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6 (More) Do It Yourself Home Hacks

Work smarter, not harder with these home hack tips!
Posted by Joe Carelli on May 21, 2020 in  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Home Hacks  Real Estate  Tips
You’ve seized the day and took heed of our first batch of six do it yourself hacks! The water no longer boils over, every picture is straight, the rugs remain in place, the drain is unclogged, the countertops are stain-free and the flowers have their heads lifted toward the skies. Well done!  The hacks don’t stop there though, here are some more resourceful hacks to make your life easier because you should always work smarter, not harder! 1. Make Pans Sparkle -- There’s nothing quite as frust... read more
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Boosting Your Credit Score

Buying a house? You better check your credit score first so you don’t get caught by surprise
Posted by Joe Carelli on February 07, 2020 in  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Credit  Credit Score  credit tips  Family First  finance  tips
When you’re ready to buy a house, your top priority is to check your credit score so you can address any potential issues before you begin house hunting. Yes, it’s true that when you meet with a lender he will pull a copy of your credit report and credit score, but if your numbers are low, do you really want your potential lender to see it? A low score means a really high-interest rate or possibly a denied loan, so it’s important to take care of any issues with your credit long before you start th... read more
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Five Steps For Staging Your Home

If you want your house to sell fast, then staging is a must.
Posted by Joe Carelli on January 09, 2020 in  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Home  Real Estate  Staging  Tips
Staging your home to sell is not just a topic for an HGTV special; staging truly makes a difference! If you want your home to sell quickly, and for a good price, then you need to be prepared to stage your house. In fact, homes that are staged before listing sell within an average of 23 days, compared to 143 days for unstaged homes! Think of it as putting your home’s best foot forward; you want to make an excellent first impression. If you’re working with a professional real estate agent, then they will... read more
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Mortgage Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home

Once you’ve made the commitment to buy a house, make sure you avoid these mortgage mishaps.
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 05, 2019 in  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  finance  Mortgage  Real Estate  Tips
If you’re in the market for a new home, most likely you're also in the market for a mortgage. However, once you’re approved for a loan, you need to be careful to avoid the mortgage mistakes that can make you hit the reset button on your home buying dreams.  After the process of searching for the perfect home, you probably are ready to kick back and breathe a sigh of relief once you’ve found the one. Buyer beware though, just because you’ve made the commitment to buy, and the sellers ha... read more
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Waking Up In The Winter

Struggling to beat those winter blues and wake up? We are here to help!
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 04, 2019 in  #familyfirst  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  dogs  lifestyle  tips  winter
The most wonderful time of the year doesn’t necessarily equate to the most wonderful mornings of the year. The summer days of screaming out “carpe diem!” as sunlight bursts through the blinds and bathes you in warmth are gone. The days of winter screaming out “five more minutes” every five minutes for an hour are the reality this time of year. While the sun might get to sleep in a little bit later, you don’t share the same privilege. The existential dread of retreating from the s... read more
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