Luxury Real Estate Blog

Steamboat Springs Parade of Homes to Feature Seven Luxurious Mountain Homes August 1, 2009

Jul 21, 2009

By: Laurie Peter of Colorado Group Realty Proceeds from event will go to the Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO—The 2009 Steamboat Springs Parade of Homes, presented by Colorado Group Realty, will take place Saturday, August 1. The self-guided tour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. provides an opportunity to visit stunning mountain properties located in six different Steamboat neighborhoods. Tickets are $20 per person with proceeds benefiting the Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation.

Grand Prix Comes to Valencia, Spain

Jul 21, 2009

By Michel Cruz of RIMONTGÓ This summer the heady, exciting and above all glamorous world of Formula One racing comes to Valencia. While the city does have a racing circuit, the 2009 ‘European GP’ will be held in the streets of this vibrant Spanish city. Other than the classic Monte Carlo GP this is the only street Grand Prix in Europe, and one of just three overall. It could be a sign of things to come in F1, for if F1 bigwig Bernie Ecclestone would have his way, the British and French GPs would also see Ferraris, McLarens, Renaults and Brawns tearing past the famous landmarks of London and Paris respectively.

Real Estate Firm, Morgan Lane Marin Inc., Buys Out Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate

Jul 21, 2009

By: James Temple 07-20) 13:01 PDT MARIN -- Boutique real estate firm Morgan Lane Marin Inc. is swallowing its larger competitor, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate, in an acquisition that promises to create a local brokerage powerhouse, but could also entail serious challenges in this sluggish housing climate.

Launching Of Our New Website - Please Send Feedback

Jul 20, 2009 — Joshua Alan Golden, Luxury Residential Group LLC

I just wanted to let all my friends that today marks the launch of Luxury Residential Group's new state of the art website.  After a year of hard work and an amazing job by Neutrino Inc. I am pleased to present: Please be honest and provide any feedback you might have.

Equestrian oceanview acreage on Salt Spring Island...

Jul 20, 2009 — Liane ("Li") Read, Sea to Sky Real Estate

Here is a magical property, almost 20 acres, totally private and very peaceful, with a custom designed 4 bed/5 bath "west coast" designed home, using "green" options -- would suit a family, or a professional couple, working from home, or a terrific "B & B" style country retreat. Three "self-contained" spaces, here! Barn, pasture, pond, oceanviews, sunny, trail to ocean beach, forest privacy plus open fields, organic veggie garden, orchard, easy care landscaping around home, patio areas/decking, to expand summer living pleasures...this home and property absolutely "sing". If one is looking for a true "retreat", this is it! A meditation Yurt is also on the property. A Zen-Scandanavian ambiance, with total serenity. It awaits....

Florida Is Fertile Soil For New Businesses

Jul 20, 2009 — Julie Jones-Bernard, PA, Florida Luxurious Properties

Florida Trend Magazine reports that Florida has been ranked fourth in the country among the friendliest states for entrepreneurs.  Here are the statistic explaining why: Thirty four small business development centers as well as the Disney Entrepreneur Center make Florida their home. In 2008, Florida ranked second on the Polina Corporate Real Estate list of “Top 10 Pro-Business States.”  (Taxes, energy costs and right-to-work legislation comprised the considerations.) The State of Florida conducts research and identifies small business concerns so that the governor and legislators can take action on the state level to improve small business success. Florida Universities offer investors, entrepreneurs and corporate partners opportunities to publicly fund technology and product research statewide. (Attracting more than $1.5 billion in R&D in 2007 resulted in the University of Central Florida to rank seventh in the country for powerful patents—outranking Princeton, Stanford and the University of North Carolina. Ranked sixth among the country’s fifteen best tax systems, Florida enjoys:

Equestrian property on Salt Spring Island, just steps to terrific beach....

Jul 18, 2009 — Liane ("Li") Read, Sea to Sky Real Estate

Here's a very prime rural/pastoral acreage, with excellent pasture area (keep horses or sheep), plus forest area with your own walking/hiking trails, fenced veggie garden, pond, barn, and a short stroll to one of the "best kept secret" beaches on Salt Spring Island! Appealing home, with oceanview, privacy, serenity, yet close to all services/amenities, plus proximity to sailing club, to golf, to galleries and restaurants. A lovely rural charm! Two ensuite bedrooms, two further bed and bath, entertainment size living, dining off, galley style kitchen with breakfast area, expansive decking, completes main level. Lower garden level offers large recreation room, plus exercise area, storage, bedroom and bathroom, laundry and mudroom. Garage/workshop. Terrific family home, or could be an appealing pastoral B and B opportunity, or would suit a professional couple working from home. Don't miss this very pleasing rural lifestyle opportunity, on special Salt Spring Island!

Mid-July fun on Salt Spring Island....lots of live music involved...

Jul 16, 2009 — Liane ("Li") Read, Sea to Sky Real Estate

July 16, 2009. Nice insert, congratulating Derrick Lundy, the Driftwood photographer par excellence, in this week's local paper. Enjoy the retrospective. Music at Treehouse, every much talent! Thursday, it's the Hooper Family Band, and Friday catch wonderful Planet Music. I defy you to stand still! Enjoy Windfall, at ArtCraft, July 17 to 30th. This showcase features John Denniston and Robert Andrews, and the title is: Metaphors Subject & Matter Soft & Hardwood Boxes. Don't miss this, on the stage at ArtCraft (at Mahon Hall). Make sure you catch the supremely talented Graffiti Theatre group's presentation of The Labyrinth, a retellingof the myth of Theseus & the Minotaur. 5 shows only! Friday night starts it, at 7 p.m., at ArtSpring. Harry Warner's traditional Irish flair is to be enjoyed at Music and Munch, at All Saints by the Sea, on July 22, at 12:10 p.m. If you haven't made it to any of these lovely concert series, don't miss Harry. Catch Harry and friends at the Salt Spring Vineyard for their Jazz at the Vineyard events -- Wed. and Fri., at 2 to 4 p.m. On this Sunday, the 19th, the Salt Spring Vineyard showcases Bossa Boyz & Diane, from 3 to 5 p.m. Piaf plays at ArtSpring, from July 22 to Aug 2nd, and again from Aug 5th to 16th. Ah, yes, "La Vie en Rose".... Friday night, catch Vishten, an Acadian group from PEI, at ArtSpring (starts at 8 p.m.). Tomorrow night, Thursday, enjoy an evening of jazz, at Market Place Cafe (in Harbour Centre). Scott White on Bass, Henry Bourdin on saxaphone, Pat Coleman on guitar, and James McRea on drums. Reservations for the show, which begins at 7 p.m., might be a good idea! Enjoy it all! Summer on Salt Spring....

Caribbean Fractionals Continue To Defy World Economic Crisis!

Jul 16, 2009

By: Jim Walberg of Caribbean Islands Realty One of the truths about real estate is that all real estate is local. The world news continues to report each day the demise of real estate because of the world’s credit meltdown, however there are always real estate locations that are still thriving. The Caribbean fractionals are one of those locations.

Bastille Day, today, in France...

Jul 14, 2009 — Liane ("Li") Read, Sea to Sky Real Estate

July 14, 2009. It's Bastille Day celebrations, in France! Play your Charles Aznavour or Edith Piaf, and enjoy a little wine and cheese, on this important French historical moment date. Maybe a little French style meal at one of our alfresco dining choices? Watch a French movie, preferably with subtitles, and enjoy the velvet flow of the language?
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