Archive: July 2012

Outstanding Home in a Drama Series: Breaking Bad

In continuing our look at homes featured in the 2012 Emmy’s Outstanding Drama nominees, today we come to Breaking Bad. AMC’s Breaking Bad is quickly becoming the most talked about show online. It consistently ranks at the top of socially mentioned shows, but one part of the show is often overlooked: the White house. No not that White house. The one located in Albuquerque, New Mexico that is the home of Breaking Bad’s central character, Walter White.

Outstanding Home in a Drama Series: Mad Men

The 2012 Emmy Nominations were announced last week and Mad Men, the four-time best drama series winner, took top honors with 17 nominations in total; one for each month the cult hit was off the air due to contract disputes. While we think the 17 nominations were more than well deserved, if we had it [...]

The 10 Home Remodeling Projects You Should Not DIY

We often suggest easy and affordable ways to upgrade and decorate your home. In the past we have includes posts that included Save Money On Home Improvements, Small Upgrades that Go a Long Way and Decorating a Small Home to Create More Space. However, not all upgrades and remodeling projects are safe for you to do on your own. Stylist Home created a great top 10 list for remodeling projects that are better left to a professional.

July 24 / 2012

Real Estate Headlines for the Almost End of July

July is almost over? Before the dog days of August set in and the back to school notices start piling up, here are some real estate headlines to keep you up to speed with what’s happening in the world of housing:

Outstanding Home in a Drama Series: Downton Abbey

The 2012 Emmy nominations were announced last week and of course there were the usual suspects to go along with the obvious snubs. At Coldwell Banker Real Estate, we noticed that the nominees in the outstanding drama series category all contained not just notable writing, directing and acting but some truly interesting homes as well. So we thought we’d dedicate a series of blog posts to looking at some of the incredible homes featured in each of the shows nominated for outstanding drama series. To start we head across the pond to possibly the largest single family home on television.

July 23 / 2012

Here’s to Seattle

Stand at the corner of N. 67th St. & Phinney Ave. N in Seattle and you’re technically in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood, but Seattle neighborhoods really overlap. Just down the hill you’re at Greenlake, 11 blocks south you’re at the Woodland Park Zoo, and a few blocks north Greenwood.

The Homes of the Dark Knight

Batman is a cultural icon. Created by Bob Kane in 1939, the Caped Crusader is one of the few super heroes that actually poses no super powers. He’s mortal, flawed, and still able to overcome any circumstance. He’s an All-American hero and of course is living the American Dream of home ownership.

Finding a Home in Houston for Jeremy Lin

Linsanity is moving southwest. The NBA sensation of last season, Jeremy Lin, is headed to the Houston Rockets. If you’ll recall Jeremy Lin bursted on the scene last season with the New York Knicks when electrified the New York crowds by going from bench warmer to 20 points and 10 assists per game before getting hurt. On top of that, he was sleeping on a teammate’s couch as he didn’t have a place to call his own.

10 Video Game Homes We Wish We Could Live In

While video game consoles are changing the way we interact within our home, I would venture that we’re not too far from seeing some of our future home designs come from video game inspirations. In fact there are a couple of fictional homes in games that we’d love to have a chance to live in.

Best Places to Live for Social Seekers

I grew up in Randolph, NJ and now reside with my wife and two boys in Westfield, about 35 minutes away.  But the difference can be measured by far more than distance.  Westfield is closer to New York City, has a thriving downtown scene filled with restaurants, stores and greater sense of community. Recognizing that [...]