Author: Alyssa Gautieri

Taking Luxury Tours to the Next Level

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 edition of The High End magazine. For more information about The High End, click here. Bespoke Experiences is “your friend in the city,” creating your customized, luxury private journey from Nashville and New Orleans to San Diego and San Francisco. By Sarah Binder Photo courtesy  ©istockphoto.com / SeanPavonePhoto It’s vacation time, and you’re heading to a city you have never been, but one of your friends lives there. What do you do? Chances are, you called that friend weeks ago to help you plan where to go and what to see,...

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Adriana Hoyos Furnishings Offers Bold Tenth Collection

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 edition of The High End magazine. For more information about The High End, click here. Known for the classic-modern style that has distinguished her designs since 1994, Adriana Hoyos knew that for the 10th collection by Adriana Hoyos Furnishings, she wanted to break boundaries. To produce a bold collection that fuses timeless elegance with elements of modern architecture, Hoyos teamed up with someone who could inject the perspective of the “new generation” into the design process — her daughter, Andrea Perez. By Sarah Binder The first-time collaboration married Hoyos’ experience and...

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Caroline Bay offers one of the largest developments in Bermuda

The luxury residence brings a development of this scope to the island for the first time in over 40 years. Caroline Bay, Bermuda is a 182-acre, ultra-luxury, waterfront destination and community situated on the west end of the island in Southampton and Sandy Parishes. With its pink sand and crystal clear beaches, the destination will be home to luxury branded Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences, a reserve hotel with restaurants, a world-class spa, high-end retail and kids club. Adjacent to the development is Caroline Bay Marina, a superyacht marina for visiting yachts and Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences. Once the site of a...

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2017’s Best Places to Flip Houses

Following more than 126,000 house-flipping investors in 2016 and an average gross profit of nearly $63,000, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2017’s Best Places to Flip Houses. If you’re among the millions of HGTV viewers who’ve seen an episode of “Flip or Flop,” you’ve probably thought about the thrill of gutting a house and turning a 5- or 6-figure profit. But before you demo that pink-tiled ’80s kitchen, you need a stern reality check from the Property Brothers. Any experienced home flipper would caution you that transforming a real-estate beast into a bankable beauty is never as easy as it looks on TV. In other words, don’t get your hands dirty until you’ve learned a thing or two about real estate, construction and how much damage your project could do to your wallet — and to the beam that’s keeping the roof from collapsing. Breathing new life into a low-cost property won’t necessarily return your full investment and allow you to pocket another $62,624, the average gross flipping profit in 2016. While home flipping enjoys its highest rate since 2007, according to RealtyTrac, the current homeownership rate is near the previous half-century low of 62.9 percent, which may translate to fewer potential buyers off the bat, depending on the location of your revamped property. To help you choose the right market to list your masterpiece, WalletHub’s analysts compared the...

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Douglas Elliman Expands Throughout The Golden State

The fourth largest real estate brokerage in the U.S. has acquired California-based Teles Properties, its 530 agents, 20 Locations and innovative marketing platforms. The operations of Teles are now under the umbrella of Douglas Elliman, making Elliman the second largest non-franchise brokerage firm in the State of California. Teles partners Peter Loewy, Sharran Srivatsaa, Peter Hernandezand Evan Ageloff continue to have integral roles within Douglas Elliman, Western Region.  Douglas Elliman spans 21 offices with 630 sales associates in California and 58 sales associates and 5 offices in Colorado. The acquisition also adds a Boulder location to Douglas Elliman’s Colorado...

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