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 [...]

Eco-Friendly Home Tips Make Going Green Easy

Incorporating eco-friendly measures in homes has moved beyond installing energy efficient appliances and swapping out incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents – going green is giving home sellers a competitive advantage. With luxury condos touting eco-friendly features like rain water recycling, and home builders incorporating energy saving features into new homes, it’s no wonder real [...]

Tips on How to Find The Perfect Neighborhood For You

“Location, location, location,” is one of the most commonly used phrases when discussing real estate, but in reality every individual and / or family has their own needs and desires when it comes to finding the right neighborhood to purchase a home. Some people want the fast-paced urban lifestyle while others crave the quiet feel [...]

Staying On Top Of Green Energy Trends

Homeowners are commonly advised to consider energy-efficient improvements before selling a home, but the ever-evolving field of environmental technology makes it tough to stay on top of the most beneficial – and practical – green energy developments. While it might impress the neighbors to convert a standard home into an energy-saving powerhouse, doing so can [...]

First-time Homebuyers and Home Condition

First-time homebuyers should expect to stay in their home for some time. When buying a home, one expert told Bankrate.com, they should consider whether the property will be suitable for at least 10 years, even if they might leave sooner. This attitude affects most aspects of the search for and decision to buy a home. For example, if [...]

Single Home Buyers Are Buying Homes

Today’s housing environment has more single home buyers entering the real estate market than ever before. With inventory levels high, interest rates near record lows and affordability up in many areas across the country, many people who may have never considered buying a home in the past are recognizing that a mortgage payment on a [...]

It May Be More Beneficial Than You Thought

Enjoying an active real estate market year round, however, sellers often overlook the holiday season as a great time to market their home. Following are several reasons why this time of the year may be the right time for you to sell. 1. Buyers who look for a house during the holidays are generally more [...]

Tips on How to Pick the Right Real Estate Agent for You

A trusted real estate agent provides experienced counsel, guidance and unparalleled local expertise – all essential ingredients for anyone on the hunt for a home.  But for first-time home buyers, the first step can be one of the most intimidating. To help first-time home buyers, the professionals at Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty have provided [...]