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Volume 23, Issue 3

YORK COUNTY/SOUTHERN MAINE

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CONTACT: EXIT KEY REAL ESTATE 207-636-2222 COVER HOME: Unique 3BR home on nearly an acre w/235’ sparkling frontage on Mousam Lake in Acton. $649,900. See page 7 for more details.

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WELLS - Renovated 2BR/1BA seasonal cottage in motel/condo complex. Indoor pool & hot tub. Open year round. Just steps to Wells Beach. Park car & walk to all summertime activities! Broker owned property. $199,900 MLS/ID:1237662

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WELLS - This 1020SF single family 2BR/2BA home is located at 271 Old County Rd Wells. Its all about location! Just a short drive or bike to beach. Work needed but well worth the look. $169,900 MLS:1285443

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WELLS WELLINGTON MANOR #126 & #224 Beautifully renovated units. Enjoy the indoor pool & clubhouse. Short drive to local beaches. Great rental history. Distant water views. $125,000 each MLS:1090540 & 1090518

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Tips For First Time Home Buyers Contact any top agent advertised in this magazine today. They are the most professional local real estate market experts, giving you the utmost confidence in purchasing your first home.

1. Be choosy, but realistic. You may never find the perfect home.

2. Do your homework before looking at homes. Determine exactly what features you want in a home and which are most important to you.

3. Get your finances in order. Examine your credit report & be prepared for down payment or closing cost.

4. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. Talk to a lender NOW – before engaging a REALTOR®.

5. Know your move-in date. When does your lease end? Are you allowed to sublet? How tight is the rental market in your area?

6. Think long-term. Are you looking for a starter home, or something to stay in for a long time? This could influence the type of home you decide to purchase, as well as the type of mortgage terms that might best suit you.

7. Don’t become “house poor”. Buying the biggest home you can afford may leave no money for maintenance, decor, or renovations. Plus, it may make it hard for you to save money for other financial goals.

8. Don’t take chances. Obtain a professional home inspection and, if possible, a warranty from the seller to cover any defect within the first year.

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Year-round home w/ its own land is less than 1 mile from Wells beach. 3 BRs, 2 full BAs, many extras! $229,900 MLS/ID:1282005 Text P818331 to 52187 New Ranch in Wood Haven Estates in Sanford sits on 1.11 acres yet close to I-95, beaches, lakes, and golfing. $249,900 MLS/ID:1254779 Text R65966 to 52187 Wonderful Duplex with commanding views of Number 1 Pond in Sanford. 6 BRs, 2 BAs, and Sunrooms, 2-car Garage. $239,900 MLS/ID:1269025 Text P674463 to 52187

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ACTON Nearly an acre w/235’ of sparkling frontage on Mousam Lake, this unique home overlooks exquisitely landscaped grounds w/ the sound of water lapping onto the shore. 3 BR provide ample space for family & friends, LR w/ gas-log fireplace & sliding doors opens onto covered porch; MBR en suite also w/ sliding doors opening onto covered porch. Formal DR, gourmet KIT w/ granite counters & skylights, private guest BR en suite upstairs & one more bedroom/study. 2-car garage, too. Private sandy beach, too! MLS# 1281465 $649,900 Text R93593 to 52187

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KENNEBUNKPORT. Over 200’ on the Atlantic Ocean. 5BR, master suite, gourmet kitchen, & PRIVATE, sandy beach Offered at $5,195,000 Call Don MLS:1286885 Text R95782 to 52187

OGUNQUIT. 1.5 Miles to downtown Ogunquit! Stunningly decorated 3-4 BR home with all the amenities you could imagine! Offered at $599,000 Call Don MLS:1284155 Text P757986 to 52187

OGUNQUIT. This private,4+ Bedroom custom home features high-end finishes, open spaces and a bonus in-law suite. Offered at $1,200,000 Call Don MLS:1260805 Text P673856 to 52187

CAPE NEDDICK. Water views & deeded ROW to the Cape Neddick River from this newly renovated 4 BR 3.5 BA charmer. Offered at $630,000 Call Don MLS:1282363 Text R65853 to 52187

OGUNQUIT. Recently rebuilt stand alone condo. 3br,wood floors, large living room & short walk to Perkins Cove! Offered at $429,000 Call Don MLS:1283272 Text P258618 to 52187

