Before winter arrives in full force, it’s smart to go through a Winter Home Maintenance Checklist, so you can avoid costly damage to your house. Here are maintenance items that should be on everybody’s list.
Blog :: 2019
There’s nothing quite as warm, cozy, and Norman Rockwell-esque as Christmas in Maine—and Maine’s rich Christmas traditions are a big reason why! Each year, Mainers strive to make the season “merry and bright” by putting our very own stamp on a very special season. Here are 5 Maine Christmas traditions that will help you do the [...]
There are many things to consider when applying for a mortgage with your partner. In most cases, you're trying to qualify for the maximum amount of money with the lowest interest rate. But lenders don’t just take the best credit score and run with [...]
Moving is, by the nature of uprooting, chaotic and stressful. It’s a whirlwind of deadlines, cardboard boxes, and a whole new life.
So there is little surprise that on your first night in your new home, you might feel a little unsettled — which begs the question, “what to unpack first?”
Here’s what you need to know to lessen the feelings of being overwhelmed and get settled in [...]
When you buy a home for the first time, it can sometimes feel like everyone around you is speaking a foreign language. Here are a few of the most common home buying terms to know, so you can keep up with your Realtor, mortgage provider, and even your friends and [...]
Buyer Beware: stigmatized property for sale.
Picture this: you’re about to close on your dream home when you discover something you find disturbing ...someone died in the home! Or, even worse, your dream home comes with long told tales of being [...]
Knowing the difference between an earnest money deposit and a down payment can be really confusing -- especially if you are a first time home buyer.
Here, we’ll break down the difference between the two, how to choose the option that’s best for you, and what this means for your home buying experience.
What’s a Down Payment?
A down [...]
When is the best time of year to buy a house -- especially if you plan to live in Maine. You are likely to find plenty of conflicting answers in your research, so we’re here to set the record [...]
So just how long does mortgage pre-approval last? This is one of the key parts of applying for a mortgage and purchasing a home; however, it doesn’t last forever.
Here are the key facts about mortgage pre-approval that you need to know:
What is Mortgage Pre-Approval?
A mortgage pre-approval is a pretty official process to see if you can [...]
Ensuring your buyer’s agent is a good negotiator is an essential part of getting a good deal on your next home. Your buyer’s agent listens to your plans and needs, shows you houses, assists in drawing up contracts, and turns in [...]
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