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October 9, 2015

Hawaii Beachfront Property - Living the Dream

Courtesy of Tim Caminos of Choi International Waking up to a gorgeous sunrise, stepping out of your back door to take a leisurely stroll on a white sand beach and kayaking out to meet the dolphins, all of these are possible when living right on beachfront property. From a casual and comfortable beach house to a posh and sophisticated condo, there is something for everyone. There are rustic and fun places to fish and paddle board, quiet and charming cottages to decorate in beach chic and homes that capture the best in island ambience. With so many styles of beachfront properties to choose from, where does one start? A good place to start is to look at individual needs, passions and how long one plans to be there. For example, if family fun is priority, a sandy beach and easy access to the water is important. If one travels often or has medical needs, being in neighborhoods that are close to the airport or hospital would be ideal. If writing books in peace and quiet is the ultimate goal, privacy in a natural setting might be just the thing. If sitting on the porch with a glass of wine and enjoying the view is all one really needs, perhaps a beachfront condominium is in order.

October 9, 2015

Why not Florida?

Courtesy of Regal Real Estate Professionals One of the best locations for vacationing is now also a great place to live and Regal Real Estate is here to help you find a beautiful home to buy in Orlando Florida. Florida has many things to offer people of all ages and all tastes. It may be the right moment to make a change in your life. Florida is famous for its beautiful beaches, tropical weather and warm temperatures, which encourages its residents to spend a lot of time outside, running and doing physical activities that are really beneficial for your health and wellbeing.

October 2, 2015

Tips for First Time Real Estate Buyers

Courtesy of Regal Real Estate Professionals No matter the reason why you need or want to move, searching for real estate homes anywhere, especially Orlando Florida, can be very challenging. Looking for the perfect house is not always as easy as we’d like and requires a lot of meditation. After all, this is where we’re going to live for a long time. Regal Real Estate Professionals have a few recommendations to help you get through the process of buying a new home for the first time.

October 2, 2015

Keyes Luxury Insights: Weston - Best Place To Live

Courtesy of Kevin M. Leonard of The Keyes Company Wonderful Weston has received that title in the past, Actually in 2008, Money magazine ranked Weston as the 73rd best place to live in the US and so it followed that Weston was the best place to live in Florida. By 2012, however, Weston must have even become more wonderful than before because it rose 11 spots to 62nd best place to live in America. Once again, Weston topped the list of Florida cities.

October 2, 2015

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand Update

Courtesy of Luxury Real Estate New Zealand Given the low dollar, New Zealand property is now attracting the attention of overseas investors more than we have seen for a decade. With a new record of over three million visitors to New Zealand last year it’s not surprising that luxury lodges and tourism related property are in the spotlight.  Bookings are strong, revenues are up and one of the strongest El Nino weather patterns is forecast for this summer, which is also great for tourism.

September 29, 2015

Does The Future Look Promising?

By Steve Blank, managing broker, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, Downtown The housing market in Denver, and the rest of the country, may be poised for one of the largest expansions in modern times.  By 2024 economic and demographic changes are forecasting an increase of 15.9 million households, according to a new study released by the Mortgage Bankers Association.  This corresponds to the 2024 Census Bureau projections relating to the nation’s aging population, as compared to 2014. Numbers indicate: 20 million more people age 60 and over than there are today (Baby Boomers), 4 million fewer people 45-59 (as Baby Boomers are replaced by Generation X), and 18 million more people age 18-44 (as Millenials replace Generation X’ers).

September 29, 2015

Crossing the Digital Divide in Luxury Real Estate Marketing

Courtesy of BoomTown Personalization. Concierge service. Responsiveness. As real estate professionals, we’ve heard these customer service refrains for years, especially regarding our affluent and high net worth clientele. We know that technology can enhance our relationships with this clientele, allowing us to consistently tailor an above par experience for them. We also know that this clientele is among the heaviest users of digital media devices. Indeed, over the past several years, there have been many reports demonstrating this.

September 29, 2015

More Luxury Buyers Purchasing Homes As Permanent Residents

Courtesy of Audrey Ross of EWM Realty International. Miami’s not just a playground for the rich, powerful and glamorous anymore. This cosmopolitan city is an emerging major global powerhouse. With more people establishing permanent residency here, Miami is quickly growing up. Whether it’s to escape the high taxes in New York or brutal Northeast winters or seeking political stability or an entrepreneurial friendly city or  shelter from the currency wars or a reliable banking center, more global buyers are turning their attention to Miami as a permanent residence. The South Florida is market is “white-hot”.

September 29, 2015

Renovate for Love

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty. Owners of real estate feel pride, often justified, in their renovations. When I tour a property with a prospective seller, she will often point out to me the beauties of her California Closet, or her Viking range, or her Sherle Wagner sink (often bought 20 years ago!) We all experience satisfaction with what is ours, but that also means we do not see it objectively. So it is important for sellers and buyers of real estate to understand the actual value of renovations over time.  

September 24, 2015

PH Premiere Orlando is going to England

With over 62 million visitors last year Orlando turned into the most visited city in the U.S. This recent growth makes it one of the world’s prime destinations and very interesting for real estate investments, as the area is also fast becoming a major hub for life sciences, R&D, medical, digital tech and business. Huge investments are marking the transformational era of sports, creativity and arts-driven economic development and innovation for the region. These investments have directly influenced Orlando causing it to outpace all other Florida markets in terms of job growth over the last year. The city continues to prepare itself for exponential growth by upgrading Orlando International Airport to double its capacity and developing the All Aboard Florida high-speed rail that will connect Orlando to Miami in only 2 and half hours.
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