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July 27, 2015

Rational Progress

By Steve Blank, managing broker, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, Downtown Interest rates, rent and home values are all projected to rise throughout next year and into the foreseeable future.  These factors impact our timetable as to when to purchase, or how long to delay a home purchase decision.

July 24, 2015

Rio Vista – A Historic Timeless Beauty

Couresy of Julie Jones-Bernard of Florida Luxurious Properties Rio Vista, meaning “River View” in Spanish was christened by C.J. Hector an Iowan developer who began developing the area in the 1920s. It is one of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s most coveted and charming luxurious residential neighborhoods. As one of our oldest communities, Rio Vista’s charm stems from its history reflected in the eclectic mix of architecture which spans decades. Driving through this community, you will notice Spanish/Mediterranean Revival homes, sprawling mansions, quaint cottages, warm inviting bungalows and prominent modern estates. Every house is unique and is representative of the period in which it was constructed.

July 24, 2015

Margaritaville booking guests for this summer

ST. THOMAS - Earlier this month, Wyndham began booking guests at Margaritaville Vacation Club on St. Thomas. The resort is on track to open by August, which is the soonest travelers can book a stay at the new facility. Lindsay Hodges, spokeswoman for Wyndham Vacation Ownership, said construction is proceeding on schedule despite expanding plans to include building a brand new Margaritaville restaurant and bar instead of renovating the previous establishment.

July 23, 2015

Avatar Represents Breathtaking 5 Acre Villa & Equestrian Facility

MIAMI, FL — Avatar Real Estate Services’ Cofounder and Realtor Associate Toni Schrager recently listed a magnificent, 5+/- acre estate in the heart of Horse Country at 12355 S.W. 51st Street. The pastoral property boasts a breathtaking Mediterranean-style villa and equestrian facilities and is listed for $3.669 Million.

July 22, 2015

Julia Roberts' Chic New York Penthouse Can be Yours for $4.5 Million

Julia Roberts, star of dozens of Hollywood blockbusters from "Pretty Woman" to "Erin Brockovich," has put one of her New York City penthouses on the market, listed by Stribling & Associates, Ltd. The six room apartment includes a wood-burning fireplace, a library, an open kitchen, and a terrace with views of West Village - all for $4.5 Million.

July 22, 2015

Just Listed! Rare Pebble Beach oceanfront estate with private beach | $35M

One of just 31 ocean front homes on fabled 17 Mile Drive, this spectacular estate offers the finest in Pebble Beach living. The timeless Normandy-style estate showcases exceptional craftsmanship and a superior artistic vision. No detail was overlooked in the creation of this six-bedroom home, which was built to last for generations to come. Nestled between the infamous Lone Cypress and the Cypress Point Club, this impressive offering rivals the finest chateaux in France. Retreat to your own private beach to restore your senses through a rare and intimate connection between land and sea where sea otters gather at sunset and baby harbor seals greet you each spring. A truly unparalleled setting and California experience for generations to enjoy.

July 22, 2015

JUST LISTED! BOATER’S PARADISE! 380 Coconut Palm Road | $10,700,000

Gorgeous deepwater estate in Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club on a double lot with 216' of waterfrontage and direct Intracoastal & Ocean access. Located in Boca Raton's most desirable community, this family compound has 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half bathrooms, is 10,718 square feet under air and features a gated motorcourt driveway with air conditioned 4 car garage. Built by SRD Building Corp. in 2005, the home is surrounded by spectacular landscaped grounds and features marble flooring throughout all main living areas, custom moldings and volume ceilings, grand two-story foyer entry with custom marble medallion inlay and double glass paned wrought iron front doors.

July 20, 2015

Navigating the World of Real Estate with Florida Luxurious Properties

Couresy of Julie Jones-Bernard of Florida Luxurious Properties South Florida appeals as one of the most important global regions for ultra-high-net-worth individuals. International buyers, and later as sellers, are drawn to the region because of attractive prices, economic stability, outstanding infrastructure, unparalleled quality of life and incredible investment opportunities with tax advantages.

July 17, 2015

Steven Spielberg Sells Jurassic Malibu Compound for $26 Million

One of the ultimate pioneers of modern cinema - Steven Spielberg himself - has sold his magnificent oceanfront Malibu compound in an off-market deal for $26 million, represented by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate member The Agency. The buyer was unnamed, but Variety reports that property records show that the two parcels along with Spielberg’s mansion were acquired by Beverly Hills-based real estate tycoon Steve Gozini.
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