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What Makes Grandma’s House So Special?

Tales have been spun and songs have been written about the same house for hundreds of years. It’s not a famous house from a celebrity standpoint and while most people have been this house, it’s different for each of us. I’m talking about Grandma’s house.

August 16 / 2013
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How to Prolong the Life of Your Plants During Summer

After a cold and rainy first half of the year, many people thought summer and sunshine would never come. Well, it is certainly here now! While it may be easy for us to beat the heat by staying indoors with air conditioning, visiting the beach, or even taking a dip in our backyard pools—staying cool and alive for plants is significantly harder. A lot of us take pride in our perfectly manicured lawns and gardens and understandably become brokenhearted to see them wilt, discolor, and even die during the tough dog days of summer. However, there are some tips and tricks that can help to prolong the life of your plants this summer.

July 12 / 2013

Is Being in the Dog House Really Such a Bad Thing

Is Being in the Dog House Really Such a Bad Thing? Not if you are the lucky pooch who lives in one of these homes! “Here’s to pets…and all the things that make a house a home” This Coldwell Banker Value of a Home TV commercial showcases one of the great things that make a [...]

October 02 / 2012
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Real Estate Headlines for the Last Week of September

Fall is officially here and September is almost out the door. If you’re anything like me you’re trying to forget that you benched the wrong players in your fantasy league yesterday or dreaming of that pumpkin spice coffee in your Keurig. In either case, here are some real estate headlines to start your week:

September 24 / 2012

Photo: Is This the Happiest House in the World?

Is this the happiest house in the world?

September 15 / 2012
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National No Housework Day

Ever spend a sunny Saturday stuck indoors cleaning every nook and cranny of your home, only to have it look a few days later like a gang of mischievous 4 year olds threw a party while you were away at work? We’ve all pretty much been there, so this Saturday, go ahead and lock that [...]

April 06 / 2012

Here’s to Pets

Meet our big Blue Weimaraner, Thor (Nordic God of Thunder, his name when adopted), and our Shorthaired Pointer pup, Jager (“hunter” in German). They are two in a long line of dogs in my life since I was two years old, and they are an integral part of the value of our home for my wife and me.

March 13 / 2012

The Smaller House Movement

In these economic times, people often take a look at ways they can downsize their spending and make less do more. One area that is seeing some growth is what I’ll call the small house movement. While we love to tour mansions and watch TV shows that showcase extravagant spaces, the opposite side of the real estate spectrum is getting serious attention from home owners across the globe

December 01 / 2011

Trying to Define Home

Home. It’s a simple word with more meanings than one would expect. It’s a term that crosses continents and has universal appeal. Sports, entertainment and even financial sectors all use the word on a regular basis. It’s a part of pop culture, music and a niche market all wrapped in one. Today the headlines have tried to change the definition of home. The meaning has been construed to be solely about financial value, investment and an indicator of market plight, but what is missing is seeing the true definition of home in the eyes of those who own one.

November 11 / 2011

Outfitting the Ultimate Lego House

Today’s architects and home builders may have all started their careers by building a home with the same object: Legos. For decades Lego has allowed children and adults alike to build mansions, castles and homes of all sizes using just dotted bricks and their imagination. In addition Lego pieces can be found hidden under almost any couch, radiator or refrigerator of homes with children. My house included.

November 03 / 2011
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