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  • 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 So, which ideas do you do and which are outdated that you should discard? Wh...

  • 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 fact, voter apathy is quite high in the ...

  • Open Houses November 7th & November 8th

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Open Houses November 7th & November 8th ...

  • 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 children there. If you've only vi...

  • 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 of damage to thei...

  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Good Credit Score There's no way around it, if you want to buy a home with a mortgage, you'll get a better rate with a higher credit score. Unfortunately, your credit score takes into account several years of your past financial decisions and mis...

  • 13 Hacks to Winterize Your Home – and Trim Your Heating Bill

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    13 Hacks to Winterize Your Home – and Trim Your Heating Bill © iStock Photo Adding insulation to your attic, crawl spaces and exposed areas of decks can trap heat inside your home. It's officially fall, which means winter is not far behind....

  • 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 and anecdotal evidence ...

  • What You Need to Know About the New Mortgage Rules

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    What You Need to Know About the New Mortgage Rules MoneyTalksNews Marilyn Lewis  Applying for a home loan soon should get easier and less confusing. That is the goal, at least, of changes to the mortgage applicat...

  • Fast Facts from California Association of Realtors

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Calif. median home price: August 2015: • California: $493,420 • Calif. highest median home price by region/county August 2015: San Francisco, $1,242,650 • Calif. lowest median home price by region/county August 2015: Siskiyou, $153,330 Cali...