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1524 CEDAR LANE FARM ROAD - ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND »» A boater’s paradise with 600 feet of prime and protected shoreline, with stone retaining wall, and direct bay access »» The oversized private six-slip Ipe pier with two Hi-Tide aluminum boat lifts, which can accomodate a 50-foot sail or power boat, and a 100 amp electric service »» Extensive professional hardscpaing with wandering waterfront travertine paver patios bordered by vibrant exotic gardens »» Enchanted waterside picnic arboretum with treehouse »» Enjoy the outdoors in the free-form PebbleSheen pool and adjacent waterfall, hot tub, foutains, or escape the sun in the large screened picinc porch

»» Grillmaster’s outdoor kitchen boasts Viking appliances: grill, high-output burner, and outdoor beverage center with fridge and sink »» Fire pit patio with propane-assist starter and propane Tiki torches »» Recently resurfaced lighted sports court for tennis, basketball, and lacrosse »» Ideal commuter location in a secluded setting, yet minutes from major routes linking Baltimore and Washington D.C., and a short drive to downtown Annapolis harbor and shopping and dining Each office is independently owned and operated.

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WELCOME TO NEW J E RS E Y More than just picturesque gardens, lakes, and parks; iconic landmarks; and an unsurpassed nightlife on the beach, New Jersey’s homes define the word luxury.

New Jersey skyline at night, reflected in the Hudson River, with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the background.

The Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park, New Jersey

A CITY OF GARDENS Known as the Garden State, New Jersey offers some of the most incredible gardens in the world. From the north to the south, big ones and small ones, the gardens here are blossoming with plants, flowers, and gathering vines from all over the world. Even though New Jersey is the fourth smallest state, it offers over 60 gardens to visit and enjoy year-round. Just like flowers, each garden is unique and has its own story to tell. The 54 acres of gardens and greenhouses at Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown were planned as a living catalog of cultivated and native plants to be observed through the seasons. Herrontown Woods was gifted by internationally-renowned mathematician Professor Oswald Veblen and was Princeton’s first nature preserve; the land has been preserved in its natural state and includes a pine forest, wetlands, over 30 species of trees, shrubs, and flowers. Branch Brook Park (pictured on the left) is the largest public park in the city of Newark and is noted for having the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the U.S., with over 4,300 trees and more than 14 different varieties. The park is also well know for its spectacular Cherry Blossom Festival every year in April. Leaming’s Run Gardens is 30 acres of gardens with over 13 different flowering gardens, including a Reflection Garden, Shades of Roses Garden, and several others, and claims to be the largest flower garden in the United States. Leaming’s Run also hosts a haunted walk-through during Halloween that is said to be “out of this world” creepy. Sayen Park Botanical Garden (pictured on the right) began when Frederick Sayen and his wife Anne Mellon purchased the site in 1912 and began filling the garden with plants and flowers acquired on their world travels. The collections include species from China, Japan, and England. Sayen opened to the public in 1991. Today the garden contains more than 1,000 azaleas, nearly 500 rhododendrons, and more than 250,000 flowering bulbs, as well as ponds, bridges, gazebos, and walking trails. More than just gardens, New Jersey is home to more than 9,071 farms covering more than 715,057 acres. While most people associate agriculture with our nation’s heartland, the state ranks high in the production of almost all garden vegetables, ranking third in cranberry, spinach, and bell pepper production, fourth in peach production, and fifth in blueberry production, as well as producing an abundance of tomatoes, corn, apples, strawberries, potatoes, hay, soybeans, and nursery stock.

