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Homeowners Top Interior Design Trends in 2022 Who remembers rose quartz accents and open-concept everything? With each new year, interior design trends change with the needs and (life)styles of homeowners. From the return of wallpaper to focal point walls, 2022 has some unique anticipated design trends you may want to consider incorporating into your home’s interior style. Below are some of the top interior design and decorating trends projected for this year.
Market Data Our Forecast for the Virginia Housing Market in 2022 As we open 2022, housing experts, buyers, and sellers wonder where the real estate market will head this year. Let’s explore some predictions for our housing market here in Virginia: 
Homeowners Renovating Your Home in 2022: 5 Things to Know As we kick off the new year, you may be hoping to boost your home's value before you put it on the market—or maybe you’re just ready for an upgrade! In 2022, a few key industry trends will shape the way we renovate our homes. Keep reading to learn how you can prepare for your home renovation projects this year.  
Market Data Virginia Housing Market Recap for Summer 2021 Summer 2021 was a hot season for selling in Virginia, with much of the market bouncing back from the low inventory that COVID-19 compounded. Now that summer is nearing the end, here are some key trend takeaways from the summer real estate market in Virginia that can give us an idea of what to expect in the fall. 
Blog 3 Tips for Sellers from a Home Safe™ Certified Agent Guest Blog by Terin Merriman Hi Friends! So this is our lives in the midst of a global pandemic, huh? As we’re adjusting to this “new world” we find ourselves in, it’s important to keep life as normal as we can. While times are challenging and many of us are still searching for our footing, […]
Agent Education Introducing the Home Safe™ Certification Buying or selling a home is not easy, even in the best of times, but it’s especially difficult during a global pandemic. In order to mitigate the myriad of risks that come with viewing homes, meeting with clients and in-person closings, Coldwell Banker Elite has launched the Home Safe™ Certification. This is the area’s first […]
Blog Home of the Brave: 2018 Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers Profile We’re lucky to be located near several military bases and government contractors so serving veterans and active duty military members is one of our top priorities. We’ve taken a closer look at the 2018 Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers Profile report to analyze the differences between recent active-duty and veteran homebuyers and sellers versus […]
Blog Celebrate the Fourth of July in Fredericksburg! *UPDATED JULY 2019* It’s almost Independence Day! Even though it falls on a weekday this year, there’s plenty of celebrations going on around the greater Fredericksburg area! We’ve compiled all the firework shows and festivals happening near Fredericksburg and a couple that are just a short drive away so you can start planning how you’ll […]
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Blog Fredericksburg Area Market Update for March 2018 Fredericksburg-Stafford-Spotsylvania The Fredericksburg area’s real estate market remains strong this February with year-over-year increases in total sold dollar volume, median price, and units sold as well as a decrease in average days on market. Inventory is still quite low but that’s good news for sellers, as properties spend fewer days on market and get higher sales […]
Blog Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Burg! As many of you may know, our CEO, Kevin Breen, is Irish so we love celebrating all things Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day! It’s almost here so pick out your best all-green outfits, grab some friends and make your weekend plans! Here are our picks for the best St. Patty’s Day events in the Fredericksburg […]
Blog Selling Your Home? Think Like A Buyer! First Impressions Matter Curb appeal can make or break your home’s sale! So many sellers totally neglect the exterior which is the first thing the buyer sees when considering your home. Mow the lawn, sweep the porch, and touchup any scuffed trim. Consider adding some chic front porch decor (consult Pinterest for some ideas!) and […]
Blog Fredericksburg’s Best: Parks Edition The leaves may be turning red and gold but there are still a few nice weekends left to take a leisurely walk through our local parks and let the kiddos run wild on the playground! Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work of picking out the most fun playgrounds, most unique recreation areas and […]
Blog Open House Tips for Buyers If you’re thinking about buying a home in the next year or so, visiting an open house can be a great way to find out what you do and don’t like, how much house you can afford and really need, and what neighborhood or general area you’d like to live in. If you’re closer to […]
Blog 2016 Parade of Homes: Behind the Scenes Congratulations to the Fredericksburg Area Builders’ Association Parade of Homes Winners for 2016! This year, I was lucky enough to be one of the judges for the Single Family Home $275,000–$325,000 division. Realtors from all different brokerages from around the Fredericksburg area volunteered to be judges and spend the day driving around to newly-built homes […]
Blog Getting Ready for Your Open House: A Seller’s Guide Selling your home quickly is a matter of pricing it right, marketing it aggressively and making sure that it looks its best for potential buyers. Your agent is responsible for the first two, but the last one is where you can really shine! In order to get top dollar for your home, you need to […]
Blog Should You Buy a New Construction Home? There’s nothing like walking into a brand spanking new home: everything’s shiny and clean, the fixtures are upgraded…it even smells new! Then again, that old Victorian house with squeaky floorboards and original trim has character that money can’t buy. How do you decide whether or not to spring for a new home? Here are a […]
Blog Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report 2016 See Where Your City Stacks Up! Coldwell Banker annually shares a look at the nation’s housing market through an “apples-to-apples” comparison of like-sized homes. The Home Listing Report is the largest survey of its kind, comparing more than 50,000 4-bedroom/2-bath listings in approximately 2,000 markets in the U.S. Unlike other “Most Expensive/Most Affordable Markets” studies which […]
Blog Does Solar Energy Make Sense For Your Home? By Poppy Merrell Solar Panels—Worth The Hype? While completely eliminating your utility bill sounds alluring to most homeowners, purchasing your own solar panels still requires a fairly large upfront cost (around $20k in Fredericksburg). The good news is that solar energy is cheaper than ever before: the cost of installing panels has gone down about […]
Blog Smart Home Staging Kit Launch Coldwell Banker Launches Smart Home Staging Kit Coldwell Banker’s launch of the Smart Home Staging Kit today is a huge benefit to our sellers and just another way Coldwell Banker continues to lead the industry with cutting-edge real estate marketing and services for our clients. Not only will homes that have our Smart Home Staging […]
Blog What Legally Defines A Bedroom In Virginia? [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”4.16″ global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”4.16″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.16″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”4.17.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”] What Is Required For A Bedroom in My Virginia Home? I’ve been a Realtor for a long time and I recall that even in my licensing class that there was […]