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FINEST WATERFRONT ESTATES

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Build your dream home, or your vacation retreat, here in Marla Bay, a private neighborhood with secluded sandy beach. Peace and quiet in a pristine paradise where time seems to standstill. Enjoy incredible southern, northern, and western views from this 1936 family estate on Marla Bay in Nevada.

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Last available ready to build lakefront property in the small classic Lake Tahoe community of Marla Bay/Zephyr Cove, Nevada. Conditional TRPA permits in place. Site plans and preliminary architectural renderings will be provided for approximately a 4,000-square-foot home. Possible to break ground this summer or fall. This 1936 family estate is situated on the desirable south eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, the best location for all day sunshine, spectacular sunsets across the water, and breathtaking views of Mt. Tallac, Heavenly Valley, and the glittering lights of South Shore night life. Secluded but only ten minutes from Heavenly Valley ski resort. Offered at $2,845,000

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CONTENTS ON THE COVER

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The Crown Jewel Naples, Florida A Beachfront Estate that is truly one of Naples “Crown Jewels” only comes along once in a life time. It’s perfect and available for $28,000,000. Just ask Bill Earls, a seasoned professional on the best real estate Naples has to offer. As the wealthiest baby boomer’s near retirement, Waterfront Properties in Naples are once again on the Radar to be bought and enjoyed. See the best “Beachfront Estates” in this issues Waterfront section.

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Celebrity Property Showcase Alan Jackson, Franklin, Tennessee Hulk Hogan, Clearwater, Florida “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” House, Chicago, Illinois Leann Rimes, Nashville, Tennessee Michael Jackson, Las Vegas, Nevada Kris Kardashian, Calabasas, California

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Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate 9 The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing 12

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Luxury Portfolio

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GMAC Elegant Homes

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The RE/MAX Collection

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The Luxury Gallery

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Advertiser Index

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Southeast Point Monster Mansion Boca Raton, Florida Dock your 200-foot mega yacht on 348 feet of prime waterfront with 212 feet of wide side dockage.

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Luxury Nevada Glenbrook, Nevada Unique estate with two homes and 15,000 square feet of living space on 1.24 acres of landscaped gardens and amenities. $8,999,000

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The Babe Ruth House St. Petersburg, Florida Nestled within a lushly tropical manicured estate, this 1928 Italian style villa surveys beautiful Boca Ciega Bay with over 150 feet of seawall. Locally known as “The Babe Ruth Home.”

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Home in a Dream Setting Heart of Kentucky

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uxury living in a country setting would best describe the 5,700 square foot home, located on a 5.46 acre lake front lot. Experience the breath taking views from the six sets of French doors that all open up to the 15 acre lake with its one mile lighted walking path. The French country style designed home has a well laid out main level that features an open concept living area, master suite, formal dinning, study, great room, laundry room, breakfast nook and an elegant kitchen with exposed timber trusses. The walk-out basement level consists of three bedrooms, two full baths, fitness room, large game room, and second laundry and a fourth garage door to access the basement storage area. Home is offered for sale. Price upon request. Equestrian Lakes development is located on 934 rolling, serene acres with stunning views. Nestled in Shelby Co, the heart of Kentucky’s saddle bred country. Included in the development are:

 125 foot by 125 foot Grand Prix style covered arena  29 stall full care barn facility  Over 8 miles of tree lined riding trails that are fenced and groomed  Community pavilion with swimming pools Upscale development designed to complement fine country living and the equestrian lifestyle.

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WATERFRONT PROPERTIES

MARKETPLACE

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Living the Dream

The Nevada Jackpot

By Britta Reque-Dragicevic

By Reynolds Fuller

Fiji offers a safe, English speaking island lifestyle ideal for early retirement. Long stretches of white sand beach. Crystal-clear blue lagoons. Privacy, splendor and exquisite property can be yours.

Whether searching for somewhere to settle down, invest in real estate or enjoy life to the fullest, Nevada is the jackpot—the place to be.

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An Adult Disney World

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By Elyse Umlauf-Garneau

Still a Booming Market

Nevada’s tax friendliness has always been a lure for corporations and second home buyers alike and with prices far more attractive than they were just a few years ago. Las Vegas is still a great bet, according to realtor Tanya Murray.

By Reynolds Fuller

As many markets are suffering, so is Central Florida, however Central Florida’s setback is only temporary, Oxford Realty believes the real estate market in this area is emerging rapidly!

PROPERTY INDEX ALASKA

GEORGIA

NEVADA

SOUTH CAROLINA

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25, 27, 76

13, 86, 93

ARIZONA

ILLINOIS

1, 4, 35, 63, 80–82, Inside Front Cover

INTERNATIONAL BAHAMAS

11, 34, 59

NEW HAMPSHIRE

TENNESSEE

50, 52, 94

12, 24–25, 27

13, 34–35, 86, 93

ARKANSAS

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CANADA

INDIANA

27, 30

28–29

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NEW JERSEY

TEXAS 2, 27, 91

KENTUCKY

9,11, 24–27, 83, 95

CARIBBEAN

CALIFORNIA

28, 31, 78

9, 11–12, 21, 24–25, 35, 66–67, 95

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NEW MEXICO

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COSTA RICA

COLORADO

MARYLAND

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50, 94

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VIRGINIA

NEW YORK

11–12, 24, 30, 58, 87, 92–93

FIJI

MASSACHUSETTS

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WISCONSIN

38, 39

9, 25–26, 78

NORTH CAROLINA

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PUERTO RICO

MINNESOTA

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WYOMING

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OREGON

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CONNECTICUT 9, 26, 56, 58

FLORIDA 5, 10, 12–14, 16–19, 26, 28, 32, 34, 40–49, 51–54, 57, 60, 64, 69–75, 93–94, Front Cover, Inside Back Cover, Back Cover 8

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Imagine the serenity of being on holiday, the lavish attention of an exclusive resort, and the vibrant excitement of the city, all while experiencing the comforts of home. Discover the St. Regis lifestyle. Gaze at stunning views of San Francisco through grand windows. Live a life of unparalleled distinction. $2,299,000.

NORWALK, CONNECTICUT

PARAGON REAL ESTATE GROUP Mike Murphy and Sue Schultes 415-307-0153 www.doorsofyourlife.com

Shorehaven, a Nantucket style home sited on a beautifully landscaped acre with 148’ of direct waterfront with dock and beach. The living room and great room each offer fireplaces, coffered ceilings, and French doors to expansive verandah. The Master Suite has a fireplace, sitting room, large Master bath and balcony. There are three additional bedrooms each with bath. The third floor is a studio with balcony. Exquisite views of water and islands. $5,750,000.

BRIELLE, NEW JERSEY

RUMSON, NEW JERSEY

Custom built 7 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath home meticulously appointed by original owner. Impeccable details throughout. Incredible views of the Manasquan River and Atlantic Ocean from one of the highest points along the coast. A ‘Hollywood Hills’ home at the Jersey Shore. $2,595,000.

This 5 acre Shrewsbury River front property in beautiful Rumson has all the building approvals and is ready for your dream home. You can build up to a 9,000 square foot home here. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac this land affords the privacy you have been looking for within easy commute of NYC. $1,900,000.

DIANE TURTON, REALTORS | Erin Hunt 732-449-4441

DIANE TURTON, REALTORS | Erin Hunt 732-449-4441

CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

Waterfront, five bedroom, four full and two half bath residence offers scenic views over Oyster River, with over 4000 square feet of living space. This shingle style home features fine architectural details, multiple fireplaces and a first floor master. The gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinetry, a center island and top of the line appliances. $2,995,000.

Set within a spectacular landscape of 3.7 acres, this extraordinary property is cloistered on a secluded peninsula with unrivaled vistas of Chatham Harbor and the Atlantic. Offering oceanfront living with a private sandy beach, this home boasts impeccable craftsmanship with solid mahogany paneling, oak and mahogany in-laid floors, an elegant chef’s kitchen and expansive windows that reveal spectacular views throughout. $7,775,000.

PINE ACRES REALTY, INC. | Chris Rhinesmith 508.945.1186 | www.pineacresrealty.com

John Brian Losh, Chairman/Publisher | info@luxuryrealestate.com | 2110 Western Ave. | Seattle, WA 98121 | 800.488.4066

NICHOLAS H. FINGELLY REAL ESTATE | Nancy Dolan 203.454.6700 | www.seetheproperty.com/52460

PINE ACRES REALTY, INC. | Chris Rhinesmith 508.945.1186 | www.pineacresrealty.com

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BOCA RATON, FLORIDA • $15,500,000 “Dolce Vita Estate” is the authentic definition of an exquisite Intracoastal, deep water no wake zone, luxury estate for the most discerning. Largest and most private ocean access domain available in the heart of nonpareil Boca Raton, offering over 2.1 acres and 200+ feet of prime water frontage, 12,000+ square foot estate home, 7 bedrooms, 5.3 baths, tennis court, heated swimming pool, and 3-bay garage.

MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA • $825,000 Waterfront with spectacular bay and lagoon views! Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, oneof-a-kind luxury townhome! Renovated with the finest of finishes. Gourmet kitchen. Custom English sycamore cabinetry and specially selected stonework. Beautiful setting surrounded by a 20± acre wildlife preserve. Community pool, tennis courts, and bay front pathways. Easy access to highway, ferry, and airport transportation. Shana Rohde-Lynch • Frank Howard Allen Realtors (415) 925-3225 • ShanaMarin@aol.com • www.Go2Marin.com

Stephan Meyer P.A., Broker Associate Keller Williams Realty Services (561) 809-SELL(7355) www.ISellBoca.com

ORMAND BEACH, FLORIDA• $2,499,000

PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZONA • $2,495,000

This 1876-built restored Riverside Estate is on the National Register of Historic Places. Interiors open to perfect gardens and views of the Intracoastal Waterway. On 1.1waterfront acres with dock and boathouse. Offering gourmet kitchen, elevator, gallery library, heart of pine flooring, original staircase, and original brick fireplaces, Brazilian Cherry decking for porches, and family room with a river-stone fireplace. Linda J. Tedesco • Plantation Realty Services • (386) 846.0680 info@lindatedesco.com • www.TheTedescoCollection.com

Situated in prestigious Paradise Valley, this 7,200-square-foot custom home has been reduced $1.5M from the original price! Steal this brand new never lived-in home tucked away on a gorgeous, quiet 1-acre cul-de-sac lot! This Tuscan-style home features 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, an office, a media room, and a separate guest casita. Stunning upgrades include custom cabinets, travertine stone floors, and 800+ bottle wine cellar! Kristy Ryan • RE/MAX Fine Properties • (480) 922-1200 KristyRyan@Remax.net • www.KristyRyan.com

Scottsdale, Arizona • $1,650,000

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA • $1,085,000

Stunning Old World custom home in guard gated Troon Mountain Estates! Over 5,300 square feet of amazing high-end finishes! Charming, open floor plan with separate guest house! This beautiful home features 5 fireplaces, resort-style beach entrance pool, 4 car garage, and 360-degree breathtaking mountain and city light views! Troon offers an awardwinning country club and golf course! Kristy Ryan • RE/MAX Fine Properties • (480) 922-1200 KristyRyan@Remax.net • www.KristyRyan.com

Behold this William Poole designed masterpiece, beautifully decorated and updated for today’s lifestyle with 10-foot ceilings and extensive custom millwork. A sweeping “bridal” staircase graces the large 2-story foyer while the two story great room enjoys lake views through the true divided light windows. The gourmet kitchen will be a favorite gathering place. Located in top country club community with Fazio golf, deep-water marina, and clubhouse on the James River. Kathy Coomer • William E. Wood and Associates • (757) 871-3466 KathyCoomer@WilliamEWood.com • www.WilliamEWood.com/KathyCoomer

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FISHER ISLAND, FLORIDA • $ 2,650,000 A very special corner unit with postcard views of city, sunset, Miami skyline, port, SoBe, and ocean. Bright and spacious 3/3.5 offers high cathedral ceiling, contemporary and elegant, remodeled with natural stone floors in living areas, wood floors in bedrooms, practical and well-planned closets, motorized hurricane shutters. Fantastic gourmet kitchen complemented with breakfast balcony overlooking Government Cut and waterway activity. Modern highest quality imported furnishings included. Marr Properties Violetta Barbara Kruszelnicki • (305) 394-2311 • viola1@bellsouth.net Adam Kruszelnicki • (305) 546-8866 • heyadam@me.com

ORLANDO, FLORIDA • $699,999

WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA • $3,900,000

Stunning custom riverfront home on Boggy Creek- East Lake Toho Chain of Lakes. This beautiful secluded estate has over 3000 square feet, a huge bonus room or home entertainment theater area and sits on 4.93 acres zoned for horses. With over 700 feet of riverfront it is close to Lake Nona’s Burnham Institute for Medical Research, Orlando International Airport and UCF College of Medicine. Call today for a brochure on this property. Christopher M. Nutt • Watson Realty Corp. (407) 340-8487 • CCnutt@aol.com • www.ChristopherNutt.com

“Water’s Edge” a 20-acre estate on Johns Lake, Central Florida. Unwind on the dock and take in the serene view from your spacious property. Nature abounds on rare pristine forest, fields, and 1,200 feet of lake frontage. Property includes guesthouse, horse barn, and sports court. Existing 4,262 square foot custom home, originally built in 1954, has a lakefront lodge feel. Johns Lake is great for fishing and water sports. Lorraine Burch • Avalar Real Estate Services • (407) 267-3268 Lorraine@AvalarinClermont.com • www.LakefrontCentralFlorida.com

FORT MILL, SOUTH CAROLINA • $1,090,000

LAKE MURRAY, SOUTH CAROLINA • $995,000

Stunning custom estate home located just 30 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, and situated in a very favorable school and property tax district. This home offers all you have ever wanted…from the gourmet kitchen to the elegant master suite to the fully finished basement to the five+ bay garage. All of this on 1.46 acres overlooking a private pond-please email or call for a private showing. Leigh Brown • RE/MAX Signature Properties • (866) 440-7136 • Cell (704) 507-5500 leigh@leighsells.com • www.leighsells.com

