fox cities valley: Think Green...Start a Compost Pile - 03/17/10 08:46 AM
Think green and start your own compost pile this spring by recycling your kitchen and yard waste.
Okay, Okay, so this isn't the most glamorous thing that I've ever written about but hey, it's a great way to help the environment and grow awesome plants. You can build your own compost bin or purchase one at any hardware/lumber yard, they're fairly inexpensive and you'll be off and running. To learn more, here's a great article from HouseLogic and written by Jeanne Huber.
If you have questions about going green or buying and selling your home in Appleton or throughout the Fox … (2 comments)

fox cities valley: Invest a Tax Refund in Your Home: 5 Great $1,000 Projects - 03/03/10 08:15 AM
Tax time, you've worked hard all year and timidly had your taxes prepared only to find out that you'll be receiving a big fat check from Uncle Sam. Before you run off and just "blow" the money you worked so hard for, consider investing some in your home. Read this article and then you may consider one or more of the five great projects. For more great real estate tips or if you're thinking of buying or selling a home in Appleton or the Fox Cities Valley just call or text Bob Edwards (920) 202-2431 or email bedwards@coldwellhomes.com … (1 comments)

fox cities valley: Make Spring Cleaning Less of a Chore: Smarter—and Mostly Greener—Tips - 03/03/10 07:52 AM
With Spring just around the corner we think of the birds chirping, the flowers blooming, the days getting longer....and Spring Cleaning and Maintenance. It needs to be done whether we like it or not, to make it less of a chore here's some smarter and greener tips. If you're thinking of buying or selling a home in Appleton or anywhere in the Fox Cities Valley, just call or text Bob Edwards (920) 202-2431 or bedwards@coldwellhomes.com … (4 comments)

fox cities valley: Homeowners Insurance...Do You Have a CLUE? - 02/24/10 06:11 AM
Homeowners insurance, we all have it and we need to have it. As we go through the home buying process, it's something that comes up very early on as we're not going past underwriting without it. But do we have a CLUE or even know what CLUE is? So, okay, we closed on our new home, we've moved in, we have homeowners insurance, but what if we have a claim? Here's a "Must Read" article by Mariwyn Evans and please, if you have questions reagrding homeowners insurance be sure to contact a qualified Insurance Agent. Your CLUE Insurance Report Matters Your … (4 comments)

fox cities valley: It's Blustery in the Fox Cities Valley Today, 8 Ways to Seal Air Leaks - 02/24/10 05:41 AM
It's Blustery in the Fox Cities Valley Today, 8 Ways to Seal Air Leaks It's 21 degrees, light snow flurries and a blustery wind out of the north at 14 miles an hour. Sound cold, you bet it is! The last thing you want is to have that weather inside, it belongs outside and that's where it should stay. With windy conditions like we have today, if there are any leaks in your home, you'll find them. That's why I'm sharing this article by Jeanne Huber, these 8 tips will show you ways to seal those leaks and save energy, live … (0 comments)

fox cities valley: This Just In- Survey Identifies Multi-Generational As Trend In Real Estate - 02/23/10 06:31 AM
From the desk of Tricia Voskuil at our corporate headquarters in Appleton, WI, I'd like to share the following information from a recent survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.
Multi-Generational Homes a Growing TrendTricia Voskuil2/22/2010
Coldwell Banker Survey Identifies Multi-Generational Homes As a Trend in Real Estate
 37 Percent of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals Surveyed Have Seen More Families Looking for Homes that Accommodate Multiple Generations
APPLETON, WI (Feb. 22, 2010) - Family reunions are taking on a new meaning in the real estate market. According to a recent survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC among its network of … (6 comments)

fox cities valley: See This Now- Home Owners, HouseLogic is For You and FREE - 02/22/10 08:47 AM
See This Now- Home Owners, HouseLogic is For You and FREEWhether you’re a First Time Home Owner or Experienced Home Owner, HouseLogic is for you. Buying a home is most likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make so you’ll want to take care of your real estate investment. HouseLogic is a wonderful new website from the National Association of Realtors aimed specifically to help home owners make smart decisions. With HouseLogic homeowners can create "My Binder" to help them organize projects, finances, taxes, etc. Users can create To-Do Lists and set project reminders and also give you home improvement advice. According … (1 comments)

