Archive for August, 2009

Coldwell Banker iphone App

August 21, 2009

today announced the launch of the first-ever international home search application for iPhoneTM and AndroidTM-powered devices. The Coldwell Banker Real Estate mobile application enables users to easily search for property listings and recent home sales in 28 countries in North America, Europe, Central America, Caribbean, Australia and South America. The results of these searches as well as the search itself can be saved in a personalized ‘My Coldwell Banker’ account newly created from the user’s smartphone or added to an existing account with coldwellbanker.com by logging into the site directly from the handheld device. Unique to the Coldwell Banker application, searches that are saved to an app-created ‘My Coldwell Banker’ account will automatically generate notifications of new properties and open houses, alerting the user to updated results right on the device’s homepage.

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USA Today covering Top 5 Places to retire

August 9, 2009

Issue Date: July 26, 2009
MoneySmart

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Top 5 places to retire
Our exclusive list examines small cities that offer big value.
By Reyhaneh Fathieh

With 401(k)s taking a hit, Americans are in no rush to retire now. But that doesn’t mean they’re not planning for their golden years. A recent survey of real estate agents, by Coldwell Banker, finds that many 50-somethings are buying their retirement homes now, well before they retire.

Driving trend: plummeting home prices and low interest rates. “The areas hardest hit by the recession can be prime spots for second-home seekers,” says Jim Gillespie, Coldwell Banker CEO. Among them: Cape Coral-Fort Myers in Florida, where prices have dropped 59.1% in the last year; California’s San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area, down 29.6%; and Las Vegas-Paradise in Nevada, down 37.3%.

Below is our surprising list of the top five cities for young retirees (55 to 59), compiled exclusively for USA WEEKEND by Coldwell Banker and data experts Onboard Informatics. Rankings are weighted, in order, based on recreation, weather, health resources, crime and cost of living (in all five towns, it’s below the national average).

Buy now, retire later in these hot markets

1. Helena, Mont. (pop. 28,726): This town has a local symphony and fine-art galleries. Nature lovers can trek 1,000-plus miles of mountain and forest trails. Median home price: $191,500.

2. Pensacola, Fla. (pop. 54,283): The sun always shines on its white beaches, it’s super-safe (the crime rate is well below the national average), and the American Association baseball team boosts hometown spirit. Median home price: $137,200.

3. Creve Coeur, Mo. (pop. 16,933): Its 320-acre lake is a boating haven surrounded by picnic sites and an archery range. And St. Louis is a half-hour drive away. Median home price: $355,000.

4. Traverse City, Mich. (pop. 14,339): The “cherry capital” is famous for its vineyards. Plus, its health services are top-notch; the Munson Medical Center is consistently named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation. Median home price: $129,500.

5. Butte-Silver Bow, Mont. (pop. 31,967): This area’s 29 recreational facilities (golf courses, parks, pools) keep residents active. And Butte will host the National Folk Festival again next summer. Median home price: $108,500.

Source: Onboard Informatics for USA WEEKEND

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Oh, so close!
These cities almost made the cut, rounding out our “Top 20 Cities to Retire”

6. Scott Township, Pennsylvania
7. Carnot-Moon, Pennsylvania
8. Doctor Phillips, Florida
9. Municipality of Monroeville, Pennsylvania
10. Boardman, Ohio
11. Huron, South Dakota
12. Live Oak, California
13. Williston, North Dakota
14. St. Augustine, Florida
15. Middleburg Heights, Ohio
16. Birmingham, Michigan
17. Bellevue, Washington
18. Santa Fe, New Mexico
19. King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
20. Aventura, Florida

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Coldwell Banker On location

August 8, 2009
Coldwell Banker On Location℠ 
On May 4th 2009, Coldwell Banker® changed the face of the real estate buying and selling process with the launch of Coldwell Banker On Location.  By partnering with YouTube, Coldwell Banker will ultimately allow consumers to access 1000s of videos covering a wide range of topics including home listings, neighborhood features, local market conditions and trends, tips for homebuyers and sellers and much, much more.

Consumers are looking for more in their real estate search:
Coldwell Banker has been ahead of the video curve in real estate for years.  The brand was the first to feature streaming video on http://www.coldwellbanker.com and is still the leader today.  Since 2005 when the Coldwell Banker video engine was launched, consumers have become more and more accepting of video.  In fact, today, video is a staple on the Web.  YouTube is now the second largest search engine in the world behind its parent Google.  Yahoo is third.  Consumers are using YouTube for much more than entertainment.  They are looking for content to assist with their home buying/selling needs and you have the expertise to assist them.

