Archive for March, 2017

March 23, 2017

The Future is Almost Here

The countdown has begun! Our great brand is just weeks away from launching a new expression of luxury. As a global leader in luxury real estate sales, we are excited to finally bring this new expression forward. Since 1933, our mission was to deliver a luxury real estate marketing platform that would be second to none. We have stayed true to this quest, as we sought to enhance the program for the next generation of sales associates and their esteemed clients. During the week of April 11, we will bring our efforts to life across multiple platforms — in digital and print form, in national and local media.The countdown has begun! Our great brand is just weeks away from launching a new expression of luxury. As a global leader in luxury real estate sales, we are excited to finally bring this new expression forward. Since 1933, our mission was to deliver a luxury real estate marketing platform that would be second to none. We have stayed true to this quest, as we sought to enhance the program for the next generation of sales associates and their esteemed clients. During the week of April 11, we will bring our efforts to life across multiple platforms — in digital and print form, in national and local media.The countdown has begun! Our great brand is just weeks away from launching a new expression of luxury. As a global leader in luxury real estate sales, we are excited to finally bring this new expression forward. Since 1933, our mission was to deliver a luxury real estate marketing platform that would be second to none. We have stayed true to this quest, as we sought to enhance the program for the next generation of sales associates and their esteemed clients. During the week of April 11, we will bring our efforts to life across multiple platforms — in digital and print form, in national and local media.The countdown has begun! Our great brand is just weeks away from launching a new expression of luxury. As a global leader in luxury real estate sales, we are excited to finally bring this new expression forward. Since 1933, our mission was to deliver a luxury real estate marketing platform that would be second to none. We have stayed true to this quest, as we sought to enhance the program for the next generation of sales associates and their esteemed clients. During the week of April 11, we will bring our efforts to life across multiple platforms — in digital and print form, in national and local media.The countdown has begun! Our great brand is just weeks away from launching a new expression of luxury. As a global leader in luxury real estate sales, we are excited to finally bring this new expression forward. Since 1933, our mission was to deliver a luxury real estate marketing platform that would be second to none. We have stayed true to this quest, as we sought to enhance the program for the next generation of sales associates and their esteemed clients. During the week of April 11, we will bring our efforts to life across multiple platforms — in digital and print form, in national and local media.The countdown has begun! Our great brand is just weeks away from launching a new expression of luxury. As a global leader in luxury real estate sales, we are excited to finally bring this new expression forward. Since 1933, our mission was to deliver a luxury real estate marketing platform that would be second to none. We have stayed true to this quest, as we sought to enhance the program for the next generation of sales associates and their esteemed clients. During the week of April 11, we will bring our efforts to life across multiple platforms — in digital and print form, in national and local media.The countdown has begun! Our great brand is just weeks away from launching a new expression of luxury. As a global leader in luxury real estate sales, we are excited to finally bring this new expression forward. Since 1933, our mission was to deliver a luxury real estate marketing platform that would be second to none. We have stayed true to this quest, as we sought to enhance the program for the next generation of sales associates and their esteemed clients. During the week of April 11, we will bring our efforts to life across multiple platforms — in digital and print form, in national and local media.That brings me to one of the cornerstones of our new identity: content. Over the past year, we have invested considerable resources into content marketing efforts, such as our much-lauded Homes & Estates magazine (look for the Spring 2017 issue to drop next month!) and this very blog, which now hosts the popular “Home of the Week” video series. I encourage you to take a look around the blog. For instance, this month’s “10 over $10 Million” edition features some of our most enviable properties yet, whether you’re searching for a waterfront Italian villa in Miami or a Presidio Heights midcentury modern high-rise in San Francisco. Another must-read story is “Renovation Romance,” which features an exclusive interview with Hollywood house-flipping couple Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays. Thanks to the enhancements we made this year and the talent of the same award-winning team that made Coldwell Banker® one of the most influential real estate brands on social media, our luxury blog now has a reach of more than one million annually on social media! We will carry this incredible achievement with us as we move the blog under a new name in April. Look for us next month under the new banner ….

Needless to say, I am very excited for the future of luxury at the Coldwell Banker brand. Onward and upward … to the next generation of luxury in real estate!

 

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March 15, 2017

The Fed Just Hiked Interest Rates…What Does it Mean to You??

If you’ve ever borrowed money or opened a savings account, then the Federal Reserve matters to you.

As was widely expected, the US central bank just decided to raise its benchmark interest rateto a target of 0.75% to 1% at this week’s meeting, and it has signaled that more rate hikes are to come.

That rate, called the fed funds rate, serves as a benchmark for basically every interest rate in the US: government borrowing rates, mortgage rates, credit-card rates, savings-account yields, and so on.

The Fed uses it as a way to accelerate, or slow, economic growth. The rate is rising because the job market is relatively strong and the central bank doesn’t want prices rising too fast. Making it costlier to borrow will eventually slow spending by companies and consumers alike.

So, even if you’re not a titan of finance, the Fed’s interest-rate decision could still affect you if you’re planning to buy a house or save for retirement.

                                                                                                                                                           published by Rueters: AndyKlersz
March 10, 2017

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 12: 6 things to know about “springing forward”