Home Trends Archive

5 Deck Makeover Projects Under $300

Give sellers everything they need to transform their deck into that one feature of their home buyers can’t walk away from — without spending a fortune. Email a free article from the REALTOR® Content Resource: “5 Deck Makeover Projects...
July 11, 2014

Mudrooms: Should You Stage One in Your Listing?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Given the harsh winter across the country this year, more home buyers may have added a mudroom to their wish-lists. Could staging one in your listing win over more buyers’ hearts? The home...
July 7, 2014

Will Stainless Steel’s Popularity Ever Be Dethroned?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Appliance manufacturers are providing home owners with modern finishes to their kitchen appliances, and some of the offerings have even been touted as the “new stainless steel.” Appliance makers are in the search...
June 9, 2014

Up the Glamour with Mirrors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Mirrors have long been a favorite tool of stagers for the reflective qualities in lightening up interiors and elongating spaces. Lately, mirrors are making a bigger statements in rooms too. The latest trends...
June 2, 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

Home Owners Say They Want More Colorful Interiors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home owners aren’t shying away from using more color in their homes. Nearly two-in-three home owners say they would like to add color in their home, particularly in the living and family room,...
May 19, 2014

Open Floorplans Getting Closed Off? Demand Grows for Separate Kitchens

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Open floorplans have been in high demand in recent years, with buyers showing preferences for open kitchens and dining areas tucked into great rooms. But could that be changing? A New York Times...
May 12, 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

Stage it With Shine: Add Some Bling to Your Spaces

Contemporary Living Room by Scottsdale General Contractors Meritage Homes By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Grays have been catching on in more interiors this year and so has the color’s “flashier cousin” – silver, which is becoming a popular...
April 21, 2014

4 Hot Fireplace Trends

Fireplaces often become the focal point of a room. New technological advances are allowing home owners to do a lot more with their fireplaces too, according to Napoleon Fireplaces, a manufacturer of wood and gas fireplaces and other household...
April 14, 2014