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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Real Estate Buying and Selling

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Real Estate Buying and Selling

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 [...]

2019 in Review: Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson Realtors®

2019 in Review: Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson Realtors�

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 [...]

3 Smart Reasons to Buy Real Estate in Winter

3 Smart Reasons to Buy Real Estate in Winter

 

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 [...]

Here's What To Unpack First After Moving

Heres What To Unpack First After Moving

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 [...]

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Earnest Money Deposit vs. Down Payment: What's the Difference?

Earnest Money Deposit vs. Down Payment: Whats the Difference?

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 [...]

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