Waterfront Activities

By Alyssa Mammano

Wanderlust induced travelers and waterfront homeowners alike take to the open sea in pursuit of water activities to soothe the mind, body and soul. Cruising along the Intracoastal among sights of swaying palm trees and sweet summer breezes is a splendid pastime with both family and friends. Water sports enthusiasts looking for a thrill may chase monstrous waves, racing to beat the plunging break. Or, those looking for a great workout might plan a kayaking or paddleboarding trip through the mountains, with whales breaching nearby. Journey the globe along with us to uncover the best destinations for water activities around the world. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

Picture a place where you can swim in crystal clear turquoise waters, walk on powder soft white sand beaches or simply savor a sunset so brilliant it takes your breath away. Add a comfortable year-round climate and a property that offers every luxury you can imagine, together with five-star personalized service and spectacular ocean vistas. The result is the Impulse Beach Estate, a culmination of architectural mastery, acute attention to detail and refined opulence. (more…)

What separates 112 Inagua Lane from other available luxury beach properties? (more…)

Sky Mountain is more than 300 stunning acres of unmatched and unobstructed vistas of the Pacific Ocean and one of the last few enchanting estates this size on the West Coast. Nestled in the heart of Montecito California in the highly coveted neighborhood of Santa Barbara sits endless opportunity in the form of a purely clean slate. (more…)

Spread across 275± acres of lush forest on the Uncompahgre Plateau lies Elk Mountain Resort. The luxurious retreat, completed in 2006, was a four-season destination, which includes the main lodge that boasts just under 20,000 square feet of elegant, yet rustic accommodations. Just off the large front patio of the lodge is a private fishing lake and attached to the back of the lodge via heated walkways are 21 luxury lodge suites designed for comfort. If you’re looking for a more private setting, there are eighteen 2,400-square-foot, two-story, three-bed/three-bath cottages spread throughout the pine and aspen forest. (more…)

From modern to Mediterranean, we’re touching on these exquisite home styles at both ends of the spectrum. Up north, we have a contemporary Canadian compound with clean, straight lines. Meanwhile, spanning from coast to coast in the U.S. we’re highlighting Mediterranean mansions that feature soaring arches and ceramic tile roofs. Which style home do you prefer?
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“I would rather spend a week here than anywhere in the world.” The profound words of world traveler and famed entrepreneur William Randolph Hearst on California’s central coast. In the shadow of his eponymous – and now legendary – Hearst Castle lies The Retreat at Cambria, an 80-acre coastal estate of unparalleled scale and undeniable opportunity. (more…)

We’re entering the world of the rich and famous – and inviting you to come along. Take a tour of the most expensive celebrity homes for sale, from a mega-mansion with a 6,000-square-foot indoor basketball court, to a castle with four indoor kitchens. Take a glimpse inside the Top 5 Celebrity Homes for Sale below.

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It’s the sweet summertime, and we’re taking a look at homes around the globe to spend these long, hot, lazy days. If you want to escape the extreme heat, we have a few northern vacation homes for your summer retreat. Or, if you’re looking for a place with premier outdoor space to enjoy the warmer weather, we’ve got those for you, as well. Take a look at our Top 5 Homes of the Week to spend your summer in below!
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By Alyssa Mammano

According to National Association of REALTORS® 2017 Profile of Home Staging, seventy-seven percent of agents representing buyers said that a staged home helped their buyer visualize themselves living in the home and forty-nine percent of those agents said that staging a home impacted their buyers’ impression of the property. Staging a home for sale has also shown an effect on buyers’ offers to purchase the home. Offers are augmented between one to five percent for a staged residence versus a vacant listing. Below are our tips for staging your former home in ways that will appeal to the average buyer. (more…)

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