Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Local Info in Portland : Real Estate Advice

  • All91
  • Local Info6
  • Home Buying27
  • Home Selling0
  • Market Conditions2

Activity 18
Fri Jun 24, 2016
Wmarsh57 asked:
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Kathy Dyer answered:
The listing you are referring to is on Walnut Street in WIndham and is approximately 30 minutes to the ocean however it is 15 minutes to the lakes.
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Mon Jan 27, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
Willard beach allows dogs this time of year, but restricts them in the summer. There is a dog beach along the Eastern Prom which is a short walk from the Old Port or you can drive there from the Eastern Prom. ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Paul Deshaies answered:
That is the Coast Guard annex building
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Sat Sep 14, 2013
Jonathan Robert answered:
Call me If I can help you in anyway. 207 632 2110
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Sep 7, 2013
Jonathan Robert answered:
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 2 answers Share Flag
Sat Sep 7, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
As the others say, commissions are negotiable.

If you're making the offer, that's something for you to discuss with your Realtor beforehand. It's likely the Realtor (or his/her brokerage) has a number, or a small range, for expected commissions. If you're not happy with that, negotiate or interview other agents.

In most cases, the commission would be the same, or very slightly higher, than what they'd charge for a listing on the MLS. Again, though, it's negotiable.

If you're receiving the offer, it's not your concern; the commission will be paid by the buyer.

Hope that helps.
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Sun Apr 14, 2013
Esther Pelletier answered:
In addition to Portland, you may want to consider some other urban areas in Maine that fit the criteria of walkability and shopability. For example, I’ve been showing my mom condos in Brunswick. This town offers wide streets with a variety of stores and restaurants, trails for safe walking, arts and entertainment, and an Amtrak train stop. Saco also boasts of these amenities with the added plus of being nearer to the beach. Ogunquit and Kennebunk I would highly recommend as vibrant quaint summer communities offering shops, dining, theater and views, a special setting for a retired couple’s dream home. It would be my pleasure to assist you with your real estate needs. You may reach me at 207-615-6760. ... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Wed Dec 5, 2012
Nancy Keast answered:
Hi Suzanne, I grew up in South Portland, Maine and manage multi-units and would be happy to talk to you more about the different areas. The great thing is South Portland is a very safe city to live in. You may contact me at 207 615-7653 if you would like to chat more. ... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Sat Oct 6, 2012
Tiffany Hampton answered:
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.

0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu May 10, 2012
Joseph Strattard answered:
You can get a copy of the plot plan at the registry of deeds. The subject''s deed should reference a legal plat map or subdivision plan, which can inturn be found at said registry. Many registries are available online. ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Mon Apr 30, 2012
Dina Skrabalak answered:
Hi Alicia-

Your plan to buy a home sounds promising!

My best suggestion is to sit down with a loan officer before you begin paying debt off and making big changes in your budget. A pre-approval is a preliminary view of your finances. The pre-approval will help you establish a plan in moving forward with your plan to buy a home.

Realtors are not equipped to help you make decisions about financing. If you need a referral for a loan officer/lending institution, contact me. Otherwise, check with your bank.

Finally, once you've obtained a pre-approval, begin interviewing realtors to help you with the process of buying a home.

I hope this has been helpful. Call me if you have questions. Good luck!

... more
1 vote 4 answers Share Flag
Mon Apr 26, 2010
Jim Milliken answered:
The Willow Homeowners Association owns the roadway and carries out the requirements of the Willow Declaration of Covenants & Restrictions. The roadway, center area/structure and streetlights are owned by the Association, and Willow Lane is NOT public. The homes and properties are all privately owned, and each owner is automatically a member of the Association.

The dues, billed quarterly at $180 per property, pay for mowing and maintenance of the center area and the pavement, snowplowing, officers/directors insurance, etc.

I'm the president of the Association, and would be happy to respond to any further questions.

Jim Milliken

16 Willow Lane
Portland, Maine 04102

... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Wed Feb 24, 2010
Donna Hardisty answered:
Our East End is beautiful that is in Beacon, New York.....
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Tue Nov 25, 2008
Margaret Mitchell answered:
Absolutely. Southern Maine has a high concentration of second homes. Many folks come up for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Search Advice