Monthly Archive:: December 2010

New Study: Homes Near Public Transportation, Work Higher in Demand

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Homes near public transit, employment centers, and retail and entertainment complexes continue to increase in demand, according to the latest Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey report, which focused on community and...
December 27, 2010

Embellished Ceilings, Vintage Among Top Home Trends for 2011

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So what does 2011 hold for home decor? Expect lots of 2011 forecasts in the coming weeks. Here are highlights from a recent article in which design experts chime in what they expect...
December 20, 2010

‘Mom Caves’ the Next Home Fad?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine You’ve undoubtedly heard of the growth of the “man cave” in homes, that place of refuge for men to retreat to often outfitted with comfy chairs, a big screen TV and a mini...
December 13, 2010

The Size of Home That Buyers Say They Most Want

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The “small home” craze continues as buyers say they find less square footage more desirable. Nearly half of Americans say their ideal home size would range from 1,000-1,999 square feet, according to a recent...
December 6, 2010

Roofs Become Artwork: Colorful Roofs That Make a Statement

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Well, that’s not your standard piece of slate on the roofs at Craig Ranch, a mixed-use, French-influenced styled development in McKinney, Texas. Sheldon Robinson Custom Homes, based in Frisco, Texas, is taking roofs...
December 3, 2010

Help Sellers Expand a Home’s Storage

Sellers tired of hearing buyers complain their otherwise perfect home is storage challenged? Help them unearth new storage by sharing the free article “Window Seat Options for Storage Solutions” from the REALTOR® Content Resource. At the REALTOR® Content Resource,...
December 2, 2010