OGUNQUIT. Seaside home on 150+ FT of riverfront! Panoramic views from Footbridge Beach to Town Center! Offered at $1,595,000 Call Don MLS:1280310 Text P744937 to 52187

YORK. This stunning home has been rebuilt from top to bottom! 4BR 3.5 BA on 2 Acre lot With ROW to the Atlantic. Offered at $880,000 Call Don MLS:1282626 Text R68524 to 52187

OGUNQUIT. Own a piece of Ogunquit! Walk to Perkins Cove from this 1br condo!Great rental history & inclusive fees. Offered at $219,000 Call Don MLS:1285982 Text R88196 to 52187

KENNEBUNK. Joseph Titcomb house is an historic 6BR estate w/ gorgeous grounds, reflecting pool, & carriage house. Offered at $1,395,000 Call Don MLS:1276860 Text P730332 to 52187

OGUNQUIT. Steps to Perkins Cove & Marginal Way! 2 level, 2 bedroom condo w large second story deck. Perfection! Offered at $519,900 Call Don MLS:1284160 Text P753641 to 52187

OGUNQUIT. This 3BR 2.5BA home is in one of Ogunquit’s most charming wooded neighborhoods. Just off the beaten path. Offered at $529,000 Call Don MLS:1288679 Text R121691 to 52187

YORK One-floor living! Garage & priv backyard. Walk to library, bank, PO, shops. Hdwd flrs, new walk-in shower, open, heated second floor. New roof, chimney & furnace in ‘09. $289,000 MLS:1287465 Text R104379 to 52187

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Thanks to Federal Housing Administration Loans (FHA Loans), you can put as little as 3.5% down. With this method, you’ll potentially have a lower interest rate, giving you more flexibility. Your money is not all tied up in your house like in a traditional down payment that can leave you with little or no extra cash to spend on home care, improvements, or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Whether you’re a real estate professional or firsttime home buyer, the home buying process and real estate transactions can be stressful. There tends to be some common misconceptions in this process, so it’s very important that you’re well informed of what is fact and what is fiction. We’re here to set the record straight. Myth #1: You don’t need a REALTOR®. Before you bravely take on one of the biggest purchases or sales of your life, remember this: it’s not as easy as it looks. REALTORS® know all the ins and outs of the local area as well as the market in which you’re looking to buy or sell. Picking up the phone and calling a REALTOR® may be one of the best decisions you’ll make. Myth #2: The bigger the downpayment, the better off you’ll be. Buyers’ immediate reflex is to put as much cash down as they can when buying a new home because they’ll borrow less, lower the monthly mortgage payments, and won’t need to buy mortgage insurance. However, putting 20% down is not a requirement and it’s not for everyone.

Myth #3: Appraisers set the value of a home. The role of the appraiser is to produce a credible opinion of value that reflects the current market. Appraisers are not responsible for setting the value of the home and they also do not confirm a home’s sale price. According to David S. Bunton, President of The Appraisal Foundation, “Appraisers provide an analysis of the collateral, so that lenders understand the value of a property when making the loan decision.” Myth #4: You need perfect credit. Most people assume that you must have absolutely golden credit in order to get a loan, but that just simply isn’t the case. If buyers have less than perfect credit, lenders are often willing to work with them to get the best possible loan. Credit is not the only thing that lenders look at when deciding to approve a loan, but your score will have an effect on the interest rate on your mortgage. Make sure you review your credit report and if any errors are found, they should be reported to the credit reporting bureaus before applying for a mortgage.


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Trendy Bathroom Upgrades for a Quick Sell

2. Lighted vanity mirror Home improvement stores, design studios and online retailers carry a variety of lighted vanities in shapes, sizes, styles and light sources (LED, CFL or incandescent) to suit virtually every taste. Installing one is a simple do-it-yourself job that has a big impact on a bathroom’s appearance and usability.

4. Towel warmers Wall-mounted or free-standing, plugin or hard-wired, all towel warmers work the same way; heated bars warm towels hung on the rack, providing a cozy, warm towel every time you bathe. Plug-in versions install easily, while hard-wired ones may require professional installation.

