Curb Appeal Archive

Can You Squeeze an Outdoor Retreat onto a Small Lot?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Builders increasingly are squeezing large, luxurious homes on smaller lots, at a time when home owners and home buyers say they crave outdoor retreats. While buyers say they want outdoor space, they also are...
June 30, 2014

You Just Moved In…. Now What? 6 Immediate Yard Care To-Dos

Home owners will be off to a good start with their new yards by following these important “move-in” steps. First and foremost, members of The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national landscape industry association, recommend making safety a priority...
June 16, 2014

Outdoor Cooking Buyer’s Guide

Want to make sellers’ home the one buyers remember — and drool over? Brand, print, and hand-deliver five free articles from the REALTOR® Content Resource to help sellers create a deliciously enticing outdoor cooking station, starting with: “Outdoor Appliance...
May 23, 2014

More Home Owners Carve Out Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

Traditional Patio by New York Photographers CM Glover   By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Landscaping projects are being driven by two main reasons: To create entertainment spaces and fix yard problems, according to the Spring Houzz Landscaping Survey...
April 28, 2014

The Hottest Outdoor Trends for 2014

Spaces by Dc Metro Home Builders National Association of Home Builders By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine A home’s inviting outdoor space may be just enough to get a home buyer to fall in love. The American Society of...
March 3, 2014

I Heart My Home: A Unique Florida Abode

Mary Waldeck SunState Realty, LLC Englewood, Fla. Waldeck’s home has the coolest features — the kind that she hopes will fetch nearly $460,000. Waldeck and her husband have their sweet custom-built Florida spot on the market with that price...
February 12, 2014

I Heart My Home: Setting Up Shop in Connecticut

Tom and Sanam Yurczyk Black Rock Homes LLC Glastonbury, Conn. As Tom and Sanam Yurczyk were preparing to start their own real estate firm, Black Rock Homes LLC, they were looking for a home base. That’s when they came...
January 2, 2014

I Heart My Home: Pennsylvania Pad Made for Entertaining

Terry Musser Coldwell Banker Hearthside, REALTORS® Richboro, Penn. Funny man Musser, an associate broker at Hearthside, has quite the spread for hosting dinner parties, as you’ll see. He shows us around his fantastic home, which has more than 4,000...
December 26, 2013

I Heart My Home: Oceanside Townhouse

Lilli Rachel Stevens, GRI, ABR, CRS, GREEN, SFR e-PRO® Island and Resort Realty, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It’s probably cold wherever you are, but Stevens’ cute-as-a-button two-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse in Dania Beach, Fla., is warm and inviting all year...
December 18, 2013

Money-Saving Tips for ‘Living’ Privacy Screens

Installing a fence isn’t cheap, but the cost of a real-life one made of shrubs and bushes can fly off the charts. Traditional fencing for a 70-by-90-foot lot could run $3,000 to $5,000, depending on materials, reports HouseLogic. Privacy...
August 26, 2013