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Interior Design brings color to the Parade of Homes | Real Estate

The Housing and Building Association’s Parade of Homes started this weekend and continues today and next weekend, with eight homes that are available for online touring, and seven homes that are available for in-person visits. With the popularity of home remodeling shows from areas across the country, it’s easy to stay on top of home interior styles elsewhere, but the Parade is a great opportunity to see the styles that locals love.

The experts say that the Grand Valley is typically a few years behind the rest of the country when it comes to home interior design choices, but one thing is consistent with local design preferences regardless of whether a home was designed in Tuscan style back in 2006 or in modern farmhouse in 2020: rustic never quite goes away, and it’s not uncommon to see the outside brought inside with textures, colors and materials during the Parade of

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Real Estate Market: Rent or Buy a House During Covid? Home Hunters Explain Moves

Maybe it’s too many months living and working in the same cramped quarters. Or the ultra-low mortgage rates. For some, spending less during the pandemic means they finally have enough saved for a down payment.

All that is prompting people to ask themselves whether now is the time to buy a home — even as the long-term outlook for the real-estate market remains uncertain.

There’s been a burst of home buying across the U.S., especially in suburbs outside cities where people were cooped up during the spring Covid-19 lockdown. In August, contracts to buy single-family houses in Greenwich, Connecticut, nearly tripled from a year earlier. Contracts were up 57% in nearby Westchester County.

Homes Get Scarce

The supply of single-family homes in the U.S. is getting tight

Capital Economics Ltd., U.S. Census, National Association of Realtors

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Romanza Interior Design elevates waterfront estate in Port Royal

Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Oct. 10, 2020

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Inspired interiors from award-winning Romanza Interior Design will elevate a new London Bay Homes luxury custom home that showcases commanding views of Doubloon Bay in the prestigious Port Royal neighborhood.

Located at 4155 Cutlass Cove, the 6,569-square-foot estate is a London Bay Homes-led creative collaboration with Kukk Architecture & Design, Romanza Interior Design and Architectural Land Design. The home features a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces and an interior design ideal for both easy everyday living and gracious entertaining.

“Wide expanses of glass with fully retracting pocket doors showcase the cove from the great room, master suite, club room and VIP suite,” said

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See an English Estate Renovation That’s Any Downton Abbey Fan’s Dream

There’s not many people brave enough to take on such an outlandishly top-end renovation project, but for Dean Poulton, 33, and Borja de Maqua, 31, of the Instagram feed @mytinyestate, this grand design of stunning proportions was too tempting to resist. A rural English affair in Warwickshire, it comprises an array of different buildings and gardens including a three-story Georgian manor house, an adjoining servants’ quarters, and a caretaker’s cottage that dates back to Tudor times, plus a charming gardener’s cottage and piggery—all set amidst 2.5 acres of formal gardens, courtyards, and stables—barely habitable and far from good decorative order. These self-taught fixer-uppers may call the estate tiny, but the amount of work completed since they started, in March 2018, is vast. And what makes the story all the more compelling is how they have journaled their makeover via their social media platform. Having started out as a way to

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10 Real Estate Movies to Add to Your Queue

Hollywood has a thing for the real estate industry. From high-stakes drama to LOL humor — and everything in between — the movies show the world of real estate can be as entertaining as it is lucrative. Let’s take a look at 10 films that have cast the real estate industry and its key players in starring roles.

Movies about eviction or foreclosure

In real life, there are laws in place that provide the rules for evictions and foreclosures. In Hollywood, though, it’s a much different story, as told by these films.

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

At its core, this is a story of an eviction gone terribly wrong. When a homeowner (Jennifer Connelly) is evicted from her home due to a misunderstanding regarding the nonpayment of business taxes, she must seek legal help when her home is sold at auction. The new owner (Ben Kingsley) and his

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Orleans Parish property transfers, Sept. 7-11, 2020: See a list of home and other sales | Real Estate News

Below is a compilation of properties sold in Orleans Parish from Sept. 7-11. Data is compiled from public records.

New Orleans

District 1

Banks St. 4517: $355,000, Gayle Farrington and Larry Farrington to Amanda Elise Johns.

