More than just real estate

Creating a kid-friendly move

Moving into a new home brings with it a lot of emotions, particularly for families moving with children. Excitement and enthusiasm are coupled with anxiety and apprehension as to whether the kids will take to the new home and neighborhood. Carefully preparing children for the move, both practically and psychologically, can help ease the transition and make the process much smoother for the family.

Moving is stressful for anyone, but it can be unsettling for children. Create a moving list or game plan well in advance to ensure that children are ready for the big day.

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5 Things in Your Home that May be Detracting Buyers

Before many people even buy a home, they’re considering its resale value down the road. Very few people buy a home early in life and stay in it forever, so it’s important to think about what will make the home attractive to buyers when it comes time to sell. These are a few things to consider not only when preparing to sell your home, but before you even buy a home to begin with:

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Spring Forward this Sunday

Sunday marks the start of Daylight Saving Time (commonly mispronounced as “Daylight Savings Time,” with an “s”), meaning we will all need to “spring forward” and set our clocks ahead one hour at 2:00 A.M. Sunday (or Saturday night).

Don’t forget to turn all your clocks and watches forward one hour (cell phones and digital TV boxes should automatically set back on their own).

A few fun facts about Daylight Saving Time*:

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Are you ready to buy a home?

Homeownership can be very exciting. Equity building, tax deductions, a sense of pride and a place to decorate to your specific taste are just a few reasons why owning a home is often referred to as “The American Dream.” However, just as Marvel Comic superhero Spider-Man was warned, “With great power comes great responsibility.” And homeownership undoubtedly is one of the greatest forms of responsibility you may take over in your life.

We’ve all heard it’s a great time to buy – and it truly is….if (and it’s a big “if”) you are emotionally, physically and – most importantly – financially ready. If you aren’t prepared to change your lifestyle, you aren’t prepared to own a home. How do you know if you’re ready to buy? Ask yourself these questions:

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Enter a Drawing for a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

This Sunday, March 3rd is a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Open House Event where you can enter a drawing for a Google Nexus 7 tablet when you visit a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage open house.

For a complete listing of our open houses please visit: www.CBOpenHouseWI.com.

See you on Sunday!


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