April 17, 2014

Home & Design: Feature Articles

  • 07/01/2007

    Dede Banks decluttered in order to put the ‘living’ back in this multi-purpose room.

  • 07/01/2007

    Kala Callahan of Addressed to Sell in Wilmette, Ill., and Lori Matzke of Center Stage Home in Minneapolis share their biggest staging headaches and tell you how to make them go away.

  • 06/01/2007

    You should never feel out of touch when clients are telling you about their dream green home. Here are some key terms that every real estate practitioner ought to know.

  • 05/01/2007

    In recent years, new-home buyers — and owners who are remodeling — have enjoyed a wealth of choices, ranging from green construction materials to special-use room additions. How you market these trends depends on the buyers’ tastes and interests.

  • 04/01/2007

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are you saying about your seller's home? Here's how to make sure your photos don't end up in an online hall of shame.

  • 03/01/2007

    Regardless of where you fall in the home-office spectrum, you could benefit from some of these easy improvements.

  • 08/01/2006

    Enhancing the mood of a listing doesn’t have to be expensive. We asked readers for examples of small investments that would increase a home’s value or reduce days on the market. Just take a look at what a coat of paint, new tiling, or even refolded linens can do.

  • 06/01/2006

    Offering tasty treats at your open house encourages buyers to linger longer. However, food can also be a huge hassle. Mark Nash shares his list of 10 rules you should follow when serving food at an open house, as well as his four favorite open-house recipes.

  • 03/01/2006

    Housing styles remain fairly consistent, with certain styles more popular in certain regions. What changes are proportions of houses and their components — the materials used, the layout of rooms, and the rooms themselves. Here's a look at what's in now.

  • 03/01/2006

    Feng shui is an ancient Chinese design philosophy that tries to optimize the flow of energy through any space — a single room, a house, even an office building. Buyers who believe in the principles of feng shui will avoid homes with the following characteristics.