New listing in Bethel's popular Birch Woods

What are Closing Costs?

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Closing costs are fees that are a part of every real estate transaction, whether you purchase with cash or finance. They are also one of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of buying a home. In the state of Maine, the seller pays for their deed, transfer form, state transfer tax, and typically the commission. The buyer pays for their title …

This home in Bethel boasts a location that's close to ski and snowmobile trails

Pay Cash or Finance?

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Why finance a mortgage if you can pay cash? There are benefits to both choices the big question is what is the better return on investment. Making the decision requires taking a hard look at your finances. Is your financial house in order? Do you have enough in savings and are your retirement funds healthy? If so, this may be …

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Explore the Locke Mountain Townhomes

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Here at Sunday River, we have a lot of options for slopeside living. Have you skied down Tempest or Wildfire on Locke Mountain and wondered about the beautiful tri-level townhomes tucked in amongst the trees and built into the hillside? About Locke Mountain Locke Mountain is where the first trails at the resort were cut and from just outside your …

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Our Winter 2016-17 Brochure is Here!

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Cue the music, our winter brochure is here! While many real estate offices offer their clients access to a winter brochure, the added value that our clients receive is that our brochure gets in front of the 500,000 guests who visit Sunday River Resort where our office is located and sent to thousands of our contacts by email. It’s just …

81 Appalachian DR, Newry, ME 04261 (MLS # 1253760)

How to Up Your Après Game

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Après Freedom I grew up skiing every weekend with my parents. Up at dawn, we’d load the car and I would try and sleep most of the way to Sunday River. Then we would ski all day, pack up, and drive home. We followed this routine every Saturday and Sunday and would repeat it the following weekend. What went missing …

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Speculative vs. Custom Built Homes

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When looking into building a new home, there are a few options to consider, especially when stress levels, pricing, and customization are on your mind. Here, I will go into the differences between a speculative and custom built house. Speculative Homes A speculative builder often purchases a large tract of land to sub-divide or multiples lots at a discounted rate …

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Condo or House: 5 Questions to Decide

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1) Is privacy important to me? Obviously, there is less autonomy when you live in a condominium complex with neighbors who you share walls, parking lots, and other common areas with versus a stand-alone home. On the other hand, if you like the thought of being part of a community, condo life might suit you best. Plus, many condo associations …