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Thought about revamping your kitchen lately?  The new year means new emerging real estate trends.  Here are a few we’ve put together – see if they inspire you! 1. Statement wallpaper. Interesting wallpaper is guaranteed to add character to your cooking space.  According to kitchen and bathroom designer Lee Hardcastle, “Wallpaper provides an easy way […]

Every year, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego holds a Dream House Raffle to support its cause.  This year, a Rancho Santa Fe home was chosen, and it’s the largest home the charity has ever featured. The Ronald McDonald House was founded in 1980 to provide a “home away from home” to families […]

The luxury real estate market has been on the rise, and celebrities, too, are taking note.  Luxury real estate homeowners in general have the flexibility to customize their homes with unique rooms and decor, details that often reflect the newest innovations and trends.  From entertainment rooms to hi-tech bathrooms and bold colors, there are really few limits […]

According to the LA Times, the number of homes bought for $2 million or more in recent months is the highest on record – luxury real estate sales are climbing. “It’s pretty mind-blowing, to be honest,” said Cindy Ambuhel, an agent at a Brentwood firm.  ”The luxury market has been completely on fire.” The upward trend is […]

Buying a new home can be a difficult and confusing process.  Oftentimes, there are many unknowns to be answered: How much home can I really afford?  Do I qualify for a home loan?  What size do I want my home to be?  What kind of community do I want to live in?  With luxury real […]

As 2014 comes to a close, real estate agents, market researchers and economists are making predictions for the real estate market in the new year.  Here are five real estate market predictions for 2015, according to Home Buying Institute: 1. Home values will continue to rise. While home price trends tend to vary at the […]

Google “U.S. housing market”, and you will find quite a bit of news about a market that is still recovering; a market in which buyers and sellers can only predict an uncertain future.  Indeed, if you do some research, you might find that in many places prices are flat and sales are dropping.  However, not everyone […]

Whether you’re looking at an eight-bedroom ski chalet in Park City, Utah or a sprawling mansion in the Hollywood Hills, there is no doubt that luxury real estate is a hot market. According to Investopedia’s Tips for Buying Luxury Homes, the number of homes in California selling for $2 million or more reached an all […]

On August 14th, 1882, the first California Southern Railroad train took off on its new route from San Diego to San Bernardino.  Theodore M. Loop, the contractor and engineer behind the project, had built a home just North of San Diego.  He described it as “the most attractive place on the entire coast.”  Today, that […]

Former cricket icon, Steve Waugh, and investment banker, Dean Honan, saw great struggle in India’s overpopulated slums, but also saw opportunity in luxury real estate. It is clear that vastly growing India needs houses. Waugh and Honan are determined to build them. Honan sports a clean financial-type look whereas Waugh looks of spending hours in […]