Archive: September 2013

Solar Heaters: A Hot Energy Source for Your Pool

Solar is a popular energy source, and one great way to get your feet wet is to start off with a solar heater for your pool. In the Dallas-Fort Worth climate, solar heaters can be a cost-effective way to control your pool’s temperature.

September 30 / 2013
Author Suzanne Gattis
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Living in Dallas-Fort Worth: The New Retirement Destination for Baby Boomers?

It is not Arizona or Florida, with acres of planned communities and golf courses, but an increasing number of active baby boomers are settling in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Why? What are the attractions for these soon-to-be retirees?

September 30 / 2013

Five Remodeling Kitchen Trends Can Update Your Home

Which kitchen trends add the most value to your residential property? If you want to add value to your home before you put it on the market, or if you simply cannot live with the existing kitchen in your new residence, a remodel may be in order.

September 30 / 2013
Author Tammy Valentine
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The Coolest Way to Print Camera Phone Photos at Home

I no longer own a camera. Scratch that. I no longer have just a digital camera in my home. My wife and I both use our iPhones as our primary cameras now. Chances are the smartphone in your pocket, purse or man-purse is used more for photos than anything else. We’re obsessed with pictures, but you’ve probably noticed we’ve stopped printing them.

September 30 / 2013
Author David Marine
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A Cross Continental Pursuit of Home

House hunting is a daunting task. So many details involved besides the packing, utilities, and the resetting of your roots. Two of my counterparts here at Coldwell Banker are going through this right now and I know the amount of stress, pressure as well as excitement that they’re experiencing, but my friend Vera and her family has experienced this a bit more in the past few years than anyone else I know. In fact, Vera hasn’t just moved across the country and back again in the last year, but she’s also had to go through the ordeal of purchasing a house sight unseen.

September 30 / 2013

This is Home with Rapping Kids

The Coldwell Banker Life, Camera, Action YouTube contest provided some amazing videos of kids, pets and homes from across the country. Actually the videos with pets vs. the videos with kids was pretty much a 50/50 split. The 10 finalist videos were all pretty amazing. It was fun to see the different takes on what makes a home so special. Some were touching. Some were humorous. But the winning video was just plain adorable.

September 27 / 2013
Author David Marine
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Favorite Videos from Life Camera Action Contest: Dear Poppy

Yesterday we highlighted an adorable and playful take on an “open house” that was submitted as a video in the Coldwell Banker Life, Camera, Action contest. Today, we’re featuring another video that missed out on becoming a top 10 finalist, but might be one of the most touching videos that was submitted.

September 26 / 2013
Author David Marine
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Favorite Videos from Life Camera Action Contest: Open House

The Coldwell Banker Life, Camera, Action YouTube contest has officially closed and the 10 top vote-getting finalists have been named. While the grand prize winner won’t be announced until Friday, there are a couple of videos that we really enjoyed that just missed out on getting into the top 10 that we were still some of our faves.

September 25 / 2013
Author David Marine
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World’s Most Expensive Homes: Quixote Winery Estate

Napa Valley. Those two words immediately make you think of vineyards, beautiful scenery and good eating. The capitol of wine country in California also is home to our next episode in the Coldwell Banker series, World’s Most Expensive Homes.

Real Estate Headlines for the First Week of Autumn

Farewell Heisenberg. So long Walter. Later Skyler. Deuces Jesse. Whether or not you’re a die hard fan or have never seen the show, chances are someone nearby today is talking about the finale of AMC’s series Breaking Bad. You know…the show with the dad from Malcolm in the Middle in it. Anyway, as we say goodbye to the show based in Albuquerque, New Mexico let’s first get through your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

September 23 / 2013