Archive: February 2013

Which Home Flaws Should You Ignore?

when buyers find flaws, it’s important to differentiate between features that should be ignored and those that should be addressed.

February 21 / 2013

Slideshow: The Best Home Basketball Courts

Home court advantage is a huge thing especially as we start getting down the wire with college basketball. Winning on the road is no easy task especially in conference play. Same goes for the NBA where every team wants to be able to play in front of their own fans, sleep in their own beds and have the comfort of a familiar court. To a basketball player, your home court is one of your favorite places to be. So why not have a basketball court for your home?

How I Came to Believe in Working with a Real Estate Professional

I’m a homeowner. In fact, I’ve never rented. I’m a rarity within my circle of friends. I went from college dorms to back home with my parents after graduation to saving money like crazy to buying my first home just before I got married. In my mind, home ownership truly was the American Dream and at the young age of 23 I was able to fulfill that dream. But in actuality, it was a nightmare.

February 20 / 2013

The Story Behind the Home in Silver Linings Playbook

Home is a central character in the Oscar-nominated film, Silver Linings Playbook. Each of the homes featured in the film have their own charm and uniqueness to it. Not to mention amazing 70′s decor. But beyond set design, there’s a great story behind the home used for Jennifer Lawrence’s character in the film where Bradley Cooper and her may have ultimately danced their way to a couple of Oscars.

The Safiest Safe of all Safes for Your Safe Room

Safety is a priority of any homeowner. Whether you have a security system or one of those wooden bars to go behind a sliding glass door, chances are you want to protect the stuff in your home. Now Döttling takes home security to a whole new level with its new safe, The Fortress.

February 19 / 2013

Throw an Award Winning Oscar Party at Your Home

Speaking personally, the deep freeze of the winter months sends me into hibernation mode and I tend to see less of the people I care about most. If you’re like me and are looking for a fun way to reconnect with friends and family, and happen to be a fan of movies and the celeb filled Academy Awards, then throwing your own Oscar viewing party at home might be just what the doctor ordered! Here are some sure fire tips to help you pull off an Oscar party worthy of any A (or B) Lister.

Real Estate Headlines President’s Day Edition

Happy President’s Day. I hope it finds you at home and enjoying a day off. Don’t bother walking outside to get your mail today. It won’t be coming. Instead of our normal collection of the latest real estate stories, we decided to take a patriotic approach in honor of this national holiday and share our most presidential posts.

Seth MacFarlane’s Big News

Seth MacFarlane breaks the big news that he’s this year’s Oscar host to his dad.

February 15 / 2013

We Believe Redfin Is Wrong

Since our founding in 1906, Coldwell Banker has always represented the highest ethical standards in the real estate industry. Our core values are grounded in the protection of the real estate home buyer and home seller’s interest, and always placing them above our own. Focus on the customer and success will follow are not mere words to those who wear blue, but rather fundamental to how we conduct our business.

Home, Love and a Reference to Lingerie

It’s here. February 14th. Valentine’s Day. You’ll hear some people rave about how wonderful a day it is while others will scoff at the Hallmarkiness of the holiday. While Cupid recklessly slings his arrows at unsuspecting victims, we at Coldwell Banker Real Estate wanted to see just how many of the homes on coldwellbanker.com have descriptors that are commonly associated with Valentine’s day.

February 14 / 2013