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April 24, 2015

13th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat in Costa Rica

SEATTLE, WA USA – The 13th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat was held Tuesday, April 7th through Friday, April 10th at Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort in Herradura, Costa Rica. Throughout the Spring Retreat, Luxury Real Estate members participated on panels and group discussions that explored topics including the challenges and triumphs of changing brands, utilizing technology for marketing luxury properties, building an effective database, keys to running a successful luxury real estate business and the best practices of working in today’s competitive high-end market. Featured Speakers, Pamela Aden and Mary Anne Aden of Aden Research, S.A, shared insight on the global financial markets and how they affect real estate cycles today. Several networking activities provided attendees with the opportunity to connect with members from all across the world.

April 24, 2015

Four Seasons at Harbor Bay in Ocean County

Courtesy of Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate LITTLE EGG HARBOR, NJ - Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate is proud to announce it is now marketing K. Hovnanian® Homes’ Four Seasons at Harbor Bay in partnership with the builder. The Jersey Shore’s most prestigious 55+ community located in Little Egg Harbor, N.J., offers low taxes and affordable homes starting prices from $249,950.

April 24, 2015

Ziff Family Compound in Florida Seeks Almost $200 Million

Courtesy of Premier Estate Properties Broker/Owners, Carmen N. D'Angelo, Jr., Gerard P. Liguori and Joseph G. Liguori of Premier Estate Properties, have just listed one of the highest-priced listings in the country at just under $200 million. The Ziff family, founders of a media empire, has been ranked #15 on Forbes’ 2014 list of American’s wealthiest families. Known as “Gemini,” the nearly 16-acre property south of Palm Beach features a 62,220 square foot main residence, a seven-bedroom guesthouse, two seaside guest cottages, a furnished tunnel, botanic garden and miniature golf course. News of the Ziff Family Compound was featured in The Wall Street Journal.

April 23, 2015

Erica Stowers and Board of Realtors Build a Playground for Homeless Children

Courtesy of Erica Stower with Florida Luxurious Properties When thinking of the homeless in our community, seldom does one consider that many children join their parent(s) when circumstances render them without a home. An adult finding him/herself homeless is daunting enough. For a child, the experience can be devastating if not handled properly.

April 23, 2015

Spring 2015 Issue of The Beacham Insider

Courtesy of Beacham & Company, Realtors The spring issue of The Beacham Insider highlights the strong start to the selling season with home sales up 21% from March a year ago. We also look at why May is the best month to list your home for sale and why selling in 2015 may be a good idea with forces outside of real estate possibly dictating a less than favorable 2016 for real estate. We also re-cap the visit by Georgia State University economist Rajeev Dhawan’s to Beacham in March and hear his keys to the future health of residential real estate. As always, we analyze the sales data of Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods and see which areas are hottest.

April 22, 2015

Windsor Launches Sales of the Windsor Park Residences

VERO BEACH, FL – Windsor, the private residential community in Vero Beach, Florida, today announced the official start of sales of the Windsor Park Residences, the latest new development phase of the 416 acre property. Designed by Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects, the Windsor Park Residences offer buyers the opportunity to own a home at Windsor on a more intimate scale.

April 21, 2015

Tahoe Home with Hollywood Connection

Courtesy of Chase International SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA – One of Lake Tahoe’s most famed, yet well hidden properties recently went on the market. Tallac House, which was featured in the blockbuster films The Bodyguard and City of Angels, is actually found on the charmingly majestic Fallen Leaf Lake, near South Lake Tahoe, California.

April 21, 2015

Where Did the Houses Go?

Courtesy of Steve Blank, Managing Broker, Downtown Denver, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty Since 2012, real estate continues to fuel economic development across the nation and is specifically quite healthy in certain metropolitan cities like Denver. Recently, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that January became the 36th consecutive month of year-over-year growth and over that three-year period, prices rose nationally 20%. During that time period Metro Denver housing prices appreciated 28%-30%. Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) polled senior mortgage executives across the nation finding that 62% expect housing prices to rise over the next year.

April 21, 2015

Nick Planamento on Love Lane, History, and Southold’s 375

Courtesy of Town & Country Real Estate How did you come to the North Fork? Growing up I always enjoyed the North Fork – it’s a place I dreamed of living because it reminded me of Mayberry RFD! We actually called it HOOTERVILLE from Green Acres-fame. Everyone was so friendly and helpful – excited by newcomers. The level of hospitality was different than today; the North Fork wasn’t yet ‘discovered’.

April 21, 2015

Keyes Luxury Insights: All's Well With Wellington Real Estate

Courtesy of Kevin M. Leonard with The Keyes Company and Valore Group Today's title speaks the truth. All's well in Wellington - at least Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing Miami" star Chris Leavitt has a fondness for the area. Leavitt was the VIP celebrity guest at Wellington's holiday parade held on Sunday, December 14.
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