Monthly Archive:: January 2009

A Quick Guide to Green Trends

By Erik Fowler Over the next several months, REALTOR® Magazine’s Styled, Staged & Sold blog and I are excited to be covering green home trends. Check back with us, as this is one in a series of articles to...
January 27, 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

Retrofitting Existing Homes for Energy Efficiency

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey LAS VEGAS – Targeting existing homes for energy savings will go much further to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. than focusing on newer homes, panelists said Wednesday at a talk on green building...
January 22, 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....
January 21, 2009

Top 5 Preferences for Kitchen, Bathroom, and More

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey LAS VEGAS – Check the lists below to see if any of your listings include any of these home features. If so, you might have an extra selling point to attract buyers. According to the...
January 21, 2009

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...
January 20, 2009

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