Waterfront Homes Start to Move

Courtesy of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty

Sales of waterfront houses are picking up again. Recent deals and at least one new listing point to this.

Earlier this month, Dorothy L. Simpson sold a Mercer Island manse on Lake Washington to an LLC headed by Liberty Dialysis CEO Mark Caputo for more than $5.95 million. And as the DJC reported, Detlef and Marianne Schrempf sold their place on the lake for $5.76 million to Yahn Bernier and Beth McCaw.

Casey Key Real Estate Sales Update

Courtesy of Michael Saunders & Company

Deborah Beacham of Michael Saunders & Company has seen a number of significant sales for 2011.

“As of May 17, 2011, there have been 6 sales on Casey Key; 4 of these I represented either the seller or the buyer. There are 3 pending sales and 46 active listings as of today.”

Much I Have Traveled in the Realms of Gold

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty

This wonderful opening line from Keats’s poem “On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer” also accurately describes my excitement (Philistine that I am!) every time I open the Select Register to look at a floor plan! In many ways I became a real estate agent, back in 1980, because of my love of floor plans. What makes them so great? I will try to classify my obsession:

Private Trade Winds: Luxury Rentals, Trades & Travels

Courtesy of Judy Sweetland of Private Trade Winds

Private Trade Winds is pleased to announce its affiliation with the prestigious organization Luxury Real Estate, thus becoming part of the “Who’s Who” network in the real estate marketplace.

Private Trade Winds has been serving homeowners since its launch in 2007 by acting as a conduit in connecting discerning travelers with luxury vacation homes worldwide. Homeowners are given the freedom to have as much or as little involvement as they would like. An Asset Manager is assigned to each homeowner to streamline the process with care and efficiency. Trade options are available for homeowners who enjoy traveling in like style, and prefer the space, privacy and security of a 5-Star villa as their home-away-from-home.

Spring Forward

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty

Here’s my market update from the Warburg agents about what’s hot and what’s not in the current New York real estate environment:

· There is no consistent “market.” Depending on the size, condition, and location of the property, there are a variety of submarkets which are behaving dissimilarly to one another.

Carmel Realty Company Agents Close Record Pebble Beach Real Estate Sale

Courtesy of Carmel Realty Company

Peter Butler and Susan Freeland of Carmel Realty Company in Monterey County, California recently closed the highest price luxury real estate sale for 2011. They represented both the buyer and the seller in this $11,250,000 private transaction. The luxurious 11,000 square foot estate has 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 2 half baths. Rooms include a wine cellar, media room, and game area. There is also a separate exercise room and guest quarters. Panoramic views of Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean truly make this residence a remarkable luxury home.

2010, A Year of Significant Sales for Rimontgó

Courtesy of Michel Cruz of Rimontgó

While many bemoan the state of the property market, it is good to know that there are real estate companies that are recording good results. The success achieved may have been hard-fought, but it provides an encouraging sign that those who are willing to innovate and adapt – and are well-prepared in terms of marketing, organisational structure and the service they provide – can do well.

Escape to the Vail Valley with Luxury Home Rentals

Courtesy of Michael McFadden of Luxury Real Estate Vacation Rentals

Luxury Home Rentals by East West Resorts is an elite vacation home rental service representing the most prestigious homes in Vail, Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch. Catering to elite travelers, we represent a select collection of homes that each feature high-end furnishings, designer décor, and top-of-the-line appliances. In addition all properties are located in prime locations within close proximity to the world-class ski resorts of the Vail Valley.

Cape Cod Waterfront Property Tour

Courtesy of Jack Cotton of Sotheby's International Realty

Jack Cotton has built his reputation as one of the most respected Cape Cod real estate professionals on the foundation of integrity. The integrity to put his customer first in every single situation. Jack Cotton is highly regarded in the Cape Cod community, by his real estate peers throughout the country, and perhaps most importantly, by his customers and clients. Jack specializes in luxury properties and Cape Cod’s waterfront homes.

New Zealand Government Makes It Easier For Rich To Get NZ Passports

Courtesy of Nick Horton of Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

Changes to the Government's business migration scheme will make it easier for rich foreign investors to qualify as investor migrants.

These include a reduction in the number of days a $10 million investor has to spend in the country from 73 to 44 days, and recognizing investments in bank bonds and equity, Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman announced yesterday at a breakfast meeting in Auckland.

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