Monthly Archives: September 2008

The seventh annual Trees for Toys event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6. Your preliminary tree and wreath count should be submitted to your office contact person by mid-September. It’s not necessary to get a firm RSVP from your customers. Simply estimate how many trees and wreaths you want to give away, using a...

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The initial stages of Coldwell Banker Burnet’s launch of HomeBase, the online transaction management system, is going well.

Managers and office administrators have completed HomeBase training, and two-hour training sessions have been held in 17 of the company’s realty offices. Training will be held in the remaining offices in September.

HomeBase is a Web-based...

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145 homes on 45 bodies of water will be showcased in Coldwell Banker Burnet’s Fall Waterfront Home Tour on Oct. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. A wide range of properties will be featured in the tour, including lakeshore, river frontage, deeded access and lots. The properties range from a $189,900 home on Green Lake...

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In recognition of the Sept. 14-20 Realtor Safety Week, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) is offering a variety of safety materials FREE on its Web site.

The Web site includes articles on topics such as avoiding a carjacking, setting up a distress code system, responding to a physical attack, meeting safely with a new...

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In September 1968, the United States Congress authorized President Lyndon Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month-long recognition—Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

During this month, the United States recognizes the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking...

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Although both are waterfront cities, something besides the salt water separates La Jolla, Calif. on the Pacific Ocean from Sioux City, Iowa on the Missouri River—a $1.7 million difference in the cost of homes studied, according to the 2008 Coldwell Banker Home Price Comparison Index (HPCI). In an annual comparison of similar homes in 315...

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During a challenging housing market, it sometimes takes a little extra creativity and “hype” to get buyers to check on the houses for sale and the amenities in local communities. That was the idea behind the Aug. 17 Robbinsdale City-Wide Open House Day that was hosted by 47 home sellers and their Realtors representing brokers...

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Coldwell Banker Burnet is implementing an innovative marketing promotion—a 10-Day Sales Event. The event, which will be held Oct. 10-19, 2008, is part of a national price reduction event being held by Coldwell Banker companies throughout the country. A 10-Day Sales Event has already been held by NRT companies in Florida and the northeastern United...

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Below is a statement issued by your National Association of REALTORS® on the Department of Treasury takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It is important that Minnesota REALTORS® have... Read more