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Connecting you with your community

A complete guide to homes, rentals and real estate in Central Maine and the surrounding area

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Location: Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine, 34 Center Street, Auburn After the seminar, staff will be able to pull FREE credit reports and pre-qualify people who are ready to start looking for a home, or you can schedule an appointment at a later date. For answers to all your real estate and mortgage questions, please attend!

At this FREE seminar you will learn:

• The advantages of owning vs. renting • How to get pre-approved for a home mortgage • How much house you can afford • How to find the perfect home, whether condo, townhouse, single or multi-family • Tips from a home inspector • The basics of presenting offers and counteroffers, and the home closing process Find out how to receive a $100 LOWE'S GIFT CARD when you close! Call Marnie to reserve your seat: (207) 689-9835

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Five Reasons to Buy A Home This Year Affordability returns to housing, and buyers have loads of negotiating power 1. Affordability is better than ever 2. You have a large inventory to choose from 3. Builders are offering big discounts 4. Mortgage rates are historically low 5. You can get a federal tax credit

Pros and Cons Of Renting vs Buying a Property Pros of Buying

1. The mortgage interest payments and property taxes are deductible. 2. When your property increases in value you will make a profit on an asset that you couldn’t afford to fully pay for in the first place.

Cons of Buying

1. You have the responsibility of maintaining the property. This could drain your resources, energy and time. 2. On average you have higher monthly costs when you take into consideration the property taxes and insurance. 3. You can’t move as freely as you can when you rent.

Pros of Renting

1. For the same cost every month you can generally afford a larger space when you rent than when you buy. 2. You have the flexibility to upgrade or downgrade the quality of your rental property as your own financial health improves or declines. 3. You have more discretionary money to spend since your money isn’t tied up in the rental property.

Cons of Renting

Become the homeowner you’ve always dreamed of becoming!

1. There is a risk that you will have to move when the landlord sells the property. 2. You won’t have as much freedom to decorate or renovate the rental property. 3. Rental payments are not tax-deductible and you cannot financially tap into the value of the rental property.

Tips for a First-Time Home Buyer Benefits for a First-Time Home Buyer

You should buy a home. That’s what you’ve been hearing from friends and family, right? So, by now you have likely weighed the benefits and decided that home ownership is the best decision for you.

How Long Should It Take to Buy Your First Home?

A motivated buyer will find a home within 2 weeks. Most buyers find a home within 2 days. Good real estate agents will listen to your wants and needs and arrange to show only those homes that fit your particular parameters. Your agent should preview homes before showing them to you.

How Many Homes Should a Home Buyer See?

The average number of homes a realtor shows to a buyer in one day is seven. Any more than that and the brain is on overload. Therefore, don’t expect to see 20 to 30 homes, although it’s physically possible to do so, you probably will not remember specific details about any of them.

How a First-Time Buyer Can Rate Inventory

Bring a digital camera and begin each series of photos with a close-up of the house number to identify where each group of home photos start and end. Pay attention to the home’s surroundings. What is next door? Do 2-story homes tower over your single story? Do you like the location? Is it near a park or a power plant? Immediately after leaving, rate each home on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.

View Top Choices a Second Time Before Buying That First Home

After touring homes for a few days, you will probably instinctively know which one or two homes you would like to buy. Ask to see them again. You will see them with different eyes and notice elements that were overlooked the first time around. At this point, your agent should call the listing agents to find out more about the sellers’ motivation and to double-check that an offer hasn’t come in, making sure these homes are still available to purchase.

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WONDERFUL CAMP #900189 With separate Guest Cottage on beautiful Long Pond. This property has 3.5 acres of land & 220 ft of waterfrontage. The Camp has 2 bedrooms & a stone fireplace. The Guest Cottage sleeps four. Enjoy fishing, swimming, and boating. $200,000

GREAT VIEWS #1006519 Spacious custom built 4 bedroom Colonial! Corian countertops, 2.5 baths, large bonus room, master bedroom with bath, hardwood and tile flooring, and 2-car attached garage. Located in Turner Highlands Golf Community! $359,000

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3 BEDROOM RANCH #996060 On 1.62 acres in a nice area. Home features family room with woodstove and wood floors, oak kitchen with tile, nice deck overlooking back yard, and 2-car attached garage. Updated systems and new roof in 2010. $144,900

4 TO 5 BEDROOMS #1002156 2.5 baths, family room, hardwood and tile floors, central vac, 15X36 pool, hot tub, 2+ car garage, all on 2.35 acres! Also, common waterfront rights to No Name Pond. $279,000

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3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE #1002568 On 1.83 acres. Master bath with skylights. Deck and 14X14 shed. Close to schools, Gray Village, and turnpike. $99,000

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WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2 SUNROOMS 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, WITH DOCK 3 bedrooms, 1st floor Laun- HDWD & tile. Farmer’s porch. dry. 2-car garage, plus Great value! $125,000 separate 3-car garage with 14 ft. door. Ranch-style home on 50 acres. $299,000

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CLEAN 2-UNIT RANCH New kitchen, newer roof, new New furnace, 2 car garage. flooring. Energy efficient home. Deck & handicap ramp. Good income, easily converted to Move right in!! $105,000 single family. $92,500

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BRAND NEW quality 3 bedroom, 2 bath home and full walk-out daylight, extra insulated and efficiency geothermal heat and coolant system, 36” wide doors and southern exposed for all the sunlight! Close to turnpike and golf course. Handicapped friendly. REDUCED TO $209,500 Call Julie for details at 754-5395

TAYLOR POND EXCLUSIVE!

