Category Archives: Design

What features are most popular on homes?

This post was published 4 years ago. Please, read this page keeping in mind that this home may have sold by now. You can always check current status by calling or texting (530) 356 4500 The Address Realty DRE # 01710206

The National Association of Realtors surveyed a large number of home buyers recently to ask what features they wanted most. Here are some things they asked about. It fairly resembles the feature list for which we often get requests. Not many basements here, however.
Features most popularThen below, the top requested features. Looks about right.

Features most popular2This is interesting, below. Here are results when buyers are asked what they would pay to have these popular home features. We see a big disconnect here. Every home seller thinks these features add a lot more to the sale price.
Features piresBridging that yawning chasm between what home sellers and home buyers think these features are worth is just one of the things that keeps our job, uh, challenging.

Win a $10,000 Furniture Makeover

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The California Assoication of Realtors is offering a sweepstakes with a $10K prize. Click on the link to enter. You can enter once a day.
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Void outside California and where prohibited. The Champions of Home™ $10,000 Furniture Makeover Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) will begin on April 25, 2014 at 12:01 A.M. PT and end on June 9, 2014 at 11:59 P.M. PT (“Sweepstakes Period”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located in the state of California and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.

Giant 3D Printer builds a home in a day

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Check out this brief video showing a conceptual 3D Home Printer. It looks very plausible. Imagine the possibilities.
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Concrete walls would be an exceptional building material in our area, where the insulating properties of thick wall would help protect the interior from our hot summers. One can imagine the basic structure of entire blocks of human habitation going up in just days with such a printer onsite.

Small decor items can add big value to a home

This post was published 5 years ago. Please, read this page keeping in mind that this home may have sold by now. You can always check current status by calling or texting (530) 356 4500 The Address Realty DRE # 01710206

It’s true! Not being a stylish guy myself, it wasn’t until years into my real estate career that I truly realized this. Decor matters. It matters a lot because we humans react emotionally to homes. Even small decor choices can make a large difference in how a home speaks to a buyer. Recently, we listed a home for sale that seemed to have all the right design cues. The seller has a really interesting blog full of home style and cleaning tips and techniques. This project really caught our interest. She used a stencil to paint a beautiful gold leaf design over the dining room light fixture. Voila! It became an elegant chandelier. I was super impressed, and I think it helped sell the home quickly. Click on the image below to get to her how-to post.
AskAnnaSometimes it only take a simple but well thought-out design to completely change the character of a room. Your return on investment is often never larger than with paint. Thanks for the tip!
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Interesting California house built on top of a volcano

This post was published 6 years ago. Please, read this page keeping in mind that this home may have sold by now. You can always check current status by calling or texting (530) 356 4500 The Address Realty DRE # 01710206

Here’s a look at a really interesting home, built on what we in the Northstate would call a Butte. It’s a singular setting, and the unique postmodern circular house rises to the occasion. The brief video starts after a short commercial.


Wow, only $750K? Let us know if you’d like to buy it.

Live comfortably in just 495 square feet? See it done well.

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Here’s a link to a cool slideshow from the LA Times of a contemporary designed small home that looks terrific. I really like how well thought out it is in use of space and light. And of course it would have to be carefully planned. That’s smaller living space than many garages alone in car-centric suburban Redding. Click on the image to go to the slide show.

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Strong Towns need streets, not roads

This post was published 7 years ago. Please, read this page keeping in mind that this home may have sold by now. You can always check current status by calling or texting (530) 356 4500 The Address Realty DRE # 01710206

“Our desire for independence has made us dependent. On automobiles. On cheap energy. On transfer payments between governments. On debt.

Our expectation of plenty, and our expectation to pay only a portion of the full cost of growth, has led to a scarcity of resources. Our approach to land use now constrains us, growing our financial commitments at an alarming rate. It threatens real American prosperity with long-term economic stagnation and decline.

We can do better.

Announcing Strong Towns, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on the root of these systemic problems: our land use patterns—the way we have designed our towns and neighborhoods.

Strong Towns are viable places. Join us to make your community a Strong Town.”

Houzz offers innovative home design ideas to make your own

This post was published 7 years ago. Please, read this page keeping in mind that this home may have sold by now. You can always check current status by calling or texting (530) 356 4500 The Address Realty DRE # 01710206

Awesome creative interior designHouzz is the most innovative design portfolio we’ve ever seen. Erin and I went to a conference and heard a presentation by the founder. This site is brilliant. You can click around and look at amazing photography of the most intriguing home design to be found anywhere. See something you really like? Click to add it to your portfolio. Accumulate some terrific design ideas to implement or show. In the past, you might have had to acquire dozens of magazines and tore out the pages you like. Not with Houzz. Make it your own. A simple and elegant idea implemented with style. Check out Houzz. Remember, you saw it here at Redding Homes Blog.
Images by Skip Murphy