Author Archive

5 Questions You Must Answer Before Listing Your Home

10/03/2016

The title kind of makes you think of that 80’s song by The Clash, doesn’t it? In that catchy tune a frustrated guy is trying to decide if he should breakup with his girlfriend or stick around to see how the relationship works out. It could also be a metaphor for a homeowner fighting with […]

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Blog, General, Home Selling Tips Comments Off on 5 Questions You Must Answer Before Listing Your Home

Coldwell Banker Innovations Answers Your Real Estate Questions

09/14/2016

  Here at Coldwell Banker Innovations, we get mail—lots of it! Frequently, we receive questions from our readers, buyers and sellers involving all kinds of real estate inquires, some through our email form, others via snail mail and even some direct phone calls. Believe it or not, we’ve even received questions through our fax line! […]

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in General, Home Buying Tips, Home Selling Tips, Real Estate Comments Off on Coldwell Banker Innovations Answers Your Real Estate Questions

Blowing The Lid Off Common Real Estate Scams

08/17/2016

As sad as it is to admit, not everyone out there adheres to the same set of ethics. Charlatans, conmen and scam artists have been around since the first caveman swindled the village hunter out of the wooly mammoth. Unfortunately, this mentality continues to this very day. Here at Coldwell Banker Innovations we believe education is power. […]

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, General, Home Buying Tips, Home Selling Tips Comments Off on Blowing The Lid Off Common Real Estate Scams

How To Get Your Credit Score In Order Before Pre-Approval

07/19/2016

We’ve seen it happen more times than we care to admit—a buyer finds their dream house and asks one of our talented CBI agents to represent them in the transaction. That’s great, as we specialize in helping both buyers and sellers, however the plot thickens when a buyer’s credit history is bit murky.  Mortgage pre-approval […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, General, Home Buying Tips Comments Off on How To Get Your Credit Score In Order Before Pre-Approval

The Ten Most Important Things To Understand When Buying A Home

07/12/2016

People have been purchasing homes literally since the first Cro-Magnon man (or woman!) traded a woolly mammoth tusk for a small starter, 2 bedroom cave. A lot has changed since then, but several of these little discussed home buying tips still apply. This week, we’re going to take a look at The Top Ten Most […]

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Home Buying Tips Comments Off on The Ten Most Important Things To Understand When Buying A Home

Top Ten Questions You Should Ask Your Agent Before Selling Your Home (Part One)

07/01/2016

Here at Coldwell Banker Innovations we believe an educated seller makes for a happy client! With that being said, we decided to provide a convenient list of questions you should ask prospective real estate agents before listing your home. Think of the process of choosing an agent as a job interview, and your the company’s […]

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Blog Comments Off on Top Ten Questions You Should Ask Your Agent Before Selling Your Home (Part One)

What Makes Coldwell Banker Innovations So Unique?

06/16/2016

Whether you’re purchasing a home, selling a property or considering a career in real estate, your odds of success grow exponentially when you surround yourself with caring, talented people.  In this week’s special video blog, let’s see what two of Coldwell Banker Innovations agents have to say about their experiences in the industry. Pay close […]

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in General, Real Estate Agents Comments Off on What Makes Coldwell Banker Innovations So Unique?

Open Houses—Do They Work And Are They Worth It?

06/08/2016

Yes, this week we’re going there! The question that has plagued sellers and agents for decades will finally be addressed, right here, right now. There are so many differing opinions on this topic, polarizing nearly everyone who has taken time to ponder the question. Do Open Houses sell homes? Are they really worth the time […]

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, General, Home Selling Tips Comments Off on Open Houses—Do They Work And Are They Worth It?

House Flipping: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

05/26/2016

We’ve all watched the shows on television and, chances are very good we’ve turned to our spouses or friends and asked the same question: “Why can’t we do that”? Yes, even when the unexpected occurs during these house flipping reality shows it seems the homeowner always comes out not only unscathed, but turning a pretty […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in General, Home Buying Tips Comments Off on House Flipping: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Can You Purchase A Home After Bankruptcy?

05/18/2016

  Perhaps the title above is a bit misleading—anyone can purchase a home…if they have the money. The problem is getting a lender to approve a mortgage when you have a bankruptcy on your record. No need to despair, however, as many previous homeowners who have needed to file have been able to obtain financing, […]

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, General, Home Buying Tips Comments Off on Can You Purchase A Home After Bankruptcy?