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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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Scam Alert: Title Fraud is on the Rise BY BOBBI PRONIN     JUNE 27, 2023   A new scam – the latest embodiment of identity theft – has surfaced recently. Real estate title fraud, also known as title theft, occurs when someone changes the ownership of your property to themselves without your knowledge, forging your signature on a deed and recording it. The scammer is then […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Top 10 Places to Buy a Vacation Home By Melissa Dittman Tracey     8/14/23 Investment properties in beachside communities offer the highest ROI potential, a new analysis shows. Here are the most profitable hotspots this year. © Adam Mustafa – iStock/Getty Images Plus Vacation homes have proven to be profitable for real estate investors, and owning a short-term rental near a beach may […]
The Wide World of Real Estate 5 Outdoor Projects That Pay Off the Most What pays off the most when it comes to curb appeal? Yasser Chalid / Moment / Getty Images Ninety-two percent of REALTORS® recommend that sellers improve their curb appeal before listing their home for sale, according to a survey from the National Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of Landscape Professionals. What pays off […]
The Wide World of Real Estate The Most Popular Finishes in Kitchen Remodels From sinks to faucets, find out what consumers prefer when outfitting their new kitchen. July 10, 2023 Design & Architecture, Design Trends, Kitchen & Bath By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Share Share Photo credit: Thermador at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Homeowners are still warming up to smart-home technology in the kitchen. For now, they prefer mostly standard […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Good Time for Investors to Unload July 19, 2023   by Lawrence Yun As rental rates slow, owners may consider returning inventory to the market. ©anilakkus – Getty Images Real estate investors have done well. Rents have risen and home price appreciation has been quite exceptional. In the past three years, the typical rental rate and typical home price have soared by […]
The Wide World of Real Estate 9 Hot Home Design Trends This Summer June 28, 2023   By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Find out what home styles—both interior and exterior—are seeing dramatic increases in online searches. Homeowners are trying to maximize their space by taking on remodeling projects geared toward creating new living areas while overhauling their property’s style, according to the 2023 Houzz U.S. Emerging Summer Trends Report. Houzz, […]