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 [...]

Here's 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 [...]


Earnest Money Deposit vs. Down Payment: What's 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 [...]

How Long Does Mortgage Pre-Approval Last?

So just how long does mortgage pre-approval last? This is one of the key parts of applying for a mortgage and purchasing a home; however, it doesn’t last forever.

Here are the key facts about mortgage pre-approval that you need to know: 

What is Mortgage Pre-Approval?

A mortgage pre-approval is a pretty official process to see if you can [...]