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Meet URGENT Demand—Sell Your House NOW!

Meet URGENT DemandSell Your House NOW!

It’s nothing short of astonishing. All across Maine, demand among buyers for homes is at an absolute fever pitch. In a stunningly short amount of time, “Sell your house - NOW!” has become the most sure-fire financial success strategy imaginable. As the Portland Press Herald noted, this is all about a housing marketing that is [...]

Surging Demand Means Sell Your House THIS WINTER!

Surging Demand Means Sell Your House THIS WINTER!

The headlines tell the dramatic story: “Maine’s Housing Market Broke Records in 2020, with Sales and Prices Through the Roof” the Portland Press Herald just reported. And in its most recent issue, Mainebiz asserts that the decision to sell your house has become a virtual no-brainer, with “surging demand” fueling people to be “snapping up [...]

For Valentine's Day: Romantic Dining in Hallowell, Maine

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It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and—even during a pandemic—love is in the air at several of the most date-worthy restaurants in one of New England’s most charming, vibe-y towns: Hallowell, Maine. Named “the New Orleans of the North” by Yankee magazine, Hallowell and its romantic restaurants offer more than a meal; they offer a captivating [...]

Why You Should Enjoy the Great Maine Outdoors This Winter

Why You Should Enjoy the Great Maine Outdoors This Winter

Ever since the pandemic first hit Maine, “cooped up” has become a way of life for most of us. We’ve had to “shelter in place” and “socially-distance” … and we’ve experienced the LACK of everything from visiting friends & attending school, to commuting to work & enjoying live performances in person. Yet, health authorities warn that staying [...]

How to Spread Socially-Distanced Holiday Cheer

How to Spread Socially-Distanced Holiday Cheer

Okay, so 2020 has been unusually challenging. But we Mainers are famously creative and resilient, and we know that spreading holiday cheer—even socially-distanced holiday cheer—is absolutely something we can handle. So let’s get to it! Here are 4 great ways for spreading socially-distanced holiday cheer through kind, compassionate acts this [...]

5 Maine-Made Holiday Gifts to Send Your Friends and Family

5 Maine-Made Holiday Gifts to Send Your Friends and Family

Due to the pandemic, our holiday season will “look different” this year. Many of us won’t be able to travel home for the holidays, and will therefore have to mail gifts to loved ones. Okay, so that’s not great. But ask yourself: Is there a way to “turn this around” and create something very positive and enriching from it? Fortunately, the [...]

An Interview with Brian Rizzo About the Family Business

An Interview with Brian Rizzo About the Family Business

When you engage with a business, do you ever wonder what the human part of their backstory is? To shed some light on this, we called Brian Rizzo, owner/broker at Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson, Realtors®. Here’s the personal and family story Brian shared with us.

A Remarkable Conversation Between Father and Son

 “The wonderful thing about [...]

What Are “Closing Costs” and Who Pays Them?

What Are Closing Costs and Who Pays Them?

As home buying and selling in Maine soars above all expectations, more and more of you are asking us, “What exactly are ‘closing costs’? Who pays them? How can we best prepare for them?”

To help you more easily and clearly understand closing costs, we’ve put together this must-know information and guidance.

Definition of “Closing Costs”

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