First time on the market! 4,000 sq. ft. WATERFRONT HOME at water’s edge. Many built-ins, the best of everything. On dead end road. Gorgeous, serene, wooded and private on nearly 2 acres. 3-story barn with in-law apartment. 3-bay garage. $995,000. Call Julie 754-5395

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Real Estate with a different point of view...Yours!

RANGE POND Year round Home Just listed $384,900

THOMPSON LAKE Year-round home with In-law. $299,500

YEAR ROUND On Tripp Lake. $249,000

NEWLY RENOVATED Paris Ranch. $195,000

THOMPSON LAKE 4-season & sunsets. $399,000

POLAND Wonderful location. $166,900

THOMPSON LAKE Quality Home full of amenities. $318,000

SEBAGO LAKE Year round home with water rights. $147,000

OXFORD Mountain Vioews, 6.2 acres. $179,000

GORGEOUS HOME With Rights to Thompson Lake. $289,000

WHITNEY POND Top quality year round home. $325,000

NORWAY Spectacular home with mountain views. $299,900

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CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ROW to Panther Pond just steps from backyard, year-round, large open living room, wood floors, paved drive, full walkout foundation, 1 car storage, 3 bedroom, easy commute! $135,000

How To Buy A Pre-Owned Home • Be sure to get your credit score before you shop for a house. • Just because you’re approved for $200,000 does not mean you have that much to spend. • Don’t buy a house in a rush.

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Quality 3 bed, 2 bath home in Leeds. Wood floors, cherry cabinets & 49 x 76 garage. Relax on the stone patio while enjoying the peace afforded by 2+ acres. $229,000 Call Jerry

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Spacious 5 bed, 4 bath home with 2 car attached garage. Large family room w/ fireplace, home office & security system. $287,900 Call Jerry

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PREVENTING FORECLOSURE Once you're in your new home, you'll need to make your monthly mortgage payments each month and on time. If you don't make your mortgage payments over a period of time, your mortgage lender can foreclose on your house. Foreclosure means that the lender takes the title to your property for nonpayment and sells the property to recover the amount you owe the lender. As a result of foreclosure, you would no longer be able to live in your house and you would lose all of the equity you held in your home including your down payment. If this happens, the foreclosure becomes part of your credit record. This may adversely affect your ability to secure credit in the future. Be sure that you understand the serious commitment you are undertaking when you decide to buy a home.

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Develop a savings plan to protect your investment in your home. Financial planners usually recommend that you save 3 to 6 months worth of expenses in case you lose your job or become seriously ill. If you do foresee that you will have a problem making your monthly mortgage payments, contact your mortgage lender immediately. Mortgage lenders will work with you to avoid a foreclosure.

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Privacy with quality. Most gorgeous Lake views! Over an acre of landscaped beauty. Easy and economical to maintain. Wood, tile, loft, storage buildings and a huge back deck. So much to behold! #961150 Call Ann Parker 754-7809. Offered at $189,000.

Impeccable Cape on outskirts of town with two fireplaces, finished basement, same owner for 46 years. Was a featured home on the garden tour and has gorgeous landscaping. Central vac, security alarm, private back yard, patio and so much more. #983625 Call Ann Parker 754-7809 Only $239,000.

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Everything is done and ready for you at a price you can afford. New roof, furnace, windows, paint and more. Four bedrooms and a deck to nice back yard. Great neighborhood and great buy! #995167 Call Ann Parker for details 754-7809. A steal at only $104,000

Like brand new and immaculately kept. Three bedrooms, two baths, cathedral ceilings and lots of storage space, large deck to private back yard. Gorgeous master suite. Outside shed, quiet area. Convenient location. #1003562 $58,000 Call Ann Parker 754-7809

Preparing Your Home for Your Move

1. Take the necessary steps to transfer memberships in clubs and organizations. 2. Inform creditors and credit companies of your change of residence. 3. Change your address at the Post Office 4. Notify insurance companies. Be sure to have proper coverage if you are moving to a new state. 5. Notify the utility companies of your new address for final billing and advise them of which date to discontinue service: gas, electric, telephone and water.

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“Make The Right Move... Call Us Today!” Today!”

Roy L’Italien Angie White, Broker/Owner 782-2121

Laura Michael Drinkwater Violette

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Gorgeous home in Lewiston. Features 27.5 acres, private pond, 2 car garage, 4,726 sq ft, in-law apt, indoor in-ground heated swimming pool, skylights, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors & more!! #974709 $325,000 Call Laura 212-8633

Gorgeous 2005 Cape in nice Auburn Subdivision. Features 1.23 acres, garage, farmer’s porch, deck, private wooded backyard, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, skylights & more! ONLY $198,900! #1001968 Laura 212-8633

Gorgeous Chalet in Belgrade. Deeded ROW, private beach on Long Pond, dock, mountain views! Landscaping, deck, new carpets, finished basement, 2 baths & more! ONLY $139,900! #988762 Roy 754-6789

Stunning 2005 Ranch in Wales. 2.37 acres, fenced in-ground pool, patio, hot tub, 2 car garage,3,340 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, finished basement & more! Surrounded by gorgeous homes! #1000128 ONLY $269,000! Roy 754-6789

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Beautiful Ranch in Hartford. Features 2.73 acres, deeded row to Canton Lake with private beach & awesome mountain views, 2-car garage, fenced-in yard, deck, 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. #932087 ONLY $159,900! Mike 212-3684

Gambrel in Lewiston. Features 4 bedrooms, new furnace, updated kitchen, vinyl windows, convenient location & more! #1000291 ONLY $119,900! Call Laura at 212-8633

2005 Colonial in Minot. 1.16 acres, 3 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, master suite, first floor laundry, finished basement & more! Move in ready! ONLY $199,900! #983018 Call Mike 212-3684

