Monthly Archive:: March 2009

Room Makeover: Staging a Condo So it’s Not Fit for a Hollywood Actress

By Martin R. Delossantos A local film company calls: The condo unit I was representing was being considered to rent for actress Mischa Barton to stay in while she filmed in Jersey City. Unfortunately for me, the developer whose...
March 30, 2009

From an Architect: 6 Affordable Ways to Make Your Listings More Attractive

By David Applebaum In this market, selling a house can be more challenging than ever. As a real estate professional, I’m sure you have used many ideas to help make your property look its most attractive to potential buyers....
March 17, 2009

Is Your Listing Really “Green”?

By Erik Fowler This is the second article in a series designed to help you make sense of the green landscape as a real estate professional. In the last article, we covered the big picture – defining “green,” concepts...
March 8, 2009

KB Homes Tries Tiny Homes to Attract Buyers

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey The softening housing market is causing builders to start downsizing homes to help shed high construction costs and offer a more affordable home to cash-strapped buyers. KB Homes recently announced its plans to build 880-square-foot,...
March 5, 2009

“Green” Kitchens, Products, Designs: Is it the New Buzz Word?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey You’ve undoubtedly heard a lot talk about “green” building lately. The U.S. Green Building Council has called energy-efficient home construction one of the few industries that is growing and thriving in the softened economy. According...
March 3, 2009