Category: Real Estate

Village Properties Marks Its 25th Anniversary As The Top Independent Brokerage In Santa Barbara’s Luxury Market

Between the ocean and the mountains is Santa Barbara getty This month, Village Properties marks its 25th Anniversary as Santa Barbara’s leading locally-owned independent brokerage. It’s been an upward trajectory for the company since it was founded in 1996. In 2020, Village properties had a sales volume of $1.8 billion and a 16% market share. That’s quite…

THIS Is The Room That Makes Or Breaks A Home Sale

THIS Is the Room That Makes or Breaks a Home Sale Unsplash When shopping for a new home, some people get excited about a giant walk-in closet with built-in shelving; Others daydream about a private outdoor space with panoramic views. But what you think sells a home is different from what actually sells a home.…

$38 Million Modern Masterpiece By Studio William Hefner Lists In Beverly Hills

The modernist masterpiece, located at 545 Chalette Drive in the Trousdale section of Beverly Hills, … [+] is coming to market for $38 million. Hilton & Hyland / CS8 Photo A modernist masterpiece designed by Studio William Hefner is coming to market in Beverly Hills for $38 million. The property is located on Chalette Drive,…

William Randolph Hearst’s Grand L.A. Mansion Sells At Auction For $63.1 Million

Originally built for local banker Milton Getz, the Gordon Kaufmann-designed mansion took a star turn … [+] decades ago when it was featured in the movie “The Godfather.” Jim Bartsch The Beverly House, a legendary Los Angeles estate once owned by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, sold at an auction held on Tuesday. The winning…

September 11th, The Pandemic, And New York City’s Timeless Resilience

There will always be naysayers, and in the end, they always turn out to be wrong. Neither terrorists … [+] nor diseases can keep New York down for long. getty Our city has many lives.  September 11, 2001, started like any other Tuesday. We had office meetings planned; they were to begin at 9:30 AM.…

Fore Sale: 5 Golf Course-Adjacent Luxury Homes From Montana To Spain

For golfers, there’s nothing more ideal than hitting the links bright and early. That’s easy to do on these 18 hole-adjacent properties from Bigfork, Montana, to Benahavis in Spain. Modern golf villa in Spain Views of Marbella Club Golf Resort and Gibraltar pair with the finest in modern living at this … [+] Spanish villa,…

Even Ellen Will Be Hard Pressed To Improve On This Midcentury Masterpiece

The Robert Skinner-designed house was listed with Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland at $9.35 million, … [+] but serial home-flippers Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi picked it up for $8.5 million at the end of August. Hilton & Hyland | Juwan Li Photography When it comes to Southern California luxury homes, the Ellen…

The Built-For-Rent Land Rush Is Intensifying; Here Are Five Drivers.

Concept site-plan for new rental neighborhood within the acclaimed Nexton planned community. This … [+] neighborhood, by Capstone Communities, will utilize a proven and popular “cottage” development style in the built-for-rent space. Image courtesy of Capstone Communities The hottest thing in residential development is built-for-rent single-family communities (BFR), and billions of investment dollars are lined…

Bill Gates’ Investment Firm Buys Controlling Stake In Four Seasons Hotels For $2.2 Billion

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has agreed to purchase a controlling stake in the Four Seasons hotel … [+] chain through his investment firm, Cascade. zz/PBG/AAD/STAR MAX/IPx Bill Gates will purchase a majority stake in the Four Seasons hotel chain for $2.21 billion, the company announced Wednesday. Cascade Investment LLC, which manages the Microsoft cofounder’s massive…

CAD 23 Million French Provincial Chateau Finds A Fit In Upscale Toronto Enclave

The French Provincial-style chateau sits on The Bridle Path, the most prestigious street in Toronto. Barry Cohen Homes This French Provincial chateau in Toronto, Ontario, looks as though it could easily be set in the south of France. Yet it’s an ocean away — across the street from the Toronto Botanical Garden in a North…

How They Closed It: Cutting A Gem Of A Deal On John’s Island

The Georgian-inspired estate on Gem Island sold for $9.5 million, making it the second-priciest sale … [+] of 2021 in Indian River County, Florida. Dale Sorensen Real Estate When it comes to the world of luxury real estate, closing a deal can be as nuanced as it is cut-throat. Here’s how a top-producing mother and…

Comparing Traditional Versus Tech-Enabled Property Management

Co-Founder & CMO at Poplar Homes, a tech-enabled property management company with 2,200+ doors under management across 10 major metros. getty Property management is going through an evolution right now, and tech providers have stepped up to the plate to disrupt the industry. There are plenty of incentives as to why. Among them, rental market share…

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