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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, […]
The Wide World of Real Estate 9 Hot Home Design Trends This Summer 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, a home improvement site, analyzed the latest […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Leading Agents and Teams Recognized as “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” by RealTrends Coldwell Banker is proud to have a powerhouse network of agents and teams whose dedication to guiding consumers home is unparalleled! Cheers to all who have been recognized in the RealTrends “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” rankings. Now in its 11th year, the RealTrends America’s Best rankings honor the top real estate agents and teams […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Movin’ Out: Billy Joel’s Sprawling New York Estate Just Hit the Market for $49 Million By Tori Latham Billy Joel has long been known as Long Island’s golden boy, but the musician is saying buh-bye to his home base out east. The Piano Man has listed his Oyster Bay mansion for a cool $49 million, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The 26-acre property, known as Middlesea, sits along the North Shore waterfront and includes a […]
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The Wide World of Real Estate Coldwell Banker Realty Creates Powerhouse Office In Westfield, N.J.         WESTFIELD, N.J. (April 19, 2023) – Coldwell Banker Realty is pleased to announce the formation of its new Westfield office, located at 209 Central Ave. in Westfield. Led by Branch Vice Presidents John Bradley and George Kraus, Coldwell Banker Realty in Westfield is the new home base for approximately 300 affiliated real […]
The Wide World of Real Estate The country’s biggest office-to-apartment conversion is underway inside the old Daily News office By David Brand Published Apr 13, 2023 More than 1,300 apartments will fill an empty office building in Lower Manhattan, making it the biggest residential conversion project in the country, its owners say. The building at 25 Water St. was once home to the Daily News and JPMorgan Chase, which cleared out earlier in the […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Homeowners’ Zeal for Curb Appeal May Pay Off Handsomely March 17, 2023 Remodeling, Design Trends By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Demand for outdoor features has boomed since the start of the pandemic. These projects stand to earn the most at resale, according to a new survey. © welcomia – iStock/Getty Images Plus Many homeowners have turned their attention to enhancing their outdoor space since the pandemic began—and […]
The Wide World of Real Estate NAREB President Lydia Pope on Leading the Charge to End Unfair Housing Athena Snow    April 4, 2023 This is a byline post from Liz Gehringer, President and CEO, Anywhere Franchise Brands, Acting President, Coldwell Banker Affiliate Business, COO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Housing inequalities, a growing wealth gap in the United States and a lack of resources among disenfranchised communities are major restrictions preventing an increase in […]
The Wide World of Real Estate How 3 Recent Bank Failures Could Impact Housing Market March 14, 2023    By Melissa Dittmann Tracey The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and others may drive mortgage rates lower, says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. © Trifonenko – iStock/Getty Images Plus The demise of three banks last week has been sending shockwaves through an already fragile economy. Could it have an impact on […]
The Wide World of Real Estate 5 Most Popular Colors for a Home’s Exterior Homeowners aim to lighten up their home’s look on the outside, a new survey finds. April 3, 2023 Design Trends By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Source: Alside The majority of homeowners say they would like to lighten up their home’s exterior with a neutral color palette, according to a new survey of more than 1,400 respondents conducted […]
The Wide World of Real Estate RealVitalize® Made All the Difference in Miami Agent Arax Rodriguez knew a deep clean could make a big difference in selling this Florida home that hadn’t been updated in 60 years.Through the RealVitalize program, she was able to help her clients clean out and make a few updates without them having to pay before the home sold.Arax was able to help her […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Can You Name and Recognize All the Different House Styles? Every house has a unique architectural style, and sometimes it has two or more. Renovations and new, eclectic mixes make fitting a home into one specific category daunting or even impossible. Thankfully, there’s no need to memorize complicated architectural terminology. REALTOR® Magazine has compiled a guide to common residential architectural styles. Read about the details that give […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Kevin Costner’s Luxury Aspen Ranch for Rent Will Give You Yellowstone Feels As Yellowstone fans well know, patriarch John Dutton, played by Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Costner, has spent five seasons trying to hold on to his Dutton Ranch. It’s not hard to see why. I mean, have you seen that place? In real life, Costner owns a secluded Aspen spread that’s equally beguiling, and it’s just become available for rent […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Coldwell Banker Around the World: January 2023 Sam Shalom    Jan 26, 2023 Maybe it’s the influence of The White Lotus, but it seems like everyone is dreaming about “la dolce vita,” these days. And when you start to explore the many regions of Italy and all they have to offer, its no wonder you could have a tough time deciding where to […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Windows that Wow Gustavo Gonzalez    Oct 7,2022 What’s one of the fastest and easiest ways to update a room? You guessed it – window treatments. Gone are the days of heavy, dark, drab curtains. Instead, you can refresh just about any space with a variety of modern options to fit every style and budget. Now Trending Whether […]
The Wide World of Real Estate Coldwell Banker Around the World: September 2022   Sam Shalom   Sept 29, 2022 With a mixture of the Argentinean, Andean and Bolivian cultures, cuisine influence and traditions, Salta offers the perks of a large city while keeping the pace and comfort of a small town. Mountains and rivers, impressive museums, candlelit cafes, and vibrant peñas (folk-music clubs), Salta has something for everyone. […]