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How much can staging really affect a home price?

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 3:54 PM by Annette Mikat

Most Realtors can attest there is value in staging, but new research is helping us understand more precisely where the benefits are, and they may not necessarily be in the selling price.   In a new study from the College of William and Mary, researchers studied staging’s affect on price by leading hundreds of prospective homebuyers through six virtual home tours. All were the same home but the staging was different in each, featuring different combinations of with and without furnitu read more

Six things you need to know about homeowners insurance

Posted: September 02, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Coldwell Banker River Valley

Lenders always require their mortgage holders to keep insurance on their homes, so if you own a home, you probably have some kind of homeowners insurance. But do you know what it covers? Too often, homeowners don’t find out until they need it. It’s then they realize the policy they purchased doesn’t exactly work the way they hoped.These tips can help you avoid becoming one of those consumers — protecting your investment and giving you peace of mind.#1 Know what your policy covers read more

Home for homework: creating a homework station

Posted: August 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Coldwell Banker River Valley

For most students in the River Valley area, it’s back-to-school time. And for students of all ages, that also means it’s back-to-homework time.You can make it more effective for your learner and more pleasant for everyone if you have a routine for getting homework done — a routine that includes not just a particular time for it but a particular space for it as well.If you’re looking to set up such a space in your home, the first step is finding a spot that will help your kids con read more

Four tips for leaving pests outside this fall

Posted: August 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Coldwell Banker River Valley

With summer waning and fall on the way, now is a great time to rid your home of summer insects and seal it against rodents who soon will be looking for warmth.While there are a number of products and services out there to help you, your best defense against pests is by taking preventative steps to keep the bugs at bay in the first place.1. Make a clean sweep. This one seems like a no-brainer, but keeping your home clean and dry (especially floors) is among the best ways to keep pests away. If you spill read more

Eight insider tips to choosing a moving company

Posted: July 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Coldwell Banker River Valley

Finding your dream home can be stressful, but making the move can be even more so.If you’re planning to move, choosing a moving company is one of the first and most important steps. After all, you’ll be entrusting most, if not all, of your earthly belongings to that company.Here at Coldwell Banker River Valley, REALTORS, we’ve seen hundreds of home buyers go through the process, and we’ve picked up a few insider tips along the way.1.  Look beyond the basics. When choosing read more




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