Archive: August 2012

Here’s to Family Rooms

Okay, I’ll admit it. I loved being a couch potato as a kid. Sure, I was as active as the next kid but I looked forward to summer days, Saturday mornings or that time after school to get comfy on the couch and watch TV.

August 24 / 2012

Can Mowing Your Lawn Get You a Better Mortgage?

A trip to Lowes or Home Depot might be in your future if you’re looking to get a better mortgage. FICO has recently announced that they are teaming up with CoreLogic to create a new FICO score. Part of this new score will be based on non-credit factors and use citations for home related failures, like not mowing your lawn or leaving your garbage on the curb too long, to affect your credit score.

August 23 / 2012
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Video of the Month: A Beach Beauty on Neptune

“If you’re lucky enough to live on Neptune…you’re lucky enough” is the first line from Coldwell Banker agent, Candis Kolb, in this remarkable video. She’s obviously not talking about the planet, but rather the area of Encinitas, CA where this home for sale resides.

6 Socially Inspired Additions to Your Home

Social networks have virtually taken over our lives. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have become as familiar as our family members. Sometimes even more so. While our lives are engulfed in social influence, our homes have remained relatively unscathed.

August 22 / 2012

Cooking With Your Dishwasher: Genius or Disgusting?

We understand wanting to avoid turning on the stove or oven during hot summer months and even suggested 20 No Cook Recipes for a Hot Summer Night earlier this year but this takes the cake for the most unusual method for keeping the kitchen cool that we have ever seen. So tell us…is this genius [...]

August 21 / 2012

Home of the Week: A Black and White Midwest Mansion

Located in Highland Park, IL, Halcyon Hall is a Historic Landmark Home that was built in 1925 and exudes old-world charm and elegance. And if you couldn’t tell from the photos, it boasts a black and white themed decor throughout. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a home with a monochrome palette throughout that looks as sophisticated as this one.

Real Estate Headlines for the Week of August 20th

With Labor Day just two short weeks away, summer is almost over (insert sad face here). You’ve probably noticed that slight nip in the air come morning time and back to school sales have begun; making parents and kids weep in unison…one with joy and the other with sadness. To help you close out August [...]

Get the Most Out of a Small Living Space

After the home buying process is over and homeowners have moved in all their furniture, some may think that their new living space is too small to hold all their belongings. This can be frustrating for individuals who are accustomed to larger accommodations, but the truth is there are several ways to get more out [...]

August 20 / 2012

Here’s to College: 10 Tips for Creating a Home Away From Home

Guest Blog Post By Carly Feryus As summer comes to a close, thousands of young adults are preparing to leave the nest and start a new life at college. Leaving home is an exciting time but sometimes trying time. For many college students, this is their first adventure away from parents and the comforts of [...]

August 17 / 2012

The Refrigerator of the Future

Could this be where the future of refrigerators is heading?

August 17 / 2012