Three Haunted Maine Homes

Looking to add something unique to your home? How about a ghost or two? According to MSN, the addition of a few paranormal residents might not increase its value any, but it may help your house stand out from the rest. Here are a few real haunted homes in Maine: 1. Falls Rd, Benton The […]

Who Has Access to Natural Gas in Central Maine?

Last year, we asked Is Natural Gas Right for Your Home? Since then, we’ve seen all City of Augusta municipal buildings and the new Alfond Center for Health take advantage of the newly-laid pipelines. But how are the residents of Central Maine fairing with this less-costly, more-efficient oil alternative? Of the four companies authorized by […]

Commercial Real Estate: Why You Should Invest

With commercial loan interest rates dipping below 4 % it’s a good time to revisit the idea of investing in property for your business.  The advantages are many and the timing is great.  We are big fans of commercial real estate investment for a number of reasons, besides the obvious.  Take a look at these […]

Back To School: Set Up A Study Now

August is a great month in Maine: warm days, plenty of sunshine and festivals for every age and interest. And for parents it marks the beginning of the back to school season. As your children advance in school their homework increases and finding study space at home becomes more important.  The challenge is creating a […]

6 Reasons To Let Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson, Realtors Sell Your Home

With over 30 years of experience in selling homes, Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson, Realtors is in a great position to sell and market your home for sale. Using numerous online tools and in person networking, your property listing will reach a larger audience and have a better chance of closing under the management of our […]

Selling Your Lake House (or Camp)

Whether it’s affectionately known as the lake house, the camp, or some other name; whether it has a beach, a dock, or just a beautiful view; your lakefront property holds memories.  So when it comes time to sell, regardless of the reason, many emotions can surface. We understand the myriad of feelings that come with […]

Why Maine is the Perfect Place to Purchase a Home

“Maine is the perfect place to purchase a home!”  Of course people expect us to say that; we’re Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson, Realtors and real estate is our job.  But what if there were some sort of competition – a reality-type show where states competed for the prestigious ‘Best Place to Purchase a Home’ title? We know Maine […]

4 Things to Know on How to Price Your Home

I got into a conversation the other day about how easy life would be if it were more like the game of Monopoly.  Prices for properties would already be set and printed on a little card.  All houses would look exactly the same.  But then we quickly realized that in the Monopoly world, each house […]

4 Checklist Items for First Time Home Buyers

So you’re ready to buy your first home, and everyone and their brother has advice for you, right?  Here at Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson, Realtors, we know first-time home buying can be overwhelming.  For our agents here in Central Maine, real estate isn’t just a job; we chose this profession because we truly enjoy helping people through […]

Taxes vs. Community

When shopping for a home, focus on the growth of the community you will be moving into. If you have children, where they will go to school? If you are starting a family, where is the closest hospital? Once you determine the importance of these areas then take into consideration the property taxes for the […]