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No Second Chances: Our 7-Step Plan to Making a Dazzling First Impression on Buyers

Studies show that we make up our minds about people within seconds of meeting them. So it stands to reason that prospective buyers are doing the very same thing with your house, especially in a red-hot real estate market. More buyers these days are sizing up your space and making lightning-quick decisions about whether it's worth investigating further—or whether they

By |2022-05-21T09:55:31-07:00May 21st, 2022|Industry News|

The Most Unnecessary—and Most Valuable—Builder Upgrades for Your New-Construction Home

When buying a new-construction home, you're presented with a variety of fixtures and amenities to choose from: Would you prefer white Shaker or wooden flat-panel cabinets? Should you go with the gray granite countertops or a classic white quartz?Some of these design elements come standard with the home, while others are builder upgrades that command

By |2022-05-21T09:55:33-07:00May 20th, 2022|Industry News|

Built in 1685, a Center-Chimney Colonial in Connecticut Is the Week's Oldest Home

A center-chimney Colonial in Connecticut that was built in 1685 is the oldest property to hit the market this week on Realtor.com®.Located about 90 miles north of Manhattan, the well-preserved home features many period details throughout, including decorative wood paneling and hardware. The cozy main floor has a family room with a fireplace, a library, and

By |2022-05-21T09:55:34-07:00May 20th, 2022|Industry News|

Into a Terra-Cotta Dreamland

Parkchester, a pioneering middle-income apartment complex, was built in the East Bronx by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company starting in 1938. The sprawling complex’s ambitious ornamental program included more than a thousand whimsical terra-cotta sculptures, including vivid, larger-than-life figures like this muse. In recent years, some 45 of these signature artworks have been unceremoniously removed

By |2022-05-20T09:53:21-07:00May 20th, 2022|Industry News|

Historic Carriage House in Seattle Fetches 25% Over List Price in 2 Weeks

Listed on April 21 for $2,395,000 with Adam Weissman of Coldwell Banker Bain of Lake Union, the gorgeous four-bedroom brick home was sold on May 6 for $3 million. Built in 1913 in the Denny Blaine neighborhood, the carriage house was originally part of the historic Redelsheimer-Ostrander House. It was designed by Julian Everett for Julius

By |2022-05-20T09:53:02-07:00May 19th, 2022|Industry News|
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