The Eastern United States is beloved for its changing autumn foliage. As the temperatures cool and leaves change from green to yellow, orange and red, it’s the perfect time to find fall inspiration in classic East Coast retreats.
In what has been a surprisingly chilly June by usual standards, the temperatures here in the Northeast are inching ever so closely to the hundred degree mark starting today. Yes my friends, summer is officially here! Admit it, since you were a kid there’s always been something extra special about summer that made you grin from ear [...]
I am shocked at the sheer volume of charts, graphs and heat maps that try and focus consumers on the stats and appreciation trends in home buying and selling. Now, the dollars and cents and crime stats are all a part of the decision to buy a home, but its not the only or even most important reason. Why do people buy homes? Its for lifestyle. It’s personal.
The video below is a segment we did with NBC’s LXTV Open House. If you’re not watching Open House on the weekends, you should absolutely check it out as it’s one of the freshest and interesting real estate programs out there. But anyway, Coldwell Banker Real Estate was the first real estate company to launch a lifestyle search feature on its website. We didn’t just do that to be cool and be the first (maybe that was part of it), but the main reason was because there’s a significant trend among real estate consumers that shows their lifestyle is a major player in the home or neighborhood they choose to live in.
I have stated in this blog before that lifestyle is the overwhelming driver of home buying and selling. And the economy – along with our personal financial status – plays a heavy role in the decision making process. The Department of Housing and Development just released its 2009 American Housing Survey, which really shows how [...]
As you know I usually write about sports and real estate which are both my passions. Today both converge with LeBron James announcing his decision…Cleveland, Miami, New York, New Jersey or Chicago. Well, LeBron, you like so many Americans are about to make a lifestyle decision that will impact your housing needs.