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Luxury Real Estate Archive


5 Smart Reasons to Buy a Home Now

RISMEDIA, August 2, 2010—The economy is stabilizing and home prices are holding. It's not just as good a time as ever to buy a house—it's one of the best times ever. ...


Pricing Your Kitchen Remodel – 5 Factors to Keep in Mind

RISMEDIA, July 31, 2010—Homeowners who are looking to remodel their kitchen should keep the following factors—that can significantly affect the price of their remodel—in mind as they begin to make plans to upgrade their kitchen. ...


Real Estate Incentives Out of Style among Price-Focused Shoppers

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—(MCT)—Government cash didn't help John Foley and Cindy Case sell their Minneapolis house before the federal home buyer's tax credit expired at the end of April, so the couple decided to take matters into their own hands. ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Immaculate Family Home in Opulent Neighborhood

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—Nestled in the premier community of Coronado Village in the vibrant and affluent city of Coronado, California, this completely remodeled 2,700-square-foot family home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spacious kitchen with a long bar ...


Property Taxes 101 – Saving Money and Making Cents of Assessments

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—Property owners prepared with research and information can save thousands of dollars on their property taxes. Following the simple steps outlined by Barry Sharpe, President of South Florida-based Property Tax Appeal Group (P-Tag), one can help property ...


Moving Season: Book Early and Be Prepared

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—The van line community lost a lot of drivers during the economic downturn, and that is creating a backlog this summer as van lines are unable to keep up with demand. In some cases, families are being ...


New-Home Sales Bounce Back from Record Low in June

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—Coming off an historic low in May, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 23.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 330,000 units in June 2010, according to U.S. Commerce Department data. ...


California Tops Regions Where Homes Sell Most Over List Price, According to ZipRealty’s Home Hunter Report

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—Despite slowdowns in home sales across the country, California is still the nation’s hottest spot for home buying activity, with homes fetching multiple offers and selling above list price, according to the Q2 2010 Home Hunter report released by ZipRealty. ...


Real Estate Incentives Out of Style among Price-Focused Shoppers

By Jim Buchta ...


Is Yours a Trusted Brand?

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—Brand trust is becoming even more important to business survival today, especially as consumers’ use of the Internet continues to escalate. Another big driver is the media and how they pound us all day long with stories of banking scandals and retailers going out of business, to ...


Blast from the Past – Vintage Appliances Add Unique Twist in Today’s Kitchens

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2010—(MCT)—Long before granite and stainless steel dominated kitchens, chrome mixed with high-gloss, playful color was the look. These kitchens and their appliances of years past have droves of fans. The owners of vintage appliances are a proud lot, quick to show off a refrigerator's special features, discuss ...


Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in June 2010

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2010—Sales of existing homes in Florida rose 17% in June 2010, marking 22 consecutive months that sales activity has increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. ...


Take Advantage of Your Open House – How to Ask for the Appointment

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2010—Holding open houses is a valid type of prospecting in any market. The key to having a successful open house is to know how to secure a future appointment. After all, you work hard to get traffic ...


Obama Administration Housing Scorecard Shows Continued Increase in Home Affordability, Neighborhood Stabilization

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the second edition of the Administration’s Housing Scorecard showing that, thanks in part to interest rates continuing at all-time lows, home affordability in the U.S. remains near the most ...


Smart Design Creates Energy-Efficient Home

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2010—(MCT)—The Lake County, Fla., home Paul Fallman shares with his wife and two daughters has 4,000 square feet of living space. Yet his electric bills have averaged just $180 a month so far this year, despite record-low ...