With Halloween just a few days away I though it was time to take a look at some of the scariest houses that have existed. Some are real homes and others are fictional, but all of them will haunt your thoughts. Ok, that was a bit much, but they’re still pretty creepy.
Every year around this time, I daydream about going to my favorite college town, Columbus, OH to root for the Ohio State Buckeyes. I spent a few years growing up just outside Columbus and the fanfare surrounding Buckeye football has stuck with me (although this year’s a bit tougher than usual). There is something about the changing leaves, football rivalries and general fall season that makes me wish I was in the middle of it all. This is also the time of year that we start preparing for the Coldwell Banker College Home Listing Report (being released in mid-November) which ranks college towns in affordability, and highlights the top 10 most expensive and most affordable.
It’s the last full week of October. Next week only has two days of October in it, but with one of them being Halloween there is still much of October to be enjoyed. While you start to consider just how close that makes the holidays and it raises your anxiety level slightly, here are some real estate headlines to prep you for the week ahead:
I enjoyed a “fun” weekend out in Urbana- Champaign, IL, with family and friends. We had a blast together hoping our Fightin’ Illini would improve to 7-0 against Ohio State. Didn’t happen. We turned the ball over too many times. That’s why I used “fun” to describe the weekend. I was hoping it would have [...]
The video below is a segment we did with NBC’s LXTV Open House. If you’re not watching Open House on the weekends, you should absolutely check it out as it’s one of the freshest and interesting real estate programs out there. But anyway, Coldwell Banker Real Estate was the first real estate company to launch a lifestyle search feature on its website. We didn’t just do that to be cool and be the first (maybe that was part of it), but the main reason was because there’s a significant trend among real estate consumers that shows their lifestyle is a major player in the home or neighborhood they choose to live in.
The Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition is the standard of excellence for Website development. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries and yesterday it was announced that Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has won not one but two prestigious web awards for outstanding achievement in web development.
It’s the season for creatures of a scary nature and what better time to have a house on the market that is known for vampires. Fans of HBO’s True Blood may recognize this palatial estate as being home to the blood-sucking Queen Sophie Anne, but it’s actually a home set on the bluffs of Malibu. The mansion is currently listed by the #1 agent in all of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Chris Cortazzo, for $75 million.
You may have noticed we have been talking a lot about first-time home buyers recently. They are an important part of today’s market. But, they are not alone, and no one can ignore the 79 million-strong baby boomer generation, which has helped drive so many trends in society. We know how important it is to recognize the housing plans of this demographic cohort, so we conducted a survey to identify the economic implications of the generation as a whole, as well as the home buying differences between older and younger baby boomers. Thanks to the 1,300 Coldwell Banker agents and brokers who participated, we were able to get some insight into this complex and very powerful generation.