A home warranty provides discounted repairs and replacements on a home’s large functional components, such as plumbing, air conditioning, furnace, electrical system and often on major appliances. When something breaks down, the homeowner contacts the warranty company to discuss next steps: Is it covered? Has it been maintained? When can it be addressed? For many, a home warranty may be exactly what you need. Here’s why.
#1 No DIY worries. For those of us who are about as handy as a ni... read more
By Jillian Hugo, Vice President and Realtor at Coldwell Banker River Valley REALTORS
Let’s be honest: tech is fun. It’s novel and makes life easier. But smart parents today embrace tech to keep kids safer while coincidentally increasing their property values. If you’re looking to smarten up your home, here’s a look at the top four devices to get you started.
Smart locks. With smart locks, you have no more worries about lost or forgotten keys. Your child can always get int... read more
Sitting at the intersection of low interest rates and a slightly cooler market, this might be the perfect year to make that move on your first home. Take these five steps to get started in the right direction.
Explore locations. Many young professionals are still in fluid career positions, and buying a home means you should be prepared to stay put for five to seven years. If you’re serious about buying, make sure you’re looking in a location where you can stay for a bit. Buying involves significant upf... read more
A job transfer requires us to put our home on the market in January. How can we make that work?
If you’re moving away for work, odds are that someone else is moving here for work. January is actually a fairly typical time for businesses to make personnel decisions involving transfers. The most important step you can take is finding yourself a solid real estate agent. These three tips will also help you sell a property in the middle of a Minnesota or Wisconsin winter.
Keep up with the snow. Make sure you ha... read more