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The Wide World of Real Estate Home Stager Reveals 4 Hot Trends for 2024 By: Krisztina Bell Say goodbye to the ordinary as home design moves toward the extraordinary with an extra-personalized aesthetic. Homes today fulfill a lot more purposes, providing comfort, wellness and an eco-friendly and personalized space—all in a technological way. Home layouts are being reconfigured, too. Dining rooms have become nearly extinct, living spaces are being designed […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Coldwell Banker Around the World: February 2024 Sam Shalom     2/8/24 Picturesque Nelson, BC, is set roughly halfway between Vancouver on Canada’s west coast and Calgary in the Canadian Rockies. Nestled in the Selkirk Mountains and set on the west arm of Kootenay Lake, the city of 11,000 residents is home (and vacation home) to people who love life outdoors in all […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Coldwell Banker Around the World: January 2024   Sam Shalom   1/5/2024 At first glance, the picturesque Alt Empordà region captivates visitors and locals alike with beautiful coastline and Catalan Pyrenees views. However, beyond the quiet countryside and blue horizon, the diverse Alt Empordà territory encompasses distinct characteristics. From quaint fishing villages near the French border, to the plains region filled with wineries […]
The Wide World of Real Estate 8 Common Home Inspection Issues: Fix Now or Later? Melissa Dittman Tracey   Dec 6,2023 Buyers may balk at lengthy inspection reports, but not every item is an emergency. Know what may—and may not—be cause for alarm. © grandriver – iStock/Getty Images Plus The results of a home inspection can make or break a home sale, particularly if buyers are unsure about the items flagged […]
The Wide World of Real Estate 10 Home Design Trends Your Clients Will Love in 2024 Melissa Dittman Tracey    12/5/2023 Houzz, a remodeling website, chimes in with predictions for the most buzzworthy home features in the new year. Stylish storage, bolder patterns and textures and colors beyond the whites and grays are expected to shake up home design in 2024. Houzz, a home renovation and design platform, weighs in with […]
The Wide World of Real Estate 4 Winter Decor Ideas Trending on Pinterest Try these looks to cozy up your home staging this winter. January 2, 2024 Design & Architecture, Design Trends As the nights get colder, our homes should feel cozier. Pinterest is showcasing several trends to do just that. RubyHome Luxury Real Estate in Los Angeles researched the latest search data on Pinterest to uncover trending interior […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Blue May Become Red-Hot in the New Year December 4, 2023    Design & Architecture, Design Trends Many paint companies have chosen a variation of this universal color as their pick for the 2024 Color of the Year. Several choices for the 2024 Color of the Year are looking a little blue. Blue tends to mix well with white, beige and gray, which […]
The Wide World of Real Estate What’s hot and what’s not in interior design for 2024. It’s all about the personality and character. By Kaitlin Keegan    11/27/23 It’s been quite a year for interior design. As houses are swept off the market in minutes after listing and new homeowners tackle what they want their home to be like, 2023 was marked with white, clean designs along with minimalism, shiplap and fast furniture. The design world has shifted […]
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The Wide World of Real Estate 8 Winter Energy-Saving Tips for a Cozy, Efficient Home These ideas, categorized from low to high effort, can help you save on utility bills as we enter the colder months. © kupicoo – E+/Getty Images An El Niño weather pattern is expected this winter, which could bring severe weather to many parts of the country. But cranking up the heat can be a fast-track […]
The Wide World of Real Estate The best color combinations for small spaces, according to interior designers By Eve Smallman   11/14/23   The best color combinations for small spaces will make your place look so much more stylish. The right colors paired together can make a space feel brighter and more inviting, so it’s a good idea to know what they are. When decorating your small house or apartment, it can be […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Home Prices Are Still Rising in More Than 80% of U.S. Markets By Melissa Dittman Tracey   11/9/23 While that’s unwelcome news for buyers, “homeowners have accumulated sizable wealth,” says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. © Bet_Noire – iStock/Getty Images Plus Home prices continue to rise in most areas of the country as more home buyers face affordability challenges. The median price nationwide for an existing single-family home […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Coldwell Banker Around the World: November 2023 Sam Shalom    11/2/23 As one of the oldest cities in South America, Asunción is also known as “The Mother of Cities”. Rich with history and culture, the capital of Paraguay also enjoys all the modern amenities of a modern metropolis. Recent visitors are discovering what residents of this diverse city experience daily; Asunción offers […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Homeowners’ Fall To-Do Lists Are Getting Long Melissa Dittman Tracey    11/6/23 This winter is forecasted to be harsh for many areas of the country. Here’s how homeowners are getting their properties ready. Homeowners are taking on jam-packed to-do lists before the arrival of winter, which is expected to be harsh this year as a weather pattern known as El Niño threatens […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Let the Staircase Set the Stage for Style Barbara Ballinger    10/23/23 The staircase is often a focal point in a home, but also the last on the priority list when it comes to design or remodeling. However, prioritizing the staircase can set the tone for the rest of the design. ©Tyler Callahan, courtesy of Viewrail Key Takeaways Stairs primarily offer function, but […]
The Wide World of Real Estate 10 Horrifying Home Design Trends: 2023 Edition – Designers say these styles need to be ghosted. By Melissa Dittman Tracey     10/16/23   You needn’t be scared of the bold and colorful styles spicing up more interiors lately. (Yes, that even includes Barbiecore—for now.) Instead, the aesthetics that have grown tiresome in the eyes of many designers tend to fail at successfully balancing that fine line between too little and too much, […]
The Wide World of Real Estate How to Create Your Own (Cheap!) Haunted House Catherine Mesick   10/18/23 Check out our DIY tips for staging a family-friendly homemade haunt. Hint: Start saving your empty toilet paper tubes now. In October, the air feels a little crisper, the nights grow a little longer and many kids start thinking about costumes, candy and Halloween. More than a few adults get in on […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Coldwell Banker Around the World: October 2023 Sam Shalom   Oct 2, 2023 If the days getting shorter and brisker have you considering where you might go to get away this winter (for those of us who do NOT have 360 days of sunshine a year), we encourage you to read our October selection, featuring the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Turks & Caicos […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Real Estate Pros’ Staging Checklist for Sellers Find out the projects agents most commonly recommend prior to listing a home, as well as how much each costs. August 14, 2023 Working With Sellers, Staging, Design & Architecture By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Share Share Many home sellers want to move fast, but they’ll likely need to do some prep work to get their property show-ready. But […]
The Wide World of Real Estate America’s Boomtowns: 25 Cities Seeing Explosive Growth Melissa Dittmann Tracey    8/3/2023 These areas of the country are attracting the most new residents and seeing the fastest economic expansion in the U.S., according to a new analysis. © DenisTangneyJr – iStock/Getty Images Plus The city of Provo, Utah, is the biggest boomtown in America, gaining the most new residents and experiencing the […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Around the World: Cabo San Lucas By Sam Shalom Whether you’re looking for a place to spend a long weekend or purchase a second home, we think that there is a great chance you will find something to like about Cabo San Lucas on the west coast of Mexico. Home to the Coldwell Banker Riveras office, Cabo San Lucas is a […]