On a Lake Murray peninsula lot with water views from every window! The open floor plan boasts grand foyer, hardwoods throughout, 4 bedrooms, and 3.5 baths. Media room, loft gourmet kitchen with GE Café appliances. Two-story great room offers triple French doors leading to a multi-tier deck. 30-foot dock with floater and shared boat ramp. Tonya Hayes, Realtor • Keller Williams • (803) 413-2745 tonyahayes@kw.com • www.mycolumbiahomesforsale.com 13


HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA • Offered from $500,000 to $4,200,000 Minutes from Ft. Lauderdale, Aventura and Bal Harbor, half a mile from beach and golfing, this breathtaking gated waterfront Intracoastal boating community offers five-star amenities, double-guarded gated entries with 24-hour security, 22-acre park, tennis courts, club house, state-of-the-art fitness center and community pools. The waterfront homes offer top-of-theline finishes with private pools and boat dockages. Non-waterfront homes have access to a marina. Waterfront single-family home prices start at $1,200,000 to $4,200,000, non-waterfront prices start at $500,000 to $1,600,000. Waterfront townhomes prices start at $700,000 to $1,000,000, non-waterfront townhomes prices start at $500,000 to $900,000. Hurry and be one of the fortunate few that will call Harbor Islands home! Visit www.Harbor-Islands-Homes.com. Maritza C. Jorge, PA, Realtor • Keller Williams (954) 895-3603 • (954) 270-2392 • Maritza@MaritzaJorge.com • www.MaritzaJorge.com

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO • $1,500,000 Luxury oceanfront two level penthouse in a unique US Caribbean Island. 2,700 square feet, three bedroom suites and four bathrooms, salt-water aquarium, family room, wet bar, ocean view terrace, stainless-steel kitchen, granite top, four underground parking, and spacious storage. Added luxuries includes high-tech entertainment systems, resort facilities includes Oceanside pool, beach access, gym, sauna-steam room, tennis, playground, clubhouse, and many more. Janette Torres-Suarez • Terra-Mar Real Estate Group, Inc. (787) 640-1658 • jtorres@terramarpr.com • www.playaserenapenthouse.com

An experienced top producing agent selling Luxury Properties in the USA Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. She is the only Realtor® with a Luxury Certification (CHLMS) that guarantees the expertise require to work in a high-end market. She is specializes in sale, rental and management of properties in the most suitable locations including waterfront, resort and exclusive communities in the Island. Janette is committed to offer the best service to her international clients. Her slogan is “Just put water to your lifestyle.” Janette Torres-Suarez • Terra-Mar Real Estate Group, Inc. • 787-640-1658 www.terramarpr.com • jtorres@terramarpr.com

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Bradenton, Florida • $2,590,000, reduced $1.7 million dollars! Quality of design and uniqueness of this 10,000+ square foot, 3-story estate are unmatched! Water views of the Manatee River, Gulf of Mexico, sunsets, and sunrises from each level of balconies. Outdoor kitchen, pool/spa with rock formations and waterfalls. Features wet bar, billiards, roof tile tumble marble flooring, exotic woods, granite counters, seawalls, fireplaces, sound proof theater with projection room, full security system, and more! Angela Cegnar • Keller Williams • (941) 266-3872 FloridaProperties@TampaBay.rr.com • www.CegnarSellsFlorida.com 14

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PUBLISHER’S LETTER

PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER Sheri Norris, snorris@dupontregistry.com MANAGING EDITOR Tress Eveleth, teveleth@dupontregistry.com VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES Marty Binder, mbinder@dupontregistry.com VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES Scott Harkness, sharkness@dupontregistry.com

Dear Reader, Luxury Living has never been more affordable. Extraordinary homes are now available at prices never dreamed of before. From the Fiji Islands to Marin County, California; to Nevada, home of the jackpot; to Central Florida; to the majestic gulf shores of Naples, Florida; there are many, many possibilities to fulfill our dreams of a palatial lifestyle. Our cover home is all about quiet elegance on the Gulf of Mexico. This exceptional property stands out in a neighborhood of fabulous estates. Sixteen thousand square feet, 1.5 plus acres, beach front … with all the amenities including a six-car garage. All for $28,000,000. While we are in that price range, please don’t miss our Celebrity spotlight where homes with provenance are pictured for your shopping pleasure. My personal favorite is the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off house that is only $2,300,000. It could be yours. And, you would smile, smile, smile. When you have special properties like these and the other homes featured in this issue, it is hard to find the potential, and elusive buyer. That’s what we do best here at the duPont REGISTRYTM. We find the buyer and present the seller’s property in a way that speaks highly of their special offering. It’s not easy in today’s market, but we can get it done for you every month and 24/7 on our web site. Keep in mind that each of these properties is special. And that one realtor is a specialist in marketing these types of opportunities. Connecting the buyer and seller is our job. Presenting the property and closing the deal is the realtor’s job. If you have a property that you are considering selling, call your broker (or one of those specializing in this issue) and let them know that you want your property right here in the duPont REGISTRYTM. We will go to work for you right away. Thanks and please send your comments to me at tldupont@duPontREGISTRY.com. Best Always,

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THE CROWN JEWEL Naples, Florida


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ON THE COVER

By Reynolds Fuller In the Naples market Bill Earls, broker and director of John R. Wood Realtors for more than 26 years, knows what sets the luxury home market apart. “Naples is all about quiet elegance, quiet power,” Earls says. “The Waterfront Estate on Gordon Drive is synonymous with true, ultra high-end luxury homes. We have evolved to a truly different level in dealing with the ultra high-end in Naples for the last two decades.” When driving down Gordon Drive in Naples, Florida, it is hard to find one home more impressive than the next. That is, until you come across La Capanna, the Crown Jewel of Naples. “This is one of the grand, Gordon Drive beachfront estates,” Earls says. “This one stands out.”

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Sixteen thousand square feet of luxury and quality sits on over an acre and a half of lavish landscaping along the Gulf of Mexico shore. “Even for those unfamiliar, you still know it’s something special,” says Larry Lappin, associate realtor at John R. Woods. “It is a wonderful presentation that many homes don’t offer.” The Italian Renaissance era setting begins as you pull through the gates to this regal estate, winding down the brick-paved driveway lined with remarkable gardens and grass comparable to a putting green and onto the motor court with elaborate, custom fountains. Stepping inside the marble foyer of this six-bedroom, eight-bath estate, an exquisite, two-story rotunda with a handpainted domed ceiling and crystal chandelier looks out to breath-

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ON THE COVER taking views of the water. The estate features a home theater, fitness center, gourmet-styled kitchen, “his” and “her” studies, 500-bottle wine room, and 5-bay collector’s garage. The finishing touches include custom molding and cabinetry, marble baseboards, and hand-stenciled walls, as well as Waterford sconces, silk wall coverings, and elaborate architectural detailing. The world-class amenities do not end indoors but overflow onto an open, outdoor area perfect for entertaining. On the marble deck beyond, is a pool containing a mosaic-tile turtle, a beachside game room with a mahogany bar, and a poolside cabana and trelliscovered spa. Naples’ most exclusive private beach club, the Port Royal Club, which is just minutes from downtown shopping, fine dining, and cultural events, is only a short stroll down the beach from this $28-million property, Lappin says. “You will find nothing wanting in this beachfront estate,” Earls says. “It is one of Naples’ true crown jewels.” Offered at $28,000,000 I

BILL EARLS John R. Wood, Inc. Realtors 1265 Creekside Parkway, Suite 400 Naples, Florida 34108 T 239.659.6107 BillEarls@JohnRWood.com www.BillEarls.com

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www.TheREMAXCollection.com BEACH FRONT BEAUTY IN GATED COMMUNITY • Destin, Florida

From a soaring two-story entry to private steps leading to Florida’s Gulf Coast, this home brings luxury living to the beach. Features include gated entrance and private courtyard, custom painting and window treatments, travertine flooring with borders and insets, gourmet kitchen set off by glass-fronted cabinets, treyed and vaulted ceilings, Gulf-front master suite with his and her baths, and paneled study. The 4,156 square feet of living space has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths plus screened porch, large balconies, and 2-car garage. Offered at $4,495,000

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Wat e r f r o n t a n d M o u n t a i n Vi e w s i n A n c h o r a g e , A l a s k a Unobstructed ocean views with soaring windows with huge deck and garden embraces inlet and mountain views! The finest hardwoods, custom tiles, and shoji walls. Relax in the handsome library. The baths are exquisite in both design and finish; inviting poolside art/ lighting. Custom kitchen perfectly laid out to accommodate the chef in you! Offered at $1,350,000

Park your plane in your back yard at an incredible price! Offering five bedrooms, with mother-in-law, newly updated master suite, rooms for entertaining, and a deck overlooking the canal. Living room and family room include serving bar and fireplace off the eat-in kitchen. Home Offered at $599,000 Land Offered at $260,000

Park your float plane behind this custom architectural design! This home includes wall of windows overlooking the water and, mountains! Positioned to capture the light and view, this home makes for beautiful entertaining space and the family will love the recreation room and lake activities. Dock, deck, and storage for house and toys! Offered at $1,250,000

Over an acre of site, beautifully landscaped, facing level frontage on Sundi Lake. A gated entrance and adjacent to the Sand Lake canals and undeveloped parcel. Kitchen includes copper accent, rock fireplace, granite, and cabinetry along with Brazilian cherry and oak floors. Ultimate privacy, views, lake frontage, and charming custom home make this an ideal package! Offered at $1,075,000

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AURORA, ONTARIO, CANADA • $1,495,000 CDN Exquisite home on 1.98 acres situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. Proudly boasting 6640 square feet of pure elegance and grandeur .Beautifully landscaped gardens. Four+one bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The Great Room with 20 foot ceilings and windows overlooking a large deck , interlocking stone patio , in ground pool surrounded by a wrought iron fence and volleyball court. For more pictures of property, please visit www.24bovairtrail.com. WALTER WALLACE • RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY LTD. (416) 566-9276 • walterwallace1@rogers.com

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Walter immigrated with his family to Montreal, Quebec in 1972 and settled in Toronto, Ontario in 1985. After a successful career in the financial industry for 16 years as a Currency Broker, Walter finally brought his accountability, commitment and integrity to the world of real estate. Having played soccer his entire life and still does, Walter realizes commitment to others. Whether you are buying for the first time, upgrading or downsizing, Walter will not rest until your needs are fulfilled. WALTER WALLACE • RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY LTD. (416) 566-9276 • walterwallace1@rogers.com

SENATOBIA/OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI • $850,000

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, VIRGINIA • $4,750,000

This exclusive, yet down-to-earth estate is more than a ranch. The fenced and cross fenced 60 acres is home to a 6 stall barn and a 2.5 acre pond. Within this plantation style home with wrap around porches, you will find imported Italian tile, Sub-Zero built in refrigerator, trash compactor, double-ovens and gas cook top, gourmet kitchen, space for a wine cellar, and French doors that open to wraparound porch. JENNIFER SMITH • RE/MAX ADVANTAGE (901) 461-7644 • Jennifer@YourHomeGurus.com • www.YourHomeGurus.com

Sparkling water and 500 miles of shoreline are at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Gated peninsula estate features land and water privacy on 2.21 acres and 2,800 feet of shoreline. Water panoramas fill every window with sunrise and sunset views. The onelevel living home features 6,840 square feet, a gourmet kitchen, an enormous master suite, stone fireplaces, wraparound covered porches, 2 docks, and sandy beach. DIXIE STEELE AND DEBORAH BERAN • RE/MAX LAKEFRONT REALTY, INC. (800) 486-4206 x54 • info@smlluxuryhomes.com ª www.smlluxuryhomes.com

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A Waterfront Way of Life By Reynolds Fuller If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the view from a waterfront property worth? Even in times of economic uncertainties, one thing is certain when buying real estate—make a run for the water. Waterfront properties remain one of the most popular real estate investments. Landlocked is rarely, if ever, used to describe property, yet waterfront is rarely, if ever, left out. Waterfront not only describes a property, it suggests a way of life. One of life’s greatest pleasures is the ability to enjoy life’s little pleasures. Owning a home on the water is a means of indulging in the little things. Soaking up the sun in a warmer climate with palm trees swaying in the breeze and sandy beaches as far as the eye can see most likely springs to mind, but a wide array of atmospheres offers water as a backdrop. A culturally dynamic New England village with smalltown charm might call to some, while a tropical destination loaded with water sports galore may call to others’ adventurous side. And don’t forget those who want nothing more than the peace and tranquility that comes from gazing out at the water beyond. Many roads lead to the water’s edge from different directions, yet all are drawn to pursuing life’s pleasures. Trade in the sound machine imitating ocean waves crashing onto the shore, lake ripples lapping against the dock or river currents rushing over the rocks for the pleasure of hearing the authentic sounds.

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FIJI ISLANDS

Living the Dream By Britta Reque-Dragicevic

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ong stretches of white sand beach. Crystal-clear blue lagoons. The sound of palms swaying in the evening breeze. Carefree island living. Privacy, splendor and exquisite property. Just another South Pacific vacation? Not anymore. Now this island paradise can be yours.

In addition to the natural privacy of the landscaped lot, Bali Hai enjoys access to Maui Bay Estate’s common beach, ownership in the beachfront clubhouse, and is within easy distance to some of the area’s most prominent resorts, fine dining, nightlife, diving, fishing, and surfing, as well as seaside activities.

Available to the discerning buyer at Maui Bay, a residential development is Bali Hai—a custom built luxury three-home manor located on the largest and most private lot of the twentyseven Maui Bay beach lots. Bali Hai offers 4,000+ square feet of living space, towering thirty-foot hand carved ceilings, an impressive master suite, two guest suites, two outdoor plunge pools, inside/outside showers, Terrazzo® custom natural stone tubs and vanities, and private road access. Phone, power, and well are in place. Wireless internet is available.