Azalea’s in full bloom at Sayen Park in Hamilton Township, New Jersey

INDUSTRY Ranked 47th in size, with an area of 8,729 square miles, New Jersey’s population of over 8.8 million people makes it the 11th most populous state in the U.S., with an average of 1,030 residents per square mile. It also leads the country in population density. One of the benefits of population density is diversity. Foreign-born individuals account for 21% of the population. The best known and largest immigrant group in New Jersey is Italian-Americans, who make up over 13% of the population. Although small and heavily populated, New Jersey offers a robust economy. Its advantageous position in the center of the Boston–New York–Washington corridor puts it in close striking distance to major cities, including Philadelphia and Baltimore. This favored location facilitated its rapid growth through the boom of the 1950s and affords New Jersey a large and well-educated labor pool. Today 35% of state residents are college graduates, putting the state in the top five for undergraduate degrees nationwide. With its proximity to the metropolitan corridor, most residents commute to work; but commuting does have a price: nearly 15% of New Jersey workers have an average commute of 60 minutes or more and over 500,000 people leave the state to work every weekday. Today, New Jersey offers a wide variety of industrial diversification and is known as the Crossroads of the East. Products from over 20,000 manufacturers can be delivered overnight to 100 million people. New Jersey is also one of the foremost research centers in the world, with its greatest industry being chemicals. It is home to numerous chemical plants and pharmaceutical firms, including Merck, Wyeth, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, and Pfizer. Significantly, the largest petroleum containment system outside of the Middle East is located in New Jersey. In the wider business arena, 19 companies on the Fortune 500 list have headquarters in New Jersey. They include Prudential Financial, Honeywell International, Toys R Us, Campbell Soup, and Quest Diagnostics. Other important manufactured items include instruments, machinery, electrical goods, and apparel. New Jersey may be known as the Garden State, but ironically it is the most urbanized state in the U.S. Approximately 90% of residents live in an urban area, and every New Jersey county is dense enough to be classified as a metropolitan area. New Jersey is divided into five regions based on natural geography and population. Northeastern New Jersey, the Gateway Region, lies closest to Manhattan in New York City, and up to a million residents commute daily into the city to work via automobile or mass transit. Northwestern New Jersey, or the “Skylands,” is compared to the northeast, being more wooded, rural, and mountainous. The “Shore,” along the Atlantic Coast in the central-east and southeast, has its own natural, residential, and

Thomas Edison with his engineers and technicians at his Menlo Park workshop. Edison is under the central arch, leaning against the support with his hand in his pocket. Circa 1880

Morris Counties all rank in the top. The priciest zip code in the state — and sixthmost expensive in the country — is Alpine with a median price of $5,025,423.08. The only other New Jersey zip code to crack the top 100 is 07976 — New Vernon, which placed 90th. Homes in the New Vernon section of Harding in Morris County went on the market for a median price of $2,086,076.92. Short Hills was also ranked by Forbes as the most affluent neighborhood. The list of the top 10 New Jersey zip codes — and their Forbes rank — with the highest median asking price. 6. Alpine — $5,025,423.08 (07620) 90. New Vernon — $2,086,076.92 (07976) 105. Short Hills — $1,956,846.15 (07078) 133. Far Hills — $1,698,384.91 (07931) 140. Saddle River — $1,649,802.82 (07458) 162. Sea Girt — $1,536,319.54 (08750) 170. Englewood Cliffs — $1,488,076.92 (07632) 180. Avalon — $1,461,121.88 (08202)

Aerial of New Jersey oil industry with the New York skyline from afar.

191. Stone Harbor — $1,423,122.56 (08247) 219. Spring Lake — $1,352,847.99 (07762)

lifestyle characteristics owing to its location by the ocean. The “Delaware River Valley” includes the southwestern counties of the state, which reside within the

The diversity of the state allows for all types of neighborhoods and communities

Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. The fifth region is the “Pine Barrens” in the

to thrive, regardless of their location and proximity to the metropolitan corridor

interior of the southern part. Covered rather extensively by a mix of pine and oak

and price point.

forests, it has a much lower population density than the rest of the state. Those looking to move to New Jersey have several options to choose from. The plethora of industry and abundance of goods has only benefited the

Whether you are looking for a small rural community to raise your family

economy and its residents. New Jersey has the second largest number of

without the hustle and bustle of the city, or more suburban living with great

millionaires per capita and ranks second in the nation by the number of places

schools and plenty of activities for the family, or high-rise living in the city and

with per capita incomes above the national average. Of the 28,500 zip codes

mass transit commuting, or peaceful coastal living, there is a home for you here.

in the United States, eight of New Jersey’s counties are in the wealthiest in the

From Mantoloking to Newark, Princeton to Alpine, Trenton to Saddle River,

country according to a report released by Forbes. Hunterdon, Somerset, and

New Jersey has proven throughout the years it sustains the storms and thrives.

