Blog :: 09-2013

A Career In Real Estate is Not For the Faint-Hearted

You might have seen Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson signs in front of houses for sale in your neighborhood and thought, "I could do that." But do you have what it takes to be a real estate agent or a broker? The skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for success in property sales go beyond passing required courses and the state licensing [...]

What To Do With Your Child's Room When They Move Out

When your son or daughter moves out leaving you an empty-nester, what do you do with the now extra space? Repurpose it of course.

With just a few changes, such as fresh paint or wallpaper and new or rearranged furniture, you can easily create a new room.  Below are four ideas for your new space.

Remember to first measure the room and use your imagination to map your plans on [...]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Flipping Houses

Is "flipping" for you?  These are the potential risks and rewards of buying homes at low prices to sell later for a profit.


  • You can be your own boss and make a decent full-time or side income.
  • The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has extended the ban on their "90-Day Anti-Flipping" rule for all FHA-insured loans through December
  • [...]