Real Estate

New Real Estate Model: “Post Luxury Ranch”

It’s no surprise that economic hard times, plus new environmental and social values, are key factors in the death of the McMansion craze. You can almost hear the sigh of relief from some.

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5 Things We Love about Miami

The 14th Annual International Real Estate Congress at the Biltmore Hotel last week garnered some good news on the real estate front – at long last. It was very hopeful to hear the experts tell us that things are finally on the move again and that inventory is shrinking.

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Survival Strategies in Today’s Real Estate Market

In a real estate world that sometimes seems a bit like Oz, developers are utilizing creative strategies to survive the current market. The goal is to create some cash flow and to reduce inventory, with the added long range benefit of stabilizing prices in a sector still in free-fall.

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Ruppies: the latest real estate trend for seniors

There has been a new boomer trend that has been consistently growing in major cities around the United States that is creating a shift in the housing and building products marketplace – retired suburbanites are downsizing and leaving their single-family “empty nests” in the ‘burbs and returning to the city to enjoy all that bustling cities have to offer.

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Keyword for a New Age: Comfort

Comfort is an antidote for a stressful world, and there is no more stressful time than the present. As a result, we’re seeing comfort emerge in other lifestyle categories as well.

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Emerging Real Estate Markets

Could 2009 be sunny for real estate tourism? Certainly the recession we’re all mired in could lead you to think the opposite. The economy is challenging all industries – especially real estate and travel – as consumers have tightened their belts and are scrutinizing all discretionary expenditures.

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The Ultimate Real Estate Perk

What must be the ultimate builder/developer incentive was in the business section of the Miami Herald yesterday. If you are an approved foreign buyer and purchase one of Lake Buena Vista Village Resort and Spa’s planned million dollar suites you qualify for a conditional two year visa from the US government.

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Real estate amenity rooms: The hidden joys of ownership?

Just when hotels are trimming amenities and services, real estate developers are laying them on. One developer in his Brooklyn Heights waterfront condominiums, One Brooklyn Bridge Park (onebrooklyn.com), lists no fewer than 12 amenity rooms, which the ad calls “living rooms” that “promise to improve the value of your life”. In a new kind of perk aimed at creating value in the buyer’s mind, developers are adding rooms for just about every whim.

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Marketing luxury vacation real estate in 2009

What’s it going to take to sell high end vacation real estate in 2009? A lot, but it’s doable. Think of what it takes to get into a top college…

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Rooftop terraces are “hot”

Rooftops terraces are surging in popularity with their chic bars, pools, and magnificent views of a city’s skyline. They have trendy decor, cool guests, and most importantly, a “door policy” that gives them an utterly exclusive feel.

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