THE JERSEY SHORE Forget what you have seen on TV or in the headlines, the Jersey Shore is much more and offers life on the east coast beyond the city. The Shore brings you to a time where fun in the sun was more than just a saying — it’s a way of life. The endless boardwalks along the coasts are filled with so many sights and sounds that can overwhelm the senses. The bright neon lights from the tourist shops and rides, the sounds from the arcade games mixed with children laughing, and the smell of food from every corner combined with the sea breeze, all come together to create an environment that must be experienced at least once in a person’s lifetime. The New Jersey economy has benefited greatly from its 127 miles of coastline filled with numerous seaside resorts and beaches, from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Some favorites spots to enjoy include the family-friendly Ocean City; the reborn Atlantic City, with its casinos, amusement pier and longest boardwalk in the world at 5.75 miles; and Cape May, the oldest coastal resort in the U.S., which is home to charming Victorian gingerbread houses, the Cape May Bird Observatory and the annual World Series of Birding. In 2012, the Shore was devastated by Hurricane Sandy — 346,000 homes were damaged and 37 people were killed. The effects according to Governor Chris Christie were “incalculable.” Three years later, the residents of the Shore have begun to rebuild. Amidst the devastation, the storm did teach the state a valuable lesson — the shore needs to be better protected. Some of the changes enacted by FEMA after Hurricane Sandy will help protect the shore from future storms. Starting with elevating homes that needed to be rebuilt, instead of relying on reverse 911, many towns have joined the Nixle system, which sends emergency alerts as texts or emails to those who sign up for the free service, reinforced seawalls, hurricane resistant boardwalks, and in Bayshore, federal funding was given to construct levees, berms, floodwalls, and gates to prevent future flooding. Despite the recent hardships, the spirit of the Shore is still alive and can be seen everywhere you look. Visitors and residents can still enjoy the numerous walking, running, and biking trails along the water, beach camping for the family, some of the best fishing on the east coast, the finest golf courses in Monmouth and Ocean County, fine dining up and down the shore, a nightlife only the Jersey Shore can provide, and hotels with that perfect Jersey touch. Each town along the coast has something different to offer. Whether you are a family vacationing with your children, a spring breaker looking to forget about the responsibilities of college if only for a week, or just looking for a peaceful getaway, there is a place for you on the Jersey Shore. Beach houses in Point Pleasant Beach

Atlantic City boardwalk at sunset.

Pier pilings at Sunset Beach in Cape May

Oceanfront homes in Mantoloking

W H AT YO U D I D N ’ T K N O W A B O U T N E W J E R S E Y. . . • The first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken in 1846. • New Jersey ’s State House is the second oldest still in use — Maryland is the oldest. • New Jersey was known as the “Pathway

• State Flower - The Violet • State Bird - The Eastern Goldfinch • State Tree - The Red Oak • State Insect - The Honeybee • State Animal - The Horse

of the Revolution.” Over 100 battles

• 21 counties and 566 municipalities

were fought on New Jersey soil.

• 2 United States Senators

• New Jersey has more horses per square

• 13 United States Representatives

mile than any other state. The United

• 40 State Senators

States Equestrian Team is headquartered

• 80 Members of the General Assembly

in Gladstone.

• 314 Public Libraries

• The properties in the board game

• 1,866 Public Elementary Schools

Monopoly are named after the streets of

• 398 Public Secondary Schools

Atlantic City.

• 132 Private High Schools

• New Jersey was the first state to sign the Bill of Rights. • New Jersey is one of only two states

• 20 Four-Year Colleges • 21 Two-Year Colleges • More than 800 Lakes and Ponds

where self-service filling of gasoline is

• More than 100 Rivers and Creeks


• 36 State Parks

• The first professional basketball game was played in Trenton in 1896. • New Jersey has 127 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. • New Jersey is home to more than 9,800 farms covering 790,000 acres of farmland.