“Unlike many Fiji properties, Maui Bay Estates is guaranteed freehold property—which means the developer has clear titles to the land and property is owned by the purchaser, not leased,” says Joe Soecker, Marketing Director for Taveuni Development Company, who have been developing properties in Fiji for 17 years. “Buyers receive their title at closing. We also offer financing for up to 15 years.” Their Maui Bay Estates and Koro Seaview Estates on the island of Koro have been the fastest selling developments in Fiji. Viti Levu is Fiji’s largest and most populous island. The city of Nadi, a quick one-and-one- half hour drive from Maui Bay Estates, has an international airport with daily flights from the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. “Fiji offers a safe, English-speaking island lifestyle ideal for early retirement and people who love the ocean, fishing, surfing, diving or lounging on the beach. Fijians are known for being very welcoming to foreigners,” points out Soecker. Maui Bay Estates also offers numerous lots available at varying price points, staring at $100,000. “Construction costs are quite low with excellent quality. People who buy lots at Maui Bay are free to begin construction at any time and we will help arrange all the details for them,” says Soecker. “This is a great place to invest, retire or just enjoy owning a piece of the islands! Fiji is a secret no longer only available to actors like Mel Gibson, Anthony Robbins and many others, who own island property in Fiji.” above: MauiBay

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Maui Bay Estates, Fiji Islands Live Your Dream in a South Pacific Tropical Paradise! Owning land or a home in the Fiji Islands is becoming a reality for an ever increasing number of visitors from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the UK. Property prices are still far below other tropical destinations and available for development with no restrictions on when to build. Maui Bay Estates is a beautiful beachfront and hillside development on the sunny Coral Coast of Fiji’s main island. Power, phone, well are in place. Enjoy the clubhouse, freshwater pool and deepwater access pier for boats. Over 20 homes have already been completed at Maui Bay Estates. Restaurants and entertainment available at nearby resorts. The most stunning home for sale at Maui Bay Estates is a luxury 3 Villa Beachfront Compound with more than 4,000 plus square feet of interior space 4 bedrooms, 4 bath, maids quarters, 2 pools, business center and spa house, all on a private sandy beach cove with excellent swimming and snorkeling. Offered at $1.85 Million US. www.mauibayestates.com/lot5.htm We look forward to helping you find your place in paradise

Joe Soecker US: 1-888-254-3454 FIJI: +679 9928111 info@fijirealestate.net www.fijirealestate.net • www.maui-bay.com you tube: fijirealestate1


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Still a Booming Market By Reynolds Fuller

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s many markets are suffering with distressed properties and declining values, so is Central Florida; however, Central Florida’s setback is only temporary. Its real estate market is on the rebound and will continue to be so.

“Wonderful things are happening in the Greater Orlando area,” says Carol Ann Hewitt, broker and owner of Oxford Realty, an international real estate company specializing exclusively in luxury homes and estates. “We are experiencing unprecedented growth.”

Southwest Orange County continues to be a drawing card with its easy access to all the best hotels, attractions, entertainment and the beautiful lakes. The town of Windermere is a favorite and boasts the famed Butler Chain of Lakes, where one can enjoy a variety of water sports and where you will find some of the most prestigious, gated communities and waterfront estates. It is in this area where Hewitt and her highly skilled estate agents at Oxford Realty have been selling some of the highest priced properties in Orange Country for more than 30 years. As a Certified International Property Specialist and a Certified Luxury Marketing Specialist, Hewitt works through her many networks to attract international clients to her local market. Her acquired knowledge of foreign cultures and customs enables her to work at ease with the many foreign clients who are attracted to this area. “What makes us different is that we are a small boutique luxury real estate company with highly experienced agents who provide very special services for those who need them, and we all love doing it,” Hewitt says. “The Central Florida market is an exciting market, and we are glad to be a big part of it.” Yes, Central Florida is like the rest of the country—a bit depressed—but be on the lookout for the rebound. It is emerging rapidly!

above: Luxury lakefront estate offered for sale fully furnished on the famed Butler Chain of Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

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Gated Direct Oceanfront Estate - 121' of Oceanfront, 5 bedroom /8.2 bath, 5 fireplaces. 8,000 square feet furnished guest house. Offered at $4,999,999

Three Story Gated Double Southeast Point Lot Monster Mansion with 348' of water frontage, dock your 200’ mega yacht! Elevator, 4 fireplaces, generator, 12,000 square feet. offered Designer Furnished at $7,995,000.

Majestic magical Point Lot dream with 310 feet. of water and WOW views! Offered at $3,695,000

Magical Direct Intracoastal Mansion with 113' of Prime Intracoastal views that are a WOW! Offered at $3,995,000.

Magnificent Point Lot Mansion 185' on the Intracoastal with side canal dockage, 6,000 square feet. Offered furnished at $3,895,000.

Amazing Deepwater Beachside Monster Mansion with private beach club on the Ocean! 11,000 square feet furnished. Owner will entertain offers between $3,995,000 - $4,995,000.

Magnificent Deepwater Mansion 6 bedroom 5.1 bath, stone fireplace, elevator, generator. Bring your 80' yacht. Owner w ll entertain offers between $2,195,000 - $2,595,000

Intracoastal Point Lot Mansion 183' in the famous gated community of The Sanctuary, overlooking large water bay and protected bird sanctuary. Offered fu nished. Owner will entertain offers between $3,195,000 - $3,695,000

Extraordinary Intracoastal Mansion, dock your 90' yacht. Nature Preserve Island setting with custom stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, mahogany paneled l brary, gym. This like new, Mansion is ordered to be sold immediately. Offered at $5,450,000

Incredible Deepwater Estate with Southern Exposure, 6 bedroom /6.2 bath. Resort-style pool and spa. Owner will entertain offers between $1,895,000 - $2,195,000

Magnificent Deepwater Mansion on 170' of Intracoastal Waterway with Incredible views everywhere. Superior craftsmanship throughout this 6 bedroom / 7.1 bath maste piece! Owner will entertain offers between $$3,495,000 - $4,175,000

Amazing Deepwater Point Lot Mansion resting on 145' of wide bay corner, with dockage for a large yacht, huge boat lift! Offered furnished at $2,800,000


THE MOST MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCES IN HIGHLAND BEACH TOSCANA - Nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean in idyllic Highland Beach, is Toscana, a magnificent three-tower gated community renowned for its magnificent setting, opulent residences and wealth of recreational amenities. Vincent Morea of Mizner Grande Realty, Luxury Condominium Division, is the acknowledged sales leader in Toscana, where he represents available residences ranging from $585,000 to $3,500,000. He describes the community as Mediterranean-style Classic with a private Ocean Club. Amazing recreational amenities include three heated resort-style pools, private deeded beach club, two har-tru tennis courts, poolside and beachside attendant services and a barbecue area. Each of the three Toscana Towers offer a security-staffed lobby, state of the art fitness center, business center, billiard lounge and party room. On-site professionals in addition to the 24-hour manned security entrance European Lobbies with designer furnishings and custom chandeliers include concierge and valet professionals. Luxurious two and three-bedroom units with World Class Amenities.

MIZNER GRANDE REALTY PRESENTS THE LUXURY CONDOMINIUM DIVISION

The Excelsior - Condominiums from $3,400,000 to $8,000,000 - call Vincent Morea 561.212.9933

The Addison on the Ocean - Condominiums from $800,000 to $3,450,000 - call Vincent Morea 561.212.9933

The Aragon - Condominiums from $1,500,000 to $7,250,000- call Vincent Morea - 561.212.9933

The Luxuria - Condominiums from $4,500,000 to $12,500,000 - call Vincent Morea - 561.212.9933

Sabal Shores - Condominiums from $300,000 to $700,000 and Sabal Point from $625,000 to $900,000 call Vincent Morea -561.212.9933

The Beresford - Condominiums from $1,000,000 to $1, 575,000 - call Vincent Morea - 561.212.9933


THREE STORY GATED DOUBLE SOUTHEAST POINT LOT MONSTER MANSION

348 feet of Prime Waterfront Dockage, 212' of wide side dockage. Dock your 200 foot Mega Yacht. 6 bedroom suites and 7.3 baths, 350 gallon saltwater aquarium overlooking the family room and large wet-bar area. 4 fireplaces, elevator, generator, lavish library, 3rd floor amazing movie/entertaining area! Outdoor summer kitchen and beautiful resort-style pool and spa, perfect for entertaining. Park-like setting with huge yard. Offered furnished at $7,995,000 Call Ari Albinder 561.702.0413.

Direct Ocean Luxury Residences priced from $250,000 up to $999,000

5 Bedroom/5.2bath, Master suite down, marble floors, gorgeous library, huge loft area. 90' on water with southern exposure all hurricane impact windows owner will entertain offers between $1,895,000 - $2,195,000

Magnificent "Dominique" Estate model, 6 bedroom suites,Movie Theater, Library, Gourmet Kitchen, all hurricane proof windows, very private setting. Owner will entertain offers between $1,495,000 - $1,695,000


Magnificent Gated Direct Oceanfront Estate, in Ocean Ridge, Florida, with 121' of Pristine Atlantic Blue Ocean. 5 fireplaces, 2 resort-style pools, separate guesthouse, with full kitchen, 2 suites, and family room. ORDERED TO SELL at $4,999,999

The largest Ocean and Intracoastal Estate with a 6,000 square foot Malibu Beach House with tennis court, resort-style pool, in a no-wake zone. Dock your 90' yacht here in the Hillsboro Inlet. Offered at $8,995,000 - $9,495,000. Lot next door with 125' of Ocean and Intracoastal is also available for purchase, together or as a separate purchase.

236' of Intracoastal Frontage, The Sanctuary, Boca Raton, Florida. Offered at $2,795,000 - $3,195,000

Sprawling One Acre Lake Estate Delray Beach, Florida. Owner will entertain offers between $$1,495,000 - $1,695,000

Build your dream mansion on 200' of wide Intracoastal property, Highland Beach, Florida, $1,495,000 - $1,795,000

Beautiful Mediterranean Deepwater Mansion, Ocean Ridge, Florida, Offered at $2,395,000


Ocean Ridge, Florida Spectacular ocean front property with breathtaking ocean views and 106 feet of pristine beach front with no buildable property to its South.Offering the charming ambiance of old Florida this beautifully appointed 4 bedroom estate features a grand living room with fireplace,chef 's kitchen overlooking family room and dining area and luxurious master suite with fireplace. French doors open to patio, resort style pool and gated beach entry. $10,500,000

Boca Raton, Florida This spectacular contemporary corner oceanfront apartment offers 7,800 square feet of living area and is located in the ultra luxury full-amenity Aragon. This residence features 4 bedrooms including a spacious master suite, a great room and gracious dining area and chef 's kitchen all with shimmering ocean views, media center, game room and handsome office. Included also is a South East corner cabana with full bath and kitchenette. $4,995,000. Louise Buehler (561) 212-0276

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Boca Raton, Florida Sheer luxury with 8,500 square feet of living area directly on the Atlantic Ocean with stunning views and award winning interior design featuring 6 bedrooms, new gourmet k tchen, family room with state of the art audio-visual system, wood paneled office, master suite w th his and her baths and private balcony,private pool and large outdoor entertainment area, located in the ultra-luxury Aragon. $7,250,000.

Lighthouse Point, Florida Trophy Intracoastal point lot estate sited on 302 feet of waterfront including protected side dockage with tranquil long water views up and down the Intracoastal, large pool and private tennis court. The magnificent, newly renovated interior features 4 bedrooms, a gourmet k tchen and grand living areas. $11,750,000

Ocean Ridge, Florida Newly constructed ocean view estate just steps away from pristine beaches.This Mediterranean inspired estate features 5 bedrooms including separate guest house. The ultimate in casual entertaining can be enjoyed in the gourmet kitchen overlooking the family room, game room, large outdoor terrace with fireplace and ocean views or sparkling pool and spa. $3,895,000

Ocean Ridge, Florida Located on 105 feet of prime private ocean beachfront this magnificent estate, built in 2005, offers dazzling views of the Atlantic Ocean. Beautiful appointments are featured throughout, unique floor mosaics, a hand carved stone fireplace, brick finished wine tasting room and luxurious master suite with private oceanfront terrace. Classic arcaded loggias and a sparking pool with cascading waterfalls offer elegant outdoor entertaining. $5,295,000

Boca Raton, Florida Directly sited on the Intracoastal Waterway with beautiful wide vistas north and south, this beautiful 6 bedroom Tuscan inspired estate built in 2006 features the best of Florida living. The resort style outdoor living area with pool and spa extends inside to the large family room and chef 's kitchen. The luxurious master suite offers a sitting room and private balcony with shimmering water views. $3,495,000

Ocean Ridge, Florida The epitome of seaside living, this Georgian style estate is just steps from pristine beaches. Built in 2005, featuring over 9,600 square feet of living area, this 6 bedroom estate features exotic granite, exceptional hardwood and marble finishes. Entertain in style in the chef 's kitchen, sports bar, game room, resort style pool or roof top retreat with spa, fireplace and panoramic ocean views. $7,250,000

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“We’ll Make It Happen”

Office: 561-210-5264 Direct: 561-929-7482 Fax: 561-880-6896

Fort Lauderdale, Magnificent Brand New, Venetian Inspired, Intracoastal Point Lot, 210-feet of Endless Waterfront Views, 10,182 Total Square feet, 7-Bedrooms/7.5-Baths, Infinity Pool, Spa. Just Reduced $6,499,000

Brand New, 100-Feet on Extra Wide, Deepwater Canal, East Side of Intracoastal, Gorgeous Mediterranean Appointments Throughout, 6-Bedrooms/7.5-Baths, 4-Car Garage, 6500-AC Square feet. $4,999,000

Delray Beach, Spectacular, Brand New Point Lot, 208-Feet of Waterfront, 3-Story, 6 Bedrooms, 7.2 Baths, 4 Car Garage, Crestron Complete Home System, Waterfall Pool / Spa, Theatre, Fully Furnished and Turn-Key. $4,299,000

Deerfield Beach, Brand New, Custom, 2-Story, Deepwater Estate, 80-Feet on Water, Bike or Walk to Beach and Restaurants, 6-Bedrooms/5.5-Baths, 4500-AC Square feet, Gourmet Kitchen, Fireplace. $1,999,000

Lauderdale By the Sea, Intracoastal Deepwater Estate, Built in 2006, 4-Bedrooms/4.5-Baths, Gourmet Kitchen, Fireplace, Pool and Spa, Cabana Bath, Moonlight Terrace. $1,999,000

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Bank Owned Investment, 6 Gorgeous Brand New, 3-Story, Key West Style Town Homes, 3-Bedrooms, 3-Baths, 2-Car Gar, Exquisite Details Throughout, $3,150,000

Downtown, Ft. Lauderdale, Bank Owned, 3-Sexy and Unique, Brand New, Gated, Wide Open Loft/Townhomes, 22-Feet Ceilings, 1800-AC Square feet each, Tropical Pool and Courtyard. $1,050,000

Delray Beach New And Magnificent Custom Build, 7-Bedroom, 7-Baths, Media Room, Club And Wine Room, Fireplace, Elevator, Gourmet Kitchen, Resort Style Pool, Across Street from Beach, $3,975,000

Atlantis, Golfer’s Dream Home, Custom Built in 2008, 5-Bedrooms/5-Baths, 3966-AC Square feet, 3-Car Garage, Pool and Spa, Beautiful Golf Views! Gorgeous, Non-Equity, Golf Community. $949,000

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Office: 561-210-5264

Magnificent Deepwater Point Lot, Brand New With 208 Feet of Dockage, Has Every Luxury a New Home Buyer Could Sergio Commisso Broker/Owner Fax: 561-880-6896 Desire! Offered Furnished and Turn-Key, This “Palazzo” Exudes A Sense of Peace, Love and Tranquility Throughout...

