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January 27, 2015

Priceless

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty When my wife and I bought our apartment in 1977 we did not consider the apartment an investment. Investments earned compound interest in the bank; real estate was something you either bought or rented, depending on which was cheaper and which offered more options of places to live. For us, moving back to Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights and thinking ahead to having a family, there were better big places to buy than to rent, especially on Central Park West.

January 27, 2015

FBI Agent Visits John Daugherty, Realtors

Courtesy of John Daugherty, Realtors FBI Agent, Shauna A. Dunlap, took time out of her busy schedule to be the guest speaker at the most recent John Daugherty, Realtors weekly morning sales meeting. Dunlap brought her expertise and knowledge to discuss personal and business security and safety. She also reviewed important precautions and steps real estate professionals should be taking every single day. Her presentation was both informative, engaging and appreciated by the everyone who attended the meeting.

January 27, 2015

Keyes Luxury Insights: Doral - On The Right Course

Courtesy of Kevin M. Leonard with The Keyes Company and Valore Group So what delights people about Doral? Yes, I know, golf is the popular answer. But, of course, there are other features such as spectacular real estate. Now, granted, the two are connected, of course, because golf can draw people to Doral. Then they could stay and buy homes there. On the other hand, business see all the tourists that golf brings in and these entrepreneurs move in themselves. And sometimes real estate and golf really make a connection.

January 23, 2015

The Shannon Schmitz Group Partners with Austin Business Owners

Courtesy of The Shannon Schmitz Group One of the greatest things about what we do at The Shannon Schmitz Group is that we get to come into contact with many different kinds of people, who work in all different types of business. As Austin business owners ourselves, we love to partner with other local business owners to make both of our networks grow. As Realtors, part of our responsibility to our customers is to have the best contacts, the connect with best networks and know all of the best that Austin has to offer.

January 20, 2015

The Real World

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty Last week I was called by a reporter who wanted to discuss the possibility of an overstock of Manhattan condominiums in the $30 million to $50 million dollar market. I took the call reluctantly. It’s not that I did not know what to say – quite the contrary! I have been fielding calls from the press about the ultra-luxury condo market almost once a week for the past year. Will 2015 be the year of the $100 million sale, they want to know? Who will buy all those new downtown penthouses priced at $30 million? Were you to be reading the popular press, it might well appear to you that the entry level price in New York City is $15 million. It’s not.

January 20, 2015

Keyes Luxury Insights: Delray Beach Development

Courtesy of Kevin M. Leonard with The Keyes Company and Valore Group What's going on at Delray Beach lately? Well, let's check out a few latest developments. Planned Development For starters, the new owner of the luxurious Longboat Key Club wants to add up to 300 guest rooms with a hotel on the southern tip of its 410 acres. Ocean Properties purchased the property in 2012. The firm has big plans but town regulations are causing an issue.

January 19, 2015

John Daugherty, Realtors Director of PR Appears on “Manor of Speaking”

Courtesy of John Daugherty, Realtors HOUSTON, TX - John Daugherty, Realtors’ Director of Public Relations and Business Development, Roseann Rogers, made her second appearance on Manor of Speaking hosted by the Emmy Award-Winning host, Ernie Manouse. This is a local half-hour live program with a studio audience and a rotating cast of local celebrity super fans and cultural experts. Immediately following each new episode of Downton Abbey, local viewers continue the Downton conversation by discussing what has just transpired on the episode and what is likely to happen next. Roseann appeared on the very first Manor of Speaking show and then was asked to return for the premiere of the third season. From 20th century English fashion, history and etiquette to British cuisine and entertainment, Manor of Speaking explores it all. Viewers are invited to interact with the live show from home by engaging with the host and guest via phone, Twitter and Facebook. This feedback with the studio audience and guests is used throughout the program.

January 19, 2015

Babyboomers Riding the Next Wave in South Florida Real Estate

Courtesy of Kathleen Pickering with Florida Luxurious Properties Baby Boomers have reached retirement age, which has an entirely new, pro-active meaning these days, and are choosing to move to warmer locales to create a desired lifestyle that includes extended family, outdoor living and comfortable luxury. Topping over 43% of the current real estate market, Baby Boomers lead the relocation trend from the northern colder climes to the Carolinas and the Sunshine State.

January 14, 2015

Manhattan 2014 Market Report: Bigger Dominates

Courtesy of Julia Hoagland with Urban Compass Statistical analysis predicts median pricing will remain relatively flat to slightly down in all markets except the Upper East Side and Upper Manhattan next quarter, where pricing is predicted to rise. Median pricing is affected by actual valuation, and separately by the average size of apartment. Median prices decreasing could be due solely to a shift in unit mix (more smaller apartments selling than larger), which would naturally follow a period of increasing demand for larger apartments.

January 14, 2015

New Year, New Hire for Ravenna George Kahrhoff Appointed Director of Golf

DENVER, CO – The Club at Ravenna - a gated golf course community in Littleton, Colorado - today announced new Director of Golf Operations, George Kahrhoff. The appointment is one of several changes for Ravenna in 2015, including two new builders in Remington Homes and Thomas Sattler Homes, and the addition of quality events, programs and staff under the leadership of Managing Partner, Kevin Collins and Managing Director and Listing Broker, Dale Schossow.
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