I think that removing anything other than major furniture is the way to go. Think of a hotel room and go from there.
I think a fresh coat of paint that is neutral is the safe way to go. Clean floors and sharp trim. Other than that it just adds clutter. My buyers could see themselves in it better if it was empty.
The mill rate for the Town of Sebago is 12.20. This means if your house is valued at 100,000 by the town you could expect to pay $1,220 per year. If you google the town you are looking for and add mill rate after it, you may be able to find the exact info you are looking for. If all else fails, you can call the town office and ask for the mill rate.Hope this helps.
Here are two more places that might be worth a look.http://www.keystonemanagement.comhttp://www.vpmmaine.comCraigslist is another place to look. Many landlords don't have the money to pay a realtor or management company to advertise their apartments, so most of them take advantage of any and all free advertising they can.soHope this helps. If all else fails, please feel free to contact me. I know a few people who have rental units available from time to time.Good luck!
I've had great luck with Kennebec Federal Savings Bank and Bangor Savings Bank. They are local and will work with you on lots of different projects. I like to keep my money local and in the community whenever possible.
I think it all depends if this will be owner occupied. If you live in it, you may be able to get conventional financing. Might be worth talking to a few banks. Sometimes loan officers get ideas in their heads and aren't willing to look outside the box for ideas. I recommend using a local bank that's familiar with the area. Please feel free to contact me with any questions that come up.
It's kind of like comparing apples and oranges. Market value and replacement value aren't the same. The cost to rebuild your property may be different than what someone is willing to pay. It's similar to how the town may have your property assessed at one amount, and an appraiser comes up with a different amount. There are a lot of terms that get thrown around when it comes to value, and each one has a very specific meaning. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.
I'd start in the Capital Area of Augusta and work your way out from there. What are you looking for? In town, countryside, a lake house, a beach house? We've got it all here. Drop me a line and we can chat about your options. Welcome to Maine!
As long as you have equity in the property, you should be able to get some type of secured financing. Its worth talking to a lender about it.