Our Services & Pricing
*Please note that some of our prices have recently changed, see the below chart for the most up to date pricing.*
Financed Purchase & Refinance Title and Closing (Buyers)
Title Examination, Registry Copies, Document Preparation, Loan Closing, Funds Disbursement, Preparation of Title Insurance Documents (excluding premium), Recording of Documents (excluding recording fees)
Cash Purchase Title and Closing (Buyers)
Title Examination, Registry Copies, Document Preparation, Funds Disbursement, Preparation of Title Insurance Documents* (excluding premium), Recording of Documents (excluding recording fees)
Preparation of Deed & Transfer Tax Form, ME Title Doing Buyers Side (Sellers)
ME Title Doing Buyers Side. Current Owner Search, preparation of REW2/REW1 and RETTD
Preparation of Deed & Transfer Tax Form (Sellers)
Current Owner Search, preparation of REW2/REW1 and RETTD
Preparation of Deed & Transfer Tax Form (w/ REW 5)
Includes current owner search and preparation of REW 5
Preparation of Deed & Transfer Tax Form (w/ seller mortgage)
Includes current owner search and seller mortgage payoff
Preparation of Deed PLUS Partial Closing
When ME Title is not representing the buyer, but will be doing either an in person or mail away closing to the seller at the request of the buyer’s agent.
+$100 to regular fee
Power of Attorney, Partial Mortgage Release, Mortgage Discharge, Mortgage Subordination
For Any Order Closing Within 5 Business Days (Not Always Available)
Title Search Only
Current Owner Search for HELOCs Under $250,000
Title Exam from Vesting in Current Owner, Registry Copies, Recording of HELOC Docs and Update to Search (excludes recording fees)
Current Owner Search for HELOCs Over $250,000
Title Exam from Vesting in Current Owner, Registry Copies, Recording of HELOC Docs and Update to Search, Title Insurance Policy Docs (excludes recording fees & premiums)
Road Maintenance Agreement Preparation
To meet FHA requirements, each lot is an additional $75 (excluding recording fee)
Private Note & Mortgage Preparation
Preparation and Recording of Private Mortgage (excluding recording fee)
When ME Title is Only Performing the Closing
Witness Only Closing
When ME Title is Witnessing the Closing Only
Lease Agreement Preparation
Construction Disbursement Updates
Per Transfer, Incoming or Outgoing
UPS (per package)
E-Simple File Recording Fee (initial fee only)
Does Not Nnclude County Recording Fees
Additional Attorney Review
* Deed Prep fees cover up to two hours of attorney work. Some deed preparations may take longer due to title complications or other issues and additional time will be billed accordingly.
The above fees do not include the title insurance premium. Please contact our office to calculate the premium for title insurance if a title insurance policy is to be issued.
Cash closing means the buyer is not using a lender/financing. It does not mean we accept, or pay the seller, in cash. We accept cashiers checks and wire transfers only, and we only pay in checks or wire transfers.
REGISTRY OF DEEDS RECORDING FEES are based on the number of pages of the document being recorded. The fee for most counties in Maine is $22.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page thereafter per document. Please note that there may be additional recording fees depending on the number of parties named on the document.
The Maine Real Estate Transfer Tax is based on the sales price. The buyer & seller each pay $2.20 per thousand dollars of the amount of the sales price (rounded up to the nearest $500.00).
The above fees are our basic statement of charges effective April 6, 2021. Please feel free to call us for a quote on any additional legal services needed.
We perform both in person and mail away closings. In person closings will be performed at our office in Bangor, or any location within the State of Maine at no extra cost.
Deed preps start at the stated amount and are for one parcel, prices will increase for deeds of multiple parcels and those requiring extra work or difficulty.