Archive: April 2013

How to Not Pay Twice for Live TV in Your Vacation Home if You Have an iOS Device

Summer months are coming when you’ll start planning those trips to maybe that vacation home by the beach or on the lake or just away from it all. Sure we’d all like to say that we’re the intellectual types who don’t watch TV when we’re on vacation because we’re so busy enjoying nature or reading Ernest Hemminway, but let’s be honest with ourselves. On those rainy days or nights, sometimes you just want to kick back and watch a ball game or reruns of Seinfeld that you religiously DVR. Am I right?

April 23 / 2013

Real Estate Headlines for the the Almost End of April

The NBA Playoffs have begun. The NHL playoffs are right behind them. Baseball games are now being played in somewhat reasonable temperatures across the country. And you’re now starting to see those helpful Mother’s Day reminder ads. Yes, it’s almost the end of April. While you debate about whether you need to buy mulch for your landscaping, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

The Emotional Impact of Buying A Home with Your Spouse

When headlines address the home buying market, it’s typically done from a dollars-and-cents perspective. But, buying a home is so much more than a business transaction as we are seeing a shift in the American culture that is being led by millennial couples who are purchasing a home before marriage. Buying a home is one of the most emotionally impactful experiences a person can have, especially if it’s a mutual experience shared with one’s husband or wife.

Infographic: Homeowners Want More Color

This week was National Painting Week. Like most painting projects, I put this off until the last possible day so sorry if this is your tardy reminder to get painting this week. Besides that this is a really interesting infographic from the folks at Sherwin Williams.

April 19 / 2013

The Origin and True Meaning of Home

Lord Byron’s quote from Don Juan about without hearts a home not being real is actually rooted in the very fabric of the word “home.” The concept of home is universal, however, we all define home differently. There might be some similarities, but home means something different to each of us.

April 18 / 2013

Is Buying a Home the New Engagement Ring?

If you thought spending a few thousand on a diamond was rough, multiply that by 50 or more and you have what is being referred to as the new engagement ring…buying a home.

April 18 / 2013

How to Make Your Lawn Look Like a Baseball Outfield

The greatest lawn cutters on the planet earth work at Major League Baseball parks. The outfield grass at these pro stadiums is unbelievable. It glistens in the sun and has those perfect stripes in the grass.

What do Matt Damon, Suzanne Somers, Don Imus and Dr. James Naismith Have in Common?

What do Matt Damon, Suzanne Somers, Don Imus and Dr. James Naismith have in common? Coldwell Banker!

Home of the Week: Indoor/Outdoor Living on Lake Washington

Our newest ‘Home of the Week’ takes us away from last week’s gem in Hawaii to an ultra luxurious and lavish estate with views seemingly plucked right out of one of those postcards you find at tourist shops. Located in the prominent Faben Point community in Mercer Island, WA, words do little to capture the grandeur of this $16.7 million opulent home.

Affordable Home Staging Strategies

There are several ways for sellers to stage their homes beautifully without reaching too deeply into their pockets.