Blog: Residential

The "Facebook" Effect

"Facebook is taking over the world." That's what everybody says. Just back at the beginning of April, Facebook declared that it reaches 200 millions users. Most people wouldn't reali... Read More

Mortgage Rate Updates

Source: Cobalt Mortgage Weekly Updates: Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on the 30-year loan dipped slightly to 3.84 percent, down from last weeks rate of 3.86 percent. The average on the 15-y... Read More

Bidding Wars Are Back!

According to an article from The Wall Street Journals, home buyers are facing the fact that bidding wars are back. The article pointed out that nationwide many buyers are increasingly competing for th... Read More

It Is Time Now....

A recent MSN real estate article reported that more and more Americans believe that now it is a good time to buy a home. According to the latest Fannie Mae Housing Survey,  the expectation that h... Read More

Mary Kay's Pink Palace

Posted by VDB Estates on February 20, 2012
Posted Under: Uncategorized
Pastel pink mansions are no longer just for your daughter's barbie dolls.  The Dallas home of late cosmetics guru Mary Kay Ash just hit the market for $3.3 million. The entirely pink mansion... Read More

Seattle Boat Show January 27 - February 5

Posted by VDB Estates on January 25, 2012
Posted Under: Uncategorized, Seattle Living
The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is the West Coast's Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 boats for every budget designed to meet every recreational need featured at CenturyLink Fie... Read More

The Year's Ten Worst, Very Bad, Absolutely Hideous Interiors

Posted by VDB Estates on December 27, 2011
Posted Under: Uncategorized has put together together a lengthy album of the year's worst interior designs from all over the world. Apparently some people find crushed velvet carpeting around the bathtub a necessity, ... Read More

New HGTV Magazine

Posted by VDB Estates on November 9, 2011
Posted Under: Uncategorized, Home Improvement, Green Building, U.S. Housing Market
The brand new HGTV magazine launched its first test issue yesterday with a small batch of 350,000.  According to Sarah Firshein of, "all 144 pages of issue one have something to d... Read More

Best and Worst Housing Markets in America

Posted by VDB Estates on November 4, 2011
Posted Under: Uncategorized, U.S. Housing Market
When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he worked to implement many programs to help the housing market ranging from mortgage relief to home buying incentives.  But what has this actuall... Read More

Now That the World Series is Over, It's Time to Buy Your Own Baseball Diamond

Posted by VDB Estates on November 2, 2011
Posted Under: Uncategorized
Just because the World Series is over doesn't mean you have to put your baseball obsession to rest for a few months.  In fact, right now you can buy your own mega-mansion with your private ba... Read More