House Hunting? Be Prepared With A Pre-Approved Mortgage Loan

Homebuyers often forget one of the most important steps in the home buying process: arming themselves with a pre-approved mortgage loan before they begin their house hunting. A pre-approved mortgage loan is a lender’s commitment to lend to the homebuyer, with specifications on the exact loan amount. To get pre-approved, homebuyers need to provide personal [...]

Get Help Selling – It Pays (Literally) to Work with a Pro

Everyone’s heard the old saying, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” While this is true in many circumstances, it might not be the best practice to follow when selling a home. Handling complex legal issues, offering security when dealing with strangers in a home, properly staging a house for [...]

Tips on Home Selling during the Winter

Coldwell Banker offers tips on home selling during the winter Just because the weather outside is frightful, the home selling experience doesn’t have to be. Traditionally, the spring season is known as the time when home buyers are out in full-swing looking to purchase, but winter months can also bring in motivated buyers who are [...]

Why Buy or Sell?

All of us have been inundated with depressing economic news for the past five years. The internet, television, radio, newspapers and social media are full of reports, opinions and statistics about the stock market, banking, interest rates, foreclosures, real estate and more. Many of these reports, forecasts and opinions vary dramatically on their conclusions leaving the average American very [...]

Five Topics to Discuss With Your Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Whether you’re ready to settle into your first home or looking to buy your fifth; are moving cross-country or cross-town, it’s smart to identify which attributes of a new home are most important to you. Be sure to sit down with your real estate agent and discuss your needs and wants for your new house. [...]

For Sale by Owner: Why Going Solo May Not Be Going Smart

Those that choose to sell their own homes often hope to avoid the commission paid to real estate agents. While those familiar with the housing market and process of selling a home may enjoy a successful sale, plenty of inexperienced home sellers have encountered nothing but headaches. Besides limiting the number of potential buyers, the [...]

Things for Buyers to Consider when Determining the Appropriate Property Value and Offer Price

Determining the value of home can be sometimes a difficult task for a buyer. Just as there are many factors that can impact a home’s value, the details and potential success of your offer also rely on several pieces of information. If you are thinking about buying a home, you may want to consider the [...]

How to Prepare for the Closing of a Home

After making the decision to buy a home, many buyers are surprised by the amount of work required for a successful closing. To ensure that you are prepared to close on the home, you may want to develop a checklist of necessary steps with your real estate agent. As you prepare to complete the sale [...]

5 Essential Questions Home Sellers Should Ask Before Selecting A Real Estate Agent

Selecting a real estate agent to assist in the largest financial transaction a person will likely ever make is a critical part of the home selling process. In a challenging economic environment where competition among real estate companies is on the rise, choosing the agent that’s right for you can be a confusing task. Coldwell [...]

Move-In Ready Is the New Starter Home

Looking at today’s market, I’m so happy about the opportunities that first-time homebuyers are seeing and embracing. One of my colleagues is a young man in his 30s, and recently bought his first home. For years, he counted himself out of the home buying equation, or thought that if he did buy a home, he’d [...]