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August 7, 2012

Luxury in a Modern World

       Courtesy of Michel Cruz, Rimontgo Real Estate The luxury sector is booming. Why? Because in addition to a solid traditional base in the developed economies of Western Europe, North America, Australasia and Japan there is now also a veritable explosion in the numbers of people from emerging markets who are euphemistically called ‘emerging classes’, but might more accurately be referred to as the New Rich.

January 9, 2012

50 Top Luxury Real Estate Markets in the USA: Hawaii – Part 4

Courtesy of Ron & Alexandra Seigel of Napa Consultants, International Maui—the Valley Isle is featured in the latest article on the Language of Luxury blog. Luxury Real Estate member Betty Sakamoto of Sakamoto Properties was interviewed. “Sure, Oprah and many other celebs own homes here. But, top celebrity status on Maui belongs to Laird Hamilton, often referred to as the “greatest big wave surfer to have lived”. He is also credited for igniting the popularity of stand up paddling (SUP), a sport that Hamilton says is a return to the traditional Hawaiian way of surfing, as practiced by King Kamehameha almost three hundred years ago.”

November 22, 2011

Kauai - The Garden Island

Courtesy of Ron & Alexandra Seigel of Napa Consultants, International As Fall continues to bring colder weather for some, we take a look at a warmer part of the world—Kauai, Hawaii. Luxury Real Estate member Yvonne Summerfield of Premier Kauai Real Estate is interviewed. “Elvis was married here in Blue Hawaii. Spielberg filmed Jurassic Park here. The magnificent scenery of the Garden Island of Kauai has been the backdrop for countless other famous films including South Pacific, King Kong and even Avatar. We asked the top luxury real estate marketing professionals who live and work here what is most beautiful about their island. Invariably, they said that the scenery was breathtaking, but it is the people of Kauai and the strong sense of community they create together, that is the true beauty of the island.”

November 1, 2011

The Hyundai Tournament Of Champions On Maui, January 5 Thru 9, 2012

Courtesy of Barbara Gardner of Luxurious Destinations Each year in January the best golfers in the world converge on the Maui to compete in the PGA season-opening event at Kapalua Resort's Plantation Course. Only champions from the previous year's PGA Tour are eligible to play, so this tournament features golfing's elite. Kapalua's par 73 Plantation course, designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, spreads across luxuriant terrain and offers breath-taking ocean views. The record for this 7,411-yard course of 62, was set by K.J. Choi in 2003 at the Mercedes-Benz Championship. In 2012 the winner will walk away with a purse of over $1 million. Come to Kapalua and see whether last year's tournament winner, Jonathan Byrd, will succeed in defending his title in 2012.

October 27, 2011

New LRE Member Benefit: Feeder Market Networking

Courtesy of Michael Edlund, Director of Technology at Luxury Real Estate Here at Luxury Real Estate, we are constantly updating our website to make it more useful for you, our members. We like to hear what features you like and could use, so due to popular member feedback, we recently added new functionality in the Luxury Lounge.

September 30, 2011

More Luxury Real Estate Members Featured on 'Language of Luxury'

Courtesy of Ron & Alexandra Seigel of Napa Consultants, International Now it’s the Big Island’s turn to praise their many features. Luxury Real Estate members interviewed in this article include Rebecca Keliihoomalu and Brodie Callender of MacArthur & Company Sotheby’s International Realty, Rob Kildow of Hualalai Realty.

September 30, 2011

Oahu Luxury Real Estate Members Interviewed on 'Language of Luxury' Blog

Courtesy of Ron & Alexandra Seigel of Napa Consultants, International Hawaii knows 'Luxury'.  Luxury Real Estate members Patricia Choi of Choi International, Patricia Case of Case Properties, International, and Sachi Braden of Sachi Hawaii were all interviewed for an article extolling the riches and appeal of Hawaii's island of Oahu.

September 6, 2011

The Crowd Goes Wild for PTW’s New Spotlight Destinations

Courtesy of Judy Sweetland of Private Trade Winds If you’re a regular Private Trade Winds blog reader or if you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, then you’re probably already aware of our new “Spotlight Destination” promotion. The promotion launched in June with our Spotlight shining on Hawaii where we featured villas on the Big Island, Oahu, Maui and Kauai. The weeks following brought us to the coastal communities and wine country of South Africa; the desert, mountains and beaches of California; and lastly the laid-back beauty of Mexico! It’s been a blast, and I’m happy to report that people are loving it!

April 8, 2011

Hawaiian Golf Course Luxury Real Estate Significant Sale

Hualalai Realty and Rob Kildow has sold Tim Boyle of Columbia Sportswear a $8.3 million dollar golf course home in the Four Seasons' Hualalai Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. The 5,900 square feet home has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, immaculate fairways, and mountains. The home is located in the Hualalai Resort which offers residents the five star luxury services of the the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

March 16, 2011

Tess Cartwright’s ‘Meditation In Green’ Exhibited In ART MAUI

Courtesy of Whalers Realty Inc. When the bell rings from the shadows light springs forth to spark hearts and minds. The set changes, the eternal dance renews. 2011 marks the 33rd Annual ART MAUI exhibit at the Schaefer International Gallery located at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui. The juror for the show this year was Hiroki Morinoue, a native of Holualoa, Hawaii. Morinoue holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He studied Sumi-e (Japanese Brush Painting) from K. Ito sensei and Moku-hanga (Japanese Woodblock printing) from T. Okubo sensei in Japan. Morinoue made his selections from the 377 Maui artists who submitted 592 works. 139 works by 126 artists were chosen to be featured in the exhibit. Tess Cartwright’s ‘Mediation In Green’, (measures approximately 14’ X 14”) sculptured from plastic saved to bring more joy to the world, shares the honor with those selected. Be sure to visit the Schaefer Gallery March 6th to April 2nd. You will delight in what your Maui neighbors are doing with their precious moments. Visit for more details.
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