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Same-sex marriages create new questions in property laws

On Jan. 1, residents in Maryland joined those in the District, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York in the ability to have same-sex marriages. While laws in the District and those states may have settled the big question on who can get married, they raise a number of practical real estate questions. One question arises ...
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Water and Homeowners Insurance

by Susanne Romo When most people think of home insurance and claims, fire or burglary is usually the first thing that concerns people.  But what might surprise you is that neither of those claims is the most common.  Water is. And your homeowner’s policy may or not cover the damage.  The bottom line your claims adjuster will need to know is —- ...

Condo owners should buy secondary insurance

BY BARBARA HOLLAND Posted: Aug. 11, 2012 | 2:04 a.m. Q: I currently own a condominium that I rent to my granddaughter. Last Sunday, the girl who lives in the condo above mine called me and said she heard running water, and asked if would come over and see if we could figure out where it was coming from. I went over and we looked in all the storage ...
Michael-Sosnowski

Michael Sosnowski

Michael Sosnowski Maine Home Connection & Associates Keller Williams Realty 50 Sewall St Portland, ME 04102 Phone: (207) 553-1313 Mobile: (207) 807-1902   Read more articles by Michael Sosnowski! 

Michael Sosnowski

Michael Sosnowski Maine Tips Insider tips Maine Home Connection & Associates Keller Williams Realty 50 Sewall St Portland, ME 04102 Phone: (207) 553-1313 Mobile: (207) 807-1902 Maine is well known for its dramatic ocean scenery, tranquil lakes and roaring rivers. The state’s geography is immense – and much larger than most people ...

Maine Tips

Michael Sosnowski Maine Home Connection & Associates Keller Williams Realty 50 Sewall St Portland, ME 04102 Phone: (207) 553-1313 Mobile: (207) 807-1902 Tweet Maine is well known for its dramatic ocean scenery, tranquil lakes and roaring rivers. The state’s geography is immense – and much larger than most people realize. For example, ...

New Housing Difficult for Young Home Buyers

Lucas Jones New Housing Difficult for Young Home Buyers Article   Despite the many homes available for sale in Maine, being able to pay the mortgage payment has become increasingly difficult for young home buyers. Two factors are blocking young adults from buying their own home: rising costs of university tuition and rental costs. Read Article ...

Are Emails Binding in Real Estate Transactions?

C. J. Hughes E-Mail May Be Binding, State Court Rules Article   BE careful when clicking “send.” That is essentially the message to brokers and their clients from a state court, which ruled recently in a real estate dispute that e-mails can carry the same weight as traditional ink-on-paper contracts Read Article | Comment it

How to clean up your credit score?

Tara Siegel Bernard Healing a Wounded Credit Score Article Tara Siegel Bernard is a personal finance reporter for The New York Times. Some lost their jobs or were just overwhelmed by mounting debt. Others got caught up in the real estate bubble or had major medical bills. Whatever the reason, the rising number of foreclosures, short sales, ...

No mention of MID in State of Union Speech

  President Barack Obama talked about the need to reduce the federal deficit and simplify the tax code in his state of the Union speech last night but in leaving out the specifics of how he would accomplish those goals he left it unclear whether changes to the mortgage interest deduction (MID) would be part of the mix. Source: Web: www.realtor.org