If you are getting a mortgage it will depend greatly on the lender you choose. Count on it being 30-45 days. I think you are smart by waiting until you are here to make an offer. I always work very quickly to get all documents executed on my end so that you can start the mortgage process sooner rathe then later.
Accredited Buyer representative
Benchmark Real Estate
Portland Maine 04101
This depends on if the inspection went well or not. If you are happy with the inspection, and you are ready to move to closing, I would say within 45 days at least. It would be best to hire a buyer's agent.... more
This property was in foreclosure. I think I remember seeing the public notice of auction - don't recall when that was to have happened. If it didn't sell at auction, the bank will list it with a broker and it will show up on the on-line real estate websites again.... more
It sure IS... It is called a condex and can be a 2 unit condo association. You should have a master insurance policy that covers the common areas such as walls and roof, you get your own insurance for the interior and your belongings. You should have a maintenance agreement that states who does what and what will happen say if the roof needs to be replaced.... more
You've probably already found something, but yes it's always possible to go inside the house before your bidding. You can go in with a contractor or home inspector usually prior to everyone else seeing the home. Amnet realty in Auburn Maine (talk to Janet, she's great) has a huge list of foreclosures, and williams, and williams auction company does auctions nation wide and they are online. There are tons of other realators and auction companies out there but I have had good luck with both of these.
Good Luck, make sure to get home inspections, and title insurance on any property purchased this way!... more