homes for sale gray maine: For Sale by Owner, Pros and Cons, Gray Maine, houses for sale - 03/29/10 02:26 AM
For many people the option of selling their house own their own is not really an option due to circumstances, such as being transferred through work or just the time needed to sell your own property is not available. The Pros, or upside of selling your home yourself. More Money in your pocket if you are not paying a realtor's commission. You know your house the best, so who better to point out all the ammenties.You have complete control over the entire transaction, from setting the price, to showings, to all negotiations and prequalifing buyers (just to name a few).The Cons, … (1 comments)

homes for sale gray maine: Gray Maine, houses for sale that buyers don't know about. - 07/24/09 08:14 AM
I have been working as a Realtor in Gray Maine for over 11 years representing both buyers and sellers. I like representing both, but they are completely different many ways. Finding the right home is a process that takes a lot of work.  Sometimes the houses for sale on the market are not the right home.  That is when a good buyers agent will be worth every cent YOU pay them.
Yeah, I said YOU pay them. That's the truth because you are the one paying for the house and you aren't going to get it any cheaper with or without representation, so … (0 comments)

homes for sale gray maine: Houses for sale Gray Maine, selling a home in Gray ME - 07/22/09 01:54 AM
There are new homes coming on the market everyday and some are priced correctly. We have seen a slight increase in the listing price of homes in the last 30 days. Homes priced under $200 seem to be the most active. Some of those homes are short sale properties which can be very difficult for all parties involved. Currently I have two short sale properties with offers waiting for replies from Bank of America. This process has been more than lengthy and frustrating. Home values in Gray Maine can vary from those values of homes for sale in New Gloucester mostly … (0 comments)

homes for sale gray maine: Properties for sale Gray Maine and everywhere to be affected. - 05/20/08 11:05 PM
There is about to be a major change in investment property... that could put some people who don't plan in a very tough situation.
Freddie Mac has just released information regarding new cuts that become effective on August 1, 2008.  They are now restricting the number of financed properties a borrower can have to four total, including the subject property.  These are 1-4 unit(s) properties, and the current restriction is 10 total properties.
Another change that takes effect at the same time is a seasoning restriction on refinancing an investment property of 6 months.  Currently there is no restriction.
This will have … (0 comments)

homes for sale gray maine: Houses for sale Gray Maine, selling a home in Gray ME - 05/20/08 12:26 AM
The most important decision you will make in the sale of your home is the REALTOR® you choose. Be sure to find someone you feel comfortable with. If you don't feel you can ask questions or go to your REALTOR®, you have the wrong person. Your REALTOR® should show you research to back up any recommendations. This includes information about recent sales, current listings, and recently expired listings in your neighborhood.
 
Watch out for agents who try to "buy" your listing.  This is when a realtor will tell you your home is worth a lot more than it is likely to … (1 comments)

homes for sale gray maine: credit scores, how to improve b4 buying homes for sale, Gray Maine - 05/10/08 10:56 PM
Improving your credit can be a long process, but it doesn't always have to be. Beware of programs or people who claim they can make drastic improvements in a short period of time. I have done a lot of research, and there are some things that can help. First, did you know that your credit scores, the actual numbers are not figured by the three major credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, Equifax). The scores you receive are derived from companies that banks or lenders use to pull the information from the major credit bureaus, like Landsafe, or Birchwood Credit. These companies take … (0 comments)

homes for sale gray maine: Houses for sale Gray Maine, buying homes gray maine, buyers agency? - 05/03/08 03:02 AM
Should you have a realtor working for you as a Buyers Agent when buying a home for sale? 
I won't give you the answer, but I will give you something very simple to think about.
Who pays the commission to the realtors involved in a transaction?  The seller right?
Not if you ask me, because when everyone shows up at the closing, the buyer is the only one who brings money to the table.  After all the paper work is signed, the seller and the realtor(s) walk out with checks.
The seller may set up some of the terms under which the … (0 comments)

homes for sale gray maine: Houses for sale Gray Maine, selling a home in Gray ME - 05/01/08 11:34 PM
Thinking about listing your home for sale? There are many things to consider before selecting a realtor to assist with this process. WAIT, thinking of selling your house on your own without using a realtor. Check out my blog, "For Sale By Owner- the pros and cons" of being a FSBO (For Sale By Owner).
HOME VALUES or what your home is worth, is a big part of the equation. Realtors generally use what is called a CMA, Comparative Market Analysis. Similar in some ways to getting an appraisal done, but we are not liscensed as appraisers and there are no set … (0 comments)

homes for sale gray maine: Homes for sale, Gray ME; for sale by owner or list with Five Star Realty - 04/28/08 07:26 AM
For many people the option of selling their house own their own is not really an option due to circumstances, such as being transferred through work or just the time needed to sell your own property is not available. The Pros, or upside of selling your home yourself. More Money in your pocket if you are not paying a realtor's commission. You know your house the best, so who better to point out all the ammenties.You have complete control over the entire transaction, from setting the price, to showings, to all negotiations and prequalifing buyers (just to name a few).The Cons, … (1 comments)

homes for sale gray maine: Home values, Gray, Maine - 04/27/08 03:43 AM
HOME VALUES or what your home is worth, is a big part of the equation. Realtors generally use what is called a CMA, Comparative Market Analysis. Similar in some ways to getting an appraisal done, but we are not liscensed as appraisers and there are no set guidelines for us to follow. Basically, it is just an opinion of value, and like all opinions, two people can have some very different ideas. You had BETTER BE INVOLVED AND INFORMED when you have a CMA done to help determine what your property value is. There are realtors out there who, in my … (4 comments)

homes for sale gray maine: Homes for sale Gray Maine, listing your home. - 04/27/08 03:39 AM
There is a lot to consider when selling your home.
click here to search for Homes For Sale Gray, ME and other areas in Maine.
 Call several real estate agents before listing with anyone. 
Be sure to call me as well, and get an honest overview of your home and where the market is.
 I am not opposed to listing your home for more than I tell you it is worth, as long as we discuss how we are going to go about it.
IT DOES ME NO GOOD TO TELL YOU YOUR HOUSE IS WORTH MORE THAN IT IS, OTHER THAN MAYBE GET ME … (2 comments)

 

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