• 11 State Forests • 24 Historic Sites • 4 National Recreational Areas • 4 State Marinas • 34,268 Miles of Highways and Roads

10 | Brick, New Jersey

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Brick, New Jersey | 11

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125 Southview Drive Tranquility and inspiration can be obtained here in this amazing custom waterfront home where bay views meet romantic sunsets – this is the salt life at the Jersey Shore! This three bedroom, three bath, two-car garage home is located just one lagoon to your playground on the Kettle Creek and the Barnegat Bay with 186 feet of brand new bulkheading and a dock and Jet Ski lift, this property is perfect for the avid boater and your friends! This home is triple mint, the owners loaded it with extras $25k theater system, recessed lights everywhere, kitchen has newer granite and marble backsplash, and the master bathroom was completely renovated with new tile, vanity, and shower. Huge Trex deck area with vinyl railings and a hot tub overlooking the water perfect to watch the sunsets. Summer is almost here this is where you should spend it! Offered at $733,000

Justin Bosak

Partner/Owner The Ocean’s Six Group RE/MAX Real Estate LTD

Cell 732.644.6217 Office 732.410.7100 The Ocean Six Group

12 | Navesink, New Jersey

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15 Sailors Way The illustrious Navesink River’s most prized waterfront estate is a gated compound of unrivaled luxury, situated atop a private 3.5 acre peninsula and granting over 300 panoramic feet of river frontage. Featuring 20,000 square feet of architectural excellence and sweeping Navesink River views from nearly every room, the opportunity has presented itself to secure one of New Jersey’s most prolific addresses, offered for the first time since construction in 2002. The 5,000 square foot walk-out basement, artfully crafted to replicate the streets of France, provides a nonpareil entertainment capacity, complemented by a full theatre, pub, wine cellar, gym and spa. Bucolic vistas adorned with world-class landscape architecture roll down to the river’s edge, leading to a scenic 150 foot dock primed to anchor new vessels. Minutes to Werner Private Heliport, SeaStreak Ferry, Red Bank and the famed Jersey Shore. Offered at $13,699,999

Chris Walsh

Owner, Broker RE/MAX The Real Estate Leaders

Cell 732.309.5502 Office 732.933.0200

Social: @therealestateleader

14 | Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

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1612 Beacon Lane - Bayhead Point Welcome to 1612 Beacon Lane in the Bayhead Point section of Point Pleasant Beach! This beautifully constructed home sits soundly upon the beaches of the Jersey Shore with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy elevator access to three stories of this grand home, which includes a stunning open floor plan for the living/ dining/kitchen area with custom built-ins, and a gas fireplace leading to an expansive outdoor deck. Other amazing features include direct beach access, hot tub, three outdoor balconies, two-car garage and so much more. A truly fabulous master suite with an entire wall-of-windows and sliders, balcony, full custom bathroom, and a walk-in closet complete with its own washer and dryer. Gorgeous fourth floor space with warm, wood beams, full bath and endless sunsets. Offered at $3,800,000

Dana Nicole Mauro

Broker of Record/Owner RE/MAX Real Estate, LTD. 284 Mantoloking Road Brick, NJ 08723

Cell 732.597.4151 Office 732.920.1900 x 327 dananicolemauro dananicolemauro

16 | Rumson, New Jersey

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10 Belknap Lane Patrick Butera

REALTOR ÂŽ RE/MAX Paradigm Realty Group


As you enter the lush grounds of Longue Vue Estate, it becomes quite apparent you are about to experience something extraordinary. With over 11,000 square feet, not including the lower level with media room, this estate offers nine bedrooms, and 12 bathrooms, eight full and four half. Interior by the highly regarded Sally Bacarella Design Studio. From the stately foyer, enjoy three living areas, large fireplace and French doors, which lead out to the rear terrace and salt water swimming pool. Clive Christian kitchen with Viking appliances, three ovens, wood cabinetry and a tin ceiling. Elevator access to all four floors. The simply perfect master suite offers a deep fireplace, balcony, and en-suite with mother of pearl inlay, domed ceiling, soaking tub, and his-and-her water closets, sinks, and showers. The lower level offers a 10-seat, professionally sound dampened movie and entertainment room as well as bar/lounge area. This isn’t just Rumson, this is Rumson at its finest. Offered at $4,399,000

