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Coldwell Banker Survey Finds Voice Control Next Big Thing in Smart Home Technology

Coldwell Banker Survey Finds Voice Control Next Big Thing in Smart Home Technology Coldwell Banker Real Estate is continuing its efforts to be the smart home leader in real estate. This month, Coldwell Banker Real Estate teamed up with Vivint Smart Home to conduct a survey on the types of smart home technology consumers want Read More

INSURING LIVING TRUSTS – Title Company Requirements

By Barabara Pronin To understand title insurance requirements for insuring title in a living trust, it’s helpful to review a few terms: A trust is an agreement between one or more trustors and trustees to hold title to and administer the designated assets of the trustor for the use and advantage of the beneficiaries. The Read More

Coldwell Banker Enhancing Luxury Real Estate Program

Coldwell Banker has long been a world leader in the sale of luxury homes, thanks to its Previews International luxury market program. Now, the company is taking that prestigious program to even greater heights by elevating its Previews agent certification program, expanding global marketing offerings and cultivating growth in its digital and print content. Last Read More

First-Time Home Buyers Finally Jumping into the Market

One of the big headwinds of the housing market nationwide has been the lack of first-time home buyers – millennials in particular. But the market got a bit of good news on that front last month as a surge in first-time buyers resulted in existing-home sales nationally rebounding strongly in September, according to the National Read More

Tips for Buying a Home While Selling One

Tips for Buying a Home While Selling One We all know that this housing market can be challenging, especially for buyers. Although the market in Northern California has gradually started moving back towards a bit more balance, it still is a seller’s market in many communities. No one knows the challenges of being a buyer Read More

Helping Buyers Understand Today’s Mortgage Market

Q&A: Update on the Mortgage Market and Helpful Tips on Home Loans The mortgage market has definitely changed in the years following the financial crisis. Underwriting guidelines became much more stringent, requiring higher FICO scores and better credit histories in order to secure loans in many cases. But the good news is that interest rates Read More

Why Now May Be A Good Time To Sell Your Home

  If you have been thinking about selling your home but weren’t sure when to do it, there may not be a better time than now. To be sure, the decision to sell your home greatly depends on your own personal circumstances. However, several factors have combined to make this a good time to think Read More

Just Listed: $18.5 Million Flax Vineyard Estate

The Russian River Valley spans over 126,000 acres—arguably one of California’s most breathtaking and expansive appellations. It’s also a diverse winemaking region, a cradle of beautiful opposites. Temperatures can vary by as much as 10 degrees from the southwestern edge to the northeast making its rich terroir capable of producing world-renowned Pinot Noir on one Read More

New Report Shows Continued Strength in Bay Area Housing as 2016 Begins

A new report by CoreLogic, the Irvine-based real estate information service company, shows that the Bay Area and national housing markets turned in a strong performance as last year drew to a close and the firm predicts a solid increase in home valuations in 2016. According to CoreLogic, home prices rose 6.1 percent nationwide between Read More

San Francisco and San Jose Top List of Hottest Housing Markets in December

The San Francisco Bay Area was well represented in Realtor.com’s December ranking of the hottest housing markets in the U.S. with the San Francisco metro area and the San Jose metro area finishing first and second in the report. And the Santa Rosa metro area came in at number eight. It was the second straight Read More

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