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Coldwell Banker and Smart Home Technology at CES

Wave of a hand, wave of a magic wand and the wave of the future. Coldwell Banker showcases the newest, latest and greatest at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) held in January 2016, Las Vegas.  Watch and learn. Check out the details at CES Coldwell Banker     … [Read more...]

Investment Real Estate | Improvement 1031 Exchange Advice

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Guest post courtesy of Toija Beutler             I read this and felt it was important enough to share. So with permission, 1031 Exchanges with improvements. Good advice for savvy real estate investors. In complex real estate transactions it's … [Read more...]

Question: Is it worth it to [insert project description here] to my home?

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Answer:  Review the Cost vs Value Report The new 2015 Cost vs Value Report is out. This is an excellent study and a wonderful resource. Use it as a guide to find out what a kind of return you might anticipate at sale of certain home improvements or gauge the approximate of cost projects you are … [Read more...]

Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report | Real Estate–Location, Location, Location…

Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report

Thinking of moving to a new town? Want to know how your current home's value will translate in the "new" place? Here's a tool that will help with that process.  Test out the Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report and find out! … [Read more...]

Improvement in the National Real Estate Market

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Info-graphic illustrates what's happening in the National Real Estate Market (data courtesy of National Association of REALTORS®).   It's nice to see numbers that are up!  But, more significant to homeowners and future homeowners is the local market.  I'd be happy to show you what is … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Your Home for Freezing Weather

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SEVERE FREEZING WEATHER IS FORCAST OVER THE NEXT 5 - 10 DAYS!! How To Prepare A Home For Freezing Weather The following is a list of a few useful maintenance tips to complete before the weather starts to change.Disconnect all hoses from the water bibs around the house and/or in the yard. Leaving … [Read more...]

Don’t Get Scammed | Records Information “Services”

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Don't get scammed by anyone that wants money for property information. Recently, one of my clients, a new Corvallis, Oregon homeowner, called me for advice about a form received in the mail. It was very official looking, referenced details about their specific property and transaction and … [Read more...]

Coldwell Banker Previews | Inside Out | Gorgeous

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I love the format and the articles of the PREVIEWS® e-zine. Never want or expect to live this life, it's not me. But it is fun and fabulous to follow and maybe pick up a tip or two about food and design. Love the photography. Previews Inside Out Take a look at my Lifestyles of the Rich and … [Read more...]

Negotiating Your Real Estate Transaction–How Important is Privacy?

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Details of your real estate negotiation posted in public? Not if you work with me!   Coldwell Banker's President and CEO has taken a strong stance against Redfin's idea to share negotiation processes for real estate transactions handled by their firm.   Please read the Coldwell Banker … [Read more...]

Mortgage Insurance Premiums and Tax Deductiblity Through 2013

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This falls into the "Good to Know" category of life: Mortgage Insurance Premiums are Tax Deductible Through 2013 If you bought a home or vacation home and didn't put 20% of the purchase price down as down payment, the odds are good that you are paying mortgage insurance (MI). It may have been … [Read more...]

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