Maine Waterfront Vacation Camp/Cottage Rental – Now Taking Reservations For 2010

Maine Waterfront Vacation Rental

Water View of Bear Pond Hartford / Turner Maine

Visit the Waterfront Camp Rental Website at http://www.mainewaterfrontrental.com for contact info. Website includes calendar, photos, rental policy, & directions. Start your Maine vacation planning before it is too late!

Features a dock system, sandy Beach and the shallow water is great for the children. Excellent bass fishing.

Bear Pond Camp

Livingroom view towards the kitchen

Living Room

Attention Maine Residents!

Over 200,000 Maine households qualify for the “Circuit Breaker” program which offers relief by way of a tax refund or rent refund on their primary residence.

The average rebate across Maine for the last application period was $515.00 and some are eligible for up to $2000.00.

According to the Maine Revenue Service, you may qualify for a refund if:
You do not have a spouse or dependent(s) and your 2007 household income was $60,000 or less; or
You do have a spouse or dependent(s) and your 2007 household income was $80,000 or less;

AND

Your 2007 property tax was more than 4% of your 2007 household income; or
The rent you paid in 2007 was more than 20% of your 2007 household income.

 NOTE: Seniors do not need to meet this requirement when their household income is below $13,600 for those living alone or below $16,800 for those living with a spouse or dependent. See the application booklet for more information on who qualifies for the senior portion of the program.

For more information on the Maine “Circuit Breaker” Program for residents, please visit our website at http://www.mainemls.info/contact/contact.htm and write “Maine Circuit Breaker Program” in the comments section to request a 16 page application/instructions for refunds. Applications must be received by June 1, 2009

New Website Resource For Maine Real Estate Buyers

Well it’s done and we rolled it out today! It’s a new buyer’s guide to inform Maine home buyers. We had this wonderful idea of helping Maine real estate buyers feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about the home buying process through the use of a user friendly website at http://www.HowToBuyAHomeInMaine.com

Here you won’t be in the least bit intimidated by the Maine real estate home buying process with great content like an easy to understand flow chart, link bookmarks and a glossary with definitions of real estate terms. We discuss key points needed to make informed decisions on your journey into home ownership. Whether you’re a first time home owner or an investor, you’ll see great value in these free tools, documents and information. We are here for you and want to be your REALTORS for life!

So if you are currently renting, moving to Maine or investing in Maine property, visit http://www.HowToBuyAHomeInMaine.com and you’ll soon see why the professional REALTORS at Meservier & Associates of Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine are your trusted resource to home ownership.

This Maine real estate web site is brought to you by Meservier & Associates of Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine – 34 Center Street Auburn, Maine 04210 – Office# 207-784-2525 – 43 years of combined service! Visit us online at these great sites: www.meservier.com – www.mainemls.infowww.mainerealestateexperts.comwww.MaineWaterfrontRental.com 

 

Maine Real Estate News – Half of BNAS Homeowners May Stay

A survey on the effect the closing of the Brunswick Naval Air Station will have on the local housing market was released Tuesday to a state panel.

The survey, which the Maine State Housing Authority presented to the Governor’s Advisory Committee, found that only 45% of Navy homeowners in the town definitely plan to sell their home when BNAS closes in 2011, according to the Times Record in Brunswick. Twenty-five percent of respondents said they don’t plan to sell their homes, and 30% said they weren’t sure. Few of the renters surveyed intend to stay in Brunswick.

The survey involved more than 800 responses from Navy personnel who own or rent homes in Brunswick.

Maine Real Estate – Rents continue to climb while home prices drop

Now is the time to buy!

According to an April 14 article on Realtytimes.com, “The first quarter of 2008 makes the 24th consecutive quarter that rental prices have escalated nationwide.” Click here to read the rest of the article, “Realty Viewpoint: If You Think You’re Saving Money Renting…Think Again.”

While Your First Home, the first book in the Keller Williams Realty Guide Series, emphasized that, “If you can afford to rent, you can afford to buy,” holds true. This point appears truer now than ever before.

Right now is the best time for new buyers to get out of rental properties and enter the housing market. Interest rates over the last 15 months have gone from 6.2% in January 2007 to 6.7% in July 2007, then down to 5.75 in January 2008. In recent weeks it has gone to about 5.95%. Are Renters taking advantage of our current market conditions and converting to Home Owners? We’ll certainly find out.

This Maine Real Estate Spring market is already showing signs of an up-swing. Massachusetts is already experiencing this as well as other New England States. Keep your eye on our Spring real estate market.

To search for Maine Real Estate, over 25,000 properties, visit one of our Maine MLS sites at:

Meservier.com

MaineRealEstateExperts.com 

MaineMLS.info