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Explain The Buying Maine Real Estate Process Okay?

Explain The Buying Maine Real Estate Process Okay?

Explaining, laying out the Maine real estate buying process how does it work?

Because out of state buyers are used to different procedures.

Often layers and layers of red tape, permits, regulations that all add to the confusion.  

And they assume same tradition applies in Maine. 

So for starters, financing the Maine real estate listing purchase.

If you need it to purchase any type of Maine property, how you plan to do it is the first focus.

To figure out if you need a Maine bank on this end. If you get a home equity loan on your location out of state.

Same applies if you are a local renter and realize homes are not usually owner financed in Maine. Because the pay off, mortgage drags out too long for most sellers, property owners to wait for all those installments.

And if there is already a mortgage on the listing, the existing bank, lender holding the paper needs to be paid off. The lien on the property listing removed at the local registry of deeds on the property.

Owner financing Maine land happens a lot. Because the acreage sold does not necessarily need to be replaced like a roof over a person’s head does. So after how you plan to settle up, pay for the purchase, the wish list of your real estate expectations need to be shown to the professional guiding the process. For the matchmaking of what is out there that could work, fit is displayed for study, consideration.Maine Lakes, The Most Fun You Can Invest In.

 The use for the Maine property needs to be discussed.

So the features that would enhance it, meet your expectations can be known. To save time, to tally up a longer list of more properties that work.

Weeding out the listings that don’t meet your Maine real estate objective. 

Once financing if through a bank, an owner if it is not a cash sale is known, and once the eenie meenie miney moe process is whittle down, lawyers are rolled in.

To see if the title is clean, clear of lien, attachments, flaws.

Because not many folks ask for property listings with title problems, legal loose ends to have to tackle on their own after the purchase. Or to just accept as situations you can not change.

A survey if already done is sought out. If not and lines are vague, one may be needed. Sometimes pairing, teaming up with other neighboring land owners can help defray the cost. Light the load on your wallet resources.

If use for the Maine, Many as a business and zoning is an issue, make the sale, purchase contingent upon local approval.

Should a soil test be needed because the septic is failing or has not been installed yet, there is another contingency of the Maine real estate sale to add.

Making sure a disposal system leach field plan is designed. And the cost for the new system is known unless the property is served by local community public sewer, water, power lines, etc services. 

So start with how to pay for the property, the price range budget requirement that fits you best.

Move on to the possible list of Maine property listings that could work to meet your needs.

I recommend video for the show and tell ease that is so complete. Once the selection cake walk process is done, checking the legal title behind, running on the property. 

Often worry about neighborhoods to stay away from talk is quickly dismissed. Because there are not bad areas to avoid with high crime because you are in the 4th lowest crime state, Maine. And the stack, piles of permits needed where you live now is not the case here because common sense still applied. We work hard as 108 small towns in Maine to keep it simple. Over regulation is not needed. Not the way we roll here.

Maine, get ready to unwind, relax and start living life that way it should be.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

207.532.6573  |  [email protected]  |  MOOERS REALTY 69 North St, Houlton ME 04730



Andrew Mooers

Welcome to our Maine real estate website. I am the father of four grown children, have listed, marketed, sold properties for over forty years. Lots of changes in the real estate industry over that many decades and daily we re-invent our job. I grew up on a Maine farm that I bought from by three older brothers. My youngest son continues in the tradition on that same Maine farm. Here to help with property searches for homes, farms, land, waterfront, multi housing rentals, small mom and pop business listings.

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