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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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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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Managing Your Out-of-State Rental

8 Tips for Managing Your Out-of-State Rental Properties
Posted by Erin Wood on April 20, 2018 in  Agent Advice  Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtor  Dayton  Expert Opinion  Investment  Real Estate  Rental
Owning rental properties can be a lucrative business and a great source of income, but those who manage these properties know there is a lot of work that goes into each and every transaction. So what happens when you choose to relocate but don’t want to give up the added income from your rental? If you’re managing an out-of-state property, all hope is not lost! Our property management team put together tips for maintaining these properties, even after you move out of state. 1. Plan for occasional trip... read more
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7 Tips for Preparing Your Home to Sell

If you’re thinking of selling, you HAVE to read these tips!
Posted by Erin Wood on February 02, 2018 in  Agent Advice  Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtor  Expert Opinion  Home Sales  Real Estate  Sellers
Thinking of selling your home? Just one month into the new year and it has become clear to all of us at Coldwell Banker Heritage that 2018 will be a VERY busy year for the Dayton Real Estate market! If your New Year’s Resolution was #NewYearNewHome, then it's already time to get serious. Knowing that, we polled our agents to find the best advice for those getting ready to sell their home and here’s what they had to say: Clean, Clean, Clean By far the most popular suggestion from the agents was to cle... read more
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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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