Direct: 561-929-7482

Totally and Remotely Controlled by A Crestron Complete Home System!!! (Way Beyond a “Smart House”), High End Furnishings, Imported Granites, Marbles and Woods Throughout, Elevator, Gourmet Kitchen, 3 Fireplaces, 8 Seat, State of the Art Theatre, Kaleidescape Movie and Music System and Commercial Phones in Every room.

More Luxurious Features Include: 6 Bedroom, 7.2 Baths, 10,519 Total Square Feet, 4-Car Garage, Lushly Landscaped for Privacy, Fully Gated for Security, Resort Style Rock Waterfall Pool and Spa, Fully Equipped Dock with Twin 50 Amp, Satellite and Cable, 20K pound Boat Lift, Generator and So Much More all Enhance the Beauty and Splendor of this Spectacular Waterfront Estate!

Location, Location, Location… Turn Key and Fine Tuned To Perfection!!! South Florida, Luxury, Waterfront Living at It’s Best!!!

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Casa Simon, Costa Rica

This beautifully appointed 4-bedroom luxury home offers a grandiose Pacific Ocean view, complete with a viewing platform to enjoy stunning sunsets of the south Pacific. The home boasts a spacious covered outdoor terrace for lounging, large swimming pool and jacuzzi and outdoor kitchen with gas cooktop and refrigerator. Outdoor living has never been better! Inside the very comfortable master bedroom comes complete with generous ensuite bath, including a shower and soaker tub. The large terrace bedroom looks out walkout sliding doors to the Pacific Ocean. Two other bedrooms include two single beds in one and a bunk bed and single bed in the other. Sleeps eight. The open concept eat-in kitchen and living room allows for easy entertaining. Full laundry facilities, air conditioning, Internet, TV, gated entrance, beautiful gardens, and loads of privacy. $875,000

Ed Simon

| 519.927.5148 | esimon500@hotmail.com | 40 Autumn Dr. Caledon, Ontario, Canada

Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd. Great Guana Cay - Green Turtle Cay - Man-O-War Cay Elbow Cay - Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas 242-365-4648 - 242-475-8511 info@abacocaysrealty.com • www.AbacoCaysRealty.com

Marsh Harbour Sunrise Bay

"St. Charles Place"

"Prince’s Trust"

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths 4,468 s.f. New Residence. 1,742 s.f. Covered Verandahs & Balconies. 0.3394 Acre 14,787 s.f. Swimming Pool 30 KW Auxiliary Gen. Boat Slip. #MHH1084 $2,700,000.

Man-O-War Cay

"Lovely Hill"

“Private Island”

Price Upon Request

Man-O-War Cay

Great Guana Cay

± 1.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath 1,760 s.f. Residence Covered & Open Decks 160' of Ocean Beach Fabulous Ocean Views Additional Land Available Boat Slip Available

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 2,664 s.f. Residence. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. 838 s.f. Guest House Land Sea to Sea ± 43,800 s.f. 1.1 Acres 98' Ocean Beach Front Private Dock On Creek Fabulous Views #MWH1116 $3,750,000.

± 1500 s.f. Residence 11.5 Acres 668’ Atlantic Frontage 530’ Sea of Abaco Frontage Private Harbour with 796’ of frontage 25’ Elevations

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$2,495,000.

Great Guana Cay Orchid Bay

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30 Acres 3 Private Villas 24’ Elevations 2 Extensive Beaches Barrier Reef 1.5 miles Offshore Channel allows access to Deep Atlantic Waters

Great Guana Cay

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Private Island Northern Abaco

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths. 1,220 s.f. Residence. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. 532 s.f. Guest House Land Sea to Sea 32,571 s.f. 0.74 Acre 165' Ocean Beach Front Private Dock Fabulous Views #MWH1134 $2,100,000.

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 1840 s.f. Residence. 955 s.f. Porches & Decks Land 74’ Sea of Abaco 11,016 s.f. 0.25 Acres Auxiliary Generator Private Dock Fabulous Views #GGH1123 $1,160,000.

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"Sea to Bay"

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5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths 4,977 s f Residence 3 5 Acres Sea to Sea 130’ Ocean Beachfront 200’ on Coco Bay Private Dock on Coco Bay 15KW Aux Gen 600 GPD Watermaker #GTH1097 Four Possible Sale Options From $462,000 1 acre w/dock lic on Coco Bay to $2,300,000 for entire Estate

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141 1/2 Acre Lots Approx. 70 Acres Beach Access Aircraft Landing Rights & Boat Slips Available Private Estates #SCV 1140 $170,000 -

$438,000.


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Longboat Key, Florida St. Armands Circle, Lido Beach Totally Updated to Perfection, Gated 3 Bedroom, with Gated Bay Front Estate with 4 Bedrooms, 70+ Foot over 2,200 Square Feet, 2 Car Garage $699,000 Dock and over 4800 Square Feet $4,995,000

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The Water Club Longboat Key, Florida Direct Beachfront Views, 3 to 4 Bedrooms, with 3400 Square Feet $2,695,000 to $2,990,000

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Longboat Key, Florida Longboat Key, Florida The Beach Residences NEW Southern Exposure Mediterranean 4 Bedroom Endless Beach Views from Furnished 11th Floor Beach to Bay Views, 2 plus Den to 4 Bedrooms Pool Home on Deep Water $2,599,000 2 Bedroom Residence, 1456 Square Feet $675,000 $1,995,000 to $4,390,000 (Penthouse Available)

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Lido Key, Sarasota Custom Bay Front 3 Bedroom Plus Studio Home Close to Shopping, Dining, Beaches $3,750,000

Longboat Key, Florida Bay and City Views from Newer 4 Bedroom Southern Exposure Home on Sailboat Water $2,495,000

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY LOT IN LE LAC A Very Private, Limited Estate Community in Boca Raton, Florida At an Incredible Value! · Now Priced at $6,499,000 (initially $8,799,000) · Located in Le Lac, home to the business and celebrity elite · Premium 6.7 acre lakeside property on north lake (NW corner of the community) · Expansive long eastern views of the lake, private pond and the magnificent waterfall · Always a cool breeze coming off the water · Spacious and beautifully landscaped grounds

Additional Property Features Include: · · · · · ·

A Generator Gas Pump (1,000 gallon tank included) Boathouse 10,232 Total Square Foot Home Separate maids quarters with its own bath and kitchen Large covered patio with built in grill and large screened free form heated pool

Now is the time to own this wonderful property in one of Boca Raton's most naturally beautiful, prestige communities. Listing agents will provide information upon request with the finest level of cooperation and service to convey the sale.

RE/MAX COMPLETE SOLUTIONS | Polly Parker, REALTOR® | 954.304.2444 | polly@pollysproperties.com David Parker, REALTOR® | 954.899.8020 | david@pollysproperties.com

ultra luxury... BOCA RATON, FLORIDA DIRECT INTRACOASTAL (NO WAKE ZONE) 125 FEET FOR LARGE YACHTS. 2007 HAMPTON'S STYLE HOME, WITH BERMUDA FLAIR..IMPACT GLASS DOORS AND WINDOWS...BRAZILIAN CHERRY WOOD FLOORS, EXOTIC MARBLES AND GRANITES. FIVE BEDROOMS, OFFICE, CLUB ROOM, MEDIA ROOM. CUSTOM ELEVATOR, SMART HOUSE ELECTRONICS, 4 CAR AIRCONDITIONED GARAGES. HEATED POOL AND SPA. A TRULY MUST SEE. PRICED AT 6,950,000

AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL... THE BAHAMAS GORGEOUS 2,800 FEET OF DIRECT OCEANFRONT...OVER 52 UNSPOILED ACRES FOR A BOUTIQUE HOTEL OR PRIVATE COMPOUND. CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS, TOPS FOR DEEP SEA FISHING OR DIVING...GREAT EXUMA OFFERS COMMERCIAL AIRPORT, CASINO, GOLF, AND BEST OF ALL....SMALL ISLAND PRIVACY.... PRICED AT $30,000,000 BERNICE KAMINSKI Coldwell Banker Residential Brokers bkaminskirealtor@aol.com

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Oceanfront Estate Gulf Stream,Florida

This magnificent property with approximately 235 +/- feet of ocean frontage, is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean in Gulf Stream, Florida. Enter the property through an electronically controlled gate and proceed up the winding drive with lush tropical landscaping to the pea rocked formal entrance. This traditional style estate is approximately 14,000+/- total square feet with five bedrooms each with a full bath and quarters for the staff. Enjoy the spacious living and dining rooms. The large master suite overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and features his and hers separate baths, changing rooms and plus a large master den and two separate balconies overlooking the ocean. State of the art kitchen with two giant cooking islands, an adjacent sitting/family room, with views of the pool and patio area. Other features include: a resort size pool, patio area and cabana, an Oceanside golf putting green and three car garage via separate entrance.

Regency Realty Services Robert V. Stunkel 561-715-7102 bobstunkel@aol.com


LONG BEACH. Imagine yourself on a hammock on your own private beach overlooking the ocean in the Florida Keys. Don’t imagine it, live it! This home offers a private sandy beach, private pond at entrance, along with private deep water canal for easy ocean access. Home has almost 4,000 square feet of living area. There is also a guest house that has transient license. This home has been being used as a Bed & Breakfast. Come and enjoy the life. $3.3 million.

DUVAL STREET. This historical one of a kind Duval Street landmark is filled with charms of days gone by. Recently restored to the grand architectural intent of its original builder, by Jose Valdez and his wife Anna. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history. Balcony offers view of South Beach. Completely furnished, gorgeous hardwood floors, granite countertops, and marble Italian tile are just a few of the accents this home offers. In ground pool, surrounded by beautiful landscaping. $3.5 million.

STEAM PLANT. Grand premier of the sumptuous and elegant Art Deco luxury condominiums overlooking the Historic Key West Seaport. Each featuring its own personal and private roof top garden and private pool to enjoy those fabulous Key West sunsets. Only nineteen residents are to enjoy 100,000 square feet of collective living space on three levels each with its own private elevator. This architectural vision by renowned architect Michael Ingram and nationally known historic preservationist and developer Ed Swift, gives to the discerning the ultimate in luxury living experience. Unit 3. $2.550 million.

THE FORRESTAL ESTATE. Built by Pinewood with solid concrete construction. Sumptuous guest house. Multiple bedroom suites. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen with azure brown granite. Each bath area accented with exotic marble, granite, or italian tile. Music room with ebony granite wet bar. Incredible pool by designer to the stars, Greenwood. Three waterfalls flowing over the bridge, the jacuzzi, the pool shade. 6-car garage, separate luxury coach area with full hook up. Every floor has travertine marble including pool area and bridge. The owners of this magnificent home are the most well known customized coach builders in Los Angeles, CA, catering to movie stars and Rock Stars with their private coaches.Sold completely and eloquently furnished.$5.8 million.

SUMMERLAND COVE. A Glen Gray designed home with expansive open water views make this home a true gem. With over 2,700 square feet, 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms and lots of room to entertain. This exquisite home has top of the line Viking appliances, granite counter tops and custom cabinetry in the kitchen. Bathrooms have beautiful travertine floors and marble countertops. Enjoy the custom pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the glistening ocean and distant islands. The boat basin and concrete seawall make it easy to get out for the exceptional fishing and diving in the Keys. $2.4 million.

Richard C. Medlin Realty Executives Florida Keys, 1448 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040

Richard@Homes of the Keys.com www.Homes of the Keys.com

305.896.2403

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Adirondack Waterfront Retreat

For F the t e second time im in i 50 years, years this thi prime property is now available. Aggressively priced at $1,350,000. Please ease contact on act the owner at rhb825@aol.com or 518-593-0400

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Barbara and Arnie Sivba Brokers

PRIVATE CANDLEWOOD LAKE RETREAT Majestic 25.8 acres hosts this 6,800 square foot waterfront with walls of windows, high ceilings, private beach, sand cove, western exposure and panoramic views! Idyllic Lake Paradise! $2,450,000

QUAINT CANDLEWOOD COLONIAL COTTAGE Enjoy dynamic views of the lake, entertain on your 48 foot deck and in the expansive level yard. Updated interior, 2 fireplaces, new hardwood floors,cul de sac, privacy! Casual Lake Living! $1,295,000.

