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Smart Housewarming Gifts

Posted by Anna Jotham on March 08, 2018 in  Buying and Selling
Few life changes are as exciting and satisfying as buying and moving into a new home. To help the lucky new homeowners celebrate, consider making their new home smart. Smart home technology is not only a welcome housewarming gift, but one they’ll enjoy for as long as they’re in that beautiful new space.  Smart Home Gifts: Perfect for all Price Points Smart housewarming gifts span the gamut in both price and scope, so whether you want to go all in on something really special or get them someth... read more
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The pre-search stages of buying a home are filled with dreams of quiet cul-de-sacs and wraparound porches, granite countertops and cozy reading nooks. The actual search may yield one or two of your must-haves, but the realities of home buying can be quite different than expected. Let’s face it: it’s not every day that we commit to something so entirely as we do our first home. The choice you make now will have an impact on your life for the next several years or even decades. It’s interestin... read more
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2018 Housing Forecast: It's a Great Time to Own a Home

Posted by Anna Jotham on January 03, 2018 in  Buying and Selling
Good news looms if you’re looking to sell this year. And if you’re looking to buy, this year may be the time to go for it.  Labor shortages and rising lumber costs will contribute to rising home prices this year, yet experts at Freddie Mac anticipate sales to continue to climb as well. At first glance, these predictions can seem like great news for home sellers and daunting for those in the market to buy. However, the seller’s market is expected to slow a little from 2017. While home ... read more
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When you have a blog, you try to write about the topics that people appear to be most interested in. Those interests evolve over time, but some things seem to be evergreen, and they’re not always the topics one might expect.   As we look back on the ten years since we formed Coldwell Banker River Valley, REALTORS, one thing we’ve learned is that when it comes to predicting what will interest people most is to expect the unexpected. The good news is it looks like we have a little something for ev... read more
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SMART Home Kits Make SMART Home Gifts

Posted by Anna Jotham on November 27, 2017 in  Buying and Selling  Maintenance and Repair
If you’re wondering what to get for that homeowner who has everything, consider a smart home kit. Coldwell Banker has partnered with the smartest of smart home companies to create a smart home equivalent of the holiday fruit basket. The package deal is a perfect starter kit for a more comfortable, safe and convenient living space…and did you know that adding smart home technology adds value and reduces time on the market in a selling situation?   The initial investment is a small chunk, but the ... read more
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