fox cities valley: Tips for First Time Home Buyers - 02/22/10 04:03 AM
Buying a home can be a long, complicated and frightening process, and it is important to be prepared. Knowledge is power when it comes to negotiating the difficult world of home prices, interest rates and mortgage loans. For a first time home buyer, there are many factors to consider before you buy. The more information you can gather before you start shopping, the better off you will be.
Keep in mind that even though we're getting very close to the end of Home Buyer Tax Credit (up to $8,000) there is still time to take advantage of it. If you or … (0 comments)

fox cities valley: EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA-------This Just In, WHEDA is Back - 02/13/10 06:49 AM

After being gone for over a year starting this March 1st,2010, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority or better known as WHEDA, is back. What does this mean to first time homebuyers? With the WHEDA Fannie Mae Advantage you may be able to get into your new home for as little as $1,000 out-of-pocket and have a monthly payment that's less than many other mortgage loans currently available. WHEDA also offers Buyer Education and Downpayment assistance programs.
There will be much more information available and upcoming, so stay tuned, I'll be posting more info real soon.
If you're excited to … (0 comments)

fox cities valley: Without the Granny Knot...Selling or Buying Your Home - 02/12/10 02:17 AM
Throughout the home buying and selling process there are certain steps that most everyone takes and for all practical purposes follows in the same order.
We decide to Buy or Sell…check We go online to get a feel for the market…check We call an agent…check Sellers list their home and Buyers start looking at homes...check Buyer buys, Seller sells and everyones happy...oops ERRRRRRRRRR (buzzer sound effect)
We all start off with the same steps toward buying and selling homes, my job as your skilled agent is to ensure that things don’t get twisted along the way and we end up with … (4 comments)

fox cities valley: 8 Tips to Downsizing with Style - 02/08/10 06:13 AM
While moving into a home of any size can be a large undertaking, for buyers looking to downsize, the transition is often more challenging. But whether they are empty nesters requiring less space, young professionals moving to a new city for job opportunities or families looking to save, more and more buyers in today’s real estate market are opting to downsize.
Though moving to a smaller space may involve making a few sacrifices, having less room does not mean having to scale back on style. In fact, a homeowner with minimal square footage to work with can maximize their home’s overall … (4 comments)

fox cities valley: January is the New March - 01/22/10 05:43 AM
How does that go, 60 is the new 40? In terms of Real Estate this year, it seems that January is the new March. With the Extended and Expanded Tax Credit we're seeing both buyers and sellers becoming very active and someone didn't tell them it's still January. Historically business tends to slow around the holidays, it's to be expected and then slowly we build up to full throttle from March to May. The Tax Credit, which if you haven't heard by now, is up to $8,000 for first time home buyer and up to $6,500 for existing homeowners that have owned their … (3 comments)

fox cities valley: 10 Tips to Help Take the Stress Out of Home Buying - 11/02/09 04:40 AM
Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home,  keep in mind these 10 Tips for making the process as peaceful and stress free as possible.
Find a Real Estate Agent who you can connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It's critical that the Realtor you choose is both highly skilled and a good fit with your personality. Remember, there's no "right" time to buy, just as there's no perfect time to sell. If you find a home now, don't try to second-guess interest rates … (19 comments)

fox cities valley: Top 7 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays - 10/29/09 08:05 AM
The Holidays are upon us... here's 7 tips you should keep in mind.
1) Maintain the Curb Appeal
It's easy to neglect the outside of your home when the weather frightful, but curb appeal is just as important in the fall and winter as it is in the summer. Keep the leaves raked and the sidewalks and driveway clear of snow.
2) Add a Wreath
Adding a seasonal wreath to the front door is a great way to make a positive first impression. A fall inspired wreath will carry you through Thanksgiving and then it's a good time to switch to … (4 comments)

 
Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI (Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)

Bob Edwards

Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI

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