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February 24, 2015

Landmark Greene & Greene with Presidential Pedigree

Courtesy of John Aaroe Group It’s not every day an agent gets to represent a landmark Craftsman home built by Greene & Greene in 1904 for the widow of a US President. Even for Aaroe Estates Director Kevin Bourland — whose listings are routinely studded with architectural treasures — the Garfield House is a definite milestone.

February 23, 2015

Magnificent Waterfront Estate Overlooking a Natural Preserve

Courtesy of David W. Roberts, Royal Palm Properties This magnificent custom waterfront estate, located in the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, has seven bedrooms, nine full and two half bathrooms, is 11,799 square feet under air and has a six-car garage plus golf cart. Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, ''La Casa Delle Palme'' sits on 150' of waterfront with south exposure overlooking a natural preserve (Capone Island). A gated driveway, with cameras located around the exterior of the property making for unparalleled privacy and security. Features include full house natural gas generator, complete remote control Crestron system overseeing security, audio, lights, climate, drapes, hurricane resistant windows and doors.

February 23, 2015

Montenegro: The New Monaco? Not exactly…

Courtesy of Colin Kingsmill with Stratex Montenegro In an article by Claire Wrathall, the March 2015 issue of Boat International Magazine asks, once again, is "Montenegro the New Monaco?" Claire has been writing about Montenegro since as early as November 2004 in The Scotsman, so she is certainly a credible "witness" to the regional transformation that has occurred over the past decade.

February 19, 2015

Keyes Luxury Insights: Hollywood's Life of Luxury

Courtesy of Kevin M. Leonard with The Keyes Company and Valore Group I am thinking that I could do an entire email series just about Hollywood's luxurious homes. And maybe I will do that later but for today we'll explore just one part of Hollywood's luxury real estate market. And I'll let you in on a little secret…

February 18, 2015

Foreign Money

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty The New York Times series, published last week, about foreign money at the Time Warner Center has raised a lot of eyebrows. Does this foreign money, frequently emanating, according to The Times, from sources which are perhaps corrupt, deserve a home in the condominiums of New York City, or Miami, or San Francisco? It’s a great question but not one which allows an easy answer. All the issues which surround it are complex.

February 17, 2015

The Beacham Insider – February 2015

Courtesy of Beacham & Company, REALTORS Atlanta real estate market off to fast start in 2015 and Beacham & Company notches double-digit sales growth for eighth consecutive year. Atlanta real estate is poised for a robust year in 2015 as increasing inventory levels, loosening lending standards and job growth are expected to make it the best year for home sales since 2007.

February 17, 2015

Life in Montenegro: Creating a Storied Place

Courtesy of Colin Kingsmill with Stratex Montenegro The Mountains of Montenegro The February issue of Monocle magazine is titled “The art of hospitality: reap what you sew (and bake, make and brew).” Reading it prompted me to ponder how the principles are being applied by developers here in Montenegro.

February 13, 2015

Jack Klugman from TV Series "The Odd Couple” Lists Woodland Hills Home

Courtesy of Lonnie Mintz with Rodeo Realty Have you been looking for your next home in fabulous Woodland Hills only to be disappointed by the lack of inventory? No need to look any further! Welcome to 20700 Quedo Drive! This is a gorgeous single story, four bedroom, three bathroom, light and bright 2,848 square foot "celebrity" owned home owned by Jack Klugman from TV's "The Odd Couple." This single story home is situated on a fantastic 12,497 square foot, highly landscaped, corner parcel.

February 12, 2015

The Enemy Within

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty This past week-end my wife and I saw the movie "Selma". It continues days later to vibrate in my head. Watching that terrible legacy of disenfranchisement and brutalization reminded me of other systematic stories of terror and violent mistreatment, directed towards the Jews, or the Armenians, or gay people. Even here in New York, this most cosmopolitan of cities, we require constant vigilance against prejudice. And when it comes to housing, that vigilance often starts with us, the agents.

February 11, 2015

Keyes Luxury Insights: Hobe Sound - Full of Hope

Courtesy of Kevin M. Leonard with The Keyes Company and Valore Group Yes, Hobe Sound is full of hope - and for good reason. Realty Trac put out a list of the nation's 20 best beach towns - and guess who topped the list. That's right - Hobe Sound came in first place - followed by another Florida city - Naples - who came second - and Marco Island ranked fifth. Any yet another Florida location - Key Biscayne - made 20th place. The ratings were decided based on crime rate, average temperature, percentage of sunny days, percentage of good air days, and estimated median home price.
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