Archive: April 2012

Here’s to Driveways

When you look for a home chances are the driveway isn’t at the forefront of your mind. But I think when you look back at your childhood and even today you might be surprised to see just how many memories of home happen on the driveway. To test my theory I posted a question to my social circle on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to share their favorite driveway memory. The response were entertaining to say the least.

April 17 / 2012

Real Estate Headlines for the Middle of April

Tax day cometh. Warm weather is creeping up on us. Vacation days are being planned. And students are counting down the days to graduation. Welcome to the middle of April. Here are some real estate headlines to help you start of the week:

Lawn & Garden Month: Avoid Common Garden Mistakes

Nip these common garden mistakes in the bud and enjoy gardening this year. Timing A few beautiful days of 70 degree weather is enough for anyone to catch spring fever. But before you say ready, set, grow; do your homework. Resist the urge to rush into breaking out your gardening arsenal of tools too early! [...]

April 13 / 2012

Real Estate Headlines for the Week Prior to Tax Day

The eggs have been found and there’s probably some discount candy available in your local supermarket. So while the baseball season gets through its first full week and you scramble to finish up your taxes, here are some real estate headlines to keep you on the pulse:

April 10 / 2012

Lawn & Garden Month: 5 Steps to a Lush, Almost Perfect Lawn

Did you know that April is Lawn & Garden month? Last week Tara Rodman-Marine guest blogged  about how her garden has added to the value of her home. You can check out her post here: Here’s To Gardens. In her post, Tara talked about the impact that her garden has made on her homeowner experience. [...]

April 09 / 2012

National No Housework Day

Ever spend a sunny Saturday stuck indoors cleaning every nook and cranny of your home, only to have it look a few days later like a gang of mischievous 4 year olds threw a party while you were away at work? We’ve all pretty much been there, so this Saturday, go ahead and lock that [...]

April 06 / 2012

Home for MLB Opening Day

The opening day of the Major League Baseball season is upon us and to me there’s no sport that better relates to home than baseball. Think about it. Home is an essential part of the baseball vernacular. You’ve got home plate, home run, “root, root, root for the home team” is part of the infamous song Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and then there’s the insider vocabulary like “he covers a lot of real estate out in center.” Not only that, but baseball is a game that for me brings back memories of home.

April 05 / 2012

The Masters and a Home for Golf

The Masters. When I read that phrase I can hear Jim Nantz saying, “It’s a tradition unlike any other.” The green jacket, the beautiful course, Amen corner and all the wonder that comes with The Masters is back for another amazing run in 2012 and we at Coldwell Banker Real Estate wanted to how big of a role golf plays in showcasing a home for sale.

April 04 / 2012

Real Estate Headlines for First Week of April

March Madness is done and so comes the April showers. Easter is almost here. Baseball is about to start. Golf is in full swing. And the stores are stocked with my favorite Cadbury Cream Eggs. Mmmmm. But before I lose my train of thought with dreams of chocolate and creamy filling, here are some real estate headlines to start off the month of April:

April 03 / 2012

Here’s to Innovation…

Weren’t we all supposed to be flying cars to work (sure would make my commute better!) and hanging out on the moon by 2012? While technology hasn’t caught up to science fiction in that regard, we do know that writers of Sci-Fi movies like Minority Report and 2001: A Space Odyssey got a lot of things right. Everything from video conferencing to “gesture based computing” and personalized ad serving are “imagined” things we saw in movies that a lot of us use in our everyday lives.