It’s officially 2017 so let me start by wishing you a happy new year. In early January, many of us are planning and setting goals for everything we want to do and achieve in the year to come. While many people think of spring as the primetime home buying season, the winter months often offer an even greater selection, and the opportunity to settle into the new home before warmer months arrive. If buying a house is on your “to do” list this year, now is also the time to begin prep... read more
Real Estate Investing: On the Upswing
In the first post of the Real Estate Investing series, we explore real estate’s “safe” reputation for investors and what you should consider when looking at investment properties.
LES CHRISTIEOCT, 6 2016
The stock market seems overpriced. You don’t earn beans on bond yields these days. Gold scares you. As for savings accounts: Forget about it. The monthly interest will barely buy a cup of coffee
Where can you put that nest egg of yours to work?
For ... read more
What’s hot in 2015? According to Realtor Mag there is not just 1 hot trend for real estate this year, there are 21. In December of 2015 Barbara Ballinger predicted her top 21 hot trends for the upcoming year. (Click here to view article) These trends include colors, floor plans, finishout materials, and bringing technology into the home. Now short of checking with all current homeowners to see what categories their home improvements fall under, it will be difficult to see what the hott... read more
Homeownership is part of the American dream. Ask any generation and they will overwhelmingly agree. The pros outweigh the cons and the American public has spoken.
However, like snowflakes, no two dreams are exactly alike. Some find peace with the waves crashing against the beach. Others find solace in being nestled in the mountains. But, not every market has such amenities. Here is the Dallas/Fort Worth people strive for different views. All of which are to escape this ... read more
By Jim Gillespie
I have been with Coldwell Banker for a long time. In fact, I have “bled blue” for all but one year of my 35-year real estate career. I just computed that I’ve been with our great brand for almost 34% ots existence. Wow!
I write this because our great brand is celebrating its 104th birthday today. We are proud to be the nation’s oldest real estate brand.
Coldwell Banker was founded on August 27, 1906, in San Francisco out of the ashes of that year’s... read more