Archive: August 2011

The Great American Comeback of Grand Rapids Michigan

Remember back in June when Newsweek declared that Grand Rapids was a dying city? Remember when they fought back with an incredible video that showcased the vibrancy of the city and its people? Well this Rocky-esque story is continuing! Grand Rapids is an underdog that continues to show resiliency!

August 15 / 2011

Real Estate Headlines for Monday Morning – August 15

It’s a rainy Monday morning here in New Jersey, but even with the downpour there were a ton of open house signs out yesterday. Whether or not you ventured out to an open house, here’s a look at some of the real estate headlines for this Monday morning:

August 15 / 2011
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A Video Tour Through the Real Life House from “Up”

There are plenty of movies where a house is a central character to the plot of the story. You’ve got The Shining, The Money Pit, and Duplex just to name a few. But one of the most recent (and most popular) movies to use a home in a supporting role is Disney’s and Pixar’s movie, Up.

August 11 / 2011
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How a Celebrity Moves Into a New Home

Okay, good movers hate to drop things but I’m going to drop a few names to prove I’m legit. Our client list would make the top Hollywood Agents green with envy. And our insider stories would make tabloid fodder look like the Wall Street Journal on a pre-crash day. But we don’t kiss and tell. Discretion and attention to detail, and I mean every detail, is what counts in our business.

August 10 / 2011
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Your Next House Could Have a Snoring Room

No one likes to have their beloved sleep disturbed by the person next to you sawing logs all night, but some people are going so far as to have sound proof rooms built to deal with their snoring slumber partner.

August 09 / 2011
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Real Estate Headlines for Monday Morning

August is the most popular month for vacations, but it’s also one of the most popular months for moving as people try to get situated before school begins and autumn comes. With that in mind here are some of the top stories in real estate on this Monday morning, August 8, 2011:

August 08 / 2011

The World’s Skinniest House

There’s a lot of emphasis on looking thin these days, but I wasn’t so sure that it applied to houses. In Warsaw, Poland Jakub Szczęsny of Centrala saw a small space between two buildings and thought it had potential to be used for more than just a gap between two buildings. Jakub intends to put what could be the world’s skinniest house there.

August 05 / 2011
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The Truth! Episode 3: Light Bulb

Today marks the launch of the final episode in The Truth! series with Funny or Die and Coldwell Banker. Last week’s installment debunked the aged old myth that George Washington had rotten wooden teeth and our first episode looked at the man-cow and its seeming bizarre hatred of the color red. This week, we continue [...]

August 01 / 2011

Real Estate Headlines for First Monday in August

Welcome to August everyone. The dog days of summer are upon us and you’re sure to start seeing back to school commercials in the next week. There is a lot going on in the real estate world so here are some headlines from the past week for your Monday morning pleasure:

August 01 / 2011