Category Archives: Selling

  • 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... 

  • 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... 

  • Mortgage Rates Little Changed

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Mortgage Rates Little Changed MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Dec 24, 2015) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates... 

  • 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... 

  • 2016 home sales to be best since 2006: Realtor.com

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Total homes sales next year are expected to reach the highest levels since 2006 on the back of new construction and the existing housing market, realtor.com reported Wednesday. The report contains several surprises.... 

  • Sales of new homes rebounded strongly in October

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    © AP Photo/Steve Helber, File   Sales of new homes recovered in October after a steep drop in September, indicating a return to stability in the housing market.  The Commerce Department says new-home sales climbed 10.7... 

  • Design and Decorator Trends to Do or to Ditch

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    You’ve been collecting ideas to remodel or redecorate your home for years. Now, you’re finally ready to get down to work. You’ve saved up your money and found contractors. So, which ideas do you do and which... 

  • The Value of Professional Staging

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Views very widely on the value of hiring a professional stager to prepare your home for sale. Many real estate agents swear by it and have years of sales to back up their claim. They cite their own impressions, sales history... 

  • US home prices jumped by 4.5 percent in June

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    US home prices jumped by 4.5 percent in June U.S. home prices continued to rise in June, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, but the increase fell short of analyst estimates. The 20-city index rose...