Monthly Archive:: January 2011

Snakes on the House! How’d You Like to Try to Sell This House?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Thousands of snakes have invaded a five-bedroom home in Idaho, and one real estate agent is on a search for a snake-loving buyer. Realty Quest associate broker Todd Davis has been searching for...
January 31, 2011

The Artwork Decor Trend: An Easy Way to Dress Up a Home, But Be Careful Not to Distract

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Do your home’s walls look a little bare? Some artwork can go a long way in decorating a home — and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Real estate pro and stager...
January 24, 2011

Make Some New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

By Charlene Storozuk, Dezigner Digz The holiday season is over for another year, and many of us use this time to make personal resolutions for the year ahead — such as promising to lose weight, spend less money, make...
January 20, 2011

Dining Rooms Are Out, Social Areas Are In

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Households across the country are moving toward a more casual dining experience. While ease is a virtue, buyers also want technology-equipped, stylish spaces where their family members can come together. For all these reasons,...
January 16, 2011

Better Design for a Lifetime

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Accessible design is more than just grab bars; it’s about catering to easier living. Karen Kassik, residential designer, remodeling design specialist, and president and owner of Home Accessibilities, says that accessible is better for...
January 15, 2011

Hot Design Trends Debut at International Builders’ Show

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Smaller spaces, energy efficiency, Earth tones, and outdoor entertainment are all the buzz as the latest design trends debut at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando this week. A survey of 2,000 consumers conducted...
January 14, 2011

The Color of the Year for 2011

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Last year, turquoise brightened up home interiors across the country, but now a new color has stepped into the spotlight for 2011. Pantone recently announced honeysuckle — a reddish pink hue — as...
January 10, 2011

4 Fading Fads That You Won’t See in 2011

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine We keep hearing about what’s popular in 2011 for home design — but how about what’s not? Builder Magazine writer Jenny Sullivan asked industry experts to weigh in on design fads that you...
January 3, 2011