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Four tips to avoid disaster when buying, selling real estate

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on May 01, 2013 in  Buying and Selling
We’ve all heard those horror stories about buying or selling a home: buying too high, selling too low, buying a house full of issues, financing that never materializes.  Buying or selling a home can be stressful enough without any of those surprises. Just following these four simple tips can help you avoid about 90 percent of the most common problems. Use an agent. For most, buying or selling a home is the biggest financial transaction they’ll ever make. It just makes sense to have an... read more
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Five bathroom fix-ups that pay for themselves … over and over

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on February 01, 2013 in  Maintenance and Repair
Bathroom fix-ups remain a top home improvement project for many home buyers. In fact, statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® indicate that almost half of all home buyers take on some sort of bathroom remodel after moving in. It’s a smart investment, too. The cost today for adding a new, full bathroom averages around $15,000. According to House Hunt, a real estate listings site, adding a bathroom increases home value by more than $18,000. But what if you don’t have $15,000 to spend o... read more
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