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Every Home Has a Story

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on March 27, 2015 in  Albert Lea  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna
When you look at the life of your home, whether you have been there for 10 months or 50 years, those walls are filled with stories. Memories are embedded within the hardwood floors. Laughter can be heard in the doorways. And tears leave their mark in the entryway. Our homes are an extension of who we are and it is where the greater story of our lives is written. In our latest TV commercial, called “Catch,” Coldwell Banker Real Estate is sharing one such story of home and how it shapes the person we bec... read more

Revive Your Exterior: Curb Appeal

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on March 23, 2015 in  Albert Lea  Home Improvements  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna
Bringing big attention to your home’s exterior can help renew your property.  These home makeover ideas make refreshing your home this spring a breeze!   Revive your Front Door: Your front door is like you home’s smile.  If it’s bright and inviting, it’s much more likely to impress.  A fresh paint job, updating the hardware or a touch of décor will go along way.   Add Interest with Wood: A fence, shutters, trim or even a porch-top pergola ar... read more

A Guide to Spring Cleaning

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on March 19, 2015 in  Albert Lea  Buyers  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna  Sellers
 March is here and after all the waiting we are finally experiencing our first few days of warmer weather!  The promises of longer, sunny days are finally upon us and we couldn’t be more excited!  With all the good that lies ahead, here are some tips to help us get ready for spring as we simplify and de-clutter our lives and our homes.   De-clutter your closest: Wool sweaters and winter jackets take up a ton of space in our closets.  Make room for lighter clothing by putting win... read more

Owatonna Market Update

Owatonna Market Update
Posted by Sarah Buttera on March 18, 2015 in  Buyers  Owatonna  Sellers

Caught in Between Buying and Selling a Home?

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on March 12, 2015 in  Albert Lea  Buyers  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna  Sellers
Selling a home and buying a new one can be a difficult balancing act. Most consumers are hesitant to buy a home until their existing home is sold. In an ideal world, both transactions would occur simultaneously. However, homebuyers and sellers often get “caught in between” real estate transactions. With this in mind, the professionals at Coldwell Banker Home Connection offer several tips on how to increase the likelihood of selling and buying at around the same time and what to do if a “ca... read more
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