home Buying in Wells
Kim Glass, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Kim Glass answered:
How do I post my home for sale by owner on Trulia? How do I add photo's and/or video?
Hi Jmtm6059,

Unfortunately Trulia doesn't accept For Sale By Owner (FSBO) listings. To have your property listed with Trulia, I suggest you work with a local agent.

Hope that help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Home Selling in Wells
Tiffany Hamp…, Real Estate Pro in Saco, ME
Tiffany Hampton, GRI,ABR,CRS answered:
I need to find out the tax rate for property in Portland.
Hi There,

The April 1, 2012 (FY2013) tax rate is:
$18.82 per $1000 of valuation

Hope that helps. Please let me know if you need any more information.

Tiffany
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 6, 2012 General Area in Portland
Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
How do we compete with an extremely under priced short sale next door?
Focus on what you are offering, easy, quick closing. No waiting on the bank to approve. Your larger square footage. How competively you are priced compared to the recent sales. Your hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in Kennebunkport
Terry Drisco…, Real Estate Pro in Bath, ME
Terry Driscoll answered:
How does the market fair right now compared to this time last year 2011?
See the link below for the Maine Association of Realtors' recent press release with comparison of August 2011 to August 2012 home sales.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 22, 2012 Home Selling in Buxton
Joanne Berna…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Joanne Bernardini answered:
How does one who wants to sell home 'By Sale By Owner' effectively market? This is not a short sale or a foreclosure.
You need to get your home on the internet! List it with Trulia.com, Zillow, com. The other large site is realtor.com but they will not accept For Sale By Owner Listings. Hold Open House ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 22, 2012 Home Selling in Buxton
Jeffrey Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Pittston, ME
Jeffrey Campbell answered:
Best Advice for Selling Home By Owner
Hi Kim,

I cannot answer that question directly but know there are a lot of sites online that can help with that... However, I've been performing inspections for over 10 years and som ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Selling in Buxton
Diana Downs, Real Estate Pro in Bangor, ME
Diana Downs answered:
would a commute from Lincoln to Bangor for work be too hard in winter? What are roads like there?
Hi, I guess that depends on what you're used to and where in Lincoln you are. I95 between Lincoln and Bangor is pretty well taken care of although, during heavy snow storms the speed is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Home Buying in Bangor
Wade R. Flem…, Real Estate Pro in Maine
Wade R. Fleming answered:
Are there any real estate agents in the Kennebunkport or Arundel Maine area who specialize in selling raw land???
HI, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about selling raw land. Please feel free to call me and we can discuss your land and see if there is anything that I can help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 17, 2012 Home Selling in 04046
Joseph Runfo…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Joseph Runfola answered:
I have a building I rent in this location. It is an apartment upstairs and a restaurant downstairs. The tenants have another six years on their lease.
When the property is sold, the lease does not terminate. If a landlord conveys leased real estate, the new owner takes the property subject to the rights of the tenant. The lease surviv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 17, 2012 Home Selling in 04609
Marie Sulliv…, Real Estate Pro in Westbrook, ME
Marie Sullivan answered:
What is most desirable section of Portland for young family, and how are schools?
Portland has several different neighborhoods, all with their own unique benefits. The most desirable would depend on what you are looking for. The 'North Deering' area is desirable wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 14, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Diana Downs, Real Estate Pro in Bangor, ME
Diana Downs answered:
How large is Orland and what larger towns are nearby?
Hi,
Orland is a small country town of about 2200. Depending on where in Orland you are, either Bucksport or Ellsworth are the closest larger town. When I lived in Orland, I was 20 minu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 14, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 04472
Margaret Ama…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Margaret Amador answered:
Legal options that a mortgage company has on a home that went through bankruptcy and is being rented out.
This is an attorney question and concerns your state laws. Disclose pending foreclosure to the renter and explain tenant's rights when foreclosure happens. More reason to cunsu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 5, 2014 Foreclosure in 04240
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