Archive: June 2012

The Homes of Abraham Lincoln

So in honor of Lincoln’s new status as a pop culture icon, here’s a look at some of the places our 16th President called home:

Awesome Airplane Inspired Portable Home Office

What does every home need? Besides a front door, it has to be an office space that can be wheeled around and is made out of polished aluminum panels. Am I right? Of course! That’s why I love this Blackhawk Secretary Trunk office space from Restoration Hardware. I know my wife would hate it, but it’s got that Indiana Jones meets James Bond feel to it that would be perfect for that corner of your dream man cave.

June 21 / 2012

7 Drool-Worthy Pools

Since there isn’t quite enough room for a pool in my backyard I indulge myself in the envious admiration of some of the amazing poolside homes on

June 21 / 2012

Here’s to Summer…

In what has been a surprisingly chilly June by usual standards, the temperatures here in the Northeast are inching ever so closely to the hundred degree mark starting today. Yes my friends, summer is officially here! Admit it, since you were a kid there’s always been something extra special about summer that made you grin from ear [...]

5 Tips For Keeping Your Bedroom Cool This Summer

With temperatures reaching the high 90s this week it is safe to say that summer has definitely arrived. One of the most uncomfortable experiences at night is trying to sleep in a hot bedroom. Check out these great suggestions from CasaSugar & TLC Home on how to stay cool on hot summer nights.

June 20 / 2012
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Affordable ways to decorate your home for summer

The transition from spring to summer can lift everyone’s mood, and many homeowners get the urge to spruce up their properties.  From changes are as simple as replacing linens and rugs with brighter colors to planting a beautiful garden, there are several small summer upgrades for homeowners with different goals, and many of these improvements [...]

June 19 / 2012

Real Estate Headlines for the Third Week of June

Hopefully you’re all feeling rested and relaxed after a wonderful Father’s Day weekend! The days are getting longer and the weather warmer as Spring winds down and makes way for Summer this Thursday. With vacation season upon us and the festivities of Independence Day just a few short weeks away, here are some real estate [...]

June 18 / 2012

Top Home Upgrades That Are In High Demand

Many existing homeowners choose summer time to spruce up their homes and make upgrades or improvements. While some home features, such as formal living rooms, have waned in popularity as of late, there are several common improvement projects that consumers still turn toward, to increase space and improve their real estate value. Storage space Built-in [...]

June 18 / 2012

What Dad Really Wants For Father’s Day

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.”  “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply.  “We’re raising boys.”  ~Harmon Killebrew I couldn’t think of a better quote than the one above to illustrate how Father’s Day and the Value [...]

June 15 / 2012

Pierre Proves the Emotional Value of a Home

I learned so much about people through our recent work with Dr. Robi Ludwig, the noted psychotherapist who helped us understand what makes homeownership a part of who we are. Among other things, Dr. Robi described the human need to put down roots and our desire to be viable parts of a community. Our home provides emotional and psychological benefits that go far beyond financial returns. I couldn’t agree more.