Archive: February 2014

February’s Most Popular Homes From Coldwell Banker’s Pinterest and Instagram Accounts

We’ve compiled a visual list of the homes that were some of the biggest hits on Coldwell Banker social media accounts this month.

February 28 / 2014

Expert Advice on How to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Declutter, Clean and Get that Home Inspection!

Would You Want Your iPhone to Literally Be the Key to Your Home?

From Nest to SmartThings to Belkin there are a ton of companies that are creating devices for your home that help you automate it. Setting your thermostat or resetting your alarm from your phone is no longer a “wow.” It’s quite plebeian actually. Ok, maybe I took that too far.

February 27 / 2014
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Inside the 60th Annual Winter Antiques Interior Design Show

The more show stopping pieces exhibited here can be the focal points of fabulous rooms, or the smaller accessories can add depth and extra shine to a room to finish it off, like a great earrings or beautiful watch to a well-tailored suit. Antiques like these add a graciousness or a sense of quality to a room, and can be mixed with more contemporary items. Everything in a room does not have to be as precious as some of these items, but can actually stand out when paired with simpler, more tailored items of much lesser cost.

And the Winner of the Best Coming Home Scene in Movie History Is…

A journey back to earth from the dark edges of space is overwhelmingly viewed as the greatest coming home scene in movie history according to our readers. Apollo 13 launched a commanding lead early and held on to the top spot in our Oscar season poll.

February 26 / 2014

Your Home Is You

Your home is made of wood and nails. It’s made of doors and windows, but it’s more than that.

February 26 / 2014

Malibu vs. Manhattan: A Leonardo DiCaprio Home Showdown

Would you rather live in a house on the beach or in an ultra-modern penthouse apartment in the “big city”?

Home of the Week: An Award-Winning Home in Kelowna

In our newest ‘Home of the Week’ we shift our attention from a Rancho Palos Verdes home to an award-winning masterpiece in Kelowna, British Columbia.

How to Deal with Ice Dams in Your Gutters

If you live in an area where snow falls each winter and the temperature dips below freezing this time of year, chances are you may have to deal with ice dams at some point. Not sure what ice dams are? It’s when ice builds up in your gutters forming a dam that prevents water from flowing off your roof and forcing it to find other places to go – likely inside of your home.

February 25 / 2014

5 Design Trends from ‘American Hustle’

Here’s a look at 5 interesting home design and decor trends from American Hustle to keep an eye out for in 2014: