7 Reasons Buying Beats Renting

Why Buying a Home is Better than Renting Conventional wisdom used to state that buying a home is always a great investment. But after the housing crisis, many people who saw their equity sliced in half began questioning this logic. That’s unfortunate. In most parts of the U.S., home buying is still a better decision [...]

Writing the Perfect Dear Seller Letter

A dear seller letter is one thing that can give the buyer a distinctive edge in a seller’s market. When competing for a home, there are many ways to make your offer attractive to the seller. When a seller is reviewing multiple offers on their home that may be very close in price and terms, [...]

Understanding and Choosing Smart Home Products that Are Right for Your Lifestyle

Many people are drawn into the world of smart home technology by cool features like smart lights and smart assistants, because they help make life more convenient. But it can also be somewhat intimidating for people to get started when they’re faced with a bevvy of technical terms and limitless options. Getting past the jargon [...]

The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Way

The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® marketing program allows Luxury Property Specialists to seamlessly connect with the world’s most affluent clientele. It offers agents the power of a global network of 92,000 Coldwell Banker® affiliated agents located in 3,000 offices in 47 countries and territories around the world. It also provides agents with access to a [...]

Saving for a Home: How Much Is Enough?

It's easy to get caught up in credit scores when considering a home purchase. But as lenders continue to loosen requirements, the need to have money in the bank doesn't get any less acute. Getting prescriptive about how much you need in savings to satisfy a mortgage lender is tough business. The answer can depend [...]

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 Real Estate have provided the [...]

When Is The Best Time To Buy A House?

With many markets reporting an abundance of homes for sale, and interest rates remaining at near 45-year historic lows, now might be one of the best times in recent memory to buy a home. While buyers have the advantage in today’s real estate market, they still need to be savvy in order to get the [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]