Today’s post is the last in my green living series, designed to appeal to everyone on the spectrum of our planet’s well-wishers: preservationists, conservationists, and activists. This final blog aims to give activists, or eco-superheroes, ideas for ramping up their green agendas. If you’re passionate about the environment and want a complete green overhaul,...

Perched in the Transylvanian mountains like a harbinger of death or a vulture or something equally as creepy, the castle that inspired Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” tale is now for sale. Although only allegedly believed to be the inspiration for the Irish author’s description of Dracula’s castle in the book, tourists still habitually flock to the castle year...

When it comes to luxury home must-haves, '”ocean views” and “high-end” were once thought to be synonymous. However, a recent luxury real estate survey stirred up some surprising results: in terms of superior viewpoint, mountain views trump ocean views four-to-one. Crazy, I know, but according to the California Association of REALTORS®' (C.A.R.) “2013 Luxury...

Looking to live in Neverland? You may be in luck. While you can't fly like Peter Pan, you can make like a lost boy and snap up Michael Jackson's infamous playground of a ranch – if you have millions in the bank, that is. The 2,680 acre Los Olivos, Calif. estate is set to hit the market running, being readied for sale by the ranch's managing partner, real estate...

You may be questioning whether you should be blogging as a part of your overall marketing plan. You may have heard that blogging will improve your overall SEO results, as well as drive increased visitor numbers to your website. However, you may be wondering if this will actually benefit you. The basic answer is “yes.” Here are the four main reasons you should...

The passing of a loved one is both devastating and trying. It presents the time to mourn and celebrate the person's life, to gather with family and friends, and to organize any assets that have been left behind. A significant factor of this involves the home, where the real estate of a deceased individual gets passed on to an heir. However, in addition to the property...

How do you know your house is humongous? When it takes up space in two states. Actor Ron Howard just sold his colossal estate, which straddles the Connecticut and New York borders, making its new owner a resident of both Greenwich and Armonk. The home sold for an impressive $27.5 million. Howard and wife Cheryl bought the estate in 1991 and spent years making it their...

Homeowners should know that protecting their home from potential thieves and other criminals can be done with enough preparation and planning ahead of time. Putting enough measures in place to properly protect their home from potential criminals is not only a way to add an additional layer of safety and security to their property, but it is also a way for them to...

Think wine cellars are only for the rich and famous? Well, think again! Whether you’re mad for Merlot or just plain crazy for Chardonnay, you can never have too many bottles on hand. Here, we’ll discuss exactly what you need to know before adding your very own wine cellar to the floor plan. First up: location. In much the same way that location plays an integral...

Real estate is a 24/7 job that requires agents to be on-the-go and on their toes. Thanks to time-crunched showing schedules, marketing to-dos, listing presentations, and more, some might say that agents are rock stars. But in some cases…they’re actually metal stars. Meet Mercedes Lander, a real estate sales representative with RE/MAX Centre City Realty in London,...