Confessions of an Airbnb Host: What It’s Really Like To Rent Out a House

    If surfing real estate listings has become the hottest pandemic pastime, Airbnb voyeurism has to be a close second. In 2021, about 14,000 Airbnb hosts joined the site per month—and in July, I became one of them, after purchasing a cottage in the Catskills we dubbed Saugerstock Way, named for its proximity to the Woodstock/Saugerties […]

20 Fall Trends Interior Designers Are Buying Into

When fall is upon us, we say goodbye to the sunshine-filled days of summer and hello to the cozy nights of autumn, swapping our lightweight linens for plush wool throws, stashing away our citrus-scented candles in favor of tobacco and cedar, and leaning into seasonal-inspired hues (think terra-cotta, mustard, and olive green). To find out […]

An Autumn That Brings the Garden to Life

There was a time in my gardening life when autumn was about despair and resignation. The glory of flowers and wildlife sprinkling color through my beds was shattered, then worn away, and all I was left with was decay that needed to be cleaned up. I didn’t see that an autumn garden is about renewal […]

California’s New Housing Laws: Here’s What to Know

  On Thursday, the state took a step toward creating higher-density neighborhoods as Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two high-profile housing bills. Though the bills, Senate Bills 9 and 10, endured intense opposition in recent months, neither is all that revolutionary, said Conor Dougherty, a reporter for The New York Times who writes about economics in California. […]

$60 Million Compound Could Set Lake Tahoe Record

The property has a 12,679-square-foot main home, a guest house and 300 feet of water frontage   A more than 5-acre compound on Lake Tahoe hit the market this week for $60 million, about $12 million above the most expensive home sold in the area. Located in Incline Village, Nevada, on the north shore of […]

Want to Increase Your Home’s Value? Start With the Entrance.

A few inexpensive changes can boost curb appeal — and your asking price. Here’s where to start. Several key elements — paint, lighting and plants — help to create an inviting entrance at a Greenwich, Conn., house designed by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects.Credit…Thomas Loof  By Tim McKeough Sept. 14, 2021 The entrance to your home is […]

What to Do in Your Edible Garden After the Summer Harvest

You’ve picked every pepper and harvested the last basket of tomatoes from your summer garden. Now what? Your end-of-season care plays a big role in whether or not your edible garden will continue to perform well in the future. This guide to post-harvest garden care — including how to restock soil nutrients, when to mulch, which […]

10 Over $10 Million

The newest $10 million+ listings may be the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program’s most iconic collection of homes in recent memory. There’s a pedigreed 1917 estate in Montecito topping off at an asking price of $74 million, a record-breaking $20 million compound near St. Louis, a historic Gilded Age New Jersey mansion and an award-winning estate […]

How to Help Kids Cope With Moving

A move may mean a welcome change of scenery for you, but to young children it can present an insecure world. By Cheryl Lock   When my husband and I decided to buy a new house at the end of last year, we spent very little time considering what the move would mean to our two […]

Home prices rise at record pace for third straight month

  The numbers: Home prices continued to grow at a record pace in June, according to a leading barometer. The latest edition of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed that home prices increased 18.6% from a year ago in June, marking the third consecutive month of record growth in the more than 30-year […]