Spring Lake, New Jersey | 17

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23 Pitney Avenue Luxury living personified. Built in 2011 and improved with a spectacular salt water heated pool and spa. Offering six bedrooms, five full baths, three half baths, and fabulous floor plan of 6,125 square feet of tastefully designed and decorated living. Chef’s kitchen boasts a Wolf double oven with 48-inch gas cooking area, two dishwashers in large island on either side of farm sink. Grand master suite with beautiful sitting area, fireplace and walk-in closet. Upper balcony bedroom offers terraces with ocean views. Heated bathroom flooring. Covered porches front and back with extensive landscaping, evening gas torch illumination. Wolf outdoor grilling station and patio. Outdoor shower and a huge partially finished walk-out basement and entertainment area with climate controlled wine cellar. Paneled three-stop elevator from lower level basement. Cedar siding and cedar roof. Offered at $5,925,000

Patrick Butera

REALTOR ÂŽ RE/MAX Paradigm Realty Group


18 | Toms River, New Jersey

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214 Kettle Creek Road Abram Covella Partner/Owner The Ocean’s Six Group RE/MAX Real Estate LTD

Cell 732.644.6495 Office 732.410.7100 The Ocean Six Group

Spectacular new custom waterfront home with unobstructed views to be built and completed for a spring/summer 2017 delivery! This magnificent ranch-style five bedroom, four and a half bath home offers a four-car garage, full walk-out basement, walk-up attic with walkway overlooking family room, 340-foot dock, huge front porch, and massive back terrace with outdoor bath. Hardwood flooring throughout and beautiful custom trim/paint throughout. Kitchen includes 42-inch custom cabinetry, large center island, butler’s pantry, granite counters, tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliance package. Master suite includes beautiful unobstructed water views, enormous walk-in closet, and attached full bath. The walk-up attic could easily be finished off to add additional bedrooms or recreational area. Offered at $1,275,000

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1070 Lawrence Avenue This 4,400 square foot center-hall Colonial, designed by a local architect and rebuilt in 2000, is nestled on half an acre in the most prestigious Indian Forest neighborhood in the top-rated Westfield School District. Westfield is the cream of the crop in Union County and is an easy commute to NYC by bus or train. Our bustling downtown district offers a wide variety of fine dining, shopping, live music, and much more. Character is eminent in every nook and cranny, offering a formal dining room with wood-burning fireplace, formal living room with double-sided fireplace shared with a pocket-door library, large family room with vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen with 13 foot island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and butler’s pantry. Master bedroom with separate seating area, walkin closet, and a private bath with Jacuzzi and stall shower. Au pair en-suite on third floor with walk-in closet can be used as a home office, second floor laundry room, and cedar closets throughout! The cherry on top is your private deck and wooded backyard which affords you the tranquil “home” feeling you desire! Offered at $1,549,900

Michael Tejada

REALTOR ® RE/MAX Properties Unlimited

Cell 908.514.3466 Office 908.233.9292

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22 | Scottsdale, Arizona

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42777 N. Chiricahua Pass

Resting on nearly 10 pristine acres of Sonoran Desert, this sprawling estate quenches your and your guest’s every need with ease. Formal, casual, and outdoor entertaining spaces will accommodate every party from game day to formal affairs. For quiet evenings, bask in the breathtaking views in the garden and from many rooms. You will love the media room, lovingly called the “Bad Boys Room,” featuring a copper topped wet bar, fireplace, and plenty of space for a pool table! Family and friends will enjoy their stay in any one of the six en-suite bedrooms that includes an 822 square foot private guest house with kitchen and patio. Your outdoor toys will love the fourdoor garage with parking for six. Additional parking is possible via lifts, due to a 12 foot ceiling. With fine finishes and materials, this home offers the perfect combination of casual elegance and a luxury lifestyle worth living. For more information and photos, please visit:



