Thursday
July 2, 2015

Home & Design: Feature Articles

  • 06/19/2015

    Many people prefer to rent rather than own, and that target market represents a sizable niche for residential investment buyers. Help these investors find the best properties for their dollars, so that being a landlord becomes a win-win.

  • 05/13/2015

    Make sure that buyers and sellers agree on what items stay—or go—well before closing.

  • 05/06/2015

    Kitchen cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes, and appliances can sometimes turn off buyers at the first hello. Yet, a total redo may be too costly. Show clients how they can rework parts of the room for an impressive refresh. 

  • 03/18/2015

    Sellers may be in denial about home odors. Here’s how you can help them address smells that are driving buyers away.

  • 03/09/2015

    Help sellers understand how cutting down on furniture and accessories in their home will both help them simplify their lives and get the best listing price in the shortest time period.

  • 02/04/2015

    We've all been fed—and have sometimes believed—more than a few old wives’ tales: Poinsettias are lethal, tomatoes are vegetables, and a pat of butter will soothe that nasty burn. But what about the popular myths in real estate?

  • 01/27/2015

    Here are three predictions for residential design, including a growing kitchen niche, a caveat on smart home devices, and updated staging tips.

  • 01/21/2015

    The show home at the 2015 International Builders’ Show reaches a new level of environmental friendliness, but it also showcases a new way to bring design and technology concepts into fruition on a large scale.

  • 12/08/2014

    Everyone wants to be hip, and the latest trends in design can help distinguish one home from another. And it’s not all flash; many of next year’s home fads are geared to pare maintenance and energy use and deliver information faster. Here’s a look at what’s coming.

  • 11/14/2014

    Buying a vacation home requires different criteria—and sometimes a different timetable—than a primary home purchase. Help potential clients compile a smart second-home wish list.