Coldwell Banker Ben Bates Realty
Coldwell Banker Ben Bates Inc., Coldwell Banker Ben Bates Realty
Email: [email protected]

Coldwell Banker Ben Bates Inc.'s Blog

Posted on 01/24/2021
How to Design a Beautiful Spacious Wheelchair Accessible Shower
Photo by Marcus Aurelius via Pexels Approximately 61 million adult Americans have some form of a disability, according to the CDC. That figure equals one out of every four of our community members. Add the fact that the U.S. Census indicates the country is headed for a “gray tsunami” with upwards of 73 million people entering retirement age....
+ 7 more
Read More
Posted on 01/17/2021
Select the Right Smart Home Devices
Not all smart home devices are created equal. If you wind up paying a high price for a smart home gadget you do not need, you risk wasting precious time and resources. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make informed smart home device purchases, such as: 1. Consider Your Smart Home Device Needs The needs...
Read More
Posted on 01/10/2021
Tasks to Tackle Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Whether you’re buying a house or selling a home, the smartest move you can make is to hire a real estate agent to represent your interests. But before you do, take these important steps so you can be best prepared for the next stages. Have An Idea Of What Kind Of House You...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 01/03/2021
Luxury Homes: Five Extreme Features
Photo by Tom Pottiger on Unsplash As home technology becomes more advanced and affordable, the extreme features of yesterday's luxury homes are becoming more and more standard. Here's an assembled a top-five features in today's luxury homes that will still take your breath away. Some are tech-based, others are designed more with ultimate homeowner comfort in mind. Regardless,...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 12/27/2020
4 Expenses To Think About Before Closing
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Purchasing a new home is an exciting and life-changing event. While you likely know that you'll need to be able to afford to pay your mortgage each month, there might be other expenses that you aren't as familiar with. 1. Maintenance Costs It makes sense that you'd need to include money to...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 12/20/2020
Foreclosure: Remember These Tips Before You Buy
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you're like many prospective homeowners who've been looking at listings lately in preparation for moving forward with purchasing property, you've noticed listings for foreclosures. Some people in your position are attracted by the idea of saving money on foreclosures, while others may simply have fallen in love with a home that...
+ 5 more
Read More
Posted on 12/13/2020
What to Do First: Buying or Selling?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay You’ve decided to sell your home to upgrade or even downsize, but you don’t know whether you should start looking and buy first or wait to sell first. The best-case scenario is to do both, but that takes a lot of planning. If you are sure your credit is good enough to...
+ 5 more
Read More
Posted on 12/06/2020
The Closing Process - What to Expect
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The last step of any home sale is the closing. This is the time when the buyer and seller sign all the documents surrounding the sale, including the documents for the buyer’s mortgage. This is when money changes hands and, in most cases, the buyer gets the keys to the home. If...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 11/29/2020
Living in an HOA Managed Community
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay As more and more planned communities are being constructed along Florida's East Coast from Jacksonville to Miami, the number of Homeowners' Associations (HOAs) are growing exponentially. HOAs are a group of owners charged with creating and enforcing guidelines for the community, working in the common interests of the owners, and manage and maintain...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 11/22/2020
Should You Buy a Residence? Key Factors to Consider
Purchasing a home is a life-changing decision. As such, it is important to consider a variety of factors as you decide whether to pursue a residence, and these factors include: 1. Your Finances Although you may want to buy a house as soon as possible, it is paramount to have your finances in order before you launch a home...
Read More
Posted on 11/15/2020
Real Estate Law - Do You Need a Lawyer?
Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash Buying a piece of real estate is a serious legal and financial decision. Sometimes, having a real estate attorney help you through the process is helpful. In fact, in some states, it is required by law to have one assist with the process. If you don’t live in a state where...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 11/08/2020
Tips on Calculating Your Debt to Equity Ratio
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay Nearly all real estate investment includes some amount of debt. Debt on its own isn’t necessarily a problem but too much debt can create challenges. So, how much debt is too much? We’ll give you some solid answers below. Quick note: If you’re already a seasoned pro, you probably don’t need our...
+ 1 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of64