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Don't Borrow Trouble! Mortgages, Home Equity Loans and Refinancing

Are you looking for a home equity loan? Or are you trying to borrow money to buy a home? There are good deals and bad deals. If you don't want to get stuck with a bad one, be careful
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The Maine Homestead Exemption: Tax Relief for Maine Homeowners

Introduction The Maine Homestead Exemption may lower your property tax bill. It makes it so the town won't count $20,000 of value of your home for property tax purposes.

Commonly Used Foreclosure Forms

On this page you can find forms that you might need to handle your own foreclosure case. For more detailed information, see Can I Save My Home from Foreclosure? and Home Mortgage Foreclosures.
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Can I Save My Home from Foreclosure?

Educate yourself. Many, many people are in fear of losing their homes. Maine provides some free help resources, but not everyone will be able to get a free lawyer. Here, we want to help you get started by telling you about some options and where you may be able to get further help.
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Home Mortgage Foreclosures

Where can I get help? If you are facing threat of foreclosure of your home, try to get a lawyer. Here are some possible legal resources: You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video. Volunteer Lawyer's Project 1-800-442-4293 Pine Tree Legal Assistance Legal Services for the Elderly 1-800-750-5353 If you are… More
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Fair Housing: Your Right To Rent or Own a Home

What does "Fair Housing" mean? In Maine we have both state and federal “fair housing” laws. They say that a landlord cannot refuse to rent to you, and a seller cannot treat you differently, because of your: -race -color -national origin or ancestry (where you or your family came from)...
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Fair Lending

Discrimination in mortgage lending is prohibited by the federal Fair Housing Act (link is external) and the Maine Human Rights Act.

COVID-19

Up-to-date as of 5/29/2020 Is PTLA open? Can I still get help? To protect our clients and staff, all PTLA offices are closed to the public. If you have a current case, please reach out to our staff by e-mail or phone.
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Lo Que Usted Y Su Familia Debe Saber Sobre El Plomo

¿Qué puedo hacer yo para ayudar a minimizer el riesgo de envenenamiento por plomo en mi casa? What you and your family should know about lead - Spanish
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¡No Tome Problemas Prestados! Hipotecas, Préstamos con Garantía Inmobiliaria y Refinanciación

Recursos e información sobre protegerse de los préstamos depredadores.