A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Homeowners Insurance

While buying your first home in Nevada County is exciting, buying your first homeowners insurance policy isn’t nearly as much fun. New homeowners have all kinds of questions about what homeowners insurance covers and what it doesn’t, and understandably so. When shopping around for a policy to protect the biggest financial investment of your life, [...]

5 New Homeowner Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid (And How to Avoid Them)

Becoming a first-time homeowner in Nevada County is one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life, even after the closing papers have been signed and key is in hand. Suddenly, you’re faced with a whole new set of challenges: how to manage a home that’s yours, not your landlord’s. There are a [...]

Five Easy Upgrades for New Homeowners

Congratulations! You’re now the owner of a new Nevada County home. Whether it’s your first place or the newest in a series of homes you’ve bought over the years, it’s important that you take maintenance steps immediately following the purchase. While the seller probably did some work before putting it on the market, you want to [...]

Five Often Ignored Things to Look at Before Buying a Home

Although the aesthetics of a new home is a vitally important element to consider, there are a few more things that should be examined when viewing your prospective home. While size of a home matters to many people, you should ensure that there are no underlying potential problems that can cost you a grave amount of [...]

What Every Real Estate Pro Must Know About Smart Home

Real estate is constantly changing.  And if you want to stay competitive in this profession, you need to stay on top of current trends. The trend right now? Smart home technology. Everyday consumers are becoming more interested in smart home technology because it can save time, increase safety, and be fun! Buyers are looking for [...]

Why Should You Choose Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty?

It can be a challenge to find the right real estate agent. In areas like Nevada County, CA there are so many different companies and agents to choose from. How do you know if you’ve found the right one? What qualities should you look for when selecting an agent? We've asked our own REALTORS®, [...]

Is It Better to Buy in the Winter or Summer?

You hear it a lot – there are best and worst times to make any sort of purchase. It seems like every few months a new article comes out that says when you should buy certain things. Whether it’s a television, a car, or a home, statistics are available that may influence your decision on [...]

Is it Always the Right Time to Buy a Home?

Is it always the right time to buy a home? Star listing agent Jessica Riffle Edwards sheds light on a few questions you should ask yourself prior to purchasing a home. Looking to buy or sell in the Nevada County area? Give a Coldwell Banker agent a call today!   https://youtu.be/9Jlyvrihf60

Seven Under the Radar Features You’ll Want in Your First Home Together

Ready to buy your first home as a couple? No doubt, you’ve both been keeping wish lists for your humble abode. Some dream features may fall in the “nice to have” category—separate bathrooms, walk-in closets and a swimming pool, anyone? But others—like extra storage space or a digital thermostat—really do make life easier, not to [...]

Nine Questions to Ask When Searching for a Family Home

Unless you’re planning on doing your own version of Fixer Upper, the general home-buying rule of thumb is to look for a place you’ll be able to live in for five years or more. So if you have kids (or are about to), you’ll need to look not just at the number of bedrooms and [...]