Residential Real Estate Archive

Remodeling and Short Sales Don’t Mix

By Filomena M. Thompson Short sales and remodeling … NOT a good idea!  If your client is unfortunate to have to sell their home as a short sale, the last thing she’ll want to do is make any home...

Sour Economy Forces End to Staging

By Christine Rae Got your attention, eh? Isn’t it amazing that negative headlines capture our attention more than positive ones? Well now that I have your attention may I set your mind at rest by saying the necessity for...

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....

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...

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