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Understanding Internet Home Buying

With so many people using the Internet today, it’s not surprising that more and more of them are looking for their next home through online channels. There are a number of sites that provide home listings, including the sites operated by individual real estate companies. Finding your next home can feel like a chore, but when you can search online and take a look at everything that’s offered in your area, it suddenly seems much easier. Don’t underestimate the power of the Internet to help you locate your next home. With so much to choose from, you can narrow your search and locate just the right thing. READ MORE

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What you need to know about buying foreclosures

Buying a bank owned property can seem like a great idea. You can often buy them for significantly less than the market would otherwise require, because the bank wants to get them sold and recoup some of its losses. They may send the property to auction, or they may list it with a Realtor. Either way, you can get some great deals when buying a home that has gone to foreclosure. There can also be risks, though, so you need to make sure you know what you’re looking for and what parts of the house to have checked out before you make your purchase. READ MORE

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What to do about mold – is it really a problem?

When you’re getting your house ready to sell or looking at other houses to buy, one of the things you really don’t want to see are mold problems. With the cold Maine winters you might think mold can’t survive, but that’s not entirely true. There’s still plenty of moisture in the air throughout most of the year, and the interior of a house can stay warm and damp, even if it’s cold and dry outdoors. Mold cleanup can also be expensive, so it’s something most people want to avoid. If you find mold and you’re not sure how serious the problem is, consider these mold and health myths facts. READ MORE

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Shopping for Waterfront Property? Ask the Right Questions!

If you’re ready to dive into a waterfront property, you’ll want to make sure you ask the right questions first. Buying lakefront homes and land can be an excellent way to have a great vacation spot, or it might be a place to call home all year round. Whichever you choose, though, doing your homework can help ensure you get the place of your dreams in a budget range you can really be happy with. Too many people see a home that’s on the lake and in the price range they can afford, and they jump into buying it before they really know all the specifics about it. READ MORE

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Top Summer Home Buying Tips

Summer is a popular time for buying a home. People who have children in school like to relocate before the new academic year starts, so they can get settled in. It’s also a good time to make a change because the days are long, and the weather is better for packing and traveling. If you’re starting out on your home-buying journey, there are some things you should know so you can make the best decision. By following these real estate tips, you’ll be well on your way to finding the Southern Maine real estate that’s right for you. READ MORE

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What You Need To Know About New Condo Developments in Portland

If you’re thinking about getting into one of the new condo developments in the Portland area, it’s a good idea to get a Realtor to help you through the process. Condos and other properties are really in demand in Portland today, and if you’re not working with a professional who’s ready, willing, and able to help you, you might find that you’re losing out on a lot of great places that you’re interested in. There’s nothing wrong with a little competition in the market, but you want to be able to find a condo you love at a price you can afford. READ MORE

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Staging a lake house – How to prepare a lakefront home for sale

If you’re planning on selling your beautiful home on Sebago Lake, you’ll want to engage the services of a good Realtor. Of course, you still want to do your part to make sure you can sell quickly and for a good price. One of the best ways you can do that is through properly staging your home. If it’s a lakefront house, there are two important parts to staging. You want the home to be warm and welcoming all on its own, but you also want to take advantage of the beautiful views and easy water access you have with a home that’s right on the lake. READ MORE

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Keeping Sebago Lake Healthy & the Dangers of Milfoil

Sebago Lake is a beautiful place to spend time, and a top Maine vacation destination. It’s an excellent choice for a place to buy real estate, as well, since there are excellent vacation homes available there. If you see a home for sale in the area, you’ll want to talk with Veronica Schneider, a local Realtor in order to find out more about it. If you have a home for sale in the area, you’ll need to consider what you should do to get the very best price. One of the things you can do is to help keep the lake healthy, and that means reducing milfoil. READ MORE

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Lakefront Living – When is Lakefront not Really Lakefront?

If you’re looking for a great place in the Sebago Lake area of Maine, you may be dreaming of lakefront living and all the beauty of being close to the water. Don’t be fooled, though. Sometimes a listing for lakefront property isn’t what it seems. That’s why you need a good Realtor to guide you through the home buying process. Using a real estate agent can help you get a direct lakefront home that’s really what you want and need. Too many people advertise their homes as lakefront when they really should be categorized differently. Lakeview or lake adjacent aren’t the same thing, and it’s important to be sure what you’re getting. READ MORE