There’s no question that staging your décor is advantageous when you’re trying to sell your home. The strategic editing and placement of your furnishings can be enormously important to boosting its appeal. In a recent NAR survey, in fact, 77 percent of buyers’ agents agreed staging is important to helping potential buyers envision a given home as … Continue reading A great presentation: 6 easy tips for staging your own home
Zumper, an online rental marketplace, recently released its National Rent Report for March, which ranks apartment rents for 100 U.S. cities. San Francisco again topped the list, with a median of $3,690 for a one-bedroom—much higher than the national median of $1,208. NYC, at $2,870, was second.
In view of the healthy economy, you may be thinking of buying a second home as a vacation getaway, as housing for family members or as an investment property. That could reap great benefits, but you should only proceed with insight into this year’s secondary home market. A few predictions from real estate specialists: In … Continue reading Should you buy a second home? Predictions for the 2019 market
Trending: 10 home features that have fallen out of favor: 1. Bold color schemes 2. Industrial-style kitchens 3. Kitchen islands 4. Granite countertops 5. TVs in the kitchen 6. Over-the-stove microwaves 7. Raised-panel cabinets 8. Wall-to-wall carpet 9. Distressed wood walls 10. Mediterranean-inspired suburban McMansions
When you hear the term “panic room,” what do you think of? Celebrities? Survivalists? Well, think again. Panic rooms—also known as “safe rooms”—have gone mainstream. With demand up and pricing coming down, more luxury homeowners are opting to include a safe room when they design or renovate their homes. A safe room is simply a … Continue reading Better Safe Than Sorry: Do You Need a Panic Room in Your Home?
If you’re planning to put your luxury home on the market, consider staging it first. Staging is the process of “styling” a home to maximize its appeal to potential buyers. It can be as simple as eliminating clutter or reorganizing a bookcase, or staging can involve removing, replacing or re-arranging furniture, adding accessories or taking … Continue reading Should You Use a Professional Stager When Selling Your Luxury Home?
Savvy owners of retail properties understand the importance of achieving the perfect tenant mix. After all, the success of their shopping center may depend on it. That’s because a good tenant mix creates synergies that benefit both tenants and landlord. Now that concept is being extended to mixed-use projects, where developers are carefully curating the … Continue reading 5 Ways to Curate Retail in Mixed-Use Property
The winter season can be a great time to sell your house, but while your competition is reduced, success during this time can still depend on a successful open house. To help make your open house as effective as possible, follow these tips. Take down your decorations. The holidays are over, but if you’re the type … Continue reading How to prepare your home for a winter open house
If you’re the type that loves to take on a good DIY project, the winter season can leave your options … lacking. Don’t despair, there’s still plenty that needs to be done around your home even when it’s cold outside. Here’s a list of indoor DIY projects you can start tackling today. Insulate your water … Continue reading 5 winter DIY home projects
Amy Vermillion may have over 20 years of design experience, but even she knows that designing a luxury bath can be a daunting experience. Although luxury means different things to different people, the Charlotte, N.C.-based Vermillion says that there are certain elements that need to be included in a luxury bath no matter what the … Continue reading The Formula for Creating a Luxury Bath