Are You A Boomerang Buyer?

At one point you were a happy homeowner, comfortable with the knowledge that you and your family had a cozy, secure home in a friendly neighborhood; a place where memories were made and security was assured. Then, the unthinkable happened. The economy went into a tailspin and you found yourself struggling to stay afloat.

One late payment leads to another. Do you purchase groceries to feed your family or is it better to make the car payment? Perhaps hours at work were slowly being cut or maybe you even found yourself downsized. Medical bills, student loans, monthly utilities—literally overnight—increased while your bank account rapidly decreased. Your heart raced when the phone would ring, and it got to the point where you even dreaded the long walk to the mailbox.

How could this happen? You were always a responsible citizen, yet, for a multitude of reasons you see no other clear-cut, reasonable way out of this financial mess. Left with no choice, you found yourself forced into accepting the worst-case scenario. Bankruptcy.

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A Halloween Story From Coldwell Banker Innovations

It’s almost Halloween and I thought this would be a great time to share a very true story I recently experienced when working with a buyer.  The names are changed, but I promise, that’s the only component of this story that isn’t true.

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What Is A Reverse Mortgage?

Here at Coldwell Banker Innovations we receive a variety of questions regarding everything imaginable pertaining to selling and buying homes. Whether it’s a questions from someone attempting to sell their home on their own or first-time homebuyers seeking advice on saving for that crucial down payment—and everything in between! One of the most frequent questions to show up in our mailbox, however, involves the mysterious practice of reverse mortgages. In this week’s entry, we will explain the basics of a reverse mortgage in order to help you make a decision as to whether you think they are worth investigating further.

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Millennials—Fastest Growing Demographic For First Time Home Owners

Considering listing your property but you’re afraid it has a laundry list of negatives that will eliminate buyers? Maybe your home is located in a large metropolitan area, taking it out of the running for those interested in a more suburban neighborhood. Perhaps you’re concerned that there isn’t a very large market for a two-bedroom home or fear that not having a garage or driveway makes your house not very attractive to serious buyers. Honestly, you couldn’t be more mistaken.

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5 Questions You Must Answer Before Listing Your Home

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 the decision to list their house and move on to another property. “This indecision’s bugging me…”— homeowners on the fence can definitely relate to that lyric! In order make the right decision there are specific questions that will need to be answered. Let’s take a look at these queries, and, more importantly, your truthful responses.

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Prepare Your Home For Winter Now

Football season has begun, baseball season is winding down, school is in session and with the passing of Labor Day you really shouldn’t wear white. That’s right—welcome to fall!  And as the leaves start to turn, and the days get shorter, we all know that winter is rapidly approaching. Is your home prepared for what’s right around the corner? No? That’s ok, as always, Coldwell Banker Innovations is here to help!

This week we’re offering up a handy Top Ten List featuring home maintenance tips to ensure you’re ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at you over the next six months. Join us.

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Coldwell Banker Innovations Answers Your Real Estate Questions

 

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! Regardless of how our valuable customers pose the questions, we strive to provide the most detailed, helpful answers possible. Join us this week as we open our mailbag and take a look at some recent questions and our experienced advice.

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7 Reasons You Absolutely Should Purchase A Home In 2016

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 year for the Real Estate Industry. There are literally hundreds of reasons you should become a home owner sooner rather than later, but this week we pulled out the Seven Main Reasons You Absolutely Should Purchase A Home to help get you started on the right track.

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Introducing CBI’s Latest Agent Irina Kline

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Coldwell Banker Innovations is pleased to introduce one of our newest agents Irina Kline. We had a few minutes to sit down with Irina and found her path to being a agent truly fascinating. Born in Russia, and coming to America in the spring of 2000, Irina brings a unique perspective to helping buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs.

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Blowing The Lid Off Common Real Estate Scams

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. Join us as we blow the lid off some of the most common property scams being pulled across the country.

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