Monthly Archive:: June 2013

Home Trend Watch: The Teen Lounge Becomes the New Hangout Spot in Homes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Get ready for Justin Bieber posters lining the walls and video-game arcades. The “teen lounge” is the new space entering homes. Designers and architects say they’re fielding more requests lately to make-over areas...
June 24, 2013

What Features Home Buyers Are Willing to Pay Extra For

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine What are the two most common home features that home shoppers say they’re willing to spend extra for in order to have in a home? Air conditioning and new kitchen appliances, according to...
June 17, 2013

Financing Green Remodels: The Ins and Outs of Energy Efficient Mortgages

By Mark Scheets, Guest blogger What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage? Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow home owners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home...
June 10, 2013

You Can Afford a Higher Priced House if You Buy New, Study Claims

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Americans may be able to buy a higher-priced home if they buy new, according to a study by the National Association of Home Builders. The NAHB study — using data from the Census...
June 3, 2013