Phone: 203.743.4688 ext. 3 Cell: 203.667.4336 Voice Mail: 203.825.5013 www.firstinsales.net email: firstinsales@aol.com

LAKE LILLINONAH LEVEL WATERFRONT Set on 2.5 gated acres this gracious 5,200 square foot Georgian, builder’s own home, offers center stair, parklike grounds and more! Watch Eagle’s Soar from Your Private Lakefront! $2,125,000

CANDLEWOOD ISLE’S LAKEFRONT GEM Western exposure, private crescent beach, exquisite updates, Christopher Peacock kitchen, Stone Mountain Hardware, Main house, Guest house, tennis and clubhouse! Private lake retreat. $2,995,000

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Buying a Lifestyle

with Melanie Smith

Spectacular Waterfront Fairfield, Connecticut There are 2.38 incredible acres on prestigious Sasco Hill with 330 feet direct water front on Southport Harbor with a deep water dock. The house, built in 2000 with a well planned sequence of generously proportioned rooms is on 3 full levels. Custom features include maple floors, expansive windows, beautiful tile fireplace surrounds, detailed trim work and custom moldings, granite and art tiles in the 9.5 bathrooms. State-of-the-art features, infinity pool and magnificent stonework in tiered terraces and extensive walls. Horticulturalists acclaim the landscaping and gardens. The views look southwest down the entire Harbor and on to Long Island Sound. $10,000,000

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Architectural Masterpiece Lynchburg, Virginia

Rivergate, designed by Maurice Jennings and David McKee Architects, boasts open, flowing spaces. Maurice Jennings Architects uphold the principles of organic architecture as espoused by FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. This 6,000-squarefoot masterpiece relates harmoniously to its surroundings on 9.6 acres situated on a bluff overlooking the James River. Visit www.RivergateEstate.com to view more photos and information. Master suite wing is shown in photo above. Offered at $2,600,000 PENNY PRINGLE • RE/MAX LAKEFRONT REALTY, INC.

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This architectural treasure, constructed of steel and glass and cantilevered over lushly wooded ravines, is truly the ULTIMATE ADDRESS for the buyer who requires space and seclusion only 25 minutes drive from downtown Chicago. Though world famous for the site of the iconic movie " Ferris Bueller's Day Off", the real value of these two Meis van der Rohe inspired buildings, on almost an acre, is the quality of the architecture and construction, never to be duplicated in such a setting. The vistas of natural woods with the green leaves blowing softly in the wind creates magnificent shadings and a tranquil setting for the viewers. The 3800SF main house, designed for the Ben Rose family by A. James Speyer in 1953, the first graduate student of Meis van der Rohe, was so far ahead of it's time that the bathrooms and kitchens are still in style today. The vast size of the great room with the free standing fireplace, the Nanny's room and bath off the kitchen, and the large master bedroom with walk in closet are all features sought after by today's buyers. There are two other family bedrooms and a study used by the previous owner for his studio where he designed his famous line of fabrics and graphics on permanent display at Chicago's Art Institute. In the pavilion, where Cameron's father's classic red Ferrari catapulted through the huge glass windows into the ravine 100 feet below, there is a kitchen and full bath as well as space for 6-8 classic sports cars. Ben Rose and his wife had this building designed and built in 1973 by David Haid, a protege of A. James Speyer. They used it for his art studio as well as his collection of race cars that they both drove in rallies. It also works well as a guest house or a wonderful entertainment center where there is plenty of room to dance the night away. The home has been featured on all the major web-sites around the world and filmed by the local and most national TV stations. It will be on NBC's Sunday Home Tour, August 2nd at 10:30 am. We have been asked so many times if a red Ferrari, especially a vintage one or facsimile, will be included with the home and the estate has agreed to give the buyer a very special one at our asking price of $2,300,000. For further information, brochures, floor plans etc. please contact:

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The Great Estate Regatta Bay

Destin, Florida Fairwinds on the Bay is so extravagant… so architecturally significant… that it should be considered as

The Emerald Coast’s Contribution to America’s Castles.

No expense has been spared on this palatial home, set on an oversized 137-foot waterfront lot with panoramic bay views from nearly every room. Just some of the custom features include inlaid marble floors, granite topped custom cabinetry, designer sinks, faux finishes, gourmet kitchen, and the latest in lighting and electronics technology. Fairwinds lives large with five bedrooms, five baths, exercise room, study, home theatre, family room with bar and saltwater aquarium, screened lanai with pool and fire-breathing dragon fountain, summer kitchen, private pier with dock and boat lift. Every modern convenience is provided in an expansive, well-designed floor plan in a jewel of a setting on Florida’s Emerald Coast, gated within Destin’s premier gated golf community, Regatta Bay. $5,900,000

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John Cook | 850-582-0874

Rebecca Nix | 850-259-9085

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors john.cook@cbunited.com www.JohnCookDestin.com

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www.wolfeborobay realestate.com

UMBRELLA POINT ON LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE LIKE OWNING YOUR OWN PRIVATE RESORT Spectacular resort-like setting will enchant the most opulent tastes. Includes 40 sprawling acres, 1107 foot waterfront, 6,000 square foot State-of-the-Art Boathouse with private ramp, magnificent southern-eastern-western views, sunsets, 3 natural beaches, year round home, 9,000 square foot entertainment/utility building, gated security entrance and more. Two lots of record. $12,800,000

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Restored Circa 1794 lakefront home features 5,000+ square feet of living space, 3 custom fireplaces, classic antique trim, moldings, wainscoting, and built-in with the charm of an era gone by. Potential set up for exclusive B&B. 205 feet +/- and 2.7 +/- acres on lake... A true rare gem with many historical tales! $995,000

Meticulous 3 bedroom year round shingle style lake house. Features wood floors, fireplace, sun porch, cathedral ceilings, garage, minutes to downtown for shipping and restaurants. PRICED RIGHT $729,000

Please visit our website for information regarding the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. NO STATE INCOME TAXES and NO SALES TAXES! Wolfeboro is long known as the Oldest Summer Resort in America, established 1770. We are conveniently located about 1 hour to Manchester Airport, 2 hours to Logan Airport, 1 hour to the Atlantic Coast. New on our website! Sign up now for an automated email service sending you listings of your criteria.

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magine vacationing on the crisp, clear water of the Gulf of Mexico directly on Clearwater Beach—voted one of the top 10 beaches in the United States. This fabulous vacation getaway is tucked away in a private setting, surrounded by balconies, connected by elevators, and crowned by a rooftop pool that boasts panoramic views of the beach. That’s right, there is a full-size swimming pool on the roof. The home features every creature comfort that you can imagine from high-speed internet to gas grills to breathtaking views. The 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath beach house is a vacationer’s dream come true. If you just want to enjoy the home for a short time, you don’t need to pay the $5 million asking price. There are plenty of activities to enjoy on the white sandy beach along with some of the finest restaurants on the gulf coast. Only 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport and two hours from the “magic” of the Orlando area. Truly, this beachfront home is considered the vacation of a lifetime! Please contact Tom at 727-638-2421 or e-mail mako214@aol.com for additional information. 

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The Jewel of St. Petersburg, Florida Nestled within a lushly tropical manicured estate, this 1928 Italian style villa of 7,800 square feet surveys beautiful Boca Ciega Bay with over 150 feet of seawall. Locally known as “The Babe Ruth Home”, the five bedroom, 5 full, 2 half bath home features:

 Extremely high-end kitchen with 1000 bottle wine cellar and wet bar  Master suite with reading porch, balcony, fireplace, and spa bath with steam shower

 Elegant guest apartment with granite kitchen and large water view deck  Resort style pool with Jacuzzi and built- in cooking area  Other amenities include a hobby house, ornate English greenhouse, billiard room and covered dock with two boat lifts and a 52 foot wet slip

 Asking $4,800,000

View home at: www.211sunsetdrive.com Contact:

BOB HENDRY Hendry Realty 727-384-1001 HendryRE@verizon.net

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA MARIN COUNTY...A BUCOLIC ENCLAVE By Eric Snider While most other real estate markets have experienced a frightening freefall, Marin County, California—a bucolic enclave across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco—has merely “softened a bit.” Those are the words of Karen Hardesty, a long-time veteran of Marin County real estate who shares an office in quaint Tiburon with her daughter Chelsea. Further, Karen sees the recent decline in Marin property values, modest in comparison to other communities, as a “correction that’s been long overdue.”

The Hardestys sacred philosophy is pretty simple: clients first. Happy customers who enjoy the experience have led to continued repeat and referral business.. “When I hear other brokers desperately saying ‘I have to sell a house, I’ve got to get these people into something, I cringe,” Chelsea says. “Clients proceed at their own pace with the assurance that we are sensitive to their needs and timeframes.”

Hard to believe but Karen (who has been a real estate broker in Marin since 1982) says that the current correction is the first downturn she has experienced in Marin. “Historically we would experience aggressive appreciation for a period of time and then values would stay at a plateau for 2-5 years. Before the current softening of the market it had become rather insane with multiple offers on desirable properties pushing the prices out of the realm of reality. I hate those frenetic times. They are not good for buyers or sellers.”

Karen started in the real estate business in 1979 in Newport Beach, California. She knew right away it was a fit and provided her with the ability to work full time and still arrange her schedule to be there for her small children. “From the beginning it was obvious to my clients that their needs came first. Because of that the referrals started coming in immediately. Many of my clients have become dear friends through the years. I consider this one of the greatest rewards of this business.”

Well, that hardly sounds like typical broker speak. Perhaps Karen’s attitude comes from the fact that the Hardestys, who have separate businesses under the banner of McGuire Real Estate, live and work in a highly unique spot on the map. Marin County, with a stable population of a quarter million, has historically been resistant to development. Karen calls the county’s mindset “no-growth oriented.” Seventy percent of Marin is open space.

Chelsea, meanwhile, was running the U.S. Equities division of Bank of America in London when her mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and given three months to live (Karen has long been cancer-free). Chelsea returned to Marin County, continued in the financial business, but “living in a corporate environment was getting old, so she decided to run her own business the way she wanted.

“As opposed to other areas all over California, we are not in competition with homes in developments,” Karen says, adding that people are drawn to Marin County, or plant firm roots there, mainly for its natural beauty and exceptional public schools.

It was only natural that Chelsea turn to real estate. That was in 2003, and she hasn’t looked back. Although their businesses are separate, mother and daughter routinely cover for each other. They also share similar priorities: For instance, a portion of each transaction goes to causes that focus on helping children.

The Hardestys work in a small boutique office—just a block from the water. In contrast to the hustle bustle found in a lot of realty firms, the McGuire office exudes a sense of calm. “I would say we eat, breathe and sleep real estate—it’s a twenty-four/seven job, but our clients would never know it,” Chelsea says with a conspiratorial chuckle.

Working so closely together has, Chelsea says, “enhanced our relationship. We’re good friends, we travel together occasionally, we have friends in common, we socialize together, but we make sure we have time apart. It’s definitely given us a deeper understanding and appreciation of each other.”

KAREN Z. HARDESTY CHELSEA E. HARDESTY McGuire Real Estate 1680 Tiburon Blvd. Tiburon, California 94920

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the magic of MARIN 1960 Centro West, Tiburon Exquisite Mediterranean home tucked into gardens on Tiburon’s Gold Coast. Views of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and the village of Tiburon. The finest materials used throughout add a feeling of luxury and elegance. The open design showcases the breathtaking views. The quiet living of a small village and yet only minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. 2 Bedrooms • 2 1/2 Bathrooms • Exquisite Views Offered at $3,195,000 • www.1960CentroWest.com

95 West Shore Road, Belvedere This architecturally stunning home designed by Allan Steinau has a timeless quality. Great care was taken to integrate the design with the environment. The walls of glass leading to the decks flood the home with light and bring the outside in. Special touches, such as carved dining room doors from Gumps, underscore the unique aspects of this property. Minor upgrading through the years has been seamlessly in tune with the original design. Views over the water stretching from San Francisco to Mt. Tamalpais will take your breath away. 4 Bedrooms • 5 1/2 Bathrooms • Boat lift Offered at $3,195,000 • www.95WestShore.com

20 Upper Road West, Ross This stunning Craftsman home situated on approx 1.15 acres (per the tax records) in one of the most private and serene locations in Ross, offers the best in quality and elements of design. An extensive expansion and remodel provides approximately 5,300 square feet (per the plans) of living space featuring exquisite architectural elements and a classic European style. Clean lines, volume and height are accented by the finest craftsmanship and finishes. Terraces and decks focus on breathtaking views over the Ross Valley all the way to Mt. Diablo. 5 Bedrooms • 3 1/2 Bathrooms • Pool and Spa • Decks • Views Offered at $3,750,000 • www.20UpperRoadWest.com

35 McAllister Avenue, Kentfield Fantastic Kentfield 4 bedroom, 3 bath home close to Bacich School. Updated kitchen and great room. Breakfast nook opens to a fabulous deck. Vaulted ceilings add volume and light to the formal living room and dining area. 3 Bedrooms and 2 full baths downstairs. Upstairs the master suite features high ceilings, a huge walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom. The grassy yard is accented by lush landscaping. An abundance of space and perfect for indoor/outdoor living. 4 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms Kitchen/Great Room and Breakfast Nook • Level Grassy Lawn and Deck Area Offered at $1,499,000 • www.35McAllister.com

26 McNear Drive, San Rafael Serenity awaits you in this lovely Peacock Gap home. A spacious entry opens to formal living and dining rooms. The kitchen, breakfast area and family room create a comfortable great room and have been remodeled using the finest materials and finishes. The rear deck, the perfect place to relax, focuses on views over the golf course to the hills. The luxurious master suite also features this view. The yard is sheltered and private with terrific sun exposure and provides the perfect setting for the pool. 4 Bedrooms • 2 1/2 Bathrooms • Pool and Views Offered at $1,145,000 • www.26McNear.com

KAREN Z. HARDESTY

CHELSEA E. HARDESTY

kzhardesty@mcguire.com 415.265.3344 www.KarenZHardesty.com

chardesty@mcguire.com 415.300.6881 www.ChelseaEHardesty.com

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www.BoulderHomeSource.com 888-357-6429 • 303-497-0603

ALPINE DRIVE $2,799,000 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, great room, game room with bar, large covered lanai with BBQ and fireplace, solid core cherry wood doors, cherry wood floors, Energy Star Rated. Exceeds “Green Point Program.” MLS# 606843

WHITE HAWK RANCH DRIVE $2,347,900 Rich architectural details, open floor plan, serene setting with mountain views. Chef 's kitchen. Great room with distressed beams, Walnut floors. Main floor master with fireplace, patio. MLS# 584161

ARISTA LIVE/WORK LOFTS FROM THE MID $400,000’S Arista is an urban village designed for the future with close proximity to entertainment and cities. Non-Qualifying 10% down Loan. State-of-the-art and green design. Builder offering $7500 credit. MLS# 599083

WHITE HAWK RANCH DRIVE $1,625,000 Reminiscent of French Province Estate with Old World charm. Quiet and peaceful with travertine entry with turret. Distressed hardwood beams and floors. Gourmet kitchen, limestone fireplace. MLS# 590462

SUNSET BOULEVARD $2,795,000 Green built home on over a 1/4 acre lot in Downtown Boulder features office, 4 bedrooms, and decks. Unobstructed views of the Front Range. This will be one of Boulder's finest homes. MLS# 602375

JOHN MARCOTTE | RE/MAX ALLIANCE | (720) 771-9401 | John@BoulderHomes4U.com CARIBOU RIDGE, NEDERLAND HOME SITES FROM $240,000 A unique, eco-friendly, low carbon footprint, green community with 34 home sites. Stunning vistas of mountains and Indian Peaks. Discover area’s early pioneering history and be part of its 21st century pioneering vision. Boulder County, Colorado. Caribouridgehomes.com 68

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RIDGE VIEW ROAD, NEDERLAND $1,800,000 We’ve set the bar for green, net zero, smart homes. Cutting edge green systems (wind, solar, geothermal, grey water), materials, and mountain contemporary design. Foothills of Colorado Rockies. Close on this home before 11/1/09, and you’ll find a 2010 Prius in your garage. MLS# 602068


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Real Estate Savvy

941- 954-9000 www.downtownexpert.com www.sarasotaresidentialexpert.com 2063 MAIN STREET

SARASOTA, FL 34237

Osprey, FL—Developer Closeout Pricing! Spacious waterfront homes on Little Sarasota Bay with views and upgrades in a gated community with amenities; pool, spa, fitness center plus a full-service marina with concierge, docks, rackominiums and wet slips available! Call for more Information!

