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How to Buy Bedding Like a Grown Up

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 29, 2015 in  uncategorized
Believe it or not, but the bed and the linens you sleep in can make the difference between a blissful sleep or a horrible night spent tossing and turning.  Recently the people at Trulia created a helpful guide on how to buy bedding like a grown-up.  From linen to pillows find out what's best when it comes to catching z's! ... read more

It's time to get in your gardens!

Fall Gardening
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 24, 2015 in  uncategorized
When it comes to gardening, fall doesn’t always bring the same kind of excitement as spring does.  We all know that over time raking leaves quickly becomes a dulling chore, but what we often forget is that there are still plenty of exciting things to do around the yard and in the garden throughout fall.    Fall is a wonderful time for you to put your gardening skills back to work.    Bring in Tender Plants: When nights start to feel chilly, it is a... read more

Your Home's Fall Checklist

Prep Your Home Before Winter Arrives
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 21, 2015 in  uncategorized
With fall just around the corner and dreaded winter soon to follow, it’s time to get your home in shape before the cooler months arrive.  Even though the fall season tends to be one of the busiest seasons for homeowners, it often serves as one of the best times to take advantage of moderate weather to get projects complete before the first frost.   Get busy this fall and check some items off your preparation checklist.  When winter is here, you’ll be glad you did!  Here ar... read more

Homes for Dogs: Project Update

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 18, 2015 in  uncategorized
With the commitment of so many Coldwell Banker branded companies, it took less than eight months to achieve the lofty goal of finding homes for 20,000 adoptable dogs!A dog truly is man's best friend and over the course of this project we learned just how much adopting a dog can change a life.  Because of these great efforts, awarded Coldwell Banker Real Estate with the first-ever Companion Animal Champion Award!  Every dog deserves a fur-ever home! ... read more

Expenses Homeowners Pay that Renters Don't

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 14, 2015 in  Buyers
Are you considering making the transition from renting to homeownership?  If so, you are likely about to make one of the biggest purchases in your life.When looking at purchasing a home, it is important to take a close examination at your budget and while doing so take into consideration these 4 expenses homeowners pay that renters don’t.   Property Taxes: As a homeowner you can consider property taxes an expense to you for the entire time you own your home.  Taxes are based on ... read more
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