When the bungalow style first debuted during the early 20th Century, it was the answer for many people who questioned whether or not they could afford a home. Somewhere along the line, bungalows fell out of popularity. It wasn’t until the mid-90s that the style resurged as a complement to smart urban planning.
Tin ceilings can add drama to a home. While popular in the 1890s, tin ceilings became less prevalent after the Depression, replaced by today's mostly plain white ceilings. However, tin ceilings are making a comeback.
Despite the notion that hiring an architect—even one without star billing—may be too pricey, it needn’t be. The best way for home owners to find a good match is to look in their own backyard at the residential designs all around them.
Concrete block houses are nearly ubiquitous in the United States; yet they are often overlooked, even though they represent a special, but short, period of residential construction in American history.
You can help your buyers understand how to gain a kind of older charm—either with a period home that strives for accuracy in style, proportion, and materials, or one based loosely on a traditional design, with newer materials that look old but aren't.
Trees offer countless benefits. They enhance curb appeal, increase real estate values, provide fruit and flowers, curtail energy consumption, improve air quality, and camouflage unsightly views. But like any living, breathing organism, they should be selected properly and tended to regularly.
As a real estate practitioner, your role is to help buyers and sellers understand the Victorian home’s variations so they can evaluate their options in the marketplace. You also benefit from the knowledge of how to best remodel, furnish, and stage Victorians for resale. Some buyers may also seek advice about building a Neo-Victorian house.