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Love Your Home by Sweating the Small Stuff

Posted by Annette Mikat on February 08, 2016 in Maintenance and Repair
Relationship experts have come up with a new take on the golden rule: instead of treating loved ones the way we would like to be treated, we should treat them as they would like to be treated. We may often say that we “love our home,” but what does that really mean? The Beatles insist that all you need is love, but in your relationship with your house, you need a little more to keep the love flowing. Show your home a little love through regular preventative maintenance on the small stuff. It will love y... read more
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4 Smart Home Products You Might Love (and Win!)

Posted by Annette Mikat on December 29, 2015 in Buying and Selling
To celebrate our sponsorship at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show and our new sponsorship with CNET, we will be holding weekly drawings to win one of these smart home products. To enter, visit ColdwellBankerSmartHome.com.Imagine being at the office and getting a call from your child, who has lost his key. Now, imagine using your smart phone to let him in the house. Picture cleaning your house and hearing a favorite song come on your device. Now, picture streaming it throughout the entire house—via your light... read more
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A Smart Home Survey: 4 Findings You Should Know

Posted by Annette Mikat on December 29, 2015 in Buying and Selling
Nearly a third of homeowners are already using technology that allows them to control their home's functions such as lighting, temperature, security and entertainment. This smart home technology can be controlled either remotely through phones, tablets, computers or with in-home automatic systems.Coldwell Banker co-sponsored a survey of 4,000 American adults to learn more about how and why smart home technology is being used. Of those surveyed who are already using smart home devices, the vast majority said they wo... read more
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2016 Housing Market Outlook

Posted by Annette Mikat on December 29, 2015 in Buying and Selling Financing
Myriad reports from economy experts indicate that 2016 appears to have good things in store for home buyers and sellers. Based on their reports, we’ve compiled four key predictions to help you decide if this is the year for you to make a move.#1 Prices will rise more slowly, possibly even leveling off. According to research from CoreLogic, a company that provides financial, property and consumer analytics, home prices in the U.S. are projected to increase by 4.7 percent from July 2015 to July 2016. #2 Mo... read more
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‘Tis the season of winter, and even if it’s more wet than frozen this year, it is definitely dark. On winter solstice in December, we get only about nine and a half hours of daylight, total. Strings of bright lights and holiday shopping marathons keep us distracted for a bit…but once the excitement of the holidays dies down, we have several weeks to go before the sun wakes us again in the morning. Those last weeks of winter can drag like a sleigh with no runners, but they don’t have ... read more
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