Luxury Real Estate Press Releases

Bob Ginn Honored by Real Estate Apprentice Foundation

Oct 30, 2005

Bob Ginn Honored by Real Estate Apprentice Foundation Bob Ginn of Harry Norman, Realtors’ Medlock Bridge Office was recognized by the Real Estate Apprentice Foundation as one of 10 grant recipients chosen from over 3,500 entries in the U.S. Bob will receive $5,000 in real estate education products, education, books and services from the Foundation. Bob joined the sales team of Harry Norman, Realtors at the Medlock Bridge office in June of this year. Originally from Brunswick, Georgia, Bob graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1970. After his service in the Army, Bob spent 27 years with IBM, retiring in 2004 as a Principal in Business Consulting Services. He and his wife then took an eight-month missionary sabbatical to the Pacific Islands. Their work gave them the opportunity to lead a team of sixteen individuals to New Zealand for two months to help local churches. The Ginn’s have returned to the Atlanta area and reside in Alpharetta. Bob concentrates on residential real estate in the 400 North corridor and plans to use his knowledge and experience to help buyers and sellers throughout this area. Bob is a member of the Northeast Atlanta Board of Realtors.

Diane Turton Appointed Member of Rider University’s Business Advisory Board

Oct 30, 2005

Diane Turton Appointed Member of Rider University’s Business Advisory Board POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NEW JERSEY (October 26, 2005) – Diane Turton, President and Broker/Owner of Diane Turton, Realtors, recently attended her first meeting as a newly appointed member of the Business Advisory Board of Rider University, her alma mater.  “The experience was both stimulating and gratifying, both professionally and personally. I am privileged to be part of this elite group of business leaders,” said Ms. Turton.  “As a Board member, I provide ideas and guidance on the continuing development of business education at Rider.  I appreciate the chance to give back to the university that provided me with such a solid foundation in the field that has become my life’s work.”Founded in 1983, Rider University’s Business Advisory Board (BAB) has been an increasingly valuable resource to the University.  BAB members have been instrumental in shaping the College of Business Administration’s (CBA) emphasis on experiential learning, particularly in the areas of communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.  As a body of informed, proactive advisers, the BAB has helped the School anticipate and address such issues as managing diversity, globalization, business ethics, total quality management and information technology.  Members also participate in the classroom as part of the “Cultivating Resources for Excellence in the World of Work” (CREWW), co-curricular program in Rider's College of Business Administration which focuses on the CBA mission of developing interpersonal and leadership skills.“We are pleased to have Ms. Turton join us,” said Dr. Larry Newman, Dean of the College of Business Administration   “Her, entrepreneurial spirit, leadership skills, and extensive community involvement will be valuable assets to our Business Advisory Board.”

Create the Perfect Kid's Room

Oct 24, 2005

Redecorating your child’s room is more than a way to bring their space up to date. It can also be a great way for you to spend some time with your child, to see how their personal tastes have developed and to teach them some valuable lessons about negotiation as well. You may be surprised to know that the first step in the room redecorating process doesn’t begin with picking out a princess theme or figuring out the right shade of rocket blue. Knowing when your child is ready for the change can be more important than the decorating process itself.

Average Price of Tahoe Home Reaches $1 Million

Oct 23, 2005

Average Price of Tahoe Home Reaches $1 Million(Lake Tahoe, Nevada) - The average price of a single-family home crept over the $1 million mark this quarter, according to a quarterly analysis by Lake Tahoe-based real estate agency Chase International. The report, comparing third quarter figures 2004 to 2005, shows that the average home price around the lake has jumped 16 percent subsequently pushing the price to just over $1 million ($1,007,010) for the first time. Homes over a million continue to lead the market with a 60 percent increase in units sold.

Atlanta Home Sales, Prices Keep On Growing

Oct 23, 2005

Atlanta Home Sales, Prices Keep On GrowingBy Lisa R. Schoolcraft Atlanta Business Chronicle Atlanta's housing market roared on in the third quarter, with strong sales and strong prices showing no signs of abating. Homes sales rose 6.3 percent and the average sale price rose 7.1 percent, to $210,860, in the third quarter, according to data from the Georgia Multiple Listing Service. The figures are for the 20-county metro area, compared with a year earlier.

In Memory: James Franklin Gebhart

Oct 23, 2005

In Memory: James Franklin GebhartFrom Crested Butte News, Oct. 14, 2005 On October 9, 2005 James Franklin Gebhart died unexpectedly at home. Jim was born in 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pa. He graduated from Boston University in June 1970. He moved to Crested Butte in 1973 after operating "The Bistro" restaurant in Santa Fe. Jim eventually became actively involved in real estate and currently was the owner of Bighorn Realty/Coldwell Banker.

Six of 10 Brokers Representing the Most Expensive Homes in America Members of Luxury Real Estate

Oct 16, 2005

Six of 10 Brokers Representing the Most Expensive Homes in America Members of Luxury Real Estate has released its 2005 list of the Ten Most Expensive Homes in America. Six of the 10 brokers representing these amazing estates are members of the Luxury Real Estate network. Following is a list of the brokers, their "most expensive" listings and the prices and rankings.

Diane Turton, Realtors Honored As One Of The 25 Fastest-growing Companies in New Jersey

Oct 16, 2005

Diane Turton, Realtors Honored As One Of The 25 Fastest-growing Companies in New Jersey POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NEW JERSEY (October 14, 2005) – Diane Turton, Realtors was recently selected as one of NJ Biz Magazine’s “New Jersey’s Finest,” an annual program that recognizes the Garden State’s 50 fastest-growing companies. The company was named among the top 25 during the awards dinner held October 11th at The Palace at Somerset Park. 

AMR Merges with Washington Fine Properties

Oct 16, 2005

AMR Merges with Washington Fine PropertiesOfficials at Armfield, Miller & Ripley Inc. recently announced the expansion of their firm through a merger with Washington Fine Properties, LLC, the leading residential brokerage company in the nation's capital region. Both firms are exclusive affiliates of Sotheby's International Realty, Leading Estates of the World and Regents members of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate.

Banner Sales at Ski Resorts: Mountain Realty Booms as Home Supply Tightens

Oct 16, 2005

Banner Sales at Ski Resorts: Mountain Realty Booms as Home Supply TightensBy Joanne Kelley, Rocky Mountain News, October 11, 2005 Colorado mountain real estate has turned white-hot in the state's swankiest ski resorts, with many towns expecting to best recent records by year-end. Vail fixture Slifer Smith & Frampton posted $1 billion in annual sales for the first time in its fiscal year ended in September. In Aspen, real estate tax revenues tell the tale of a banner year: By Sept. 2, collections already had surpassed all of last year's.
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