Tag: we believe

We Believe in Spreading Holiday Cheer

As the champions of ‘home’ and our belief in the emotional equity we all get from them, the holidays are an extra special time for us at Coldwell Banker Real Estate. So to officially kick off the holiday season, we’ll be spreading some holiday cheer by sponsoring two of the most iconic holiday related events on television this year

Property Taxes and Its Impact on How Much Home You Can Buy

Before my girlfriend and I took the “leap” and jumped right into searching for our first home to buy, I was impervious to the joys of property taxes and its huge impact on the amount of home you can buy. From my initial conversation with my mortgage advisor Stephen Kulisek, I learned that upward shifts in [...]

Confessions of a First-Time Homebuyer: Home Inspection

The home search and contractual process had been smooth sailing. Then we had the home inspection. Learn a bit about just how important GREAT home inspections are.

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:

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.

The Origin and True Meaning of Home

Lord Byron’s quote from Don Juan about without hearts a home not being real is actually rooted in the very fabric of the word “home.” The concept of home is universal, however, we all define home differently. There might be some similarities, but home means something different to each of us.

April 18 / 2013

Brooklyn – The ‘Home’ of Jackie Robinson

When most people think of ‘home’ and Jackie Robinson, they usually recall his epic steal of home against the Yankees (and Yogi Berra) in the ’55 World Series. While he certainly had a penchant for “stealing home”, we think ‘home’ meant a lot more to Jackie than the one on the baseball diamond.

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In Their Own Words: What Buying a Home Really Means

In this LXTV Open House segment that aired across the nation this past Sunday, we get first hand accounts from real people on the value they see in achieving homeownership.

How I Came to Believe in Working with a Real Estate Professional

I’m a homeowner. In fact, I’ve never rented. I’m a rarity within my circle of friends. I went from college dorms to back home with my parents after graduation to saving money like crazy to buying my first home just before I got married. In my mind, home ownership truly was the American Dream and at the young age of 23 I was able to fulfill that dream. But in actuality, it was a nightmare.

February 20 / 2013

We Believe Redfin Is Wrong

Since our founding in 1906, Coldwell Banker has always represented the highest ethical standards in the real estate industry. Our core values are grounded in the protection of the real estate home buyer and home seller’s interest, and always placing them above our own. Focus on the customer and success will follow are not mere words to those who wear blue, but rather fundamental to how we conduct our business.