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Awesome Androscoggin County Maine - 11/15/07 04:24 PM
Need a more populated area? Or want to be in the country, but within 15-30 minutes of all the conveniences? Then Look no further! Androscoggin County Maine may be just what you are looking for.
The Lewiston/Auburn are is considered "The Big City" in these parts. Auburn and Lewiston flank opposite sides of the mighty Androscoggin river and boast about 25,000 and 39,000 people respectively. The L/A area as it affectionately called is surrounded by many beautiful small towns and farms. The area is desirable for its beautiful scenery, many rivers, lakes and streams, farms, and the goods and services available in Lewiston and (1 comments)
If you are considering moving to Maine to get away from the hustle and bustle, then give Oxford County a look. The many small towns of Oxford County Maine offer beautiful surroundings, friendly people, a more relaxed lifestyle, and good times for all. Due to the magic of the Internet, now even small towns can have their own web site and a global presence. Below are just a few of the many town website links for Oxford County. Please enjoy and check out all there is to offer. (0 comments)
Maine Home Sales: Who Pays For What At Closing? - 11/12/07 04:02 PM
Who Pays For What At Closing? While contracts for the purchase and sale of Real Estate may vary, who pays for what at closing time generally follows the outline below. When you are in doubt, and even if you aren't, it is best to check with your Realtor and your Loan Officer to make sure you clearly understand the costs associated with purchasing or selling a home. The seller can normally be expected to pay for the following: 1. The Real Estate Commission 2. Half of the closing fee charged by the company handling the closing (generally the title company). 3. The payoff balance or all (0 comments)
Search the Maine MLS in Privacy 24/7 - 11/09/07 03:39 PM
The Tanya Busch Team of Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine respects your on line privacy. We realize that most people prefer to begin their home search on their own without being pestered by brokers. That is why we have removed the registration page from our website's free Maine MLS search page. No longer do you need to give any personal information to be able to access the system 24/7, set up your own personalized search and begin your home search today. We are always standing by to provide additional information if you should choose to request it. Search Away! When you are (1 comments)
Electronic Lockboxes. What Do You Think? - 11/06/07 10:51 AM
I'd love to hear from some who use these contraptions. OK, that sounded cynical. I'll try to be more objective. Our MLS is rolling out the whole electronic lockbox thing. I'd love to know how this has worked in other areas. Do you like it? Maine only has one MLS and we haven't exactly had problems with people breaking into homes using the old lockboxes. In fact, I have been asking around and can't get anyone to pipe up with a problem they had with the old lockboxes around here that would be avoided with the new ones. I'm having a little (15 comments)
Rain, Rain, Bring It On! - 11/06/07 09:48 AM
It does seem fitting, to be logged into Active Rain, with "active" rain beating against my office window. Generally, this amount of clouds and rain might start to bring me down, but today for some reason I just say, "Bring it on!" This is Maine after all and we are not unaccustomed to rain. The eerie color of the sky seems strangley soothing. Winter is on its way and making a lot of noise as it draws nearer. Fall is always a lot of fun here, since so many are so skilled at preparation for winter. -So much activity! Ok, enough of (4 comments)
Commission. Why Do I Have To Pay It? - 11/02/07 09:01 AM
We often hear people complain about paying a real estate commission when they sell their home. Let's face it, the amount can be substantial and take a chunk right off the top of your proceeds. Why do you pay it? Well, the truth is that you don't have to. You have every right to sell your home on your own and avoid paying commission. Many people have tried this and some have succeeded and ended up with a positive outcome. Many people also have the perception that Realtors scoff at those who try to sell their own homes. Actually, we feel an empathy (1 comments)
Beware! The Sales Calls! - 11/01/07 10:01 AM
This Just In: Another potential scam avoided! We just had an interesting event occur in our office that might ring a bell with some of you. A broker in our office just received a sales call from someone claiming to offer promotional materials. Please beware of these calls! The caller told the broker they were offering left over materials at "end of year" drastic discounts. He said that he had 200 Key chains left and would give them to her with her imprint for half the normal cost. The price he quoted her sounded to me like the regular cost at other firms. And (3 comments)
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