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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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This year marks our tenth year in business as Coldwell Banker River Valley, Realtors, and that’s a milestone worth noting and celebrating. Of course, we couldn’t have gotten here without our great clients and excellent team of agents, so we hope you’ll join us in looking at ten of our top-ten lists—beginning with what we love about being in real estate and running the gamut through the top 10 pros and cons about working with family. We hope you’ll be inspired, entertained and maybe e... read more
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Enjoy a crackling fire this summer with a build-it-yourself fire pit

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on June 10, 2015 in  Outdoors
Ever since we learned how to create it, humans have found comfort, warmth, and peace in a crackling fire. If you have the space and the inclination, why not bring that benefit to your backyard?Fire pits range in cost and complexity, from the portable metal contraption that you can purchase at a home store for about a hundred dollars, to a more expensive, more complex brick and stone fixture. Regardless of your choice, consider these factors when creating a space for your backyard campfire experience.First and forem... read more
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Four tips for outdoor living

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on May 26, 2015 in  Outdoors
Spring and summer bring the desire to, as Ralph Waldo Emerson suggested, “adopt the pace of nature.” We’re drawn outdoors to eat, to socialize, to play and to generally slow down and appreciate the fresh air. A few enhancements can create an enticing outdoor space to sweeten that summer breeze.Repel bugs. Priority one is making sure that the only guests at your outdoor party are the ones you invited. The fun of an outdoor meal is ruined when you and your guests become the meal to mosquitoes or whe... read more
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Three ways to landscape for value appreciation

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on May 13, 2015 in  Decorating and Staging  Maintenance and Repair  Outdoors
First impressions count, and when you’re selling your home, the first impression is the view from the curb. Home appraisers, Realtors, and buyers agree: a seller’s efforts in landscaping can pay dividends. A well landscaped property can increase selling value—but at the very least, it can bring buyers in the door more often than the competition and decrease your home’s time on the market. Experts agree that these three factors will add to the value of your home:#1 Trees. HGTV’s number... read more
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