Baronne St. 339; Baronne St. 341: $1,775,000, Jon Vaccari Fleming and Stephen Fleming to Anvil South LLC.

Baudin St. 3916-18: $495,500, Pasadena Development Co. Inc. to John P. Moreci and Rebecca A. Moreci.

Baudin St. 4620: $575,000, Haley Goshert Sulser and Michael B. Sulser to David B. Akers and Rita Scheck Akers.

Coliseum St. 1765: $259,000, Louisiana Coastal VIII LLC to Joseph W. Lewis IV and Monica Stewart Lewis.

Coliseum St. 1765: $319,000, Louisiana Coastal Viii LLC to Debra M. Hensley and Phyllis M. Guedry.

Constance St. 1339 – 1341: $727,000, Lauren Ashley Owens Libby, Robert S. Libby and Russell P. Libby to Austin Durant Mozee Carr and Erica Grubbs Carr.

Magazine St. 1552-54:

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Seagate completes total remodel of grand estate at Quail West

Seagate Development Group announced it has completed a total remodel of a nearly 6,000 square foot, two story grand estate residence at Quail West.  The project took a total of nine months to complete.  Seagate reimagined the spaces throughout the home and created an on-trend open-concept living environment.  Theory Design designed the home’s new interior design.  The project also entailed extensive exterior enhancements, including a new driveway, new landscaping, new landscaping lighting, a new roof, and a new exterior pool deck, including new waterline tile in the pool, installation of new pool equipment, and a re-designed outdoor kitchen area.



a large stone statue in front of a house: Seagate Development Group announced it has completed a total remodel of a nearly 6,000 square foot, two story grand estate residence at Quail West.


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Seagate Development Group announced it has completed a total remodel of a nearly 6,000 square foot, two story grand estate residence at Quail West.

Inside, Seagate created a new feature wall in the great room to replace what was originally an outdated precast concrete fireplace that extended to the

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Luxury Real Estate is on the Rise With 60% Improvement

In July 2020, Engel & Völkers announced that they saw a 60 percent increase in luxury real estate transactions over the same period last year, with homes selling for between 2 and 5 million euros (around $2.3M and $5.9M USD). “We are already seeing significant catch-up effects after the challenging first half of the year. Buyer activity is high in both national and international real estate markets,” said Sven Odia, CEO of Engel & Völkers AG.

 

So, what has caused this increase? Well, because of coronavirus impacts, many people are spending much more time at home, which has forced them to reevaluate their living spaces and what’s important. Properties with tons of outdoor space that might sit on the edges of popular cities are becoming a lot more attractive than inner-city dwellings. According to Engel & Völkers AG, the most important criteria for buyers now include a garden offering

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Do You Really Need A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home Right Now?

Andrew Fortune is the owner and managing broker of Great Colorado Homes, a digital real estate brokerage in Colorado Springs, CO.

Right now, many real estate markets around the country are experiencing a lack of inventory. In some cases, the supply of homes for sale simply cannot keep up with the demand from homebuyers.

For example, in Colorado where I’m based, there was a 51% decrease in available single-family homes on the market this August, compared to the same time last year. That kind of shortage can cause panic-buying and quick sales.

If you’re in a market where homes are selling within minutes, you may be asking yourself if you really need a real estate agent to sell your home. It’s a question that needs to be asked from time to time. Why can’t you put your own home online and sell it without an agent? Maybe you

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Incredible estate has showstopper pool

An architectural Central Coast oasis built nine years ago with a spectacular infinity pool is on the market for the first time ever.

The breathtaking home at Erina is decked out with luxury touches at every twist and turn including a self filling water feature, poolside bar and an outdoor bath tub.

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Lavish dance studio estate to shatter records

It is also the perfect post-coronavirus home with it featuring a detached home office and guest accommodation at the rear.

Sitting on 9076sqm at 53 Erina Valley Road, the five-bedroom residence is on the market with a $3.5m guide through McGrath — Terrigal’s Mat Steinwede and Jordan Bulmer.

It has been owned by award-winning ceramist Clodagh Blackburn and her miner husband, Jamie, who purchased the property in 2010 for $2.525m, according to CoreLogic.

The house was

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