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The Schine Closing– Another Satisfied Seller!

Mr. and Mrs. Murray Schine take a moment to pose with their Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand sales associate Bill Young after the sale of their home at 113 Troon Way in LaGrange, Georgia.

Congrats to the Schines and Bill!


Troup County Housing Stats May 2013

Troup County Housing Stats May 2013
Troup County Housing Stats May 2013

Here you can find our monthly housing stats snapshot. Feel free to share the information. We use data from Georgia Multilist Service reports found on the agent-accessed GAMLS Pro website. Let us know if you have any questions regarding the market status.

Troup County Housing Stats April 2013

Troup County Housing Stats April 2013

Troup County Housing Stats April 2013

Here you can find our monthly housing stats snapshot. Feel free to share the information. We use data from Georgia Multilist Service reports found on the agent-accessed GAMLS Pro website. Let us know if you have any questions regarding the market status.

Troup County Residential Stats Snapshot August 2011 vs 2012 (and a new feature)

We have added a new feature to our monthly housing stats snapshot. We are also now giving data to compare residential sales in a year-over-year format. Keep in mind that these numbers only reflect residential sales in Troup County as reported in the Georgia Multilist Service (GAMLS) at the time data is retrieved. However, the overall trend can be seen in the report. Feel free to comment on the report and give suggestions on what other types of data you may like to see.
Troup County Residential Stats

Majority of Americans Still Value Homeownership Even After Recession

Well-known psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig partners with Coldwell Banker to explore why homeownership is so desired by Americans.  And while the recession had an obvious impact, Dr. Robi believes the emotional and psychological benefits of homeownership will never go away.

Learn about Dr. Robi and her analysis.

Hi my name is Dr. Robi Ludwig, and I’m a psychotherapist in New York City. I teamed up with Coldwell Banker Real Estate this Spring to better understand Americans’ mindset after the recession on important issues like owning a home.

In my decades of practice, it’s always fascinated me to study how timely issues or tragic circumstances can affect us. In some cases, we also find that in spite of issues at hand, our underlying emotions and deep-seeded beliefs remain consistent even in times of stress or strife.

Clearly the recession has had an impact and one of the questions American’s have is the value of homeownership. I believe the home has a deep psychological value that goes beyond the financial investment so we decided to get straight to the source and survey more than 2,100 Americans to get a sense of their state of mind following the recession.

It caused me to reflect personally about my first real home, as well. My parents recently sold my childhood home in New Jersey. They were excited to move to a new community, but I was surprised at my own feelings of loss and then nostalgia. Then again, this was a home that hosted happy occasions, school pep rallies, prom photos, Thanksgiving dinners – it was essentially another character in our family, and that it was natural to feel this strong emotional pull.

So how did our survey compare to my own feelings about the home? Here’s a brief video in which I share some of our most important findings: namely, we learned that for the overwhelming majority of Americans, owning a home is still a very fundamental part of the American Dream (in spite of the recession), and it’s something we feel is important for our children in the future!

Do You Follow Your Heart or Head When Choosing a New Home?

Coldwell Banker Survey Finds Women and Men Make Home-Buying Decisions with Head and Heart

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 27, 2012) – Square-footage and price are important elements to consider when selecting a home but according to a new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate of 1,000 men and women, they both also rely on how they feel and how their lifestyle fits into a home when looking for a place to live. The survey found 28 percent of women and 25 percent of men put more emphasis on their feelings about a home than they do on the layout, square footage, or price. The majority of women (62 percent) and men (61 percent) also know within the first visit if the home is right for them.

“A home is more than square-footage and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and this survey shows just how much emotion can play a role in home buying process,” says Jessica Edwards, Coldwell Banker Real Estate consumer specialist. “When two people are looking for a home together, there are many considerations to take into account. Of course, price and layout matter, but ‘feeling at home’ is an important factor.”

The survey also reveals insights into the roles men and women play at home and finds some interesting differences between age groups.

Women Take Charge of Making a House a Home:

  •  Over half of women (54 percent) say that they take the lead when it comes to decorating.  However, younger men play a larger role in décor decisions than their older counterparts. Forty-eight (48) percent of younger respondents, age 18-44, say decorating is mutual; this decreases to 36 percent for respondents 55 and over.
  • Women also cook it up in the kitchen. Sixty-eight (68) percent of women say they are the “primary chef” for their household. Not to be outdone, some men are also putting on the apron – occasionally. Nearly a quarter of men (23 percent) say cooking is their job.

Age Changes How Men and Women Feel “At Home”

  • Sharing financial decisions may get easier over time. Fifty-four (54) percent of people age 18-44 say major financial decisions are mutual, compared to 60 percent of those 45-54. This increases to 70 percent for people 55 and over.
  • Interestingly, as age increases, so does contentment with the current status of the home. Almost half (45 percent) of those older than 55 say they are very happy with their home just the way it is, compared to 25 percent of those age 18-44. More men seem to be focused on making significant changes to the home (9 percent) compared to women (5 percent).

For couples entering the home-buying process, here are Edwards’ tips for harmonious house-hunting:

  • Each person should come up with a list of a few things that are most important and then come together as a couple to decide on a list of the top three to five things that are important for the home.
  • When looking for a home, communication is key. Consider designating a point person for different aspects of the home-buying process, so that information is not delayed or communicated to just one part of the couple.
  • Don’t get too many people involved; typically more people means more stress and what is most important is that the couple is happy with the decisions being made.
  • Don’t forget to have fun! Remember that this home will be the place to build memories and a life together.

Why Choose Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand?

Recently, on Coldwellbanker.com, an article stated that Coldwell Banker branded websites have the highest number of unique visitors among all national real estate franchise brands in 2011. 

At Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand, we take special strides to optimize your listing’s web exposure. In today’s technologically-fascinated world, we know most home searches begin on the internet. You can have the utmost confidence that your property will reach more buyers than placing an ad in the newspaper as was done back in the day. With greater exposure comes increased chances of a quicker sale.

Whether you are buying or selling, take a quick look at our Visual Tour listings to see one of the ways our agents showcase homes.

Take a look at the article from www.coldwellbanker.com to see the effectiveness of going with a CB branded company!

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Jan. 26, 2012)– According to Nielsen and comScore Media Metrix, the two global leaders in digital measurement, Coldwell Banker branded websites had the highest number of unique visitors among all national real estate franchise brands for full-year 2011.  This marks the second consecutive year that the Coldwell Banker brand ranked No. 1 in Web traffic among all real estate franchisors. 

“The Coldwell Banker brand is clearly top of mind when consumers go online and search for a home,” said Michael Fischer, chief marketing officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.  “Consumers know our great brand and have shown a desire to utilize the suite of online tools seen throughout the Coldwell Banker network at the national and local levels.”
According to Nielson, Coldwell Banker websites had 17.5 million unique visitors in 2011, which was more than 28 percent higher than the next nearest franchise brand competitor (13.7 million). Similarly, Coldwell Banker branded websites (26.1 million unique visitors) had the highest Web traffic ranking among real estate franchisors in the comScore Media Metrix full-year ranking for 2011, easily outpacing its next nearest competitor by 21 percent (21.6 million unique visitors).

The Coldwell Banker brand continues to place an emphasis on developing its website into a hub for consumers to find and prepare for the home buying and selling process.  Recent additions include the lifestyle search page and first time home buyer resource center.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC accessed the aforementioned information through its subscription to both Nielson and comScore Media Metrix. The rankings encompass all consumer Web traffic (unique visitors) to national and local websites operated by the franchise brands as well as by their franchisees.

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