Home Buying Tips

Home Buying Checklist

Posted by on 04/03/2017 at 3:30 pm

  Buying a home can be very stressful. Using a home buying checklist like this will make the process go a lot smoother: Request your credit report from all three bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion). Review each report for accuracy and correct any errors. Compile the financial documents you will need to provide your loan officer. You […]

Purchasing A Home In The Winter Is A Good Idea!

Posted by on 11/22/2016 at 7:00 am

A few weeks ago we discussed why selling your home at the end of the year truly is a great idea. This article posed some very important questions from our readers, namely, is it wise to purchase a home during this same period. Well, we’ve done some homework and have some very valuable advice on […]

Coldwell Banker Innovations Answers Your Real Estate Questions

Posted by on 09/14/2016 at 7:26 am

  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! […]

7 Reasons You Absolutely Should Purchase A Home In 2016

Posted by on 09/07/2016 at 10:44 am

Are you still renting an apartment? Maybe you’re living with a family member but dream of owning your own house “someday”. The time has come to stop dreaming and start “doing”! The end of 2015 is a perfect time to look into finally purchasing a home, and 2016 is shaping up to be a banner […]

Blowing The Lid Off Common Real Estate Scams

Posted by on 08/17/2016 at 9:05 am

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. […]

SAQ: Seldom Asked Questions For Buyers & Sellers

Posted by on 08/15/2016 at 7:52 am

SA We’re all familiar with FAQs, meaning “Frequently Asked Questions”, but what about those questions that are rarely asked but are just as important? This week we take a look at a handful of SAQs, “Seldom Asked Questions” regarding all things real estate. Join us!

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

Posted by on 07/19/2016 at 7:09 am

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 […]

The Ten Most Important Things To Understand When Buying A Home

Posted by on 07/12/2016 at 7:05 am

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 […]

Declare Your Independence From Rent This July 4th

Posted by on 06/27/2016 at 7:22 am

Every July 4th Weekend, we celebrate our independence from the rule of Great Britain all those years ago. Cookouts, parades, fireworks and fun—intended to not only remind us that at one point we weren’t a free a country, but also an opportunity for families across our great nation to enjoy ourselves, a release from the […]

House Flipping: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Posted by on 05/26/2016 at 7:43 am

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 […]