Sarasota, FL—Desirable West of the Trail! This residence offers an enlightened approach to modern living with an emphasis on relaxation. A spacious main house and separate guest cabana; built to showcase the outdoor living space and its stateof-the-art features! Offered at $1,150,000

Lakewood Ranch, FL—Modern-Day Magnum Opus! Only a select few will be fortunate enough to relish this luxurious 7,516-square-foot estate home, poised gracefully overlooking golf course views and offering opulent appointments in a gated community. Offered at $3,500,000

Sarasota, FL—Panoramic Vistas of the Bay and Downtown! 360-Degree views can be enjoyed from one of four private, open-air balconies in this 1,923square-foot residence located in one of Downtown Sarasota’s most esteemed, secure buildings with extensive amenities! Offered at $650,000

Sarasota, FL—Downtown with 5-star amenities and views! This 4,704-square-foot Ritz Carlton residence will take you to a world beyond the imaginable with luxuries that embrace only the elite residents of downtown Sarasota overlooking bay, Marina and city views! Offered at $3,395,000

Siesta Key, FL—A Gated and Walled Estate! A gracious 4,685-square--foot residence nestled on a deep-sailboat-water canal with a dock. This residence boasts all of the finishes and details that one would expect in a home of this caliber plus a pool and spa in exclusive Hidden Harbor. Offered at $1,825,000


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NOW is the time to BUY! Steve Brooks | Broker-Associate 2400 E. Commercial Blvd. | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33308

954.270.4704 | broo4704@bellsouth.net

FT. LAUDERDALE – Mediterranean Villa looking straight up the Intracoastal and across Middle River. 100 foot dockage, 5 bedrooms 6 full and 2 half baths with +/- 9,300 square feet. Elevator, office, exercise room, connoisseurs wine room, exquisite kitchen, impact windows and doors, natural gas generator, 4 car garage. Offered at $5,500,000

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LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA – First home off point lot with Intracoastal views, 5 bedrooms 5 full and 2 half baths with +/- 7,500 square feet under roof. Beautifully finished with marble and hardwood floors, large open gas kitchen overlooking family room and water, 50 x 20 foot heated pool/spa, 3 car garage, short walk to beach. Offered at $2,250,000

FT. LAUDERDALE – One off point with Intracoastal views, +/- 5,000 square feet 5 bedroom 6 bath and 2 Fam ly rooms.

POMPANO BEACH – Point Lot with 243 foot dockage and great Intracoastal views. 4 bedrooms 4 baths, +/-3,700 square feet.

POMPANO BEACH – Intracoastal point Lot, 215 foot dockage in “No Wake” zone minutes to Inlet, 3 bedrooms 3 1/2 baths, pool/spa.

$1,895,000 SOLD By Steve Brooks

$1,895,000 SOLD By Steve Brooks

$1,895,000 SOLD By Steve Brooks

May I help you find your dream home?

May I help you find your dream home?

May I help you find your dream home?

FT. LAUDERDALE – East of US1 in Bal Harbor subdivision with guard house at entrance to neighborhood. 4 Bedroom 3 bath split level over looking 85 foot dockage and Middle River. Fixed bridge, large country sized kitchen, family room leads to covered BBQ patio and large fenced yard, pool, 45 x 25 foot basement, oversized 2 car garage on an exceptional 13,300 square foot lot. Reduced to $945,000 “Let’s Make A Deal” FLORIDA

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Considering Ocala?

Ultimate French Provincial Palatial Estate and Equine Facilities Ultimate French Provincial Estate of the Art Equine Facilities located on one of Marion County’s highest elevations. Professionally sculpted and architecturally designed main residence sits on 150 private acres. Equine facilities are located on 172 acres and feature an extravagant duplex with porte cochere and central entry foyer leading to 2 offices and 2 elegant 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath homes which could be used for manager’s or guest homes. Main office with porte cochere features reception area, kitchen break room, private office with hall connecting to a center aisle. 17-Stall barn, covered free walker, aqua treadmill and overlooking lush paddocks. Mare barn features 15 stalls, office, lunchroom and bathing stall. Isolation barn features 13 stalls, office and feed room. Another special amenity is the 250 acres of natural prairies suitable for a cattle operation, habitat for birds, or the use of your choice. This property is truly ina league of its own. Price upon request.

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Spectacular Direct Intracoastal Estate Between Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Florida

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ocated in the 24 hour Gated Community of Sea Ranch Lakes, this property offers a safe family oriented community and private oceanfront beach club. It features 2 prime deep-waterfront lots with 181 feet of waterfront living. 181 foot dock and 60,000 pound boat lift for up to a 56 foot yacht. This custom built two-story Mediterranean home has 5 bedrooms and 5 and one-half baths with over 7,300 square feet of living space and three car garage. A 1,600 square foot roofed pavilion is perfect for entertaining and beautiful tropical gardens surround the gated estate. A waterside heated pool, spa and waterfall complete this beautiful estate. Enjoy unsurpassed panoramic sunset views! Offered at $4,700,000

Marcy Bjelajac, Realtor www.southfloridawaterfrontestates.com www.36minnetonkard.com

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Sugarloaf Country Club, Duluth, GA Fusing formal and casual elements, this Southern Belle keeps an eye on tradition and comfort. Elements such as columns, dormer windows, gables and a Porte Cochere, demonstrate the Southern charm of this elegant yet welcoming home. The floor plan design accommodates children and parents alike and the additional Carriage House affords plenty of privacy. $2.5 Million.

Sugarloaf Country Club, Duluth, GA This stunning and sprawling custom-built French Chateau is situated on one of the finest lots in prestigious Sugarloaf Country Club, capturing the beauty of three championship golf holes, fairways and accompanying lakes. Awe-inspiring grandeur, world class design and craftsmanship, provide total comfort and the best of the best. $5.635 Million.

Ginny Staib Direct: 770-513-0414 • Fax: 770-237-2053 Email: Ginny@AckermanStaibRealtyGroup.com Website: www.GinnySells.com It's a confusing, crazy market with changes happening daily. For no nonsense service, from someone you can trust to know the Jumbo market inside and out! 76

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Roger Ackerman Direct: 770-843-4300 • Fax: 678-298-6758 Email: Roger@AckermanStaibRealtyGroup.com Website: www.RogerSellsAtlantaRealtyEstate.com

Call Lisa Dillon with 1st Choice Mortgage. 770-495-3613 Office • 404-680-5799 Cellular 2280 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth, Georgia 30097


Impressive in Indiana Bloomington, Indiana ~ Home of Indiana University

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hen it comes to buying and selling luxury homes, what Tracee Lutes knows can make all the difference.As a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Tracee has the knowledge, experience and competence to market upscale residential properties. A national award-winning real estate agent,Tracee has combined her expertise of information technology and a life-long career in home building to create one of Bloomington’s leading real estate companies —Avenues Realty Group— and to establish herself as the go-to person for luxury real estate in south central Indiana.

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STILLWATER - LAKE MONROE, BLOOMINGTON, IN

One of the most extraordinary homes in Bloomington or anywhere, every room in this 9260 square foot, 4 bedroom home offers sun-filled views, landscaped Japanese gardens, reflecting pond and waterfall. This gated property has a 3 car garage, a guest house and executive office on 10.22 acres. Located just minutes from downtown Bloomington and Indiana University. www.BloomingtonParkPlace.com $2,450,000

Casual Luxury abounds in this personal resort on 13.76 acres on the edge of Indiana’s largest lake. Over 10,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, 3 fireplaces, main floor master, gourmet kitchen, media room, mahogany study and entertaining level with bar and game room, putting green, built in media center, exercise room and walks out to the in ground pool and patio. www.9699StillwaterLane.com $2,550,000

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BELLEMEADE - BLOOMINGTON, IN

Believe in fairy tales? This replica of a 200 year old English cottage is over 6029 square feet. Includes an authentic thatched roof, time lost craftsmanship and upscale and unique finishes, a main floor master suite, jack and jill bath connecting two additional bedrooms, and separate guest cottage. Nestled into 7 acres in the gated community of Pedigo Bay on Lake Monroe. www.SailorLane.com $1,100,000

Nature’s Luxury in this classically designed 6919 square foot, 4- bedroom custom home. Gorgeous main level with a “Celebration Hall”, rich hardwood floors, 16’ ceilings, and uniquely designed arched walls of windows. Two sunken living rooms each with their own fireplace, another fireplace in the master suite, and a two level deck deck off the sunroom features gorgeous wooded views. www.1640BellemeadeAve.com $850,000

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BELLE VISTA - BLOOMINGTON, IN

Eclectic-chic describes this 4 bedroom home and is designed by a highly respected architect as his personal home. Quality and style with an open, modern 5,655 square foot floor plan, epicurean kitchen, mid-century modern style formal dining room, hotel boutique master suite with luxury spa retreat and California style garden area. www.2205GramercyPark.com $675,000

Stately Elegance with a lamp lit driveway drawing you into a home that has tremendous “Wow” factor. Sitting on a premium wooded lot, this home’s open floor plan is ideal for entertaining, beautiful hardwood floors, a gorgeous kitchen, 17’ cathedral ceilings and upscale master suite with patio access. The fully finished walkout basement that offers a media room, kitchenette, recreation area, study and full bath. www.8270MacyCt.com $650,000

812-323-7300 tracee@avenuesrealtygroup.com www.avenuesrealtygroup.com 1600 W. Bloomfield Rd. Bloomington, IN 47401

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MARTINIQUE CASE PILOTE.

This charming 3,305 square foot property is on 5,805 square yards of grounds with century old trees and a sea view. Very airy reception room, wide terrace, 32 foot by 16 foot swimming pool and outbuildings. Further construction is possible. Réf 704. Price : USD $1,221,000

In an enclosed and secure residence, this architect’s house overlooking the ocean includes a spacious living room opening on to 1,453 square foot deck with a swimming pool also overlooking the sea. With en enchanting view, and steps leading down to a pontoon. Réf 230. Price : USD $1,135,000

This architect’s villa with beautiful open views of the Caribbean is on a tropical garden with beautiful trees (red gum trees, yuccas, bougainvillias) 3,983 square feet of living space includes a lounge with a lovely skeleton and an equipped kitchen, parental suite, bedroom, study, bathroom, children’s area, 2 bedrooms with shower-rooms and closets, a guest suite, and a games room. With terraces, and a 646 square foot swimming pool with two basins, one overflow. Garage. Price : USD $1,221,000

Avantages Immo www.century21.fr

Joëlle Roger Vincent Ribeiro

Centre commercial Carrefour Dillon Immeuble la Rocade. Esc B 97200 FORT DE FRANCE Tél : 05 96 75 83 80 Fax : 05 96 75 83 81 E-mail : joelle.roger@century21.fr

CARIBBEAN BERMUDA & BAHAMAS

Century21caribbean.com his exquisite home located in Weston, MA will impress you with its regal beauty. Located on a quiet stone-wall and tree-lined street this 1.3acre property is surrounded by 100 acres of conservation land. This beautiful new construction 6,000+ square foot home offers:

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• Gourmet classic kitchen with modern butler's pantry off the dining area and great room which is perfect for entertaining • Wet bar area off the master en suite • Private walnut study featuring master finish carpentry work • Private en suite guest area • Four fireplaces featuring marble and stone surrounds • 5 Spacious bedrooms • 7 Luxurious bathrooms • Beautiful hardwood and stone floors throughout the home • Built-ins, architectural details, and luxury touches abound in this home! • Offered at $3,500,000

Rene Richardson Team Realty 978-660-1563 (cell) 978-772-5555 (office) renerichardson@comcast.net 78

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The Nevada Jackpot By Reynolds Fuller Leaving Nevada empty-handed isn’t the only option. Nor is tying the knot. Millions come to Nevada each year enchanted by the entertainments of Las Vegas; however, the Silver State supplies more than Sin City. “Reno is an amazing town that is often overlooked,” says Shari Chase of Chase International. “It is a responsibly growing community—a hidden gem.” Whether searching for somewhere to settle down, invest in real estate or enjoy life to the fullest, Nevada is the place to be. The thriving tourist-driven economy, affordable housing, growing job market, and favorable taxes make Nevada a strong market in a weak economy. “An internationally renowned city famous for over-the-top luxury, glamour and non-stop entertainment, Las Vegas offers a climate perfect for year-round outdoor activities,” says Tanya Murray of Realty Executives of Nevada. “Las Vegas is predicted to be the tenth fastest-growing metropolitan area through 2025 and with tax haven advantages, including no state income tax, no estate tax,

and no corporate tax, Las Vegas has been a top destination for business and pleasure and continues to evolve and exceed all expectations.” The state with the Home Means Nevada state song, is home to U.S. Highway 50, “The Loneliest Road in America;” Reno, “The Biggest Little City in The World;” Lake Tahoe, “America’s Adventure Place;” Hoover Dam, “The Highest Arch Dam in the U.S.;” and Rachel, “The UFO Capital of the World.” Mountains, deserts, lakes, and valleys are all found within the state lines attracting quite a number of people looking for their fair share of activities. Scenic Lake Tahoe offers a sea of water sports, hiking, and biking in summer as well as skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing in winter. “Lake Tahoe is one of the most pristine areas in the country,” Chase says. “This is a beautiful place to be.” A culturally rich atmosphere with fine dining, designer shopping venues, relaxing spa retreats, and world-class shows are found in the metropolitan areas. Life is a gamble, and the odds are in your favor when buying real estate in Nevada.

