Real-Estate Developers Change Course Golf greens are making way for more casual, community-geared developments Jim and Wanda Dill had lived in a golf-course community in Naples, Fla., for 14 years when they decided to move nearby to a different master-planned community, where the main draw is
When fixing up your home, especially if you’re doing so to get it in shape to put it on the market, you want to make sure it looks updated. And that means including current trends. But there’s a fine line between trends and fads. In a macro sense, “A fad is a short-lived phenomenon,
Eight four percent of new home purchases, preferred existing homes. Ninety one present who preferred a new home purchased an existing home. What more proof is needed to convince real estate agents to farm new home shoppers and qualify resale shoppers for new homes? According to
Revisit Robert Redford’s Retro Ski Style Why discerning sportsmen are copying the heartthrob’s sweatered 1960s look from ‘Downhill Racer’
BY 1969, Robert Redford had ascended to the status of both Hollywood leading man and downhill heartthrob. He had just purchased a tract of land in a quiet canyon south of Salt Lake City, now known as Sundance Mountain Resort, that he hoped to turn into an elite Hollywood enclave. That same year
A Guide to the Best Spring Skiing—From Banff to Breckenridge Not only can hitting the slopes in March or April save you money, it might make you a better skier.
SPRING MIGHT BE the best time to ski this year. Snowpack—i.e., accumulated layers of snow at high altitudes—is currently at or above average across the Western U.S., meaning that even if there’s zero snowfall for the next six weeks, you’ll still find plenty of swooshable terrain until at least
The Koch Brothers Are Sitting on a Real Estate Empire Worth Hundreds of Millions…With Homes in Aspen and Vail
Billionaire brothers Charles Koch and the late David Koch became known for their financial support of conservative and arts causes. But they, and their two brothers, Bill and Frederick, quietly built another legacy: hundreds of millions of dollars worth of high-end real estate. The four brothers
You’re Never Too Old to Apply for a Mortgage Retirees with fixed incomes might still qualify for home loans no matter their age. Here’s how.
Mary Babinski, a senior loan officer with Motto Mortgage Champions in Trinity, Fla., recently wrote a 30-year loan for a retiree buying a home in New Port Richey. He had no problem qualifying, but he was surprised he could nonetheless. Why the amazement? Because he was 97 years old, Ms. Babinski
Putting your home on the market can be a stressful time as you’re transitioning to move out and also preparing your house for showing. We’ve got your back with these 10 affordable tweaks that you can DIY in just a few hours or a few days and are bound to be investment well spent. Landscape and