Tag: lifestyle

Luxury Homes for Fall Harvest

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.

Best Places to Live for Social Seekers

I grew up in Randolph, NJ and now reside with my wife and two boys in Westfield, about 35 minutes away.  But the difference can be measured by far more than distance.  Westfield is closer to New York City, has a thriving downtown scene filled with restaurants, stores and greater sense of community. Recognizing that [...]

Here’s to Summer…

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 [...]

Infographic: Home Really is Where the Heart Is

When looking for a home everyone uses the same criteria. Beds, bathrooms, price, square footage, etc. But what we at Coldwell Banker Real Estate found is that there is so much more to the home buying process than just facts and figures. Emotions, feelings and lifestyle play just as an important role and they differ for both men and women.

May 08 / 2012

The Value of a Home

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 Role of Lifestyle Trends in Searching for a Home

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.

October 13 / 2011

Economy is Driving Lifestyle Decisions

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 [...]

July 30 / 2010

LeBron James, Where Will You Live?

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.

July 08 / 2010