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Mon Sep 12, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Tue Mar 15, 2016
Steven Daboub answered:
I would check Zilllow and update your information on claim your home on Zillow website. It should then update Trulia
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Ryan Rudnick answered:
I'd suggest contacting a realtor to help you with the transaction. They will know how to handle all of the relevant paperwork, and also have the connections and knowledge to negotiate on your behalf.

Good luck!
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Richard Yost answered:
All of Rockland is relatively safe, as is most of Maine. This is especially true when compared to national crime statistics.
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
George Harrison answered:
No, not in a flood zone, although about 400 feet from an pond connected to the ocean.
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Jeffrey Campbell answered:
I'd start with a trusted lender in your area or a trusted realtor. Your Realtor could refer you to someone (lender) who could set you up with the right program if possible with your income. There are a lot of different programs out there, they may be able to match one up with you.

if you need a referral to a realtor, just send me a message and I will respond.
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Sat Dec 22, 2012
Charles Brawn answered:
While Rockland and Camden are two distinct markets, both seem to be imrpoving slowly. Rockland has many great value homes. Depending on one's taste and budget, you can be in a decent home in Rockland for $100,000-$150,000. Rockland also has many multifamily properties for sale. For someone who may want to live in one unit and rent out another unit to help offset the mortgage, multifamily properties in Rockland are an excellent value right now.

The cost of entry to Camden is a bit higher. There are few good options in Camden under $200,000. However, Camden has a lower tax rate than Rockland and boasts some of the finest public schools in Maine. Camden has a lot of potential for appreciation as well.

Hope this helps.
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Sandy Ellsworth answered:
At least one a week I receive an email from other Jaret & cohn agents looking for homes for rent. Often times someone new to the area wishes to rent a home while they conduct their search for a home to purchase. So the anwer is yes. ... more
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Jeffrey Campbell answered:
I would check with a local realor the listing agent on this... however it does appear to be off the market for one reason or another. A Realtor could pull the latest listing info.

From the photos I see Radiators (either steam or hot water) but I also see older electric baseboard heat.

Seeing sold AS-IS does not suggest a new furnace and or electrical.

If you need a referral for a qualified realtor in the area to help you out let me know!

wish I could be more help.

Jef Campbell
Campbell Property Inspections
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Wed Jan 5, 2011
Laura Fleischer answered:
I often think it becuase there are so many short sale, and the poor clerks who do the processing are overwhelmed, & stressed out. If you are a buyer looking to buy a short sale, expect the process to be long , but that the outcome could be a wonderful thing. During the waiting process, do not stop looking at other homes...just in case the short sale does not pan out. ... more
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Sun Oct 17, 2010
Carleton Johnson answered:
No address or functional link to identify the property in question. Please supply that for a response.
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Tue Aug 3, 2010
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello Grandma- Unfortunately I'd agree with the guy from OK... You won't get much of a return at all on this $15k. In Maine, the heating system needs to work and be decent and reliable. You won't get a benefit from this really.
Updating electrical- I don't really think this will increase the asking price of the house any. When you look at a home listing/ ad typically you don't see much about the electrical system in that initial headline or paragraph.

You should look at it more like- if you didn't do this work you probably won't sell it.
Thanks and good luck,
Ken L.
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
Charlene Hamiwka answered:
I don't know the specifics of your listing, but I do know that we are seeing an increased level of activity. If your home is not getting showings, then it is due to your property being too high priced for the area/condition, the marketing of your house, or a combination of the two. How does your house compare to the competition - meaning all the other properties on the market right now in your price range? If you have a property listed by an agent, have you looked at your listing online to see how your agent is marketing it? Have they put in 20+ pictures and a virtual tour? Or did they do the minimum 8 pictures in the MLS and are relying on a sign on the road to drive traffic? If you are listing it yourself, how did you come up with the price? And how are you marketing it?

I have some listings that have sat for over 6 months, but I listed a house on thursday that went under contract on saturday. The buyers are out there, but there is a lot of inventory for them to choose from. The more you can showcase and market your house - and make sure it is competitively priced - the better your chances of selling.
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Tue Jul 20, 2010
Steven M Dyer answered:
Hi Amy,

Yes, I am finding the market here on the MidCoast of Maine to be very hot right now. It has only been over the past couple of months, but great agents always find a way to be busy! You must be one of those agents!

Steven M. Dyer, CRS
Keller Williams Realty
50 Sewall St., 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04102
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Tue Jul 20, 2010
Amy answered:
Can you attach a link, so I know what house you are looking at?
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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Steven M Dyer answered:
Hey Richard,

Most of the REO and Short Sale listings are on the MLS. However, I search the court records to find properties that are going into foreclosure, but may not be on the market. Those Pre-Foreclosure properties make up a major part of my Distressed Property List. A copy of my my recent list is attached below.

Steven M. Dyer, CRS
Keller Williams Realty
The MidCoast Group
50 Sewall St., 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04102
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Wed Jul 15, 2009
Mh Solutions Inc answered:
Very true Nancy, if either of the lenders choose to pursue a promissory note or a deficiency judgment then the seller does have the option to file a bankruptcy, even though in most cases I've seen the promissory note would leave the seller in a better position (especially because the seller may be able to renegotiate a discounted payoff after several on time payments). Also, after speaking with an attorney I'm led to believe that the new bankruptcy code may require the seller file a chapter 13 if their income is above the state median. Chapter 13 of coarse is a repayment plan and not a removal of all debts. ... more
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Sat Oct 11, 2008
Kb answered:
Don't listen to that bs. You determine what you are willing to pay and then you offer it. Comparative market analysis my ass (You don't have to do something just because everyone else is doing it). ... more
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