Archive: December 2012

The Dunphy Home from Modern Family

TV sitcoms have often taken us inside the homes of fictional families where the residence is often as much a character as the people. The homes of the Brady Bunch, the Huxtables and even The Fresh Prince of Bel Air are sets that conjure up instant images of rooms where the families solved problems, laughed and became the focal point of their lives.

December 28 / 2012

Real Estate Headlines for the Last Full Week of 2012

Wow. 2012 is almost gone. Think about it. We survived not just another year but the end of the world predicted by the ancients. Come on, that’s pretty impressive! As you now realize that you need to buy a new calendar may I help you usher out the old and in with the new with these real estate headlines:

How To: Slim Down Your Waistline & Add To Your Bottom Line

According to “People who exercise three or more times each week make roughly 10 percent more—or an extra $80 per week on average—than those who never exercise.”  In addition to the possibility of adding to your bottom line while slimming down your waistline, exercise has been proven as an effective stress reducer, mood enhancer [...]

December 26 / 2012

The Coldwell Banker Blue Matter 2012 Year in Review

Before 2013 comes to stay for 365 days, we wanted to look at what were the most viewed topics and content on our blog for 2012. The results are eclectic to say the least. Here are the the top 10 posts on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter for 2012:

The Magic of Christmas at Home

I travel a lot. I have family in different parts of the country that we visit over the holidays, but to me there is nothing quite like being home for Christmas morning.

December 25 / 2012
Author David Marine
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Home Alone – The Best Home in a Holiday Movie?

In a perfect confluence of events, I ended up working on a project last year that would have made 6 year old me extremely proud. Below is an edited version of a blog I wrote about the home from “Home Alone” and how holiday films like it remind us of childhood.

Is There Mistletoe Hanging in Your Home?

As we head into the holiday weekend, I thought we should tackle one of the more pressing questions of our time: Where has all the mistletoe in our homes gone?

December 21 / 2012

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Inspired Home Design

Wes Anderson could have a second career in real estate if he wanted it, because he and the set designers on ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ believe in the power of finding the right home as much as we do. Take a look at some of the pictures from the Golden Globe nominated film for some home decor inspiration!

Preparing Your Home for Winter Dangers

According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, winter storms can be dangerous because most of the safety risks they pose are indirect. While these factors result from the storm, they may be delayed rather than immediate and are not always obvious.

Home of the Week: A House Built for Linemen

I’ve always wondered what it’s like to be recruited as a big time college football prospect. So when I learned Pat McClure-Smith, Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker Pat McClure Realty in Mississippi, is selling the homes of former University of Mississippi head football coach Houston Nutt and his wife Diana, I couldn’t help but wonder if the team ever stopped by for a meal and pep talk.