Linda Legner is a freelance writer in Burr Ridge, Ill., who covers design, engineering, construction, and real estate topics for newspapers, magazines, and businesses. She can be reached atLLwritebiz@aol.com.
Arches come in many shapes and styles. But one thing is certain: An arch adds something special. By learning about the various types of arches, you can pinpoint a property's style and highlight their contributions to the overall aesthetics of the home.
More buyers are taking the environment into account when searching for a home—they're looking for earth-friendly features that translate into lower energy bills and less pollution. Make your listing stand out by calling attention to its energy-efficient amenities.
So much more than mere shelter, bungalows symbolize homeownership. This all-American style was developed with convenience, economy, and affordability in mind so that anyone with a steady job could enjoy the satisfactions and respectability of a home to call their own.
The American farmhouse symbolizes a safe retreat, a place to find loved ones, and the delight of good things cooking in the kitchen. Once you learn the characteristics of the Farmhouse style, you may be surprised to see some of the same comforting features in your listings.
Today's renewed interest in ranch houses, expressed by both seniors and starter-home buyers, has transformed existing inventory into a hot commodity—and encouraged builders to offer ranch options in new developments from coast to coast.
Being able to recognize different types of dormers will give you a big clue to a home's architectural style—and will likely impress your clients in the process. Here are some of the most important points to remember for dormers.
Buyers are attracted to the sensible floor plans and charming curb appeal of the Craftsman style. Indeed, this enduring style can be seen in new residential developments that have made it their main theme. Whether your new listing is a Craftsman or your buyers are looking for one, here are some points to know about the style.