Gorgeous Log Home on 5.3 acres!! Features beautiful mountain views, wrap-around deck, open concept, 3 baths, woodstove, huge kitchen & more! ONLY $165,000! #1000737 Call Laura at 212-8633

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On .68 acre, new vinyl windows, new shingles, new furnace, new electrical, new plumbing, new hardwood & tile, new kitchen & baths, spray foam insulation, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances & more! 100% total makeover! ONLY $139,900! Roy 754-6789

Gorgeous fully rented 3-Unit in Auburn. Hardwood floors, tin ceilings, crown molding, new interior paint, porches & more. Lots of character & charm! #988165 ONLY $114,900! Roy 754-6789

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Mobile in Turner on 10 acres. 4 wheeler & snowmobile trails nearby. Ideal location & zoning for a business as well. #971163 PRICE REDUCED $134,900! Call Roy at 754-6789

Gorgeous Multi in Lewiston. Features new ext paint, ample parking, nice yard, porches, vinyl windows, laundry hook-ups & more! PRICE REDUCED TO $135,000! #988639 Roy 754-6789

Gorgeous 4-Unit in Lewiston. Features porches, vinyl windows, convenient location, hardwood & tile floors, tin ceilings & more! Very well kept. #1000109 ONLY $169,900! Call Mike at 212-3684

Beautiful Multi in Lisbon. Features 3 car garage, large yard, great location, gas fireplace, formal dining, tin ceilings, pantry & much more! Awesome owner occupy! #955479 Reduced to $119,000! Call Laura at 212-8633

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Beautiful Cape in Lewiston. New furnace, new deck, new pellet stove, 2006 shingles, fenced in yard, attached garage, formal dining, mud room. #956757 PRICE REDUCED TO $110,000! Call Laura 212-8633.

Gorgeous 2000 Doublewide in Auburn. Features 2,160 sq ft, master suite, 4 bedrooms, central air, deck & water views! #971306 ONLY $89,900! Call Roy at 7546789

Lovely Home In Lewiston. Features 3 bedrooms, hardwood floors, 2008 pellet stove, vinyl windows, back porch & nice yard! #990575 ONLY $82,900! Mike 212-3684

18 acres in Minot on Route 124. Features a large sand pit. MLS#995940 $200,000! Call Roy 754-6789

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Gorgeous Ranch in Lewiston. New 16 x 20 deck, vinyl windows, shed, garage, hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, finished basement & more! Move in ready! #998337 ONLY $139,000! Roy 754-6789

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Antique Colonial in Greene. Features 2 acres, rear deck, huge mud room, new carpets, new paint, 3 bedroomss, 2 baths, hardwood floors & more! #998569 ONLY $125,000! Laura 212-8633

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Roy L’Italien

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Gorgeous Cape in Norway! On 2.1 acres, mountain views, 2 car attached garage & heated workshop, decks, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, hardwood & tile, granite, master suite & more! #1005346 ONLY $215,000! Mike 212-3684

Gorgeous Gambrel in Auburn! Farmer’s porch, rear deck, garage, newly paved driveway, new vinyl windows, hardwood & tile floors, formal dining, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath & more! #1004155 ONLY $125,000! Laura 212-8633

Gorgeous multi in lewiston! Features. Key updates include newer furnace, roof shingles, electrical & plumbing. Also offers a nice backyard. Very well kept!! #1004368 Only $124,900! Mike 212-3684

Gorgeous Ranch in Lewiston! Features new vinyl siding, nice .42 acre yard, garage, vinyl windows, updated kitchen & bath & more! Move in ready!!! #1004756 ONLY $134,900 Laura 212-8633

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In Raymond! Features 1.4 acres, 2 car garage, deck, 3 bedrooms, finished daylight basement & more. Very close to Sebago Lake. ONLY $189,000! #996074 Laura 2128633

Wow! Gorgeous Colonial on 10 acres, in-ground pool, 2 car attached garage, barn, deck, log playhouse, hardwood, 3 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, new furnace, paint & shingles, & more! ONLY $219,000! #989796 Laura 212-8633

Beautiful Raised Ranch in Lewiston. 2 car heated garage, hardwood, huge master bedroom, bath w/ marble, updated kitchen w/ maple & zodiac countertops & SS appliances. #965596 PRICE REDUCED TO $225,000! Call Roy at 754-6789

.51 acres in Sabattus. Features 2003 Doublewide, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 700’ of beautiful sandy beach & incredible views! #951329 $299,900. Roy 754.6789

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Multi in Lewiston. Features huge & beautiful yard with fence, garage, new boiler, updated electrical, porches & more. Currently fully rented! #934958 JUST REDUCED TO ONLY $114,900. Mike 212-3684

Cute & Cozy Cape in Paris. Metal roof, vinyl windows, vinyl siding, garage, landscaping, huge storage shed, fenced-in back yard, updated kitchen & bath, 3 bedrooms, porch & more! Low heating costs! #994601 ONLY $109,900! Laura 212-8633

2007 Raised Ranch in Auburn. 1.42 acres, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, lots of built-ins, fireplace, master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, corian, tile & hardwood, beautiful backyard & deck. Amenities Galore! Move in ready! #996148 $194,900 Mike 212-3684

Commercial 4-story brick building in Lewiston’s downtown development district. Features 2008 windows & boiler, 3 tenants, 10,875 sq ft & more. Many Possibilities! #979962 ONLY $169,500! Roy 754-6789

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Remodeled Multi in Auburn. Features updated kitchen & bath, new paint, new carpet & tile, huge master bedrooms, huge attached barn & other key updates. #982501 REDUCED TO $85,000! Mike 2123684.

