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Keep up with the local real estate market trends, learn more about the home buying and selling process and discover some new home décor ideas from your favorite local real estate experts at Coldwell Banker Elite!

Some of our latest posts:

5 Things To Consider Before Getting Your Real Estate License

5 Things To Consider Before Getting Your Real Estate License

After teaching pre-licensing classes for many years, I’ve heard many different reasons for becoming an agent. Some students have told me they really like looking at houses so they think they would love being a Realtor. Others want to flip homes and re-sell them with dreams of getting rich quick. Some think that they can work as a Realtor part-time and double their income. Real estate is a wonderful, ever-changing field, but there are a few things that you may want to consider before getting your real estate license.

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5 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Home for Winter

5 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Home for Winter

Local coffee shops are serving peppermint mochas, the sun starts to set before dinnertime and all of Fredericksburg gets bundled up to brave the chilly temps–it’s officially winter! Despite all of the twinkle lights and holiday festivities, the gloomy weather can really put a damper on your home’s atmosphere! Here are five ways to keep your home feeling happy and light all throughout the winter season!

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Four CBE Agents Elected to 2019 FAAR Leadership

Four CBE Agents Elected to 2019 FAAR Leadership

We'd like to congratulate all FOUR of our agents elected to the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors Leadership Team, including Drew Fristoe as 2019 FAAR President! We're so proud of all of you and looking forward to celebrating with everyone at the...

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We Know What It Means To Serve

We Know What It Means To Serve

The greater Fredericksburg region is a hotspot for military families and defense contractors! Just a short trip away from the Nation's Capital and only minutes from Quantico MCB, Fort AP Hill and NSF Dahlgren, we are in the perfect spot for those looking to live close...

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Finding Homes for Man’s Best Friend

Finding Homes for Man’s Best Friend

Nothing turns a house into a home quite like man’s best friend greeting you at the front door or catching a frisbee in the yard! This Fall, we wanted to broaden the impact of our annual Homes for Dogs Project by donating Adoption Starter Kits to FOUR local shelters,...

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Home Buying 101: The Appraisal

Home Buying 101: The Appraisal

You’ve spent months looking and finally settled on the house of your dreams. The seller even accepted your offer! Congrats! It’s not *quite* time to break out the bubbly yet, though! So many home buyers and sellers have questions about the appraisal process, we wanted...

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How To Sell Your House Fast

How To Sell Your House Fast

Ever wonder why some homes sell faster than others? There are plenty of examples of similarly priced homes that had drastically different days on market! Here are our 5 best tips for speeding up a home sale: 1. Clean It Up  There's no beating around the bush, the...

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3 Energy Upgrades That Appeal to Buyers

3 Energy Upgrades That Appeal to Buyers

 Most sellers (wrongly) assume that upgrading your home before putting it on the market is a waste of money. Today's savvy buyers may take a second look or even end up paying more for a home with energy-efficient features! With all of the smart home tech coming out...

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9 Overlooked Items to Prep Your Home For Sale

9 Overlooked Items to Prep Your Home For Sale

You've prepped your home for sale in every imaginable way--fresh paint, a deep cleaning, new landscaping, decluttered closets, even tidying up the garage!  Your house looks better than it ever has and you're ready to hit the market! Before you stick that "For Sale"...

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