Category: Pop Culture

Best Songs About Home in 2013: On the Way Home by John Mayer

Yesterday, we announced the first ever Coldwell Banker #HomeRocks Awards where we are highlighting the best songs about home over the course of the last year. Today kicks off the first of a series of posts where we take a closer look at each of the nominees. Our first nominee is the laid back and [...]

January 14 / 2014
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Vote in the 1st Ever Coldwell Banker #HomeRocks Award

Home and music. Music and home. The two certainly go together. Outside of love, my best guess is that more songs are written about home than anything else. There is something special about coming home after a long day, an exciting day, a great day or any other kind of day and letting music soothe or pump us up. Home is our special place and music makes it even better.

Legos Make the Coolest Homes on the Block

I have fond memories of my childhood home. Digging for dinosaur bones in the backyard, trying to hit my dad’s wiffle curve over the roof and mastering my jump shot on the hoop over the garage. My best friend lived three houses down. I met two of my siblings in that house.

January 10 / 2014
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Home of Week: Queen Latifah New Jersey Home Hits the Market

Nestled in the charming community of Colts Neck, New Jersey, known for its rolling equestrian farms, and rambling country roads, stands a majestic 7,000 sq. ft. luxury estate fit for a Queen. And wouldn’t you know, a Queen actually does live here. Queen Latifah that is. Built to her specifications in 2001, this home of the Grammy award-winning artist and talk show hostess combines traditional design with contemporary features, and is a perfect marriage of the styles. Throughout the home, you’ll see her personal touches like the custom bamboo and marble kitchen back splash.

January 07 / 2014

Slideshow: Most Popular Homes of 2013 on Instagram and Pinterest

With 2013 now behind us, we thought it would be a great idea to showcase some of the most popular listed homes that we featured on our Instagram and Pinterest pages throughout the course of the year.

January 03 / 2014

Classic Movies You Need to Watch this Holiday Season

Here are some of the classics I’ll be enjoying this season with my loved ones.

Songs for Thanksgiving – The Essential Playlist

Seeing how finding iconic Thanksgiving songs isn’t all that easy, we put together a “Songs for Thanksgiving” Spotify music playlist for you to use this year. We’ve got a few of the holidays’ biggest hits like “Thanksgiving Song” by Adam Sandler, plenty of songs with food titles and other songs that allude to the joy we get from being home and connecting with family and loved ones.

6 TV Homes I Would Want to Visit for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, enjoying great food, visiting family and, of course, watching TV. Think about it. I bet you watch more TV at home on Thanksgiving than any other holiday. There’s the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Then football. Then more football. Then a little bit more football. And probably a holiday-themed movie on to close out the night.

What They Didn’t Show You on Undercover Boss

If you recently saw  Undercover Boss on CBS, Buffet, Inc. CEO Anthony Wedo awarded a new home to employee Whitney Durant.  What CBS did not show was the work of Coldwell Banker Reap Realty agent Alicia Abels in Alexandria, LA.  Alicia assisted Whitney in the purchase of her family’s new home. Congrats to Alicia for [...]

’500 Days of Summer’ Inspired Home Design

During a recent rainy fall weekend I re-watched the 2009 indie hit 500 Days of Summer starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt. Now that I am in full fledged furnish my new home mode (more to come on that later); I was impressed with how the film used apartment design and decor to amplify the subtleties of the two main characters.