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Determining if it’s a Buyers' or Sellers’ Market

Is it the right time to sell? Here’s the formula to find out!
Posted by Erin Wood on January 15, 2018 in  Buyers  Home Sales  Market Update  Real Estate  Sellers
So you’re on the fence about selling your home. You’re not sure it’s the “right time” to sell. While there are many factors that influence this decision, one important factor you may have not considered is the current housing market. You’ve probably heard the phrase “It’s a buyer or a seller’s market” before but what does this real estate mumbo-jumbo really mean? In real estate, the housing market is gauged by “months of supply.” Months of supp... read more
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Why Should I use a Realtor?

Here are a few reasons why using a Real Estate agent is essential to buying and selling your home...
Posted by Malinda McNutt on March 09, 2018 in  Buyers  Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtor  Home Sales  Marketing  Sellers
Many people in the process of buying or selling a house ask themselves – why should I use a Realtor? This is more common now that technology has given buyers and sellers the ability to search listings and open houses online. Many begin to wonder - why would I pay for someone to do something I could do myself? However, many mistakenly think the role of a realtor is just to find and show houses. A quality realtor does much more, and these efforts can mean the difference between getting a contract signed or shre... read more
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First Time Home Buyer Vocab

Your quick reference to real estate terminology
Posted by Erin Wood on April 25, 2018 in  Buyers  Expert Opinion  first time home buyer  infographic
Buying your first home can seem like an overwhelming process if you don’t know all of the steps or lingo associated with it.  To give you a more in-depth understanding of the process we’ve compiled a vocabulary cheat sheet for you.  This cheat sheet will explain commonly used terms in the industry that you will encounter when purchasing your new home.   ... read more
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First Time Buyer’s Checklist

Important Factors to Keep in Mind When Purchasing Your First Home
Posted by Erin Wood on April 27, 2018 in  Buyers  Expert Opinion  first time home buyer  Investment  Real Estate
When thinking about purchasing your first home, there are tons of different things one needs to consider in order to buy the right one.  There’s the location of the home, the price, the property and acreage, and the layout or style. All of that just to find the right house, not even taking into consideration the process of how to buy it.  In addition, there are many things you must go over, financially, when purchasing your new home.  One thing you do not need, though, is experience.  At C... read more
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6 Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Smart Home

Important things to consider when you're shopping for a smart home
Posted by Erin Wood on May 02, 2018 in  Buyers  Expert Opinion  Investment  Luxury  Real Estate  Security  Smart Home  Technology
As smart home technology continues to trend, we have seen an increase in the number of homes for sale that offer buyers the latest and greatest in home automation, smart entertainment, and security. The smart home is a hot commodity. In fact, a recent study published by the Washington Post found that 65 percent of buyers said they would be willing to spend more money for a home with smart technology upgrades.   However, for most buyers, purchasing a smart home is uncharted territory. While the... read more
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