Multi in Lewiston. Features 2 bedrooms in each unit, updated plumbing & electrical, 2005 roof shingles, some vinyl windows, hardwood floors, laundry hook-ups & more! #969446 REDUCED TO $89,900! Call Roy at 754-6789

Commercial Building in Lisbon Falls. Features 4 apartments & a storefront. #982572 REDUCED TO $139,900! Call Laura at 212-8633

Antique 1820 Colonial in Monmouth. 2.6 acres, 2 car attached heated garage, farmer’s porch, deck, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, hardwood floors, character & charm & more! #984048 $159,900! Roy 754-6789

★ LAND LISTINGS ★ Call Mike at 212-3684 ★ 1 Acre lot in Auburn! Build your dream home here! #1001000 $34,900

6 Building Lots in nice Auburn subdivision. STARTING LD SO#991432 AT $25,000!

3 lots in Lewiston on 1.22 to 1.36 acres. #937351 STARTING AT $22,900!!!

2 acre lot in Auburn. #965978 PRICE REDUCED TO $35,000

.87 Acre lot In Auburn subdivision. #991432 ONLY $24,000!

1.8 acres in Lewiston. Zoned Office Residential. #910522 ONLY $39,900

Two 1+ acre lots in Lewiston. #969609 ONLY $19,900 ea!

Taylor Pond Buildable Lot in Aub, ROW to Taylor Pond #987069 $69,900

5 acres lot in Lewiston. #975277 ONLY $50,000!

1.36 acre Lot, Auburn. #988169 $99,900

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15+ acres on Togus Pond. Features aprox 600’ owned wf. #978721 PRICE REDUCED TO $75,000!

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Negotiating Tactics to Use on the Seller

It’s like a debate. On one side are the seller and Real Estate Agent. On your side, is your Real Estate Agent or property attorney negotiating with the seller’s Real Estate Agent. The rules of this game are:

• The sellers must convince you that this house IS worth the asking price, and you must convince them that the house is NOT worth the asking price If they have a savvy real estate agent working for them, the agent may show recent selling prices of homes in the area, which is the most widely acepted guide to pricing a house, along with reports of a property appraiser. But it’s not gospel, they may have more rooms or more amenities than the house you are buying.

• If the house is such a good deal, why hasn’t it sold yet?

If the house you’re looking at is such a good deal, it would have sold long before you got there. If the house you are looking at is available for you to buy, you should question the value with the seller.

• Use high maintenance fees to your advantage.

If maintenance fees are high, this could be a bargaining point for you to drive the price of the house down. Just remember, if you are about to walk away, chances are a dozen other buyers already have and the sellers are probably starting to panic. High fees can make the seller’s home difficult to sell.

• Start nit-picking.

If the house has central A/C, check the air filter and if it’s dirty, it’s a good sign of other potentially undesirable issues you might find in the house. Think about it, if they are selling and did not spend the $2.00 to change the filter to make a good appearance, what else did the seller neglect?

• Other houses nearby sold for $300,000

This is like taking credit for someone else’s work. While neighborhood pricing data is a good basis to start with, you need to convince the sellers that eaach house has its own intrinsic value, and just because a house 10 blocks away sold for $300,000, this does not mean the seller’s house is worth $300,000. Also, just because other buyers paid a high price for surrounding homes, does not mean it’s worth that much to you.

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Auburn

Jann Poland Perkins-Farrington named to Coldwell Banker®

International Diamond Society At the Maine State Coldwell Banker Annual Awards, Jann Poland Perkins-Farrington of Monmouth, an Associate Broker/Realtor with Millett Realty has earned membership in the company’s International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the TOP of all sales associates/ representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system. Jann has long been helping clients buy and sell real estate for 24 years. She specializes in residential, waterfront and new construction homes. Jann continues to attend a variety of real estate classes to ensure her clients the best possible service. Jann is hardworking and dedicated, a consistent Multi-Million Dollar TOP Producer. Jann’s success can be attributed to her positive attitude and past clients. Thank you for your loyalty.

Located on the Little Androscoggin River. Wonderful cape on 5.1 acres w/ new siding, roof, windows, heating system and refinished floors. Sunroom addition. 3 bdrm, 1 bath. Nothing to do but move in. Includes large barn. Zoned for day care or service businesses. $190,000. Auburn – Abutting property to above. 1998 double wide on over 3 acres. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. $120,000.

I LOVE REFERRALS! Jann Poland Perkins-Farrington works at Coldwell Banker Millett Realty located at 155 Center Street, Auburn, Maine. Jann can be reached at 207-795-9688 email: jperkins@millettrealty.com

970 Baxter Boulevard Portland, Maine Go to www.mainehomesearch.com for more info and pictures.

Dawn Belisle-Marston • office - 553-7318 • cell - 939-2827

DOWN PAYMENT AND CLOSING COSTS DOWN PAYMENTS

Your down payment is a percentage of the value of the house you want to buy. The exact percentage depends on the requirements of the lender for the type of mortgage you choose. In order to qualify for most mortgages you will need a down payment between 3-20% of the price of the house. Closing costs usually range from 2-7% of the property value. You may be required to have private mortgage insurance (PMI) if your down payment is less than 20%. Private mortgage insurance protects the lender if the mortgage goes into default.

CLOSING COSTS

You will need additional money for closing costs. These costs vary by region but generally range between 2-7% of the property value.

Closing costs include points, origination fees, taxes, title insurance, financing costs and items that must be prepaid or escrowed and other costs. You will receive a written estimate of these costs from your lender after you apply for the mortgage.

