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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.

January 13, 2015

The Bob Hope Estate

Courtesy of John Aaroe Group TOLUCA LAKE, CA –The 5.21-acre Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Toluca Lake is back on the market at $23 million listed with Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group, known as Mr. Toluca Lake for his untiring involvements in community activities and his insider’s knowledge of the area. He is the top-selling agent in Toluca Lake and is based in Aaroe’s Toluca Lake office.

January 13, 2015

Keyes Luxury Insights: Coral Springs - Real Estate Boom

Courtesy of Kevin M. Leonard with The Keyes Company and Valore Group Did you know that a bustling real estate market is nothing new to Coral Springs? Traditional Market Actually, this community got its start from the dynamic South Florida market following World War II. The area caught the eye of Coral Ridge Properties - a company who already owned property in Broward County. During 1961, this development firm purchased 3,869 acres of land from the Lyons family. The City of Coral Springs was chartered in 1963.

January 12, 2015

2015 Predictions | Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Courtesy of Judi Desiderio with Town & Country Real Estate As we tear into a new calendar what’s in store for East End real estate? Will the trend of high end sales continue to set new high watermarks? Will the number of home sales reach 2005 levels? What will the appreciation rate be?  Where will the next hot market be? Will summer rentals continue moving toward short term? At you can weigh in to the prediction blog.
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