Archive: August 2013

Slideshow: ‘Saw’ Star Betsy Russell Lists Home with Coldwell Banker

Betsy Russell, who is best known for her role in Saw as Jill Tuck lists home with Coldwell Banker.

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Rooftop Garden

If saving money by growing your own vegetables isn’t a big enough carrot for you, here are the top 5 reasons why you should have your own rooftop garden:

A Robot that Protects Your Yard from Intruders

PatrolBot Mark II which is a telepresence robot that will deter intruders using gentle deterrence in the form of a light, horn, or water sprayer.

August 29 / 2013

Are Houseboats the Future of Upscale Living?

Guest Post by Rob Wachter Seattle houseboats, made famous by the film Sleepless in Seattle, could be the future of upscale living. Imagine: a view of the downtown skyline from your living room. Or direct access to Lake Union in your front yard. Rainn Wilson, Seattleite and star of the hit TV series The Office, [...]

The Hunt for a Home: City vs. Suburbs, Part 2

This morning we saw Lauren and Allen embark on their hunt for a new home and try to determine whether they should stay in the cityscape of Chicago or venture out to the suburbs. They looked at a really nice duplex in the Lakeview area of Chicago that offered them a little more room than where they’re currently at and was even close to some great amenities that both they and their new child could enjoy.

August 28 / 2013

The Hunt for a Home: City vs. Suburbs Part 1

Ah the age old question that has faced many a homeowner with a growing family: do you stay in the city or move to the suburbs? Do you forsake the hustle and bustle of the metropolis for the quieter, although seemingly less awesome, life in the “country.”

August 28 / 2013

Is a Garden Gazebo Right for Your Yard?

A garden gazebo can add tremendous value, beauty, and relaxation to your Dallas-Fort Worth yard. With so much beautiful weather to enjoy in the area, a garden gazebo can open up a world of new possibilities for outdoor enjoyment.

August 27 / 2013
Author Charity Kountz
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Home of the Week: A San Francisco Home with Breathtaking Views

In our newest ‘Home of the Week’ we move from a Ritz Carlton duplex in Chicago, to a two level penthouse in San Francisco with gorgeous views of the Golden Gate City.

Happy 107th Birthday Coldwell Banker Real Estate

On this date 107 years ago, Teddy Roosevelt was nearing his sixth year in office as our great nation’s President, movies were still “silent” and Joe Dimaggio was still 8 years away from even being born! Also on this date in 1906, a young real estate agent in San Francisco named Colbert Coldwell started a company that would stand the test of time for the next century plus. That company is Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

Real Estate Headlines for Back to School

Backpacks, lunch boxes and Snack Packs are making their annual comeback. Much of the southern United States is already back to school and the northern states are just starting to catch up. College kids everywhere are matriculating while parents are either crying or rejoicing. Probably a little of both. So before you worry about college tuition, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week: