Recently the research team at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) looked at studies done by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Census Bureau, Macroeconomic Advisors and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard. After reviewing the data, they determined the total economic impact of a typical home sale in the United States is […] read more
For the 2nd consecutive week, the number of American’s filing initial claims for unemployment dropped. read more
The latest and greatest real estate trend is without a doubt—green homes. Thanks to the growing environmental movement, buyers are more knowledgeable than ever about how a green home benefits not only the health of the environment but also their own bank accounts. For those who are in the market for a new home and are specifically looking for green features, they might seek homes with third-party certifications such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), GreenPoint Rated, or Built Green—or at the very least, look for homes constructed using sustainable building methods, recycled materials, solar/wind power, water harvesting, and other eco-conscious tactics. With some of the most respected architects in the business onboard with the shift to green, architectural design has not […]
There are golf course properties, and then there are golf course properties. We re talking about estates situated on the world’s most legendary golf courses, a place where the masters (and The Masters?) can live and play in luxury fairway heaven. This 2.4-acre estate located on the 12th green of the prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Links is one of those properties. Spanning approximately 8,300 square feet, the estate boasts everything a golf lover needs to experience a lifestyle above par: seven lavish bedroom suites, 7.5 baths, a four-car garage, and unmatched golf links and ocean views from Carmel Beach to Point Lobos and Pescadero Point. Represented by Tom Bruce for $27,000,000.
When families are searching for a home in a new neighborhood, one of the biggest concerns is deciding where will the kids go to school. Parents always want to find…(Read More)The post Find Homes In Great School Districts With The Updated realtor.com App appeared first on realtor.com® blog. read more
With foreign buyers flocking to places like San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles to invest in U.S. real estate, the trend is beginning to have an impact on the housing industry – everything from increasing sales and prices to changing how developers design new homes and how brokerages market to off-shore investors. According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. home sales by international buyers grew an astounding 54 percent just in the past two years to $82.5 billion in 2012. Interestingly, foreign buyers spend almost twice as much on homes as domestic buyers. One of the fastest growing groups of foreign buyers has been Chinese investors, who now are second only to Canadian buyers when it comes to […]
Renzo Piano and three other notable architects talk about the challenges and thrills of creating their own homes. read more
I wish I could have been there!
Talk about going above par! Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Desert Region recently hosted its second annual Desert Charity Golf Tournament at the private Indian Wells Country Club in Indian Wells, Calif. The April 22 event was a great success, raising more than $20,000 for Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that provides support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The success of our second tournament has meant we can make a very significant contribution to a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, said Rick Jenkins, regional vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orange County and Desert Region. “I am incredibly proud that our company is in a […]
The town of Los Gatos is sponsoring a creek cleanup site on May 18, which is National River Cleanup Day. read more
One more reason I am proud to be a Manager for Coldwell Banker!! Please read what the President and CEO of our company says regarding our latest award:
“We are honored to be recognized among some of the greatest companies in the world for our performance benchmarks and training platforms,” said Budge Huskey, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker. “It has always been a priority to provide our network with the latest, most innovative tools and resources they need for success.”’