The Most Lucrative Home Renovations for Resale

By Alyssa Mammano

They say kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, but some of the most lucrative home renovations may surprise you. According to remodeling’s Cost vs. Value 2018 report, these are the top five home renovations that will get you the biggest bang for your buck when selling your house. All of these home renovations have been trending up since last year in terms of recouped cost. Continue reading

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Top 5 Videos of the Week

This week’s Top Homes offer an unparalleled lifestyle in warm-weather locations on both coasts. From the mountains of California to the beaches of southern Florida, these estates are built for outdoor entertaining in the country’s most beautiful settings. Take a look at these incredible listings below and let us know which is your favorite in the comments. Continue reading

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Top 5 Homes of the Week

Today’s Top 5 Homes of the Week hail from two of the top luxury real estate marketplaces: California and Florida, as well as a spectacular listing in Osterville Massachusetts. We highlighted a property featured on the cover of “Home & Design” magazine, one that comes with its own vineyard and another with a private sandy beach. Check out our best properties of the week below. Continue reading

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duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes® June 2018 Uncovered

By Alyssa Mammano

Our June 2018 issue of duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes® welcomes spring, and the best way to enjoy it: at a waterfront property. We honed in on outdoor living, sunbathing by the pool and grilling at the outdoor kitchen. We highlighted two stunning properties on the east coast; one in Longboat Key, Florida and another in McLean, Virginia. These and more spectacular luxury listings can be found inside this issue. Continue reading

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Flip or Flop Stars’ Family Home May be a Flop

By Alyssa Mammano

Tarek and Christina El Moussa are the original stars of HGTV’s hit series Flip or Flop. The television show features the couple purchasing less-than-desirable California homes, undergoing a complete renovation and redesign and flipping the homes, usually for a large profit. The El Moussas have earned millions from their flipping business and invested $2 million of their profits to purchase a family home of their own in 2013. They then spent another $1.5 million in renovations over two years. Continue reading

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Waterfront Options Abound in Northeast Florida

By Linde Hyder

From the pristine beaches of St. Augustine to the picturesque waters of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway to the scenic shores of the St. John’s River, nobody knows Northeast Florida’s waterfront like Stefanie Bernstein. A local resident since 2001, Stefanie has been marketing real estate since 2002 and knows St. Augustine like the back of her hand. The depth of her expertise and years of experience are vital to successfully purchasing or selling a waterfront property due to the different bodies of water available and the nuances associated with each of them. Continue reading

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The White House at Lighthouse Point

By Linde Hyder

Just steps from the white-sand beaches of Sarasota is an idyllic spot for settling into coastal living. Welcome to “The White House” at Lighthouse Point, an exquisite island home on 1.2 acres with nearly 300 feet of waterfront within the guard-gated community of Longboat Key Club. Here is a prime location with untouched shoreline and mature trees that provide the perfect mix of water views and privacy. Continue reading

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Beauty Built to Last on Pensacola Bay

By Linde Hyder

Visions of summer soirees on rolling green lawns shaded by majestic oaks and cooled by Gulf breezes come to mind with this Southern Plantation overlooking Pensacola Bay. Reflecting all the grandeur of the Golden Age, the one-of-a-kind 1.25-acre waterfront estate boasts historical significance as it once was the home of William Alexander Blount, Sr., former president of both the Florida and American Bar Associations and recognized as one of the most preeminent attorneys in the U.S. Built in 1905, “Seamarge” has been carefully renovated to modern standards while preserving the charm of this timeless beauty. Continue reading

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