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Four Simple Rules for Perfect Exterior Painting If you want professional-looking results when painting exterior wood, approach the project as if you were a professional painting contractor. That means following four simple rules that come second nature to experienced painters. 1. Take time to prepare the surface properly. This is where a lot of inexperienced painters go wrong. It’s important to fight the urge to start painting as soon as possible. Even the best paints can fail if they’re applied to a poorly prepared surface. Before beginning to paint, clean the surface thoroughly. This can be done with rented powerwashing equipment or by scrubbing with a long-handled brush using plain soap and water. Afterward, remove any remaining loose, flaking, or peeling paint by scraping or wire-brushing. Next, sand down rough edges on the old paint, as well as areas where the paint is glossy. Finally, brush off the dust and particles left from the sanding and scraping. Then sand and prime any areas where the wood is bare. 2. Buy top quality paint. To get the best-looking and longest-lasting paint job, it’s important to use the highest grade of paint. On wood and many other exterior surfaces, top quality 100% acrylic latex paint is the best choice. Because these paints contain more solids than run-of-the-mill paints, they form a thicker, more durable paint film. What’s more, they hide better, so they’ll often conceal the old paint color in fewer coats, saving a lot of extra work ... and saving money, too. Top quality 100% acrylic latex paint also has better adhesion, so they get a better grip on a properly prepared surface, and they remain flexible, so they can expand and contract with changing temperatures. These attributes help top quality paints resist peeling and flaking, which adds to the life expectancy of the paint job. Top quality 100% acrylic latex paints typically last 10 years or more, compared to three or four years for lower quality coatings. So, they are a much better value in terms of cost per year of service — no small consideration in these trying economic times. 3. Use quality brushes and equipment. For the best results when applying top quality paint, use quality brushes and accessories. Better quality equipment makes the work easier and helps apply the paint in a thicker, more uniform coat for a better-looking paint job. Homeowners should choose brushes that are well-balanced and springy, with multiple lengths of split bristles packed tightly in a 1/2 to 1’’ thickness on a standard 4’’ brush. When working with latex paints, it’s important to use brushes with synthetic bristles — ideally, polyester. Polyester bristles will hold their shape and maintain the proper stiffness regardless of the amount of water they encounter. 4. Paint in the right weather conditions. After you have your quality paint and tools in hand, choose the right type of day to apply the paint. Doing so will enable the paint to form a tough, durable, protective film. It’s best to do exterior painting in mild weather, ideally when temperatures are above 500 F, and when the wind isn’t strong. On very hot days, try to avoid painting in direct sunshine, since surfaces sitting in direct sun can be 10 to 200 hotter than the air temperature. One way to cope with this and still keep the job moving is to paint on the shady side of the house. The four rules for perfect painting involve a lot of common sense and take a little self-discipline. But, if you follow them, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful, professional-looking paint job that will last for years.

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Worden Realty

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473 Center Street • Auburn, Maine 04210 www.eraworden.com • mailroom@eraworden.com

OASIS! #983472 Nearly new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Located on culde-sac, water frontage, deck and many extras! $185,000 Call Colette 754-2735

GREAT 10.85 ACRE LOT #996814 Over 2000 ft. water frontage, build your dream home! Foundation, well, septic done. $74,900 COLETTE COUTER 754-2735

Sheila Delamater 212-7405

GREAT 3 BEDROOM RANCH #995830 Many upgrades, hardwood, composite and ceramic tile flooring, new bathroom, fresh paint, new roof. $90,000 Call Colette 754-2735

4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH COLONIAL MOVE IN CONDITION #999653 Newer vinyl windows, #993809 Great owner-occupied. Yard roof, shingles. Some updates. + 5 garage spaces. Close to park/ Motivated seller $115,000 shopping. $104,000 Call Colette 754-2735 Call Colette 754-2735

When we decided to buy our first home, we chose to work with Colette Couter as our Buyers Agent. We had an excellent experience! We were extremely nervous about the decisions we would be making and all of the paperwork that comes with buying a new home. Colette helped us every step of the way. Whether you’re looking for your first or second home, we would highly recommend using Colette. We couldn’t have done it without her! ~Scott & Heather H.

SOUTH RUMFORD #995967 10 room Raised Ranch, 4 levels, 2.2 acres, frontage on Andros. River, gym room with hot tub, sauna & shower, 3-season room with kitchen, pool room with bar & sink, hard wired for generator, hardwood & tile flooring, gas fireplace & more. $265,000 Call Sheila D. 212-7405

VERY LARGE FARM #978130 Absolutely lovely tin ceilings, 4 large bedrooms, 2 baths, extremely large barn with lots of storage, small apartment with separate entrance for income potential. $99,900 Call Sheila 212-7405

RUMFORD – CAPE ON .42 ACRE. #1005331 Open concept kitchen/dining room. Extra large backyard. Tons of storage space. $66,900 Sheila 212-7405

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HIGH TRAFFIC #994117 Commercial location with extra parking area, 3 entrances, corner of Rte 219 & Rte 26, 3600’ building with 1 bedroom apartment on 2nd level, endless possibilities. $250,000 Call Sheila 212-7405

BRIDGTON CHALET #1003166 3 bedroom, 3 levels on 9 acres, full basement. Close to ski resorts, views. $249,000 Sheila 212-7405

WEST PARIS – ADORABLE GAMBREL #1003491 1 acre with great back yard. Open beams, farmer’s porch, nice dry basement. $124,000 Sheila 212-7405

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LI ST IN G ATTRACTIVE THREE BEDROOM RANCH #1004175 In Lewiston outskirts. Reasonable distance to shopping. $124,900 Call Lorraine 754-6090

TURNER, LOVELY SPLIT RANCH #991315 On nearly 4 acres. Beautiful! Country setting! Fireplace, near water. $189,900 Call Lorraine 754-6090

