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February 29, 2012

Michael Jordan's House For Sale

Legendary basketball star Michael Jordan is selling his house in Chicago, Illinois. Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents member Baird & Warner has the listing here. “Michael Jordan's longtime personal residence in suburban Chicago is for sale for $29 million.” To read the story in its entirety on MSN Fox Sports, click here.

February 28, 2012

Selling New York

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty Like other consultants, real estate agents both commercial and residential perform one function in the service of another. What we apparently do is make deals. But our real business is marketing our profound and fundamental belief in this beautiful city.

February 27, 2012

Santa Barbara: Gateway to the Santa Ynez Wine Country

Courtesy of Staci Caplan and Michael Humphrey of Sterling Properties Just 35 miles north of Santa Barbara, past scenic Lake Cachuma and tucked away amidst the Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountain Ranges, the Santa Ynez Valley is a scenic California treasure not to be missed. Between the valley’s verdant landscape, expansive vineyard properties, magnificent estates, and sprawling ranches, this area offers a wide variety of ways to enjoy incredible luxury lifestyle opportunities.

February 22, 2012

Daniel Gale Sotheby's Hosts Fine Watch Evaluation Day

Courtesy of Kathleen Caputi of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty Locust Valley, NY. February 21, 2012. Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty (DGSIR), one of the nation's leading realtors, recently hosted a Private Watch Evaluation Day conducted by Daryn Schnipper, Chairman of Watches at Sotheby's. Appointments were scheduled in advance for valuations of fine watches and timepieces in anticipation of the "Important Watch Auction" in Manhattan on June 14th.

February 21, 2012

Portland Metro Real Estate Update

Courtesy of Realty Trust Group Portland’s Real Estate Market has been slowly showing improvement in the housing market. Now is the time to buy in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Rated in the top five by Moody’s and for being one of the first major metropolitan cities to see recovery.*

February 21, 2012

Space-- The Final Frontier

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty I had a big birthday last week, and big birthdays make you think. In addition to the larger questions, I have also been contemplating my love affair with living space, and how that fascination with the ways space is organized and deployed has informed my real estate career. Furthermore, I think the way we structure our living spaces can offer substantial insight into what we value and believe to be important.

February 21, 2012

Santa Barbara Getaway Destination - Butterfly Beach & the Four Seasons Biltmore

Courtesy of Staci Caplan and Michael Humphrey Although there are many beaches sprinkled along the Santa Barbara coast, Montecito’s stunning Butterfly Beach stands out among the rest. This local treasure is nestled in Montecito, an exclusive community of incredible luxury real estate and beachfront properties. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Barbara, this beach is a favorite among locals. One of the reasons it is so special, is witnessing the annual mating of the Monarch butterfly. Taking place every spring, the sole existence of the butterfly is to mate. Then, they fade to dust seven to ten days later. It is said that the clusters of buzzing butterflies are so robust, that they appear as thick as tree trunks. Butterfly Beach is one of the few west facing beaches in the Santa Barbara area, making it an ideal place to relax on the warm sand, watch surfers work the break or enjoy a colorful sunset. From the beachfront, you can see Stearn’s Wharf in the distance, which marks the end of State Street. Miles of coastline stretches out along the horizon, offering Santa Barbara’s unique Riviera views with spectacular, purple colored mountains and the Pacific Ocean in one sweeping, dramatic landscape.

February 16, 2012

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie sell Malibu home to Ellen De Generes

Lauren Beale of the Los Angeles Times recently reported the sale of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Malibu home. “Call central casting. Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sold their Malibu beach house to talk-show host and comedian Ellen De Generes for $12 million.” To read the article in its entirety, click here.

February 15, 2012

Nothing Stays the Same: A Manifesto for 2012

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty In the last ten years, the meaning of running a company has changed, as has every job within Warburg Realty. At every level, the Internet, the faster pace of life, and the changeover in generations has radically altered how we manage our business and how we interface with those around us. Our agent/client interaction is different. Our marketing is radically different. Our brand extension strategies are different. And how we manage agents is different. I want to look at a few of these changes and assess what they add up to.

February 14, 2012

Scott Maizlish Participates in Mission to Israel

Recently, Scott Maizlish of Summit Sotheby’s Real Estate went on a Mission with the Jewish Federation of North America to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel. For most, it is their lifelong dream.               To visit Scott Maizlish’s blog, click here.
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