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Finding the perfect home doesn’t have to be stressful! The experts at Coldwell Banker Elite are here to help you educate yourself about the current market conditions and the home buying process so you feel empowered to make a smart investment!

7 Things to Ask Before You Buy Your First House

7 Things to Ask Before You Buy Your First House

Even if you’re just beginning to think about searching for a home, something that can ease your mind is knowing what questions to ask before you purchase your first home. Whether you’re looking for a home in which to settle down and raise a family or beginning your real estate journey, utilize these helpful questions to guide you through the home-buying process.

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The 6 Steps of Buying a House

The 6 Steps of Buying a House

Buying a home is a huge accomplishment, not least because it is a process that takes time and care to navigate. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may feel especially daunted by the process and what it involves. Fear not—knowing what to expect and how to plan is half the battle! 

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How to Balance Between Choosing a School District and a House

How to Balance Between Choosing a School District and a House

Maybe you’ve found an ideal home in a not-so-ideal school district. Or you’ve found a great school district, but it’s harder to find a home that ticks all the boxes. Choosing between a school district and a house is a tough decision, but there are work-arounds and questions to ask yourself that can help you navigate the process.

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How to Get the Most Out of a Home Inspection

How to Get the Most Out of a Home Inspection

When you’re buying or selling a house you want to be sure that you’re getting your money’s worth. You may have a general idea of your home’s value and any necessary repairs, but you won’t know for certain until you hire a certified home inspector who can thoroughly analyze the property. Read on to find out how you can get the most out of a home inspection.

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6 Things to Consider When Buying a House with a Pool

6 Things to Consider When Buying a House with a Pool

Houses with pools have been in higher demand in the past couple of years, perhaps because people are spending more time at home. Owning a pool provides a fun, relaxing way to cool off during hot summer days, as well as a nice gathering place for parties and events. Owning a pool also means that staycations can feel more like vacations, and who doesn’t want that? With this being said, owning a pool comes with its own set of challenges and responsibilities.

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Smart Pricing Strategies for Hot Markets

Smart Pricing Strategies for Hot Markets

Guest Blog by Terin Merriman Chances are even if you’ve been living under a rock - which at this point, aren’t we all? - you’ve heard how hot the real estate market is. Like an early 2000s Paris Hilton quote, the real estate market is “so hot.”Record-low interest...

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Virtual Property Tours

Virtual Property Tours

Staying safe at home but still want to see properties? No problem! Check out our properties with "walkable" virtual tours and listing videos! Virtual Tours Fredericksburg 11315 North Club Drive | 3 beds, 4.5 baths | $850,000 7706 Ashley Farms Drive | 4 beds, 4.5 baths...

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Customize Your Dream Home: Luxury New Construction

Customize Your Dream Home: Luxury New Construction

The allure of being able to customize your dream home is undeniable. Just like sliding into a jacket tailored to your exact measurements or receiving a gift with your initials monogrammed on it–being able to truly put your own finishing touches on a luxury home is a dream come true. We have three luxury new construction listings that are ready and waiting for their new owner to customize and create!

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What Are Closing Costs?

What Are Closing Costs?

Closing costs are one of the main things we hear buyers are confused about during the offer-writing process. Here's some general info on what closing costs include so that you'll be ready when the time comes!What Are Closing Costs?Closing costs are fees paid when you...

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Avoiding Common Moving Day Mishaps

Avoiding Common Moving Day Mishaps

Moving is undoubtedly stressful, but the right preparations can make it easier. When picking your moving day, take some time off for the family in the months before or after summer when rates are low. Have some extra buffer time to make sure the adjustment goes smoothly for everyone. When it comes to organization, a good cleanout can make all the difference before it is time to pack. Communicate with your movers about how to handle delicate and valuable items, and make sure everything is clearly labeled to make unpacking the house easier for all.

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You’ve Served Our Country, Now Coldwell Banker Elite’s Ready to Serve You

You’ve Served Our Country, Now Coldwell Banker Elite’s Ready to Serve You

The National Association of Realtors released their first ever “Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile” in May, which shed some light on military members’ real estate habits and trends. The study showed that 95% of active-duty members and 88%...

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