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Jackpot for Las Vegas Buyers By Elyse Umlauf-Garneau

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evada's tax friendliness has always been a lure for corporations and second home buyers. Given the beleaguered financial situation in so many states, people, again, are eyeing the benefits, including no state income tax and no estate tax, of making Nevada home base. As Tanya Murray observes, "More people want to make sure to protect what they have. Nevada offers that."

It also offers prices far more attractive than they were just a couple years ago, though Murray, a practitioner with Realty Executives of Nevada in Las Vegas, points out that in the luxury tier, price drops haven't been in freefall. “The market is very competitive in response to buyers seeking the best value in the luxury market,” she says. She notes, for example, that during 2009, there have been five sales of properties that were priced over $5 million. Not one was a distressed sale. And among properties priced over $1 million, fortyseven listings were under contract during mid-August. Twenty were short sales and only three were REOs.

through separate membership at the ultra-exclusive Southern Highlands Country Club offering championship golf, tennis, dining and a full spa. Marble, woodwork and other materials imported from Italy, along with mountain and city and full Strip views distinguish the 11,641square-foot property. Murray points to the master suite as a standout feature. It includes custom built-in cabinetry in his and her closets, a fireplace and a sitting area that opens to an outdoor patio. A separate room above the suite, accessible via a spiral staircase, makes a serene meditation area or private retreat. Murray says that the property exudes a resort vacation sensibility at first sight. "You feel like you're in a different, serene place," she comments. "What also resonates with me is how warm and livable the house is without the pretentiousness commonly associated with ultra-luxury properties. From the most luxurious, grand entertaining or a casual barbeque with friends, this exquisite property is the perfect setting for Las Vegas living throughout the year.”

She sees positive signs in such data, saying, "Distressed luxury homeowners now are more proactive. They're figuring out ways to mitigate the loss," she observes. Some buyers, to land the best deals, are willing to endure the delays of the short sales process. But for those wishing for a more traditional timeline without the negative aspects of a distress sale, there are plenty of properties available. Murray, for instance, just listed a house in the Estates of Southern Highlands. She describes the $8.9-million listing, constructed as a custom home in 2006, as one that has every bell and whistle, including a theater and a luxurious pool with an adjacent outdoor kitchen. In addition, the 11,641 square-foot space features state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a massage area and a steam shower. Residents also may also enjoy full country club amenities 80

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The famous Las Vegas strip. www.duPontREGISTRY.com


The Best of Las Vegas 702.241.4494 • www.TanyaMurray.com Lavish Custom Estate in Exclusive Estates at Southern Highlands.

Realty Executives of Nevada, Each Office Independen ly Owned and Operated

Warm, lavish interiors blended with timeless architecture define this custom residence in the exclusive community, The Estates at Southern Highlands. With over 11,000square feet of luxurious living space, each area is designed to create an intimate environment. Swarovski crystal chandeliers, Giallo Antico marble, Crème Marfil pillars, hand-hewn wood floors and exquisite handcrafted Italian furnishings add inspired textures and design throughout this one-of-a-kind estate. Visit www.30eagleslanding.com for more on luxurious Las Vegas living. Offered at $8,900,000

Stunning Custom Tuscan Estate on Over 1/2 Acre Overlooking the 18th Green

Over 9200 Square Feet on .41 Acre Golf Course Lot in the Ridges

Over 7,000 Square Feet on an Elevated Lot Overlooking the 17th Green

of the Rio Secco golf course in Seven Hills. Featuring over 9600 square feet of living space with panoramic strip, mountain and city views, this home is designed for exceptional living. Features include a private elevator, wine room, catering kitchen, theater, library and dual master suites with custom stonework throughout the home. Gourmet kitchen features all Viking appliances and is well-appointed for the most discerning chef. Offered at $3,390,000

Overlooking Bears Best Golf Course as well as mountains, city and strip views below. Elegant contemporary design features spacious living areas designed to maximize the views of this picturesque location. Floorplan includes 6 bedrooms, dual master suites, loft, basement garage, space for a home theater and gym. Still under construction and opportunity for buyer to make additional finish selections. Follow our progress at www.tanyamurray.com for new photos as this estate reaches completion. Offered at $4,000,000

of Rio Secco Golf Course with mountains and majestic Strip views. This Tuscan style estate features 6 bedrooms,home theater,office and more in a beautiful and functional floor plan. The grand master suite includes a private viewing balcony with access to the rooftop observation deck, separate retreat with custom built-in entertainment center, fireplace and master bath to rival the most elegant Spa on the Strip. Truly exceptional in every detail and ready for immediate move-in. Offered at $2,390,000

A Stunning Setting to Build the Masterpiece You Have Envisioned!

Hampton’s Style Elegance in Anthem Country Club.

Prestigious Tournament Hills in Summerlin Loacted in The Estates at Southern Highlands. This .76 acre lot is framed by the breathtaking Foothills Mountains to the South and panoramic views of the Strip to the North on the exclusive Southern Highlands golf course. Perfect for building the architectural masterpiece of your dreams overlooking all Las Vegas has to offer. Offered at $2,500,000

On over 1/2 acre elevated lot above the 15th green of the Tournament Players Club members only golf course with panoramic mountain views. Over 6,000 square feet of living space in a well-designed singlelevel floorplan with exceptional architectural details throughout and including indoor pool/spa and 52 foot outdoor infinity-edge resort pool and spa. Offered at $1,749,000

No expense spared in the design of this semi-custom nestled against the mountains on a cul-de-sac lot on nearly 1/3 acre.Interior finishes include travertine and hardwood flooring, plantation shutters, slab marble counters, stainless steel Viking appliances and more. Every detail has been authentically captured to create this tranquil and charming environment to call home. Offered at $1,300,000

View these properties and other national and international luxury estates on LuxLister, the newest and most sophisticated iPhone application. Dedicated exclusively to the unique needs of luxury real estate clientele, LuxLister blends cutting-edge technology with an application that that makes it effortless to locate the perfect luxury property anywhere in the world. Visit www.LuxLister.com to discover the ease of finding the ideal luxury property when this application is released October 1, 2009 – because your search should be as luxurious as the properties you want to see. MARKETPLACE—LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

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Las Vegas Luxury High Rise © Matt Hill

The Signature at MGM Grand The Signature at MGM Grand Condo Hotel lets you escape to a private luxury retreat while staying in the heart of the strip. The resort consists of three, 38 floor towers with panoramic strip and mountain views. All suites are fully furnished. Owner’s Amenities Include:  Whirlpool spa tubs  Plasma TVs  Sub-Zero refrigerator  Marble Floors  Granite Countertops  Private Balconies  Owners Lounge

 Fitness Center  Private pool/spa complex  Starbucks coffee shop  Business center  Private guard gate entrance  24-Hour concierge

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3.7 AcreGated Estate Saddle River, New Jersey

Tranquil and secluded, this lushly landscaped setting offers a picturesque aerated pond, lagoon pool with waterfalls, tennis court, koi pond and golf putting green. The state of the art interior finishings in this 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath home include a new Clive Christian kitchen with onyx backsplashes and state of the art appliances, detailed woodworking throughout and elegant flooring. A great flow for entertaining on a grand scale both indoors and outdoors.

Offered at $4,895,000

For more information please contact Vicki Gaily — Realtor Associate, Marketing Director

(201) 934-7111 vgaily@specialproperties.com • www.specialproperties.com

Special Properties A DIV. OF BROOK HOLLOW GROUP, INC. REALTORS

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The Sandoval Team T h e S a n d o v a l T e a m O n l i n e . c o m

New Mexico ~

The Land of Enchantment and Heart of the Southwest

Surround yourself with the beauty of forever views from the peaks of the Rockies and Sandia Mountains to the valleys along the Rio Grande River. New Mexico enjoys the splendor of four glorious seasons and all of the outdoor activities that go along with over 300 days of sunshine every year. Few states can boast six of the Earth’s seven climatic zones. Our clear, blue skies invite balloonists and glider pilots to soar on the wind. Our Rocky Mountain skiing is unmatched, with its soft powder and variety of terrain. New Mexico has an outdoor adventure for everyone from weekend sightseers to avid back country explorers. We also have over 70 golf courses from executive-style golf to Professional Golf Association tournament-caliber courses. It should also be mentioned that traditional New Mexican Cuisine has been known to be “addicting”. Rich in personality, no other state can claim our geographical or cultural diversity, or match our historic complexity.

New Mexico is an amazing place to live, that is, if you Love Life! AARON SAND OVAL 505.249.1986 84

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Bosque Encantado “The Enchanted River Forest” Among mighty cottonwoods on the banks of the Rio Grande River you can find the serene and tranquil paradise of Bosque Encantado de C’ de Baca. An exclusive gated community in the quaint southwestern town of Bernalillo which is rich with 1000 years of Native American and Spanish colonial history and culture. Located just north of Albuquerque and just south of Santa Fe, Bosque Encantado is far enough to get away from it all while big city amenities are within minutes. The town of Bernalillo is flanked by casinos and luxury resort hotels with nationally ranked golf courses and spas (one of which hosts the PGA Professional National Championship Tournament.) The Bosque Encantado community consists of 104 luxury residences, 84 of which are on at least one acre of land. The neighborhood’s covenants protect the open environment for its residents and wildlife, and offer vistas of the Rio Grande River and the Sandia Mountains, while providing privacy as a gated community. Camino del Pueblo, the Town of Bernalillo's main street, now lined with unique shops and restaurants, is also rich in history, and is synonymous with Route 66, El Camino Real (the Royal Road) and old highway 85. For several hundred years this road linked all of the communities from Santa Fe to Mexico City. It is one of the oldest historic trails in the United States. Ideal for camping, hiking, biking, or even motorcycle touring Bernalillo serves as the gateway to the Sandia and Jemez Mountains, with many recreational and historical sites, as well as four designated scenic-by-ways which are nationally recognized for their beauty and historic significance.

921 Camino Vista Rio in Bosque Encantado $1,500,000

635 Camino Vista Rio in Bosque Encantado $845,000

306 Plaza Consuelo in Bosque Encantado $875,000

Only a handful of vacant home sites remain. For beautiful virtual tours and information of these and all of our properties please visit

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Green Valley—Old world artistry, French Chateau sophistication, and ultimate indoor and outdoor living combine to create this one of a kind estate. Gracing the 16th fairway of Green Valley Country Club, this 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath French Chateau inspired home offers comfortable elegance. Upon entering the 6-acre estate on the circular driveway this stately home, welcomes you with grace and style. www.1950roefordroad.info $1,750,000

Kilgore Plantation—Impressive custom built home located on a heavily wooded, private cul-de-sac acre lot. The first level features 12-foot ceilings, architectural moldings, and ceiling designs, custom accent lighting, 5 fireplaces, custom cabinetry, a gourmet kitchen, and a luxurious master retreat. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, bonus room, recreation room, and theater room. $1,299,000

Magnolia Hall—Classic southern estate home sits on 48 acres amid lush wooded and pastured grounds yet is located within 25 minutes of downtown Greenville, SC. Designed by renowned architect, Jack Thacker, the quality of construction is uncomparable and offers attention to every detail. This one-of-a-kind estate is under construction and nearing completion. Details upon request. $3,900,000

Anna Hill - 864.787.7653

Kim Everson 864.918.2211

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his home is located in an exclusive, gated golf course community just minutes away from downtown Highlands, North Carolina. This gorgeous custom home is over 12,000+/- square feet and includes 5 bedrooms and 6 full baths. The open , three story floor plan provides you with comfortable, yet elegant living for today's lifestyles. the kitchen is a gourmet cook's dream with top of the line stainless steel appliances, stunning honed granite slab countertops, and custom cabinets. The master suite gets "four-stars" with over 1,000 square feet and features a spa tub, seam shower, heated tile floors, and a reading/sitting area. The lower level includes two guest suites, pool room fireplace and media room and full kitchen. The upper level features two guest suites and a tremendous home office. • 3 Car Garage • Hard Wood Floors • Soaring Ceilings

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in the Blue Ridge Mountains of WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA ASHBROOK Four acres in one of the most exclusive communities in Western North Carolina! This timeless beauty combines old-fashioned charm with a modern floor plan. State-of-theart gourmet kitchen includes heated floors and granite island plus backyard fire pit, Koi pond, private master suite with fireplace, office and theater.All just minutes from downtown Asheville! Offered at $1,799,999 MLS386779. For detailed information contact Mike Romero at 828-210-2955.

NORTH ASHEVILLE Wonderful, traditional shake and rock home close to the Country Club of Asheville and walking distance to Beaver Lake. Beautiful finishes throughout, plus large, open rooms, hardwoods, 2 gorgeous rock fireplaces plus exquisite master suite with gas fireplace and sitting area. Owner/Agent. Offered at $1,200,000 MLS415077 For detailed information contact Janet Wheeler at 828-210-2959.

GROVE PARK Beautiful historic home overlooking golf course with long distance mountain and sunset views. Built in 1895, and featuring large covered porches, 12 foot ceilings, 3 fireplaces, sunroom, office, library and more. Walk to downtown or the Grove Park from this rare one of a kind charming home. Offered at $1,195,000 MLS415661 For detailed information contact Jocelyn Huntley at 828-210-2975.

