LRE® Blog

March 27, 2012

Spring LRE Magazine Now Available!

Spring has sprung and so has the Spring issue of the LuxuryRealEstate.com Magazine. To view the digital version, click here. Bonus: click here to see our pristine 2 page spread in the Unique Homes Magazine.

March 26, 2012

Einstein Was Right

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty Last week I wrote about the values which we at Warburg have tried to embody in our culture and in the way we do business. Of course, principals are all very well in theory; it is only in action where you can judge how much sticking power principals really have. And there is no topic on which the rubber of principal more jarringly meets the road than the topic of money.

March 26, 2012

Santa Barbara’s 67th Annual International Orchid Show

Courtesy of Staci Caplan and Michael Humphrey of Sterling Properties Last weekend, the 67th annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show was held at the historic Earl Warren Showgrounds. In fact, these facilities were originally developed with the specific intent to host horse and flower shows. The Orchid Show is an exquisite event featuring local, regional, and even international growers and artists. Santa Barbara is proud to host this prestigious event, which is the longest running orchid show in the US!

March 22, 2012

Fly Fishing, Lifestyle & Real Estate in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Courtesy of Jon Wade, with The Steamboat Group of Colorado Group Realty The Steamboat Group has just released another video, http://vimeo.com/38182525 showcasing the lifestyle opportunities available in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This video focuses on the fantastic fly fishing in Steamboat, but also describes Steamboat as a town where skiing, mountain biking, hiking & more make it a place your whole family wants to be.

March 22, 2012

The Appeal of The Bear's Club, Jupiter, Florida

Courtesy of Leibowitz Realty Group Why has the exclusive Bear’s Club community in Jupiter, FL become such a hot address for golfers—particularly pro-golfers? It used to be that Orlando was where the pro golfers flocked to, but now our own Jupiter, FL area is quickly gaining ground. According to Brian Wacker at PGATOUR.COM, "…Woods, Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Camilo Villegas and Steve Marino [are] among the dozens of current PGA TOUR players now calling the area home (not to mention several more part-time residents such as Luke Donald or those from the Nationwide and Champions Tours and LPGA)."

March 22, 2012

Santa Barbara’s Exquisite Golf and Country Clubs

Courtesy of Staci Caplan and Michael Humphrey of Sterling Properties One of the greatest ways to relax and enjoy the luxury lifestyle of Santa Barbara is to visit our array of golf courses and clubs. Ranging from public to invitation only, each of these exceptional courses provides an experience unlike anywhere other due to our beautiful Riviera landscape, incredible vistas and ideal climate allowing for year-round play.

March 22, 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 Economy.com and MNSBC.com for being one of the first major metropolitan cities to see recovery.*

March 21, 2012

2nd Annual Bainbridge Island Luxury Home Tour

Courtesy of Buckley & Buckley Real Estate, Coldwell Banker McKenzie Associates, and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Some of the most sought after residences for sale on Bainbridge Island will be open for viewing this Sunday, March 25th. The second annual Bainbridge Island Luxury Home Tour includes over a dozen listings for sale from Luxury Real Estate members Buckley & Buckley Real Estate, Coldwell Banker McKenzie Associates, and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, as well as with Windermere Real Estate, and John L Scott.

March 20, 2012

Building A Better Mousetrap

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty Little did I imagine, as a graduate student anticipating an academic career during the late 1970s, only a decade later I would be running the residential sales division of a major real estate company, or that a few years after that I would actually BUY it. Coming as I did to the business of business by the seat of my pants, it took me a while to learn the ropes and figure out my personal philosophy. But over the years I have arrived at some conclusions about what is right for Warburg:

March 15, 2012

50 Top Luxury Real Estate Markets in the USA: Malibu, CA

Courtesy of Ron & Alexandra Seigel of Napa Consultants, International Sunny Malibu, California was recently featured on the Language of Luxury blog. Luxury Real Estate members interviewed in this article are Irene Dazzan-Palmer, Sandro Dazzan, Chris Cortazzo, and Ellen Francisco of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, and Jeff Chertow, Jim Rapf, and Mike Cunningham of Pritchett-Rapf Realtors,
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