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  • 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 but traditional.In fact, some...

  • 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 largely unchanged heading into the hol...

  • 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 years … only to have someone els...

  • Taxes and Your New Home

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    If you bought a new home in 2015, here are some things to think about as you get ready to file your taxes: Mortgage Interest One of the biggest perks of owning your own home is the benefit of deducting your mortgage interest. You can deduct home mo...

  • 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 to give you a gift of money toward you...

  • 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. Among them, Pro...

  • 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 percent last month to a...

  • How to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Stuffed! That's how you feel on Thursday after your Thanksgiving feast.. Once the turkey is picked clean, the dishes are done and the last bite of pie sitting in a pool of melted ice cream on your dessert plate, most savvy shoppers start thinking a...

  • Kitchen Design Dilemmas and How to Solve Them

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Kitchen design is an art form, one where function and beauty harmoniously co-exist. Achieving that balance, however, isn’t always easy. When renovating a kitchen, homeowners can find themselves facing challenging design dilemmas – T...

  • 19 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Home

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Click HERE for : 19 Easy Way to Winterize Your Home Put in the work now, and save money all winter long. Great tips from popularmechanics.com for easy ways to winterize your home.    ...