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A Complete Glossary of Home Selling Terms

Guest Post: Sharon Lee, Manager of Product & Content Marketing at Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 10, 2020 in  Buying a Home  Selling a Home
What’s the CMA of your home and does the buyer have a plan for paying the closing costs? Does that sound like a lot of mumbo-jumbo? If it does, then it’s time that you get up to date on the latest real estate lingo.When selling a home, it’s impossible to avoid real estate terminology. Everyone uses it from your real estate agent to your bank loan manager and the home seller. If you don’t know what they’re saying, you could put yourself at risk of a bad deal or an unfortunate misun... read more
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Is Winter or Summer the Best Season to Buy a Home?

Guest Post: Lindsay Listanski, Director of Media Engagement at Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 09, 2020 in  Buying a Home  Winter
You hear it a lot – there are best and worst times to make any sort of purchase. Whether it’s a television, a car, or a home, statistics are available that may influence your decision on when would be the best time to make a purchase.Numerical data isn’t the only thing you should be taking into consideration, though. Each season has something different to offer in terms of making the home buying process easier or more challenging. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of buying during the w... read more
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Stages of Buying a Home

Guest Post: Christian Montiel, Digital Media Manager for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 07, 2020 in  Buying a Home
It may be a goal you have had since childhood. Perhaps, you have rented for most of your adult life and now want to experience the joys and satisfaction of home ownership. Buying a home is a big step and requires a lot of important decisions along the way. With some advanced planning and research, you can be sure your home purchase is something you feel good about for many years ahead. Here are the basic steps that lead you to a successful transaction.Understanding What You Can AffordThis is different fro... read more
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What Millennial Home Buyers Are Looking For in Their First Home

Guest Post: Victoria Keichinger, Director of Brand Marketing for Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 05, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Millennials
While home is a universal concept, there is one generation making extra waves in today’s real estate market. Representing about a fourth of the population, this group of young group of consumers are setting trends from technology to fashion and even food and are now emerging as a dominant force in today’s real estate market. This year, it’s anticipated that more than half of all home purchases will be made by first-time buyers, and most of these newbies will be millennials. So, if you’re con... read more
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A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Homeowners Insurance

Guest Post: Paul Martin, Insurance Professional for Trusted Choice
Posted by Matthew Hillier on October 16, 2019 in  Buying a Home
While buying your first home is exciting, buying your first homeowners insurance policy isn’t nearly as much fun. New homeowners have all kinds of questions about what homeowners insurance covers and what it doesn’t, and understandably so. When shopping around for a policy to protect the biggest financial investment of your life, you want to feel confident that you’ll walk away with enough coverage. Fortunately, with just a bit of a debriefing on homeowners insurance, those shopping for their firs... read more
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