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The money to buy a property in Maine.

 The sources are many, and often if buying recreational land in Maine, consider first the owner.

The seller of the property listing is a good candidate to hold the mortgage, take back the paper with a promissory note you guarantee to the terms on. 

No bank, custom made payments you the buyer can handle so the seller gets the monthly checks like clock work. 

But if the property has a home that already has a mortgage lien on it, needing to be paid off, owner financing suddenly is not an option.

Most mortgages are not assumable these days other than a very very old Veterans Administration ones still kicking around. But near the end of their life if they have not paid off already.

So that is why God created banks.

To offer many financing options to fit your current income, life situation. For first time home buyers, the Maine State Housing  Authority (MSHA) is one of the best home buying options going. And in a day and age of not just chocolate and vanilla ice cream choices, the same variation, supply of home loan mortgages in Maine are available. The USDA Rural Development Program also offers even more Maine home buying avenues to consider.

If you are looking for a Maine farm loan often the bank underwriting mortgage guidelines calls for the extra land, out buildings besides the home to not exceed 30% of the total loan. The Maine banks are conservative but also many sell their mortgages on the secondary market. Where investors can buy a piece of them and enjoy the return on investment.

Maine banks “package” the home loans to be able to sell them. 

That’s why the extra hoops to jump through, extra scrutiny by the appraiser to past more standardize standards. And may or may not retain servicing so you can call someone local up and ask “how much longer on my home loan?” And “what is the remaining balance if I want to pay it off?” 

Properties in Maine that you want a mortgage on without power or year round road get blown out of consideration for a sale on the secondary mortgage market. The extra work of plowing long discontinued town roadways or jeep trails to properties with a generator and no automatic heat are not attractive to investors.

But local portfolio loans held by the Maine bank are an option for higher rate, stiffer terms.

Shop around and find the best rate on whatever you are buying. I can help you in this area of Maine. In fact we have a video for Houlton Maine banks, see all six options and get the contact phone number.

When you apply for a Maine bank loan it helps if you have done your homework, have some money saved, credit and debt ratios under control. Here are some first time home buying tips. Maine is the 46h lowest for FSSR.

Maine banks more conservative and make “character loans”,  not just arrange financing by the numbers, yes and no check marks and number scales. They look at factors beyond just the borrower in the market place making local decisions on lending.

Not from a glass multi story high rise in some heavily populated area many states away. Mainers also in a hurry to get those home mortgages paid off and the price tags for what they buy has less zero places in it, is way way lower to make that possible, easier.

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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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