5. Shower foot rest Foot rests are an economical improvement. Some suctioncup styles cost under $20. For a more refined look or enhanced sturdiness, it’s possible to find one that anchors into the wall through screws, or a style built into shower surrounds. If you’re redoing your shower stall, it’s the perfect time to add a stylish, sturdy foot rest.

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3. Double-flush toilet Dual-flush toilets use only the water you need to get the job done, so they contribute positively to a home’s overall footprint and can help save on water bills. They’re a lower-cost upgrade, and even more cost-effective when installed by a savvy DIYer.

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1. Skylights In rooms where privacy is a c o n c e r n , skylights can provide both natural light and ventilation. They’re beautiful, endowing bathrooms with a major “wow” factor, and practical. Energy Star-qualified no-leak, solar-powered fresh-air skylights can help trim electricity costs by providing natural light and passively venting moist, warm air from the room.

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A recent poll on Houzz, a popular home design website, asked consumers what bathroom improvements they desire most. Many of the answers were both luxurious and affordable, and others were downright simple changes to make. Here are five hot bathroom upgrades and some ideas for incorporating them into your home to ensure a quick sell.

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ID# 60 SINGLE FAMILY, SANFORD $149,000 MLS:1259821

ID# 99 KETTLE POND SHAPLEIGH MLS# 1284473 $164,900

ID# 74 790’ on MOUSAM LAKE MLS# 1279249 $589,000

ID# 73 68 ACRES, ACTON MLS# 1275000 $149,900

ID# 104 575’ on QUIET PINE SPRINGS LAKE, SHAPLEIGH MLS# 1287063 $249,500

ID# 90 PROVINCE LAKE GOLF CLUB PARSONSFIELD MLS# 1279693 $239,900

ID# 91 150’ on MOUSAM LAKE MLS# 1279799 $524,900

ID# 103 100’ on GREAT EAST LAKE MLS# 1286434 $329,900

ID# 72 H ROAD ACTON MLS# 1273795 $179,500

ID# 95 235’ on MOUSAM LAKE ACTON MLS# 1281465 $649,900

ID# 35 WILSON LAKE ACTON MLS# 1275137 $249,000

ID# 106 64 ACRES in NEWFIELD MLS# 1289556 $269,000

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YORK-5+ ACRES ON THE YORK RIVER W/MOORING IN PLACE! 28 X 28 2-story barn w/2 BRs, open kitchen, dining and living area deck! $599,000 MLS:1269828 Text P483536 to 52187

YORK - 3 BR BUNGALOW W/1ST FLR MASTER BDRM & 2.5 BATHS! Close to beaches. New construction. Still time to make your own choices. $489,900 MLS:1248810 Text P512614 to 52187

YORK-FULLY APPROVED COMMERCIAL SITE ON ROUTE 1 IN YORK! Sale, lease, will build to suite, ground lease-seller is open and flexible. $598,000 MLS:1288657 Text R119913 to 52187

C U S T O M C O N T E M P. H O M E O N NEARLY 16 ACRES OF LAND IN YORK! Nearly 2500 SF of space from this 3 bdrm gem and a view of Indian Pond. $798,000 MLS:1214033 Text P664281 to 52187

YORK-SUMMER AT THE BEACH! 3 BR seasonal cottage located steps from the ocean w/ocean views. 1 of 2 town approved stand alone condos.$350,000 MLS:1245564 Text P870887 to 52187

YORK- 2 0 0 ’ O F D I R E C T O C E A N FRONTAGE! 3 bdrm Classic Royal Barry Wills designed cape w/unparalleled views & proximity to the ocean.$1,595,000 MLS:1247781

2BR/1.5BA BRIGHT & SUNNY 680SF end unit, tastefully decorated w/laminate & tile flooring throughout. Central Air, W/D & dishwasher. Just a mile from Goose Rocks Beach, recently renovated resort w/indoor/ outdoor pools, kiddie pools, children’s playground, v-ball, b-ball, tennis, fitness center & more! Offered at $179,000 Text P603118 to 52187

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5 DYKE ROAD, UNIT 1 ~ Goose Rocks Beach Perfect hideaway for two! Adorable end unit condo! Vaulted ceiling, semi-private grassy area w/picnic table & Grill. Fully functional kitchen, 3/4BA, queen size Murphy bed, only 75 yards to beach access, next door to famed General Store. Great location & good rental history! Offered at $159,900 Text P701947 to 52187

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