TOP 10 RESORT LOCALES for DREAMY DESTINATION WEDDINGS

From Mykonos to Malibu, these vibrant international resorts offer picture-perfect settings for luxurious wedding ceremonies and once-in-a-lifetime celebrations The world’s most enchanting wedding destinations tend to have certain characteristics in common: they’re usually warm and sunny, they have great food and cultural attractions, and they’re relatively easy to get to. While some couples find thatContinue reading “TOP 10 RESORT LOCALES for DREAMY DESTINATION WEDDINGS”

ECHOES of THE ROARING TWENTIES: SIX HOMES of IMPECCABLE STYLE

The Roaring Twenties are no longer a distant murmur in this striking collection of homes that evoke the glamour, grace, and architectural ingenuity of the Jazz Age turn to a golden era of opulent living as Luxury Defined presents its collection of fine homes that evoke the Jazz Age exuberance and the glitz, glamour, andContinue reading “ECHOES of THE ROARING TWENTIES: SIX HOMES of IMPECCABLE STYLE”

BEAUTIFUL FLOORING: THE WORLD BENEATH OUR FEET

Think floors are boring? Think again. Arguably it was photographer Sebastian Erras’s project @parisianfloors that got us studying the world beneath our feet so intently.His Instagram account features pictures of the intricate and colorful floors that he found himself surrounded by in Paris, and has more than 80,000 followers. But this isn’t news to designersContinue reading “BEAUTIFUL FLOORING: THE WORLD BENEATH OUR FEET”

Focus On These 5 Features To Sell Your House Faster

From kitchen updates to backyard decks, these are the features to consider if you’re hoping to sell to a first-time homebuyer. If you own a midsized home (especially in a hot suburban real estate market like Cary, NC, or Chesapeake, VA), you may be selling to a younger demographic. Millennials have begun entering the home-buyingContinue reading “Focus On These 5 Features To Sell Your House Faster”

Top Celebrity Home Buyers & Sellers of the Past Decade

These stars are experts at scratching that real estate itch. In the 10 years since Zillow rose from a twinkle in co-founders Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink’s eyes to an online real estate powerhouse, home-loving celebrities have been powering through some real estate of their own. Oprah was far and away the top home buyer duringContinue reading “Top Celebrity Home Buyers & Sellers of the Past Decade”

10 Homes For Sale With Stunning Outdoor Kitchens

You’ll never go hungry in these homes with outdoor kitchens as beautiful as their indoor counterparts. Ever wonder what it would be like to flip burgers while overlooking the Pacific Ocean? Do you imagine whipping up a frozen margarita just steps away from your infinity pool? (Remember — plastic cups only!) Outdoor living and entertaining spacesContinue reading “10 Homes For Sale With Stunning Outdoor Kitchens”

7 Secrets of Celebrity Real Estate

STAR LIFE Stars’ house-hunting expeditions look quite a bit different from everyone else’s. Never mind what the celebrity magazines say: When it comes to home listings, the stars are not just like us. Agents who represent celebs on either side of a real estate transaction must tread carefully. “The last thing you want is yourContinue reading “7 Secrets of Celebrity Real Estate”

SEVEN PLAYFUL PALACES

Luxury homes around the world with play spaces, kid-friendly art, and amenities Flair, refinement, and…family life? Of course. The comforts and conveniences of luxury living can easily be extended when children are part of the family. Many grand homes and estates boast amenities for kids as well as for adults, and swimming pools and playroomsContinue reading “SEVEN PLAYFUL PALACES”

THE NEW PARADIGM in INTERNATIONAL LUXURY REAL ESTATE

Expert insight on trends shaping the luxury residential real estate market from Christie’s International Real Estate’s 2016 white paper, Luxury Defined The global prime property market continued on a steady growth trajectory in early 2015 after several post-global-crisis years of price appreciation and booming sales.However, shifting economic dynamics and financial-market volatility created a paradigm shiftContinue reading “THE NEW PARADIGM in INTERNATIONAL LUXURY REAL ESTATE”

WHO ARE THE NEW BUYERS of LUXURY REAL ESTATE?

How “millenipreneurs” (affluent millennial entrepreneurs) and other emerging buyers are influencing the prime property market Up-and-coming homebuyers including high-income workers from the burgeoning tech sector and “millenipreneurs” are spurring a resurgence in prime residential markets across the globe.As part of our Luxury Defined 2016 report on the international luxury residential market, we explore the propertyContinue reading “WHO ARE THE NEW BUYERS of LUXURY REAL ESTATE?”