Buyers are fewer during the winter season, but those who are looking are probably more motivated. And those motivated buyers aren’t likely to let the holidays slow them down. If your home is on the market, take heart in knowing you can still decorate for the season while staging for a warm and cozy appeal.The key to effective staging during any season involves de-cluttering. Feel free to decorate for the holidays—it is, after all, still your home. But if your Great Aunt Betty left you a nutcracker colle... read more
Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on November 23, 2015 in
Among the many things we love about living in the River Valley is the region’s eagerness to celebrate—especially during the holidays. We set out to capture some of the best of those celebrations, and even we were surprised at the number of opportunities available to get your jingle on.Here we share those events for 2015. Many are free and family friendly; all help capture the spirit of the season.Rotary Lights (La Crosse), Nov. 27—Celebrating Christmas cheer and goodwill, this lighting celebration... read more
Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on November 18, 2015 in
Holiday season means holiday parties. The cost and effort of putting together a soiree can be substantial, and it’s good policy as a guest to arrive with a gift to thank your hosts. They say it’s the thought that counts, but it’s worth putting some real thought into a gracious gift. If you’re not sure where to begin, take a look at our ideas for host gifts that won’t break the bank.
A Clever Cookbook: Combine your hosts’ love of reading with a reverence for all things culi... read more
Your smart phone can make dinner reservations, remind you of appointments, and check the weather. A smart HOME can help you increase security, simplify housework and have some fun.The tech industry continues to innovate on the home front, and Realtors are reporting more smart home features in listing descriptions in recent years. Some agents are noting that properties with smart home features and technologies sell faster than homes without them.Even if you’re not planning to sell anytime soon, it’s wort... read more