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LEWISTON, SPACIOUS #990681 Four bedroom home, located at deadend street in desirable neighborhood. Pool! $149,900 Call Lorraine 754-6090

LISBON FALLS #995740 Tri-Level Ranch, located in Lisbon Falls. Three-four bedroom. 100x150 lot size. $124,900 Call Lorraine 754-6090

AUBURN #995616 Successful Auburn Dry cleaningLaundromat business property in prime location! $1,399,000.00 Call Lorraine 754-6090

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LOVELY MAINE CAMPGROUND With 83+- acres, beautifully laid out owner’s quarters. 90 RV sites, 5 cabins, tenting field, store, rec room, arcade, pool, much more! $799,900 Call Lorraine 754-6090

135 SITE WATERFRONT CAMPGROUND #990741 With 44 acres, near new votedin casino will be. 620’ water frontage, and beautiful beach! Live-in home! $1,300,000 Call Lorraine 754-6090

BRETTUNS POND #995701 BeaUtiful waterfront home with private beach, one acre, on Brettuns Pond. $329,000 Call Lorraine 754-6090

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BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED RANCH #996499 In wooded, private location. New shingles, tile and hardwood floors. $89,900 Call Matt 240-6008

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784-0159

473 Center Street • Auburn, Maine 04210 www.eraworden.com • mailroom@eraworden.com

Josh Morris 754-7829

Joe Daniels 577-0103

Maurice Rioux 576-3251

Tim Worden

Broker/Owner

AFFORDABLE CAPE #997439 In Auburn with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Garage in basement. A must see. $80,000 Call Josh 754-7829

AFFORDABLE RANCH #997470 To be built in Auburn on conveniently located lot in. $141,900 Call Josh 754-7829

TO BE BUILT COLONIAL #997446 In Turner subdivision, near golf course and town beach. $255,000 Call Josh 754-7829

RANCH STYLE HOUSE #970516 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, wrap-around porch, large garage. $115,000 JOE DANIELS 577-010

SPACIOUS 2-FAMILY #944062 With great potential, in need of updates. Has new windows plus hardwood floors. $75,000 JOE 577-0103

3 BEDROOM #1003622 Fantastic woodwork, sunporch, french doors, pocket doors, hardwood floors, great Lewiston Street. $210,000 Call Joe 577-0103

AUBURN RANCH #1000430 Completely updated Ranch on 1.82 acres. Newer kitchen, bath, roof, heat, floors. $139,000 Call Maurice 576-3251

3 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE #1003524 On 10.2 acres. Has barn, garage, fireplace, woodstove or BBHW oil heat. $95,000 Call Maurice 576-3251

MOUNTAIN & WATER VIEWS! #926038 6.5 acre lot to build, near lake with deeded access. Building packages available. $58,900 MAURICE 576-3251

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#1000750 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2-car garage, HWBB heat, vinyl replacement windows, vinyl siding. $122,500 Call QUENT 212-0829 Quent Hall 212-0829

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#997903 Multi-level, 2-car garage, family room, plus 12x25 Four-season room, 1.91 wooded acres, metal roof. $179,900 Call Quent 212-0829

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A 3 BEDROOM #994958 With applianced kitchen, first floor bedroom and laundry plus 4 car barn. $140,000 Call Mary Ann 577-2754

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3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CAPE #1003673 On deadend street, has large livingroom, plus familyroom with woodstove. $225,000 Call Mary Ann 577-2754

WELL-KEPT 4 BEDROOM #972763 Has new furnace and windows. Plus is a short walk to K-6 School. $154,000 MARY ANN NORCROSS 577-2754

WELL-MAINTAINED #1001262 Auburn 4 bedroom Colonial has fireplace, fenced yard and over-sized 2 car garage. $149,900 Call Mary Ann 577-2754

MINT 3 BEDROOM #969504 Has a great multi-season room, new furnace, redone kitchen and bath. Plus double living room. $137,500 MARY ANN 577-2754

A 2 BEDROOM RANCH #994945 Has applianced kitchen, new windows, fenced yard and heated workshop. $79,900 Call Mary Ann 577-2754

OWNER OCCUPIED #1001532 3 bedroom 1st floor with two 1-bedroom rentals, has new windows, doors, roof and more. $134,900 MARY ANN 577-2754

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Straight Talk About Hardwood Floors The American Hardwood Information Center asked four top design professionals — a kitchen designer, an interior designer and two architects about their choices for hardwood flooring. And from the twenty or so most recognized hardwood species, here are some favorites, plus insights on how each hardwood is used. ASH — I like its natural tone, but I sometimes bleach it to make it look very creamy. Even if ash is sanded smooth, its surface appears to have texture. I like putting ash on floors. It accepts finishes well and, with its consistent grain, is incredibly handsome in its natural state. CHERRY — We choose cherry for flooring because of the color — a dark tone with a reddish tint. For cabinetry, we’ve used it with insets — a mix of cherry and maple. I use it more in cabinetry, though it can also be used for floors. You don’t stain it; it has a beautiful natural hue. Cherry gets lighter with age, and can be damaged by sunlight. I’m careful not to put it directly in front of large sunlit windows. HICKORY — Sometimes I use hickory on floors, instead of maple or oak. Its graining is special, giving a completely different look. MAPLE — It creates a hardy surface as flooring and is also very good for cabinetry. It can be used in its natural state and, because of its smoothness and tight grain, can be painted. We’ve made great-looking cabinets out of birds-eye maple in a natural finish. It’s really durable, and its surface is so hard it won’t absorb dampness. I’ve often specified maple for the interior of kitchen cabinets. OAK — Oak is the greatest. It has a pronounced grain and can be stained any color you want. And using oak is traditional, not trendy — like owning a pair of gray flannels. WALNUT — When we have clients who want really dark floors, we always choose black walnut for its subtle grain and rich tone. Walnut works equally well for cabinets. “We often apply an opaque ebonized finish to cover the wood yet maintain the grain. Concerning bamboo as a design option, Pavarini says that “it grows fast but is not as versatile as hardwood.

