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Three Quick and Easy Tips to Instantly Improve Your Curb Appeal

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on June 04, 2014 in  Decorating and Staging
Through many years of helping our clients buy and sell homes, we’ve learned never to underestimate the power of a first impression. And in the home industry, those first impressions begin at the curb. To add instant curb appeal and amp up first impressions of your home, these relatively easy and inexpensive tips can help in a hurry. Tip #1: Fresh Paint A can of paint can often be a homeowner’s best friend. With just a small investment and a day’s labor, you can make over your home’s exter... read more
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Five Tips for Outdoor Entertaining

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on May 20, 2014 in  Outdoors
Here in the River Valley, we’ve waited a long — and we mean long — time for summer, so kick it off in style this Memorial Day weekend with an outdoor get-together. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or fussy. The point is to have fun. Our top five tips for outdoor entertaining can help. 1. Define your space. Decide where in your yard you want people to gather. If it’s a cozy few, perhaps you just want to use your deck or patio, in which case your space is already defined for you. If you... read more
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Don’t fall for FSBO myths

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on May 16, 2014 in  Buying and Selling
It sounds tempting. Sell your home on your own and skip the agent commission. You could save a few thousand dollars, right? Not so fast. There’s a reason more and more consumers now are choosing instead to work with agents — several thousand reasons, in fact. Research from the National Association of Realtors indicates fewer than one in 10 transactions now are completed without a Realtor—and that the typical FSBO home sold for $174,900 compared with $215,000 for agent-assisted home sales. That&r... read more
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Six Steps to a Clean Fridge

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on April 08, 2014 in  Decorating and Staging
Have you caught that spring cleaning buzz? If so, we offer a great place to start: your refrigerator. After all, you’ll want to make room for all the fresh springtime produce coming your way! Here are six simple steps to cleaning it well and fast: Step 1:  Empty all the contents. Toss anything that’s expired and wipe down what you’ll keep. Step 2:  Remove the drawers and shelves and place them in a sink filled with warm, soapy water. Take care to make sure the water isn’t too ho... read more
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Finding the Right Contractor

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on March 31, 2014 in  Maintenance and Repair
We want to convert our deck into a three-season room this spring. We don’t want to do the work ourselves, but we’ve heard a lot of horror stories about contractors. How can we find the right one for us? Contractors can make home improvement projects go pretty smoothly, but the wrong one can make your life pretty miserable. It’s all about choosing the right one. Following these steps can help. Talk to others. If anyone knows who the best contractors are in your area, it’s Coldwell Banker ... read more
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