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  • Do you rent your home? Did you know Renting is less affordable than ever before?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

     Renting Less Affordable Than Ever Before, While Mortgages Remain Affordable, by Historical Standards Rent is unaffordable in three-quarters of U.S. housing markets, especially high demand markets like Miami, San Francisco, and San Jose...

  • 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 4.5 percent year-over-ye...

  • How to Avoid Being House Poor

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Buying a home is exciting. If you're young, it gives you the sense of finally stepping into the adult world. If you're at some other life change (marriage, starting a family, empty-nester) the idea of a larger (or smaller) space of your own gets thos...

  • Buying an Investment Home

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Although the housing market is heating up, buying an investment in order to flip it may not be the right plan for you. Buying a flip home relies on market prices going up higher than the cost for you to refurbish it for sale. And … it has to sell. ...

  • New High-Tech Home Gadgets

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    As with The Jetsons cartoon, our imaginations run wild with the idea of modern gadgets to make our homes efficient and automated, and make our lives simpler. For cutting-edge products you can control from your smartphone, check out these contribution...

  • Different Buyer Preferences? New vs. Existing Homes

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

     If you have ever wondered what drives a home buyer to select a particular home look no further. The American Housing Survey provides insight into the home buying process. The top two reasons for choosing a home were its size (cited by 76 percent ...

  • 13 Tips to Make Moving Slightly Less Hellish

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    How to escape with at least a shred of dignity. (Lucky Business/Shutterstock.com)The process of packing up an apartment and schlepping stuff to a new location is enough to reduce an otherwise competent adult to a crumpled, blubbering shell of s...

  • Buying a home? Here’s some good news!

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Buying a home? Here's some good news Despite rising home prices nationwide, wannabe house owners can take comfort in one thing: Closing costs are dropping. The closing fees associated with borrowing for a home have fallen seven percent ove...

  • August Maintenance Guide

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    The dog days of summer are perfect for enjoying the garden and getting organized for fall.   August is a great month to enjoy the last part of summer. Days are hot, flowers are in bloom, and many people choose August as the perfect mont...

  • Ten Water Saving Tips for Your Garden

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Ten Water Saving Tips for Your Garden Published by Anne Gibson  www.themicrogardener.com  Want to save time and money? Whether or not you are on water restrictions, water is a precious resource and the cost is rising all the time.  We ...