7 Bathroom Remodeling Trends

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine What’s trending in bathroom remodels? Houzz recently released its 2014 Winter Bathroom Trends Study showing the top bathroom remodel preferences of more than 7,500 home owners in the U.S. and Canada. The report...
February 24, 2014

Give Sellers Info That Sheds Light on Staging

When sellers finish up their painting in preparation for sale, suggest one more tactic to improve their odds of a quick sale for maximum value. Lighten up! Email them a free article, Matching Room Color and Lighting to Get...
February 21, 2014

A Decorator’s Personal Guide to Surviving a Home Remodeling Project

By Patti Stern, guest contributor Whether an experienced do-it-yourselfer or a first-time remodeler, a remodeling project can be intrusive and overwhelming to every aspect of a person’s life. That’s why hiring a professional can save time, money, and a...
February 17, 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

America’s Most Romantic Homes

Can you feel the love in these homes? TopTenRealEstateDeals.com recently highlighted the most romantic homes for-sale in the world, from the mansions of celebrities to the homes where kings and presidents once lived. Here’s a rundown of the homes...
February 10, 2014

Avoid Winter Repairs: How to Protect a Home From Cold

Sellers’ shutters and siding may look great. However, as this winter has repeatedly reminded us, all the beautiful features on the exterior of sellers’ home need to withstand the elements. Add to your blog a free article, How to...
February 7, 2014

When Selling a Home, Don’t Forget About the Garage!

By Charlene Storozuk, guest contributor Being the car enthusiast my husband is, when we were shopping for our home, the first thing he wanted to see was the garage. After checking it out, some of the homes would only...
February 3, 2014

The Power of Gray in Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Gray is a subtle color that can bring sophistication to interiors while also the neutrality that home buyer crave. “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement...
January 27, 2014

Tax Tips Help Clients Deduct Remodeling Costs

Can homeowners deduct the cost of their kitchen remodel on their 2013 taxes? How about the interest on the home equity line they used to fund their bathroom upgrades? Answer those and other homeownership tax questions by posting to...
January 24, 2014

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