Moving Moving to Hawaii? Long Distance Moves: What To Know We often get asked: what moves are considered long distance moves? Long distance moves are any move that crosses a state line. They can also be called interstate moves. If you are one of the millions of Americans seeking a life change by moving to a new state, Coldwell Banker’s Move Meter is an excellent resource to […]
Market Trends Oahu Market Statistics February 2023   O‘ahu Home Sales Pick Up Month-to-Month, Remain Down Year-Over-Year Single-family homes are taking nearly four times longer to sell, and condos are taking two times longer to sell compared to 2022. O‘ahu’s housing market remained sluggish in February, with closed sales of single-family homes and condos down 28.2% and 33.1%, respectively. However, single-family home […]
Homeowner Tips Guest Room Tips for the Warmest of Welcomes   Opening your house to guests is one of the many joys of being a homeowner. You can make guests feel welcomed and comfortable by following these simple tips. Create the Ultimate “Flex” Room Flexibility is key in getting the most out of your guest quarters. If you host frequently, the room will likely be […]
Buying Discover the Exciting New Condo Residences in Ward Village: A Perfect Destination for Homebuyers in Hawaii Ward Village, located in the heart of Honolulu, is a vibrant and bustling neighborhood that is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after places to live in Hawaii. With the recent development by Howard Hughes Corporation, Ward Village has become an even more attractive destination for homebuyers who are looking for a new place to […]
Selling Sell Your Home Fast in a Buyer’s Market: Top Tips for Homeowners in Hawaii If you’re a homeowner in Hawaii looking to sell your property in a buyer’s market, it can be challenging to get the price you want and close the deal quickly. However, there are strategies you can use to make your property stand out and attract potential buyers. In this blog, we will share some top […]
Design Curb Appeal: A Fresh Facade Makes a Statement   Maybe your perfect house was “new” a few years ago and it’s time for a refresh, or perhaps you’re just ready to mix things up a bit. Whatever your motivation for a mini home makeover, it’s always smart to begin by focusing on the facade. Go beyond a fancy mailbox or a seasonal wreath […]
Buying Tips to Help Buyers Make Every Open House Count   There’s never been more ways for motivated homebuyers to view properties, but no matter how efficient or convenient virtual property tours can be, nothing beats seeing a home in person. Open houses are the perfect opportunity to learn vital details about a home that will help you narrow your property search. Here are a […]
Uncategorized 11 Landscaping Ideas for Your Front Yard on a Budget   Landscaping your front yard can be a rewarding experience when done well, plus it can add curb appeal and value to your home. But landscaping also can be a somewhat costly undertaking, especially if you just jump into it without a plan or an eye on keeping costs down. Before pushing a shovel into the ground or […]
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Design Living Room Furniture Layouts That Make the Most of Your Space How to Place Furniture in a Living Room ANTHONY MASTERSON When arranging your living room furniture, start with the largest piece first. This is usually the sofa, or in some cases, an armchair. Orient the piece toward the room’s most prominent feature, which could be a TV, fireplace, gallery wall, or window. If possible, avoid placing […]
Design Welcome to the Magentaverse: Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year When Pantone introduced the 2022 Color of the Year, they noted how the periwinkle Veri Peri “blended the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red.” In what seems like a worthy evolution, Pantone has stripped out the blue, embracing the vibrancy of red this year. Introducing the 2023 Color of the […]
Design Wallpaper Made a Major Comeback—Can the Wallpaper Border Do the Same? The past few years have seen a resurgence in ’70s-, ’80s-, and ’90s-inspired home decor trends that homeowners and interior designers alike were nearly certain were left in the past. Out of all of them, one of the most impressive and surprising comebacks has been the renewed obsession with wallpaper. Available in a plethora of modern […]
Home Fun The Case for Repurposing Your Space It’s almost criminal — leaving rooms in your home underutilized. While navigating the obstacle course of life, there are a host of reasonable factors that lead to this common home-functionality transgression. Now is the ideal moment to repurpose what you have and reinvent such spaces. A desirable feature of yesteryear, the formal dining room is […]
Selling Staging Tips to Sell Your Home This Spring Whether on television, at an open house or on the pages of a magazine, we’ve all seen stunningly outfitted estates that deliver a true wow factor – and listing price – that properties without staging just cannot match. Buyers quickly fall in love with homes that have a strong character while wordlessly conveying the lifestyle […]
Selling Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home   For many people, owning a home is one of the largest financial transactions they’ll make, which is why 87% of sellers rely on an agent to be their guide1. It’s estimated that real estate agents play more than 150 roles during an average home transaction, so it’s best to leave it to the pros. […]
Design The Non-Aesthetic Home Mindset Celebrates the Flaws in Our Spaces Looking at #designtok, you’d think that every standard home in the United States was equipped with granite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and custom cabinets. The reality? That’s just not the case. While social media and professionally styled and photographed home tours can provide fantastic inspiration for how you want your home to look, they can also set […]
Home Improvement Home Design Trends for 2023 In recent months, the world has re-energized, and hope has bloomed in ways that many had not experienced since before this decade began. In contrast, shifting economic and global conditions have awakened and heightened certain sensitivities. This age of extremes has given way to a curious range of design ideas. From eclectic and new to […]
Health 5 Tips for a Healthy Work-From-Home Routine Higher productivity, less stress, more free time – working from home offers plenty of benefits. It also comes with the challenge of rethinking your daily habits while prioritizing your mental and physical health. If you’re looking for ways to improve your 9-to-5 routine, try these five simple ideas. Bring the Outdoors in We all have […]
Home Improvement Savvy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value   Whether you plan to be in your home for just a few more months or many more years, there are plenty of efficient ways to maximize your space and increase its value. This type of investment needn’t require a loan, nor does it have to span any great length of time. From green living […]
Home Improvement Clear the Clutter & Make an Impact ‘Tis the season of giving. Here’s a simple way of spreading holiday love and cheer to fill your heart and empty your home. It’s easy to give and make the holidays a little brighter for those in need. Just look around your home. Perhaps, you have clothing, furniture, kitchen items, or even food that’s been […]
Moving Two-Month Moving Checklist The pandemic stay-at-home protocols forced us to reevaluate our homes and where we live. Questions about our home size, needing a home office long term and thoughts of relocation to more affordable cities or closer to family were on the minds of many during the last year. Whether due to a life change or a […]