Monthly Archive:: March 2011

Sold! Priciest Home in the Nation Sells for $100 Million

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A 25,500-square-foot home in Silicon Valley sold for $100 million, the highest price paid for a single-family home in the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reports. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner is the new...
March 31, 2011

What New Homes in 2015 Will Look Like

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The sluggish housing market has reshaped what Americans will look for in their next home as home owners get more practical with their wish-list and wiser about their use of space. By 2015,...
March 28, 2011

Staging a Home to Sell Faster and for More Money

By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com Home sellers and REALTORS® have two priorities: sell the property fast and for as much money as possible. Market-sensitive pricing and a well-executed marketing plan to get the most attention in the marketplace are, of...
March 21, 2011

What’s ‘In’ and ‘Out’ in the Kitchen: 10 Trends to Watch

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Kitchens are going dark, LED lighting is gaining steam, and trash is getting more attention–all are trends in kitchen designs this year, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which surveyed 100...
March 14, 2011

Bathroom Updates: 4 Trends to Watch

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Granite is slowly beginning to lose some of its popularity in favor of other bathroom vanities, and green–the color, that is–is catching on, as these trends–along with others–gain steam in bathrooms this year,...
March 7, 2011

Share Your Thoughts: How Do You Battle the Neighborhood Eyesore?

Ok, creative problem solvers, how would you handle having the neighbor eyesore next door to your listing? You know, the one that is bringing the property you are trying to sell down. Have you had to face this? If...
March 2, 2011