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Home Buying in Portland : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 4, 2016
Hannahquimby asked:
For example, if I have saved searches in three different parts of the country, am I able to sign in to Trulia and search for just the newest listings in those three areas?
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Wed Jun 8, 2016
Alan May answered:
Why should you invest your emotional time in preparing to buy this house if he can accept another offer....?

Let's turn this around to the perspective of the seller. "Why should he invest his emotional time in preparing to sell this house if YOU can cancel the contract if your house doesn't close?"

You're under no obligation to accept this clause... and he's under no obligation to accept your offer.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
It can be used in certain loan type (My Community and Home Opportunity) and only 30% of it will be used. I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, (this does not require us pulling your credit) that will allow you to make the best decision for your family. I can be contacted via my profile information for a no obligation consultation. My Office hours are 08:00 AM-08:00 PM Mon-Fri and Fri and Sat 08:00 AM-06:00 PM CST.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS 968898
Wells Fargo Bank
Plano TX
Phone (469) 347-3572
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
asked:
I am staying in India and i am looking for a good home on cheap rates.
Are you able to help me on it?
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Thu Aug 13, 2015
ASt answered:
Chris Lavoie, The Lavoie Group, lavoierealestate.com; after having had many buyer agents in Maine/Southern Maine we luckily bought our house with him and we think he's the best! Would use him again in the future without question! ... more
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Mon Jun 1, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
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 have some additional fees. Speak directly with a mortgage professional so they can qualify you. If you need a referral I'd be happy to provide one.

Christopher Pagli
Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative

Benchmark Real Estate
100 Congress St
Portland Maine

914.406.9023
mymaineagent@gmail.com
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Mon Jun 1, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
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.


Christopher Pagli
Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
Benchmark Real Estate
100 Congress Street
Portland Maine

914.406.9023
mymaineagent@gmail.com
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
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 maybe taking a short tour with an agent to get a sense of the area. I did a lot of research prior to moving so that helped tremendously when I finally got here. Have a great day!

Christopher Pagli
Broker

Benchmark Real Estate
100 Congress St
Portland Maine
914.406.9023
mymaineagent@gmail.com
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
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.com

Christopher Pagli
Broker
Benchmark Real Estate
914.406.9023
mymaineagent@gmail.com
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Mon Mar 23, 2015
Gail Blanchette answered:
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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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Veronica Schneider answered:
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 for the condo fees and taxes usually vary ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Veronica Schneider answered:
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 you find anew home on the water! Please feel free to contact me:

207-838-4034
veronica@greentreemaine.com
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Veronica Schneider answered:
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-maine-homes.php ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Veronica Schneider answered:
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@greentreemaine.com ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Veronica Schneider answered:
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 out of the home before the bank forecloses. The short sale process can take some time because the bank wants to get as much as they can. It also depends on the condition of the home. If the home is in decent condition that the bank will not settle for too much less than the owed price... although again it really all depends! If the owner can't negotiate with the bank to get lower payments to try and repay the mortgage or can't sell in a short sale then most likely it will be foreclosed on.

I work a lot of short sales! If you have any other questions, please let me know!

Thanks,
Veronica
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Thu Oct 9, 2014
Jessica Bateman answered:
Yes you can get a VA loan with your score, I know of a few people who have gotten approved for VA loans with scores even lower than yours. I recommend checking out the lenders network they can match you with a lender to help you get approved.. ... more
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
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 Harborview Properties. ... more
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Fri Jul 4, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
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 purchase the property at the end of the term (1 to 2-years) or you lose your deposit and any portion of the monthly payment designated towards the purchase. Better to wait and qualify with a lender. ... more
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Sun Feb 16, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
There are lender out there who would accept these conditions. Call us and we will recommend a few. 207 712 4796
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Cheri Bonawitz answered:
No, there is no parking at 10 Deering Street. Parking permits for on-street parking are available from the City of Portland.
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