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Dot Fernald 240-0420

Scott Robert 576-3361

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Linda Ruksznis 730-2684

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— LAND — #1004825 Beautiful lot in a nice subdivision, close to exit 86 for easy commuting, mountain views! $29,900 Call Dot’s Team 240-0420 16 UNITS #983930 with income of $103,992 and total expenses of $35,708. Perfect for the investor, new roofs $325,000 call Dot 240-0420

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SALTBOX, 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH #999598 2.13 acres, 2x6 construction, super insulated with R23 walls & R50 in ceiling, knotty pine ceilings on 1st floor with exposed beams, custom made cabinets, propane fireplace & on demand propane hot water tank, spring construction. $143,900 DOT FERNALD TEAM 240-0420

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#953283 1.46 Acre commercial property, perfect for a commercial developer, located next to Tim Hortons. $55,000 DOT’S TEAM 240-0420 #988620 Otisfield, 21.15 acres, 1160 road frontage, could be 2 lots, $49,900 Call Kevin 740-4975 #1005269 Large lot, near exit 80 for easy commuting, seller will do a turn key new construction package, dead end street. $25,900 DOT’S TEAM 240-0420 #971744 Minot, 5.25 acres. Very private. Lot is cleared. $28,000 Dot 240-0420

NICE INVESTMENT #970474 3-unit property, fully rented! Vinyl windows, vinyl siding, updated electrical. $94,000 DOT FERNALD TEAM 240-0420

LISBON 2-UNIT #995223 1 unit is 4-room and 2nd unit 6-room. Vinyl windows, income $18,000. Priced at only $69,900 Call Dot’s Team 240-0420

#1004821 Poland, 2.64 acres. Perfect lot for a full daylight basement. Owner financing and turn-key packages available. $45,000 DOT 240-0420 #1005282 Poland, Beautiful 13 acres, seller would do a turn-key construction, very private setting! $55,000 call Dot 240-0420 #1005675 Middle Range Pond, Waterfront 23 Acres, beautiful sub-division. $69,900 Plus a 3.12 acre with a ROW for $55,900 DOT 240-0420

3 BEDROOM #992362 2 full bath Double Wide with 2 car garage with paved driveway for$99,900 Call Kevin 740-497

INSIDE OF HOUSE HAS BEEN GUTTED #982122 Great house to redo. $22,900 call Kevin Bergeron 740-4975

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#1005699 Auburn, 7 Acres surveyed for 5 one acre lots. Could be private or public utilities. $110,000 DOT’S TEAM 240-0420 #960290 Lewiston, downtown lot could be used as a parking lot or could be built on. $28,500 DOT 240-0420 #970606 Buckfield, 2 acres soil tested, mobile homes allowed. $28,000 Kevin 740-4975 #973085 Hebron, 63 Acres with 1200’ of road frontage. Only $59,900 Dot 240-0420

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH COLONIAL #998188 In-town and close to everything, needs work $49,900 Call Scott 576-3361

AFFORDABLE MOBILE #986750 On the South end of Annabessacook Lake, beach only used by residents in the area. $69,000 Call Kevin 740-4975

#999172 Minot, Build your dream home! Large lot in attractive subdivsion, turn-key package available! $56,900 Call Dot’s Team 240-0420 #973611 Turner, 1-acre lot in a beautiful new subdivision with scenic views. Turn-key packages available. $36,500 DOT 2400420 #1001833 Richmond 1.83 acre flat land, mobile homes allowed. $22,000 Call Scott 576-3361

4 BEDROOM CAPE #996680 In a great location. Vinyl windows and siding 2 years ago. Won’t last long at $114,900 Call Dot’s Team 240-0420

WELL KEPT 3-UNIT #980790 On large lot with Mousam River frontage, good rental history, great for owner occupied. $100,000 SCOTT ROBERT 576-3361

#986680 Monmouth, 3 Acres, Nice corner lot with 1300 of road frontage on Route 202 and Norris Hill. $35,000 Call Kevin at 740-4975

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Dot Fernald 240-0420

ERA WORDEN REALTY

Scott Robert 576-3361

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Norm Lamie 754-6469

Linda Ruksznis 730-2684

Debbie Bosse

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2 units are 4 bedrooms, 26 units are 3 bedrooms, 7 units are 2 bedrooms, New furnace, 90% replacement windows and more. Total Income $279,640, Total expenses $90,104, Price $1,450,000 CALL DOT’S TEAM 240-0420 RE

EIGHT 2-BEDROOM APARTMENTS #1002180 2 commercial tenants on the 1st floor, there is 14,000 sq ft., mixed-use on 1.17 acres. Site can be divided in 2 lots, located in downtown Auburn. $549,000 Call DOT’S TEAM 240-0420

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MOBILE HOME PARK! #998943 Licensed for 44 sites, 10 mobile homes owned, 40 x 60 steel building. Great investment! $675,000 Call Dot’s Team 240-0420

CHURCH AND RECTORY #969385 On .74 acre, prime location, rectory has 5344 sq. ft. and church has 10,747 sq. ft. Call for details. $295,000 DOT FERNALD 240-0420

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PRIME LOCATION! #979729 34,700 Square feet, 18 Classrooms, commercial kitchen, cafeteria, gym, offices, and so much more! $595,000 DOT’S TEAM 240-0420

