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5 Closing Day Tips to Avoid Headaches

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on March 31, 2016 in  uncategorized
Congratulations, you will soon be closing on the purchase of your new home!  Here are a few key details to remember on the day you close. Hopefully these five closing day tips can help save you a few headaches and keep the closing on track: Keep extra money in your account. Something unexpected can pop up during the closing that will require more money out of pocket. Either bring your checkbook or find out how much you will need and bring a certified check for the additional amount. Take time t... read more

What is a good credit score?

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on March 29, 2016 in  uncategorized
Getting approved for a home loan has changed substantially in the last several years. One area that has been the most impacted is how your credit score relates to your loan approval. Often referred to as a FICO score - named for Fair Issac Company, the firm that originated and popularized it - one's score is based on such things as paying your bills on time, your number of open credit accounts and numerous other factors. Scores range between 350 (highest risk) to 850 (lowest risk). But if you haven't been approved ... read more

Coldwell Banker 2016 Brand Promise

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on March 25, 2016 in  uncategorized
We invite you to take a few moments to view this fast paced video that gives you a close look at what the Coldwell Banker Brand promises you in 2016!  Whether it be harnessing the future of consumer engagement or utilizing the tools to always be one step ahead of the competition, you can count on Coldwell Banker to be the best brand in real estate.Home is more than what we sell. Home is who we are.... read more

7 Secrets for a Faster Spring Home Sale

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on March 23, 2016 in  uncategorized
If you are thinking of listing your home this spring, here are 7 seller secrets that may help you sell your home faster: Clean: It's time to do deep spring-cleaning, not just sweep dust under the rug. You don't get a second chance to make a first impression, and it all starts with a spotless home. Lean: Kill the clutter. While you are spring-cleaning, pitch or donate items to free up more space in your home, or store it all out of sight. Pristine: Spring showers may grow May Flowers, but they also make shoes... read more

Is Your Home Affecting Your Health?

Don't Let Your Home Damage Your Health
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on March 18, 2016 in  uncategorized
A healthy home is a happy home. What do we mean? Well, did you know about these seven home hazards that could be affecting your health? Not to worry, our friends at HomeAdvisor tackle how to identify them as well as how to fix them. #1 Mold, fungus and mildew Aside from their smell and unsightly nature, mold, fungus and mildew can pose a serious threat to your health. If you notice any signs of these hazards (especially mold and mildew), have them removed immediately. #2 Water-borne pollutants Public water supp... read more
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