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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Will Kany answered:
Sue, I know that all residents of Saco and Dayton can send their kids to Thornton for free. Arundel residents used to have a choice of, Kennebunk High School, Biddeford, High School or Thornton. I don't know if that is the case anymore.

Anyone living outside of Saco, Dayton or Arundel would need to pay to send students to Thornton.
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Fri Feb 28, 2014
Jeffrey Campbell answered:
We've seen some activity (2 properties) late last year on Fawn Point(s)... just down the road from you.
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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.

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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Joseph Butkovic answered:
Hi Alicia,

The answer is yes to both of your questions. I would be happy to help you out with this and put you in contact with the right mortgage professional to answer all of your questions. Please feel free to email me at or call (207) 730-3550 to discuss. Thanks and have a great day!

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Sat Sep 7, 2013
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Thu May 21, 2015
Scott McCauley answered:
Hi Ryan,

First off, welcome home and thank you for your service. Typically, most home buyers will get pre-approved by a mortgage professional so that they know exactly how much home they can afford. I can walk you through that process. It is not difficult. As someone who qualifies for a VA loan, you can buy a home with NO money down. From there it is a matter of working with a real estate professional to help you find the right home.

If you would like to call or email me- please check my site for my contact info:

Scott McCauley
Licensed Mortgage Planner
Regency Mortgage Corp
NMLS # 174108
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Fkenneth67 answered:
It is the up-keep of the property that determines the value from the time you buy it and the only think that can shake this value is up-keep of the neighborhood.
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Sat Feb 4, 2012
Margaret Mitchell answered:
There are metered spaces in the summer all along Long Beach. If you own property in York, you can get a resident sticker that allows you to park at Long Beach without paying the meter. The cost is very reasonable, $25 I think.
The meters are removed in the fall/winter and daytime parking is easy. Some limitations on overnight parking due to snow plowing.
If you have more questions, please feel free to phone or email me.
Margaret Mitchell
Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty
529 US Route 1, Suite 101
York, ME 03909
Office: 207-363-4300 X107 Cell: 207-752-3489
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Thu Aug 4, 2011
Downeast Girl asked:
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Thu Jul 8, 2010
Margaret Mitchell answered:
Hi John - Prices are set by supply and demand. The first time home buyer segment has had the strongest demand. So homes in the $200,000 price point are in demand. This is the strongest part of the market so there are fewer bargains there. High end home sales are weak and there are a lot of bargains there.

In addition to first time home buyer tax incentives, recovery begins at the bottom and moves up from there. So the recession has contributed to the strengthening of this price point relative to other segments of the market.

Ref: location. Prices tend to be higher in cities because people are working there. You can get great homes under $200,000 in many towns in Southern Maine but it might be a bit of a commute.

Lastly, look at costs. Look at the price of land and the cost of construction. While we now have homes selling below "cost", it still factors into the price point.

You can find a home, even a great home, in your price range. Your best bet is to find a great agent to work with you and be persistent!
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Thu Feb 27, 2014
Jolene Deering answered:
Hello Tory

Some towns with lower property taxes outside of Bangor are: Hudson, Kenduskeag, Hermon, Orrington, Charleston, Clifton, Dixmont, and Frankfort. It depends how far outside of Bangor you are looking. If I can be of further assistance to help you search for property, please contact me.

Jolene Deering
Associate Broker
Town & Country REALTORS
1162 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Office: 207-942-6711 x155
Fax: 207-941-9870
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Fri Jul 15, 2011
Steve Johnson answered:
I find that most buyers are looking for a synopsis of information on homes to narrow their search. Once they have located a few homes that fit the parameters they are looking for then they will call for more detailed information or ideally do a 'drive by' to find out if the homes in questions will work for them. I try to give just enough information to peak interest without 'overloading' a potential customer or client. I don't advise or suggest that a person purchase a home by what they see in pictures online or elsewhere. The best case for purchasing a home is to view the property real time and then make a decision. There is not enough information that an agent can put on their websites or other advertising mediums that would give a potential buyer the feel they can get from viewing the home. I will go out of my way to work with a buyer that is out of the area and would like to maximize their viewing time in a few day period. I sell property in Northern Maine and have been very successful fulfilling the needs of buyers from all over the country by working with them to get info to them and helping to coordinate their efforts when they are able to come to the area for a few days to view properties.
Lastly, and this may sound harsh, but people that are looking for 'a lot' of information online we find are not highly motivated to purchase a home - at least not right away. The more information that is supplied on a property tends to help that person talk themselves out of buying those homes. Viewing a home by a pre-qualified and highly motivated buyer is by far the best case scenario and the one that lends to the actual purchase of a home.
I hope this information helps. Sometiimes we find that educating a potential buyer helps them to figure out if buying is actually something they want to go through or if they are just spinning their own wheels and that of the sellers and multiple real estate agens.
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
Murray Plishtin answered:
Lara, Montville covers a rather large area. It is comprised of Montville, Towaco, Lake Valhalla, and Pine Brook.
Each section has it's own flavor.
Lake Valhalla has good sized lots, trees and a rural flavor
Pine Brook is very suburban, as is Montville proper.
is more rural and has the NY direct train station
I would be glad to show the listings and the town if you would like assistance.201-618-0309
Best of luck!
Murray(Murph) Plishtin
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Mon Dec 22, 2008
Diana Downs answered:
There are some towns and villages in Maine where the population swells considerably in warmer months, however most areas are largely populated with year round residents. There are seasonal properties, i.e. vacation homes, that may not have enough in the way of heat sources to carry you through winter. ... more
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Tue Nov 25, 2008
Bob Venard answered:
yes, Homes and Harbors RE in Harpswell, ME.
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Tue Nov 27, 2007
Carrie Crowell answered:
Lia, Is your home listed with an agent? If so, your agent is responsible for your listing being on this site! Talk to your agent, they can be of help to you.
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Sun Mar 11, 2012
Cindy McKenna answered:
My sister in law's parents live in Harrison May through January 1. They love the peace and quiet- live right on the lake. The do not like the cold and are retired so go to Fl to escape as many others do as well. Although Harrison is also very close to Shawnee Peak and Sunday River ski areas. It's certainly the epitomy of a quaint Maine village... ... more
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Wed Jun 29, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Perry,

I haven't been able to duplicate this error you are encountering. When I search for homes in Augusta, ME I am brought to a page with listings in Augusta, Maine. I've included that link below so you can start your search.

If there is a problem we'd love to get to the bottom of it. If you can let us know what search criteria you are using to find homes in Augusta, Maine that is bringing you to listings in Augusta Georgia we would really appreciate it.

Thank you for your assistance!

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
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