COLUMBUS Stunning California style mansion on 14.7 rolling acres with long range views. This 4-columned raised ranch sits in the hunting country of Polk County just minutes from Red Fox Country Club. Enjoy lush lawn and gardens, flowering and fruit trees that surround this fine home plus 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 5 fireplaces and custom designed cabinetry throughout. Offered at $2,900,000 MLS440444 For detailed information contact John Barber at 828-674-7420.

FAIRVIEW Quality construction log home nestled in 15.99 acres of outstanding land that features mountain views, creek, established gardens, pastures, areas for hiking trails and future development. Enjoy inground pool with builtin BBQ and guest bathroom, perfect for entertaining. Other fine amenities include two fireplaces, cathedral ceilings with skylights, hardwood floors, wraparound porch and wet bar. Offered at $1,400,000 MLS433615 For detailed information contact Kathy Clark at 828-654-3280.

BILTMORE FOREST Wonderful updated home on over 1.9 acres of wooded privacy. Features include new cherry kitchen, new master bath over enclosed sun porch plus large entertaining areas both inside and out and a recreation/media room for relaxing. Seller offering a $10,000 decorating allowance with an acceptable offer. Offered at $1,350,000 MLS414924 For detailed information contact Bill Miller at 828-681-2031.

CLIFFS AT WALNUT COVE European-style townhome with wonderful views from every window looking over the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course to lush mountains beyond. Open floor plan with coffered ceiling, great room adjoining the gourmet kitchen plus delightful main level master and well-lit lower level with 3 bedrooms and family room. Offered at $1,695,000 MLS416976 For detailed information contact Gig Gilbert at 828-210-3980.

CANE CREEK VALLEY

WOW!! Sophisticated and exciting, mountain-style contemporary with high end designer appointments throughout. Extraordinarily open with architecturally dramatic wood ceiling and towering stone fireplace. Lots of glass for light and views. Amenities include 4 bedrooms,5.5 baths,large great room, extra large bonus room, plus family room, study/office, workshop, potting room and firepit. Located in a small private community of custom homes in desirable area just 20 minutes from the heart of downtown Asheville. Just Fabulous!! Offered at $1,092,000 MLS437607 For detailed information contact Barbara Biedenbach at 828-258-1938.

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in the Blue Ridge Mountains of WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CIEL North Asheville's newest subdivision offering pre-sale new construction, 25 homes on 120 acres.This magnificent, eco-friendly home features huge timbers, massive stonework, lofty ceilings, entry tower, plus breathtaking views of Asheville from this lush 3.62 acre home site. Enjoy over 2,000 squre feet of outdoor living area, wine cellar and fireplaces. Offered at $3,499,999 MLS390986 For detailed information contact Tim Bosonetto at 828-210-2932.

BILTMORE PARK Arts n' Craft Bob Timberlake home with exquisite use of stone, brick and cedar. Custom appointments throughout this immaculate home which offers master, guest suite, office and laundry on main. Enjoy wonderful level landscaped yard,triple garage main and single detached plus knotty Alder cabinets,granite counters, white oak floors, 2 fireplaces and large closets. Offered at $1,249,000 MLS445358 For detailed information contact Vivien Snyder at 828-654-3289.

MARS HILL Manor house on 14+/acres with horse-ready pastures, new barn, woods and convenience. Totally restored 2-story home offers wraparound porches, 8 bedrooms with original beadboard, heart pine floors, 7 original oak (now gas) fireplaces and 1,053 square foot clinic/office...suitable for multi-use retail, commercial. Offered at $1,111,000 MLS442210 For detailed information contact Ginny Lentz at 828-645-1914.

RAMBLE BILTMORE FOREST

This stunning contemporary Tudor was designed by awardwinning architectural firm, Ruhl Walker Architects of Boston, Massachusetts. Bright and airy spaces reveal the architect's careful attention to light and reflections. Feel the powerful connection between home and nature plus view the moon, stars and treetops through 17 foot wall of windows. All fixtures and finishes thoughtfully selected to create a beautiful home. Offered at $1,625,000 MLS445246 For detailed information contact John and Leigh Ruhl at 828-654-6412.

DEERHAVEN Soaring ceilings and massive stone fireplaces add to the rustic elegance of this stone and pebble dash, timbered mountain style home. The kitchen is a chef's dream with high-end granite countertops and custom cabinets. The main level has a huge deck with hot tub and fabulous views plus the master suite.The lower level is great for entertaining with large wet bar and billiards room. $2,989,273 MLS411905 For detailed information contact Carol Fisk at 828-681-2041.

ELK MOUNTAIN ESTATES Incredible views of forested mountains and distant lights surrounded by gorgeous gardens, and freshened by breezes. Home offers extreme privacy, copious light - a sanctuary for easy living. Sited off the Blue Ridge Parkway, it offers easy access to southeast Asheville. For those who delight in nature, a must-see! Offered at $1,999,994 MLS419757 For detailed information contact Skip Skoglund at 828-258-1947.

KENMURE

This gorgeous home is absolutely stunning from floor to ceiling with exquisite details throughout, and situated on a picturesque, magnificent landscaped 1.56 acre setting with spring-fed pond and fountain. Features include 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, gourmet kitchen with island, granite, dramatic volume ceiling, triple arches, luxurious master bath with enormous walk-in closet plus 3 gas fireplaces, coffered ceiling in dining room, irrigation system and more. Offered at $1,299,000 MLS441958 For detailed information contact Terri Eisenhauer at 828-697-7923.

CHUNNS COVE Privacy and luxury 5 minutes from downtown Asheville! Quintessential mountain lifestyle! Top-ofline finishes with luxuries that include beamed and vaulted great room, abundant windows and light, 2 stone fireplaces inside and 1 on covered porch, fabulous chef's kitchen with Thermador appliances, granite and slate plus beautiful honed wood flooring and huge, luxurious master. Gated entry. Offered at $1,875,000 MLS445918 For detailed information contact Marie Morris at 828-645-1906.

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Opportunities to own a property such as this come once every few years. This 9,000+ 5 bedroom estate sits on four beautiful acres in a gated equestrian community and has its own-gated entrance. The neoclassical design was built to take advantage of the views at every angle and offers spacious comfortable rooms with every level serviced by an elevator. The large main level master features a sitting room, fireplace, bath and his/her closets. Four additional private bedrooms. Enjoy the home theatre room /entertainment bar in the basement or soak in the views from the two story great room. The back patio overlooks a oversized heated Pool. The oversized 4-car garage is deep enough for boats. Offered at $3,200,000, you have to take advantage of this rare opportunity. See more photos at www.BellaVistaFranklin.com

SADDLE SPRINGS THOMPSONS STATION/NASHVILLE, TN This 6,540 square foot newly constructed brick estate on 3.2 acres has what you want and expect in upscale luxury living. Granite countertops throughout, 10-foot ceilings on both levels, high-grade finishes at every turn include a chef’s kitchen loaded with upgrades! The flow of the house allows easy living while enjoying spacious rooms, 4 bedroom suites each with a private bath, two half baths, media room and an “Entertainment Room” with kitchenette, built-ins and stone fireplace. The main level master suite has a large bath and closet. Aggressively priced at just $1,149,900. Visit my website at www.FranklinElite.com for more information and photos of this home in the equestrian community of Saddle Springs.

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Invest In Texas THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS • $12,500,000 The Retreat at Tranquility Lake is a spectacular piece of Texas! Approximately 440 acres in the Tomball, Magnolia, Woodlands area. Includes a 75-acre spring fed lake stocked with a large variety of fish. This Hunter's Paradise has been preserved through wild life management using a naturalist approach. Documented historical Indian artifacts have been found on this property as well as animals almost in extinction. Four large homes add a wealth of opportunities to this gorgeous ranch. www.TheRetreatAtTranquilityLake.com.

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS $2,495,000 This home offers spacious living, luxurious entertaining and exquisite detail. The über kitchen is the mecca of the home, with granite counters and alder cabinets. Featured in national magazines, the home offers 5 ensuite bedrooms, gameroom, media and wine room. Custom features include hand-carved wood columns, hand-painted ceilings, loggia with outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Gated estate overlooking the Gary Player Signature Golf Course. www.6garyglen.com

Secure Wealth Price upon request 10-1000+ acres. Land Banking - the time is right. Effective inflation hedge. 1031 Tax Exchange. Farms - Ranches - Investment Properties.

Magnolia, Texas • $1,360,000 Beautiful estate perfectly situated on 2 wooded acres nestled between a large acreage neighbor and the golf course. Private and secluded, this 6200 square foot masterpiece has every expected amenity plus the feel of country living. Magnificient views, open floor plan, exquisite details, extraordinary library/study, chef 's kitchen with Sub Zero/Wolf, wood floors in master/study, stone fireplace, media room, billards room, wrought iron staircase, elevator, balconies, golf cart storage, deer. www.37312diamond.com

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Austin, Texas $1,425,000

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ome home to casual elegance in a 1941 Georgian Style single-family home rebuilt from the studs in 2001. Short commute to downtown, north or south Austin, medical providers, and award winning schools. Three living, Chef 's kitchen, open floor plan with maple hardwoods. Three-four upstairs bedrooms plus office/study area. Three full baths, 2 half baths. Well proportioned 3976 square feet. Detached extra Guest Quarters with full bath above oversize garage. Garage has air-conditioned space for a collectible car, living area for nanny, or game room/art studio. CentraLite Programmable Lighting, Wired for Surround Sound. Picture your family in a mature, tree-lined neighborhood where children and adults mingle on the sidewalk and visit at the 51st Annual Picnic. Create your own family memories in this centrally located, highly desirable neighborhood. Listing# 812192 Owner/Agent. PAMELA JONES, REALTOR RE/MAX Austin Associates (512) 922-4581 • (800) 458-4380 x106 pjaustinproperties.com TEXAS

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LIGHTVIEW, Gloucester, Virginia Views across Mobjack Bay to New Point Comfort Lighthouse. Deep-water protected pier. A 5-acre estate awaits you. The home, begun in the 1830s, was restored and modernized in 1983, with continuous upgrading. 5,500 square feet, with Victorian gables and 10-foot ceilings. In-ground pool and clay-surfaced tennis court. The perfect Southern Chesapeake Bay setting. Additional acreage available—horse friendly! $2,795,000 Jim Majka and Tim Meyer, Long & Foster, 757.989.3342 | Info@Jim2Tim.com | www.Jim2Tim.com 92

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LANDSCHUTE HOME Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota Tucked in on a private drive, this two-story custom built and designed "Landschute" home offers fine detailing throughout with 7,000 square feet. Situated on 155 feet of west facing shoreline with the most pristine views of Lake Minnetonka. This home includes 8 baths, 4 bedrooms including a guest suite and main floor master, 4 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, game room, media room, sunroom, screened porch, 28-foot boat house with boat and jet ski lifts. Just 20 minutes from Minneapolis! $3,950,000.

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Metropolitan Couture…Experience the sophisticated and exceptional design of this Siesta Key residence. Taking three years from conception to completion this home showcases the industry’s finest materials, selections, and innovations. A sultry mix of marble, granite, wood, and steel results in a vision of pure art and design created to blend seamlessly with its tropical surroundings. $9,800,000. Joel Schemmel, Signature Sotheby’s International Realty, 941.587.4894 | Joel.Schemmel@sothebysrealty.com

Spectacular and rare waterfront offering in lower York County, Virginia. Beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay, the York River, and Back Creek. Your own paradise with 4.5 acres on an elevated peninsula with partial riprap. Just imagine warm days, cool nights, peace, quiet, and space. $1,200,000. William Pritchard, Prudential Town Realty, 757.570.3606 | www.prudentialtownrealty.com

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ADVERTISER INDEX Abaco Cays

50

One Sotheby's Internatonal Realty

57

Ackerman Realty Group

76

Oxford Realty, Inc.

41

Avenues Realty Group

77

Pandolfi

56

Barry DeNicola Realty, Inc.

C4

Prestige Realty Group

86

Prudential C. Dan Joyner Company

86

Prudential Connecticut Realty

58

Bearing Point Funding Group Beverly Hanks & Associates

3 88-89

CB Residential Brokerage

52

Prudential Real Estate & Fine Homes International 20

Candy Swick & Company

70

Prudential Town Realty

93

RE/MAX Advantage

30

Century 21 Of The Caribbean

28, 78

Charles Rutenberg Realty

75

RE/MAX Alliance

68

Chase International

63

RE/MAX Austin Associates

91

RE/MAX Bon Bini

31

Coldwell Banker Florida

51, 71

Coldwell Banker United Realtors

60

RE/MAX Elite

90

ERA Whitaker Realty

91

RE/MAX Collection

29

Ed Simon

50

RE/MAX Lakefront Realty

30

Empire Design & Construction

93

RE/MAX Lakefront Realty, Inc.

58

RE/MAX Properties Inc.

32

RE/MAX Southern Realty

32

Equestrian Lakes Estates & Fine Homes

7 46-47

Fiji Real Estate

39

REMAX Associates

82

Fisher Auction Compan

28

REMAX Hallmark

30

REMAX Results

93 30

GMAC Real Estate

23-27

Hendry Real Estate

64

REMAX, Walter Wallace

High South Realty

87

Real Estate Finn

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12

Realty Executives Florida Keys

Intercoastal Realty

69

Realty Executives, The Tom Love Group

JSM Realty

48-49

Realty Executives, Tanya Murray

72-73 54 C2-1 80-81

Jackson Pond Management Inc.

22

Regency Realty Services

53

Joan Pletcher Realtor

74

Roanoke Reserve

92

16-19

Roger Bollenbach

56

John R. Wood Inc. Realtors Bill Earls Kate Strebeigh

4

Seaside Properties Group

5

Lang Realty

52

Signature Southwest Properties

84-85

Links Magazine- The Best of Golf

55

Sotheby's International Realty

21

LITUS* Properties

93

Special Properties Vicki Gaily

83

Long and Foster Realtors

92

Team Realty

78 C3

Luxury Portfolio

10 11

Trump Grande Ocean Resort & Residences

McGuire Real Estate

66-67

United Country Real Estate

2

Michigan Avenue R E

59

Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate

9

Mizner Grande Realty

42-45

96

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Wolfeboro Bay Real Estate

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