Archive: May 2013

8 Tips For Finding Your First Home

The following post comes from Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, Inc. agent, Kim Knapp. Kim is an experienced agent in Northern Florida and has a great team who has worked with countless first-time home buyers. Here are her 8 tips to help make finding that first home go as smoothly as possible:

Confessions of a First-Time Homebuyer – Shopping Surprises

While we did plenty of research, preparation and soul searching before we began shopping for homes, we’ve still discovered a lot of unexpected things about ourselves and the real estate market and process as a whole. Here are the top 5 things that have surprised us so far:

Real Estate 101: The Importance of Interest Rates

You’ve heard on the news or read an article about interest rates being low. But what does that really mean? Why is that important when buying your first home?

Real Estate 101: What is a Mortgage?

In this video, Diann Patton of Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty explains the basic points of what a mortgage is.

Confessions of a First-Time Homebuyer – The Leap

As with most change, it happens gradually over time as opposed to overnight. So I’m not quite sure when it happened, but I recently realized that I’m ready. I want to own my own home.

This is a story of a first-time homebuyer.

Real Estate 101: What Does It Mean to Be Pre-Approved for a Mortgage?

You’ve heard the term before, but do you really know what it means? Don’t feel embarassed, I didn’t really understand what it meant or the importance of being pre-approved for a mortgage until I started the process of searching for my first home.

We Believe in First Time Home Buyers

According the National Association of Realtors, nearly a third of real estate home buyers this year will be entering the housing market for the first time. As a first time buyer, you’ll soon find out that there’s so many roads that need to be navigated before moving into that first home.

How To Clean Your Bedroom

Today is May 10th and according to that means it is the annual holiday that every kid dreads…Clean up Your Room Day! Who am I kidding, adults dread it too! If “Messy” is too nice of an adjective to describe the conditions of your child’s (or your) room then you are going to want [...]

May 13th-17th is First Time Home Buyers Week

There seems to be a week for everything these days, but very few of them prove to be valuable for more than just a week. So we at Coldwell Banker Real Estate thought it was about time someone did something about it specifically when it comes to real estate.

Star Trek Inspired Homes

While we don’t have any listings in other planets or galaxies, we do happen to have homes on in 51 countries. In the spirit of the new film being released next week; join us for a look at some Star Trek inspired homes.

May 09 / 2013