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7 Things to Do Before Moving into Your New Home

Guest Post: Victoria Keichinger, Director of Brand Marketing at Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on February 05, 2020 in  Buying a Home  New Homeowner
Congratulations! You’re a new homeowner. While you may not be able to wait to move in, there are a few things you should consider tackling before hanging those family photos on the walls. 1. Change the locksFor peace of mind, it’s a good idea to change out the locks on your exterior doors to ensure that anyone the previous owners may have given a key to can no longer access the property. According to Home Advisor, the average homeowner spends between $100-$300 hiring a locksmith. 2. Pain... read more
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How to Safely Move your Plants to your New Home

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder of NorthStar Moving
Posted by Matthew Hillier on February 05, 2020 in  Buying a Home  For Your Home  Healthy Living  Home & Garden  Home Decor  Homeownership
Moving can be stressful for all living beings. When it comes to change, plants are especially vulnerable. However, with a little love and some planning you can protect your plants and help them adjust to their new environment.  Whether you are worried about your small succulent collection or you are a certified plant parent, be assured these tips from Tim Moore, lead editor of Backyard Boss, will help keep your plants safe and secure throughout the moving process. Spoiler alert! Before you get our ha... read more
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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 from qualifyi... read more
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