Category: Features

California’s 101 Top Coastal Properties

More than 25 percent of the U.S. properties listed for $25 million or more are in California, according to the 13th annual edition of Ultimate Homes. The 14th will be out in May, and is likely to show the same result. As a nod to The Golden State’s real estate swagger, we wanted to dedicate a portion of our annual winter waterfront issue to the Cali Coast. From an $85 million manse on a landmark Malibu site to a near-new Santa Barbara estate on almost 5 acres, enjoy our presentation of the 101 most expensive California coastal homes currently for sale.

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18 Markets to Watch in 2018

Inventories, demand, new construction, urban renewal, untapped potential and changing business opportunities. All of this and much more vary greatly from region to region, market to market, and submarket to submarket. We took it all into account as we determined which 18 places most warrant keeping an eye on in 2018.

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Sun-Kissed Renaissance

Virtually the entire Florida peninsula was ravaged by Hurricane Irma last September, but the resilient Sunshine State — even Key West, which suffered the devastating storm’s direct assault — has rebounded. Builders may employ new technologies to brace oceanfront properties from future storms, but coastal Florida is far too magical to dampen enthusiasm for new development. Undeterred by Irma is a Floridian renaissance that still has the wind at its back.

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Wine of the Times

New figures indicate that British and American buyers lead the search when it comes to purchasing vineyards, specifically in France. “Demand for vineyards has never dropped — quite the opposite,” says Annick Dauchy, property business development manager for FrenchEntrée, an online purchasing buying guide for French properties.

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Bidding on Kindness — How Supreme Auctions Gives Back

Supreme Auctions provides an alternative marketing strategy for sellers of luxury real estate. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based firm’s President, Jennie Heal, explains, “We saw an opportunity to provide owners the ability to sell their property in a more expedited manner and many times for far more money than traditional real estate can bring.” She reports the process has been embraced by sellers, listing agents and buyers.

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On location: The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

To say that the location of The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, is its greatest asset, is not to diminish the magnificence of the homes themselves, or the friendly services, elegant amenities and unparalleled lifestyle. It is to simply say that life at these residences provides owners with unbeatable views, enviable access and a unique experience impossible anywhere else.

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The Top 25 Michigan Homes

From the Upper Peninsula’s Marquette on Lake Superior, to the Lower Peninsula’s Harbor Springs on Lake Michigan, it’s no surprise that much of the Great Lakes State’s luxury real estate features waterfront or water-view properties.

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