A host of benefits for you! 

  • Coldwell Banker On Location is a new way to market a listing
  • Take advantage of brand’s national advertising push touting the unique Coldwell Banker initiative.  Look for a version of the Coldwell Banker “Scroll” commercial featuring founders Coldwell and Banker on cable television, along with online advertising on YouTube, Google, HGTV.com, MarthaStewart.com and more.
  • An intensive joint Public Relations effort from Coldwell Banker and YouTube will generate exposure for On Location around the world.  

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Coldwell Banker new trade AD

August 8, 2009

NUMBERS DON’T LIE. THEY SING OUR PRAISES.

Most people know that we’ve been around for 103 years. But did you know

that, among top-performing brokerages,

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And we’re the most-visited

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No other real estate company

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Those numbers don’t just mean that we’re successful. They mean

that our agents are successful. That’s because we give them the innovative

tools they need to compete in a tough market and a heritage they can be

proud of. Of course, it helps that they’re also the best in the industry.

 

 

© 2009 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. A Realogy Company. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Office Is Independently Owned And

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Logo and “We Never Stop Moving” are registered service marks licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

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Trends

Top 500 report among brokers with greater than 500 closed sales. Prudential numbers do not include Homesale Services Group.

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Price Reduced Niceville Florida short sale 116 summit home for sale postlets

August 1, 2009

Brandon Jordan | Coldwell Banker United | 850-758-1236
116 Summit Ct, Niceville, FL
Blue Pine Village great location in Niceville close to everything.
Short SALE
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $175,000
Year Built 1986
Sq Footage 1,196
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size 4,553 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Tucked away in Blue Pine Village. Great location and this home offers many upgrades some of the kitchen upgrades tumbled-stone countertops,New appliances in the kitchen include Fridge,Stove,Dishwasher.Custom landscaping and beautiful stone-faced fireplace. This home offers a privacy fenced backyard and sprinkler sys & well. Master BR has private door to patio and large walk-in closet. Dining room offers custom sliding glass door to the back to the patio. Guest bath has a cheerful leaded-glass window. All ceiling fans in the home are new ,Roof replaced within the last 5 years, New windows just installed,Vinyl siding covers exterior walls offering low maintenance. Home Warranty is being offfered. $8,000 First time Homebuyer US TAX CREDIT! Short Sale
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PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Fireplace – Walk-in closet
– Tile floor – Family room – Living room
– Bonus/Rec room – Office/Den – Dining room
– Dishwasher – Refrigerator – Stove/Oven
– Microwave – Attic – Laundry area – inside
– Yard

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

– Stone Fireplace is one great feature of this home kitchen upgarades include stone countertops
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Contact info:
Brandon Jordan
Coldwell Banker United
850-758-1236
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Aug 1, 2009, 2:32pm PDT

612 Prairie St Crestview Florida short sale postlets

August 1, 2009

Brandon Jordan | Coldwell Banker United | 850-758-1236
612 prairie, Crestview, FL
Short Sale on this 3 year old home.
3BR/2.5BA Single Family House
offered at $175,000
Year Built 2006
Sq Footage 2,102
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors Unspecified
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 8,222 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

This is DR Horton’s popular Mackenzie floor plan in reverse garage on left side of the home. It is spacious and open with many outstanding features. On the exterior this home has durable Hardiboard siding with fifty year warranty, dimensional shingles and a covered front porch. This spacious wrap around porch is perfect for watching the sun set while sipping a cold beverage. The interior features include: nine foot ceiling on the first floor, ceramic tile in the foyer, maple cabinets in the kitchen, Mohawk frieze carpet, cultured marble vanities in the bathrooms, plenty of walk in closets and much more.
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – High/Vaulted ceiling
– Walk-in closet – Family room – Living room
– Bonus/Rec room – Office/Den – Breakfast nook
– Dishwasher

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

– South of I-10 in Crestview Close to Duke & Eglin AFB
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Contact info:
Brandon Jordan
Coldwell Banker United
850-758-1236
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Aug 1, 2009, 2:33pm PDT


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