Monthly Archive:: August 2010

Are Pools Worth the Expense?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine On a hot summer day, who isn’t envious of the house with the inviting, backyard pool to jump in and cool off? But today’s cost conscious homebuyer may be leery of taking the...
August 30, 2010

Fall Garden Favorites: Radishes

By Sonja Greenlee, kitchen gardener for The DS Team Lush gardens and planters sprouting life can make a huge difference to the curb appeal of a home – even in the autumn season. So if your clients are looking...
August 25, 2010

10 Autumn Home Design & Décor Trends

By Elaine Williamson, Elaine Williamson Designs With temperatures reaching record highs throughout the U.S., thoughts of autumn seem but a woeful wish. The fall season evokes thoughts of home and hearth, as families and friends eagerly anticipate re-connecting with...
August 23, 2010

What’s Your Best Winter Staging Tip?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Come wintertime, homes can suffer from the winter blues too. When it’s cold, gray, and snowing, how can you still make a home warm and inviting to potential buyers? I’m collecting favorite winter...
August 20, 2010

Forget the Water, Dye the Lawn Green With Spray Paint

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Nothing kills curb appeal like brown grass spots or an uncared for lawn. Buyers love vibrant green lawns, but when you’re dealing with abandoned foreclosures, homes in drought areas, or home owners who...
August 16, 2010

Making More Out of Space: 24 Rooms in a 350-Square-Foot Apartment

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Hong Kong architect Gary Chang doesn’t sacrifice any square inch of his tiny, 350-square-foot apartment. He’s found a way to turn it into a home office, master bedroom, kitchen, guest room, media center,...
August 9, 2010

Give Sellers Free, Concrete Curb Appeal Tips

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic You’ve preached to sellers that curb appeal goes beyond making a good first impression and that the way their house looks from the street can impact its value and shorten the time...
August 5, 2010