This year marks our tenth year in business as Coldwell Banker River Valley, Realtors, and that’s a milestone worth noting and celebrating. Of course, we couldn’t have gotten here without our great clients and excellent team of agents, so we hope you’ll join us in looking at ten of our top-ten lists—beginning with what we love about being in real estate and running the gamut through the top 10 pros and cons about working with family. We hope you’ll be inspired, entertained and maybe e... read more
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
Ah, the complexity of comps. In college, comps are stressful final exams. In restaurants, to “comp” something means to give it away to a customer, usually because of a fly in the soup. In real estate circles, comps, a shortened term for comparable sales, ultimately provide guidance for the list price and potentially for the mortgage too.
To determine comps, an agent looks at similar properties that have recently sold in your area. An appraiser will do the same. As you seek to understand how comps affe... read more
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