Category Archives: Real Estate Tips

  • Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosure

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    If you’re in the market for a new home, perhaps you’ve browsed listings and come across a foreclosure or two that you like. Maybe you’ve even noticed that some of these homes have listing prices that are below the... 

  • Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Are you currently buying or selling a home? Then you probably already know what a complex process it can be. Finding a professional to work with you every step of the way can not only make the journey much less stressful,... 

  • Dress Up That Unused Fireplace

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Nothing beats a warm, toasty fire on a cold, snowy day. But what if your fireplace is not working or not used? No problem! There are many creative ways to put that otherwise unused space to work for you. Here’s a look at... 

  • How to Make Sure Your Bid is the Winning Offer

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Buying a home is an emotional, complex and often stressful process. This is doubly so if you’re buying in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets, where there are more buyers than there are houses available.... 

  • Selling in Winter

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Traditional real estate marketing says homes sell better in the Spring and that if you haven’t sold by the time school starts, you might as well wait until the weather warms again. But these days, real estate is anything... 

  • Dreaming of that New Kitchen or Bath? What Renovations will Really Pay Off?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Owners of older homes dream of updating or modernizing kitchens and baths. In fact, before they place their homes on the market, some folks go to all the effort to update the kitchen they’ve been meaning to redo for... 

  • What to Ask Santa For — A Downpayment!

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    You’ve been saving for a downpayment and you’re almost there. Almost! You just need a little more money in that account and you can make an offer on your starter home. Now, your parents and grandparents want... 

  • Your House and Elections

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    With the national elections ramping up, many voters already have voter fatigue (also called voter apathy). That is, we’re already so tired of hearing about the elections that we don’t bother to vote at all. In... 

  • Spooky or Spectacular?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Sometimes, a neighborhood appears awesome…but might be hiding some spooky, ghostly elements! You can’t know, for instance, how welcoming some neighborhoods are to families with small children unless you see small... 

  • What to Know about Fall Leaves and Your Home

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    This time of year, leaves turn beautiful shades of red, vermillion, orange and yellow. We enjoy their beauty. We take photographs. We collect them. Our children play in them. For a homeowner, however, leaves pose the possibility...