Be Right at Home

Imagine a classic Midwestern blizzard is whipping through the region, followed by some bone-chilling Canadian air that lasts for a week. Meanwhile, you’re house hunting; driving on slick roads that haven’t yet been plowed, stomping through drifts of snow and bracing yourself as you walk into the icy headwind in the backyard of a home you’re considering.   Now imagine this instead: slipping on a virtual reality headset and walking through properties from the comfort of your own home, while ... read more
With the gift-giving season come the shopping lists—usually topped by newer, shinier and faster versions of last year’s smart phones. Now, however, it’s time for those smart phones to move aside. There’s a new tech in town that’s not only changing the way we live but the very homes in which we reside.   Smart home technologies are quickly becoming the tech to have. It’s a trend, sure, but it’s one that’s here to stay, and it’s one that can save you money,... 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 into the lock... read more

Smart Homes for Dogs: Yes, That's a Thing

Posted by Anna Jotham on August 15, 2016 in  Uncategorized
Dog owners are famous for loving their pets—like, seriously doting on their dogs. Doggy sweaters, doggy ice cream and cookies, doggy daycare; some canines live in the lap of luxury. If you are one who lavishes love on your pooch, hold onto your kibble. You’re not going to believe the latest in smart home technology…for dogs. Doggy smart homes are emerging on the market, each with more exciting features than the last. Some compelling developments in canine smart homes enhance entertainment, con... read more

Six Things You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on September 02, 2014 in  Uncategorized
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. When rev... read more
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