Aging Housing Stock Long Overdue for a Makeover?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine More than 70 percent of single-family homes in the country were built prior to 1990, according to RealtyTrac’s Aging Homes Analysis. “The high percentage of homes that are at least 20 years old...
January 20, 2014

Smart Bath Upgrades

Homeowners considering some updates before they sell? Pass on wise remodeling advice by emailing a free article, 7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the January...
January 12, 2014

A Bright Idea? Smart Light Bulbs Debut at CES

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Imagine selling a home where you could tell home buyers: You won’t need to change the light bulbs in this home for more than 20 years! Wi-Fi-connected, long-lasting LED bulbs are breaking ground...
January 10, 2014

Dress Up the Laundry Room With Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Traditional Laundry Room by Decatur Interior Designers & Decorators Colordrunk Designs Laundry rooms are an important part of the house for home buyers, but this space can often get overlooked when it comes...
January 6, 2014

Insulation Tips to Curb Crawl Space Heat-Loss

Clients getting cold feet? Maybe their crawl space is the culprit. Help clients stay toasty warm—and save money on their heating bills this winter—by branding, printing, and hand-delivering a free article, How to Insulate Your Crawl Space, from the...
January 3, 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

The Color of the Year for 2014 Is …

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Move over Emerald, there’s a new hot color in town. Get ready to embrace purple in the new year. Pantone has crowned “Radiant Orchid” as the “2014 Color of the Year.” Pantone calls...
December 30, 2013

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

A Look Back: Best Home Design Trends From 2013

What a year for home design it’s been! A recovering housing market has led more home owners to spruce up their interiors. As designers take a look forward of what will be trending in 2014, let’s take a look...
December 23, 2013

7 Tips for an Eco-Friendly X-Mas

LED lights use at least 75 percent less energy than conventional holiday decorations, according to Energy Star. That saves the average family about $50 on energy bills during the holiday, says Avital Binshtock of the Sierra Club in San...
December 20, 2013