Home Trends Archive

Show Off Your Best Room Makeover Photos

Have you turned a less-than-perfect room in one of your listings into a showpiece? REALTOR® magazine, in conjunction with our new Styled, Staged & Sold blog, is creating a slide show featuring some of the best room makeovers by...
February 26, 2009

Color Psychology: Choose the Right Color for Your Listings

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Is there a science behind selecting the right colors for your listings? In this month’s Realtor® Magazine, I spoke with experts in the field of design psychology to learn how the color on the walls...
February 16, 2009

Is This the Home of the Future?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey LAS VEGAS – How would you like to have a listing like this—an 8,816-square-foot energy efficient, technologically advanced show stopper? The 2009 New American Home, the latest in a 26-year series of demonstration homes, was...
January 23, 2009

NextGen Home Mixes Smart Technology and Green

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey LAS VEGAS – “It’s bigger, greener, stronger and smarter than any that have come before”—touts iShow, the makers of the NextGen “First to the Future” demonstration home model, which is open for tours at the...
January 21, 2009

Home Fads That Are Falling Out of Style

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey LAS VEGAS – Some home features don’t stay popular forever. More homes are inching away from incorporating the following home features, according to recent consumer preference surveys from the National Association of Home Builders. 1....

10 Hot Trends in Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey LAS VEGAS — Contemporary touches are what home owners and buyers desire in 2009, according to a panelist of designers at a session Tuesday on “Design Trends Marketplace” at the International Builder Show. Today’s minimalist design...

Designing for Everyone: Elements of Universal Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey LAS VEGAS – As baby boomers age, they’re going to expect more from their housing, and universal design elements are expected to be sought-after features. Universal design elements—sometimes thought of as features that allow home...
January 20, 2009

Live from the 2009 International Builders Show

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey LAS VEGAS – If you want to see the latest home design trends and innovations, Vegas is the place to be this week. So that’s where we are. In kicking off our new blog, REALTOR...
January 20, 2009

Welcome to Styled, Staged & Sold!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Welcome to Styled, Staged & Sold! This blog, by REALTOR® Magazine, is dedicated to giving you the latest design news and trends to help you spruce up your listings and educate your clients. We’ve assembled a team...
January 9, 2009