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Is a Condo Right for You?

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on August 25, 2015 in  Buying and Selling
The Latin roots of the word “condominium” are con, meaning together, and dominus, meaning owner. For some, the concept of condo living is ideal. For others, the drawbacks of condominium ownership outweigh the benefits. Read on to learn whether a condo might be right for you.Cool Amenities: Some condos own gyms and swimming pools or even a golf course for your use. The conveniences of a healthy lifestyle may be just outside your door. Lack of Privacy: If you dream of sitting on the deck in your birthday ... read more

Ready, Set, GO! Six Strategies to Conquer School Mornings

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on August 14, 2015 in  Uncategorized
School starts soon, and with it comes the morning routine. If you’re the parent of a school-age child, you may recognize the five stages of getting out the door in the morning:Denial—“We have plenty of time! I’ll even cook breakfast today!”Anger—“You’re not up? I thought you were up! Why do I have to yell every morning before you’ll get up? What do you mean you can’t find socks? I did laundry yesterday!” (This stage may last longer than the others&... read more

Welcome Home: Unusual but Usable Housewarming Gifts

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on August 03, 2015 in  uncategorized
When friends or acquaintances buy a new house, coming up with ideas for unique and useful housewarming gifts can be a challenge. The most important secret to great gift-giving is to tune in to the recipients. Avoid the awkwardness of delivering a huge basket of blueberry muffins to the gluten intolerant, or a bottle of wine to the teetotaler. Ask your new homeowners which room excites them most in their new house. If it’s the amazing kitchen, get them spices and oils. If it’s the great bathtub, get them... read more
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