Stage Your Home with Bing Crosby

  By Liz Bohm, guest contributor “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” an American Songbook classic, was written by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, in 1944. First made popular by Bing Crosby in the movie “Here Come the Waves,” this...
May 23, 2016

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.)   Go-to prop: Mirrors Stager: Natalie Gray, Gray...

10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value on a $200 to $2K Budget

Submitted by HowMuch.net Maintaining and increasing your home’s value can pay off in major ways. Not only does helping your home hold value help it sell for its full amount, it can also help your home sell more quickly,...

Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Transitional, traditional, and contemporary styles remain the most popular in kitchen design but two new kitchen styles are popping up: industrial and farmhouse, according to the 2016 Design Trends Survey from the National...
May 2, 2016

Judge the Landscape Beyond Just Curb Appeal

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April 25, 2016

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist by Terrys Fabrics. . The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist by Terrys Fabrics....
April 18, 2016

What’s In, What’s Out for 2016? Share Your Insights!

Are brass finishes back in or out? Is granite fading in popularity to quartz? We want to hear from you! Tell us about some of the latest trends you are noticing in home design for 2016, as well as which...
April 13, 2016

Here Are 10 Homes That Changed America

PBS singles out 10 homes that have had a large impact on evolving the design of U.S. homes over time. PBS is running a three-part series, “10 Homes That Changed America,” that shows off these homes that have such...
April 11, 2016

5 Ways to Upgrade a Landscape for Less Than $1,000

Submitted by HowMuch.net The landscaping is a major part of a home’s curb appeal. Depending on where you live, landscaping can also be a crucial part of helping to control wildlife, and reducing energy costs by providing things like...
April 4, 2016

10 Trends Driving the Next Decade of Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Over the next 10 years, expect functionality, accessibility, and sustainability to be major themes guiding the look of homes. That could include everything from embracing healthier building materials and furnishings to homes that...
March 28, 2016