How to Pack Your Garage In Five Steps

When it comes to packing up your home for a move, the garage is often the last room packed. Let’s face it, we put it off due to the sheer number of things piled up over the years. Garages are full of tools, landscaping equipment and things you don’t want to look at. Often, our [...]

Coldwell Banker Knows Luxury

With real estate’s most robust global network of 92,000 who wear blue proudly in approximately 3,000 offices in 44 countries and territories, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Coldwell Banker affiliated agents sell more $1 million-plus homes than any other brand. Last year alone, our agents sold more than 30,000 $1 million-plus homes. via [...]

Feng Shui Living Tips

Feng shui has long been used to balance the energy in one’s home to provide better chances at succeeding in multiple spheres of life. Dating back to around 4,000 BC, this ancient pseudoscience is based on the principle that the arrangement of your home has a large emphasis on your personal chi (energy). Believe it [...]

6 Tips for Summer Lawn Care

Don’t you hate it when the grass is greener at your next door neighbor’s place? This summer you could have the lawn that turns everyone’s eyes green with envy and admiration, but you’ve got to get on it right now! Follow these tips to manifest the lawn of your life. BEFORE SUMMER 1. Inspect Inspect [...]

How To Pack a Home Entertainment System

China packed? Check. Picture frames packed? Check. Clothes packed? Check. Suddenly, you look into your family room, the music from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho plays in your head. The stereo and home theater glare back at you, taunting you – “Go ahead pack us, we will never come back to life again.” Electronics are some of [...]

Most Profitable Home Improvements for the Luxury Market

When it comes time to sell your luxury Nevada County home, you want to ensure you’re receiving the biggest bang for your buck. Typically this means making sure that any additions and improvements made to your home are ones that have the best odds of being profitable. With that in mind, let’s explore a couple [...]

#SmartHome, Smart Agent, Smart Choices

You’ve made a decision to install smart devices in your home.  You’ve carefully planned out what system you wish to invest in, where each device will go in the home, how they will all be connected and controlled in your home.  Once you have it all setup and working well, you get the notice that [...]

Top Three Devices Buyers Will Love

The popularity of smart home devices has continually increased year over year.  In 2019, 33.2% of households are equipped with smart home devices, and this figure is expected to rise to 53.9% by 2023.  The increasing popularity and ubiquity of these connected devices can be used as a marketing differentiator when selling a home.  New [...]

A Mindful Move: Home Is Where the Om Is

We are all trying to be more mindful. No reason to “try;” instead, relax and be. Easier said than done, right? We all strive to be mindful: aware of emotions, present in the moment, attentive to the needs of others, conscious of our planet, and calm. But, in our mindful practice, we tend to let [...]

Should You Rent Out Your Home or Sell It?

You’re moving away from your current home and you’re not sure whether you should sell your current home or hang onto the property as a rental. There are pros and cons to both approaches. If you hold onto your Nevada County home, you can enjoy residual rental income as well as any positive home value appreciation. [...]