When COVID-19 struck earlier this year, experts issued dire warnings regarding the pandemic’s likely impact on real estate buyers and sellers. But what has been our actual national experience - and our experience here in central Maine? Let’s take a couple of minutes to look at the U.S. and Maine-specific stats, and see what they tell [...]
When you’re buying waterfront property in Central Maine, special considerations must be taken into account. Read this to discover how to “buy smart!”
Here at Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson Realtors®, 2019 was an outstanding year—and we have our valued customers to thank for that! Thanks to their trust in us, we engaged in a very dynamic market, especially for those seeking to sell real estate in Central Maine. Buyers found the market slightly more difficult; throughout Maine there was a [...]
The temps feel oh-so-frosty and the winter snow has taken over, so that means now is a terrible time to buy real estate, right? Wrong! In fact, based on our years of experience, we’d argue that winter is likely the BEST time to buy real estate in Central Maine. Here are 3 key reasons [...]
Moving is, by the nature of uprooting, chaotic and stressful. It’s a whirlwind of deadlines, cardboard boxes, and a whole new life.
So there is little surprise that on your first night in your new home, you might feel a little unsettled — which begs the question, “what to unpack first?”
Here’s what you need to know to lessen the feelings of being overwhelmed and get settled in [...]
When you buy a home for the first time, it can sometimes feel like everyone around you is speaking a foreign language. Here are a few of the most common home buying terms to know, so you can keep up with your Realtor, mortgage provider, and even your friends and [...]
Buyer Beware: stigmatized property for sale.
Picture this: you’re about to close on your dream home when you discover something you find disturbing ...someone died in the home! Or, even worse, your dream home comes with long told tales of being [...]
Knowing the difference between an earnest money deposit and a down payment can be really confusing -- especially if you are a first time home buyer.
Here, we’ll break down the difference between the two, how to choose the option that’s best for you, and what this means for your home buying experience.
What’s a Down Payment?
A down [...]
When is the best time of year to buy a house -- especially if you plan to live in Maine. You are likely to find plenty of conflicting answers in your research, so we’re here to set the record [...]
So just how long does mortgage pre-approval last? Here's what you need to know!
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