25,000 S.F. OF WAREHOUSE STORAGE #942981 For lease. 10 ton crane. Overhead truck doors. $3.00 S.F. NNN. SCOTT 576-3361

EXQUISITE RESTAURANT! #1005113 Local turn-key business for over 30 years with large repeat clientele base, seating 125, parking for 60 cars, over 6,000 Sq. Ft., many renovations. Relaxing atmosphere with incredible food and service. 4 dining rooms, beautiful kitchen with 2 prep rooms, state-of-the-art 1.42 ACRE INTOWN LOT! equipment and so much more. On #969715 Tons of possibilites. 4.66 acres surrounded by lush rolling Rectory 7194 sq. ft., church, meadows and fruit trees. If you’re looking for a turn-key business this 15,682 sq. ft. very good condition! $395,000 might be for you. $595,000 DOT FERNALD 240-0420 Call Dot’s Team at 240-0420

COMMERCIAL LEASE SPACE #945041 1000-146,000 SF, price negotiable, build to suit, 10 loading docks, 8-20’ ceiling height, 3 phase power. SCOTT 576-3361

COMMERICAL PROPERTY #985179 With 2 homes, 1 office and a full-service garage. Ideal corner lot with street light for commercial development. $495,000 Call Kevin 740-4975

TONS OF POSSIBILITIES! #979961 Over 23,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space. 14,000 sq. ft. heated, also 3 bed apt. and so much more. $199,000 DOT 240-0420

705 SF OF OFFICE SPACE #1002900 Perfect for a doctor or dentist office. 3 exam rooms, handicap accessible. $1000/mo. Call Scott 576-3361

OFFICE BUILDING #1002558 Offers 4004 sq ft reception, & waiting room, 7 large offices, paved parking for 15 cars & a lot more for only $215,000. Also available for lease. DOT FERNALD 240-0420

Owner financing for 20 years at 6% to a qualified buyer. Perfect land for development potential. Field and woods! $600,000 CALL DOT’S TEAM 240-0420

WAREHOUSE & OFFICE SPACE #1004034 10,000 s.f. of warehouse space and 10,000 s.f. of office space available. Great location, generator, central air and more! $4.00sf and $6.00sf. Call Scott 576-3361

TONS OF POSSIBILITIES! #992849 17,645 Sq Ft. Has offices, conference rooms etc and being used custom wood manufacturing. $200,000 Call Dot’s Team 240-0420

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Dot Fernald

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Kevin Bergeron 740-4975

Tom Mathieu 232-8250

Linda Ruksznis 730-2684

Norm Lamie 754-6469

Debbie Bosse

473 Center Street, Auburn, Maine 04210

4-SEASONS FAMILY RETREAT #986684 612’ Moosehead lake frontage, guest quarters, 28x70 boat house, deck, $1,295,000 Call Dot 207-240-0420

MOUNTAIN VIEWS! #997928 100 acres! 3200 sq. ft.! Built in 2005! Open concept. $695,000 Call Linda 730-2684

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2 BEDROOM CONDO #995802 In OOB, private balcony, ocean views, stainless and granite kitchen, fully furnished. $499,000 Call Scott 576-3361

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1100’ ON NEZINSCOT RIVER! #973169 4 bedrooms, pumpkin pine floors. Many major updates, barn and so much more with 8 acres. $169,900 DOT FERNALD TEAM 240-0420

4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CAPE #996184 Offers familyroom, deck, pool, hot tub, fireplace, security system, and more. $199,900 Call Dot’s Team 240-0420

TONS OF CHARACTER #1004715 Offers 3 bedroooms, 1 3/4 bath, living room with fireplace, 3-season room, 2-car carport, excellent condition. $109,900 DOT’S TEAM 240-0420

EXTREMELY METICULOUS! #983973 14x76, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, central air, deck, carpet and fully applianced. $35,000 Call Dot’s Team 240-0420

COMPLETELY REFURBISHED #917249 3,900 Sq. Ft, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, original woodwork, gourmet kitchen, wood floors. $362,500 DOT’S TEAM 240-0420

3 BEDROOM #998683 Mud room, some vinyl windows, 30x30 2-story barn, fencedin pasture, inside piping so no heat tape needed, metal pitched roof, furnace installed 2002. $59,900 DOT FERNALD TEAM 240-0420

NEWER DOUBLE WIDE #990582 On 2+/- acres with deck out back to enjoy the day. $99,900 KEVIN BERGERON 740-4975

GREENE, CONTEMPORARY! #1004052 New large kitchen with Corian counter top, livingroom with cathedral ceiling, 3 bedrooms and more! $149,900 Call Dot’s Team 240-0420

NICE 3 BEDROOM, 2 FULL BATH HOME #979727 On a quiet country lot with a walkout basement. $129,900 KEVIN BERGERON 740-4975

7 ACRES #973367 Open floor plan, 3800 sq. ft., 3 baths, family room, oak kitchen, wheel chair accessible and more land available. $349,000 DOT FERNALD TEAM 240-0420

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3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE, #953550 16x12 addition, 20x22 garage, open concept, deck well maintained. $52,000 SCOTT 576-3361

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH #996955 Doublewide with 2-car garage with paved driveway. $127,900 KEVIN BERGERON 740-4975

4 BEDROOM CAPE COZY RANCH COMMERCIAL STORE FRONT #996680 In a great location. #987322 Offers master bedroom #1002231 3 residential with bath, kitchen with island, apartments, large side parking lot, Vinyl windows and siding 2 years livingroom with fireplace and deck. vinyl replacement windows, vinyl ago. Won’t last long at $114,900. Call Dot’s Team 240-0420 Move in condition! siding. $199,000 Call Scott 576-3361 $145,000 Call Dot’s Team 240-0420

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