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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

This is the stuff of full blog posts and I'm not writing one here. I will say, however, that grey remains a popular color and white kitchens seem to be back in and wide plank flooring remains a preferred choice.

Mar 04, 2019 04:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Light colors with a splash for accent.  I think we are in a transition period right now and I am not sure what will pop to the top next

Mar 04, 2019 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think my market follows the national trend.  Emphasis on Quartz over granite and lots of white kitchens.

Mar 04, 2019 05:42 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

For color it is shades or gray here in NH. White cabinets seem to be increasing. Brushed nickle is the choice of fixtures

Mar 04, 2019 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

In our community, roofing materials are changing from cedar to simulated slate.

Mar 04, 2019 05:10 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

50 shades of gray, 5+ inch dark hardwoods, quartz, wide-open interior spaces, white kitchens and lavish hardscaping are what is appealing to my buyers here in Charlotte right now!

Mar 04, 2019 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Merv,

I agree with Nina Hollander

Mar 04, 2019 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have not noticed anything new under the sun here since the last building cycle Merv Edinger & Associates 

Mar 04, 2019 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
469,510
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

On new constuction, Quartz or cement counter tops and light grey on white trim both inside and out rather than a builder beige interior. Wide engineered wood floors with a scalloped surface rather than actual hardwood.

Mar 04, 2019 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No real trends. Some are painting oak kitchen cabinets white, replacing brass door knobs and light fixtures with a variety of other colors and designs, some are using restoration hardware, more 2 person shower stalls and less soaking tubs, more buyers want main level master bedrooms, wider doorways to allow for wheel chairs, etc. A lot depends on the location and price. Higher end homes use more brick and stone inside and out, and more custom trim, etc. Open floor plans are still preferred.

Mar 04, 2019 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

All that glistens is not gold, but gold accents are coming in at a very high price.

Colors tend to be neutral with a 10% pigment to create the accent wall.  This looks fantastic as a ceiling treatment.

Floors.....the scraped look, and barn doors are THE THING. Here in Florida, tile or hard surfaces materials are preferred, even in bedrooms.

The word in the industry is buyer resistance to big voluminous open spaces. I have not seen the alternative. However, good retakes of the integrated seating in the kitchen are very promising.

Cabinets are strictly budget and community ceiling based. Lowe's and Depot white preferred. Modified come in at +40% in cost. Custom is +60% of big box stuff. White and stainless still rule. Get above 500K and custom and cherry are predominate.

HVAC. Big trend is retrofitting attic blankets. This is a process where the insulation is fixed to the underside of the roof decking, not laid on top of the ceiling.  This makes an INCREDIBLE difference in cooling cost.

FOlks like the idea of ductless cooling (converters) but object to the wall wart. It still an INVESTOR thing for holding they don't live in.

Although owners are proud to run a TRANE, I advise it is exactly the same machine as the one branded American Standard.....and owned by the same people.

Mar 04, 2019 05:04 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I agree with Nina Hollander 

Mar 04, 2019 11:12 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Still granite but seeing more quartz. We are all bored with Dallas Style so anything but is good.

Mar 04, 2019 08:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Grey colors, white shaker cabinets and it's moving towards the grey floors from the brown.  Basically, what you see on TV.  I doubt there are many regional differences these days, as those flipping shows tend to set the style.  I do notice that "Chip and Jo-Jo's" style is starting to have run it's course.

Mar 04, 2019 07:58 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Too broad for here. Pinterest is where I share & collect that info.

Mar 04, 2019 07:51 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

What ever is trending on HGTV seem to be very popular

Mar 04, 2019 07:34 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Everyone has their tastes, not sure about the fads though.

Mar 04, 2019 06:52 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

We seem to be trending towards building town homes

Mar 04, 2019 07:44 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

whatever sells in my area at any specific time .... the colors that are popular are used.... we don't reinvent the wheel.... whatever sells best in each price range....

Mar 04, 2019 02:09 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

LED lites, Nest, Solar panels, high tech features must be present in this area. 

Mar 04, 2019 11:17 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am with Nina Hollander - the response to this could fill a book.  A home show may give you a visual on the information you seek. 

Mar 04, 2019 07:32 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

White, sleek and very modern is trending in downtown condos.

Mar 05, 2019 04:24 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

White kitchens are fading out and those who have all white are changing the center islands to a darker charcoal gray and I have seen some great navy blue islands.  

Pattern tiles for backspashes and bathroom flooring are seen a lot.  Industrial look kitchens softened with hues of baby blue cabinets are some of the designs I have seen as well.  

Wallpaper is also coming back - some of it is okay, but I am having a hard time enbracing this look. 

I think its all personal taste...

Mar 04, 2019 09:13 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The gray trend is still very popular with the young buyers.

Mar 16, 2019 06:04 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

What ever they can buy. Short inventory

Mar 09, 2019 05:03 PM