24 | Carlsbad, California

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2425 Jefferson Street Stacey Walker REALTOR ÂŽ , SRES, CDPE RE/MAX Home Center

760.420.2334 CalBRE# 01443016

Completed in December 2016, this 5,200 square foot tri-level home has four en-suite bedrooms, four and half bathrooms, office, living and family rooms, along with two dining areas and two breakfast bars. This meticulously designed home has lagoon and panoramic ocean views from every window. Some of the modern accoutrements include panoramic slide door systems, professional style kitchen with knotty alder cabinetry, granite countertops throughout, two-car garage, all with well thought out upgrades and neutral soothing tones. With over 1,000 square feet of decking, enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while marveling at yet another amazing sunset. The home is situated west of the 5 freeway, approximately one mile from the ocean, and within walking distance of Carlsbad Village which offers nightlife, restaurants, shopping, and access to the train. Offered at $2,895,000

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305 Rancho de Maria You won’t want to leave home as you enjoy your own grand country estate, wrapped in the rolling hills of the Alhambra Valley, approximately 40 minutes from San Francisco. This architecturally sophisticated 5,137 square foot home with beautiful views everywhere is ideally situated on a premium 19.3 acres. Everyone will want to gather in the inviting eat-in kitchen with honed granite counters, custom cabinetry, and superb quality appliances. Bonus rooms include a library, an office, and an artist studio providing a choice of indoor amenities. Entertain on a grand scale as you relax on your secluded covered patio. A large pond for swimming or fishing, an expansive yard with mature landscaping, abundant room for horses and grapevines compose your personal outdoor paradise! Nearby public open space and trails extend your outdoor living. Enjoy the best of two worlds — the tranquil country life each morning when you wake and a 20 minute commute to BART to enter the fast paced city life. Offered at $2,600,000

The Pereira Team Dianne & John REALTORS ® RE/MAX Accord - Lafayette Office

925.297.0321 CalBRE# 01332827 | 00332986

26 | Golden, Colorado

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1003 Star Ridge Road Theresa Holder-Morrison REALTOR ÂŽ RE/MAX Alliance


Location, privacy, and views! This stunning Mediterranean-style home offers over 12,246 finished square feet, four-car heated garage, plus heated driveway that rests comfortably on over four acres. Enjoy views on every level on the 5,500 square foot deck. Seven bedrooms, six baths, main floor master suite with deck entrance, gourmet kitchen with eat-in dining, living room, formal dining room, family room, office, and one of the two laundry rooms on the main level. Four large bedrooms upstairs with a front and back staircase. Finally the lower level has a second entertaining kitchen, furnished theater room, family room with gas fireplace, two spacious bedrooms, full bathroom with sauna, faux cellar, reading area, second laundry room, and large furnished gym/dance studio. Full-size basketball and volleyball court. Over $100K of metal security shades, water features, gas fire pit, hot tub, and wildlife! Perfect for Entertaining! This home has it all! Too much to mention with all the unique and fabulous features! Offered at $3,000,000

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104 Bonaire Lane Custom-built three-level home with elevator, built in 2014 in Collier County’s premier gated waterfront community. Stunning, elegant, beach house with views of the Gulf of Mexico. Five bedroom plus den, and six baths, solid concrete construction. Impact-resistant doors and windows, electric shutters, and state-of-the-art electronics and security system. Gourmet kitchen with large butler’s pantry and beautiful, oversized, granite island — perfect for entertaining. Stunning master bedroom with Gulf views. Glamorous master closet and master bath with soaking tub, walk-in shower, and gorgeous etched glass, four-plus car garage and direct Gulf access.

Jim Murdoch REALTOR ® RE/MAX Affinity Plus


28 | Daytona Beach - Holly Hill, Florida

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231 Riverside Drive #2607 Mary Smith



Miami views, without Miami prices! From the moment you open the Penthouse door, you will be hypnotized by the ever changing views. There are only five Penthouses with these coveted southern views. This one-of-a-kind two bedroom, two bath, den/third bedroom offers five star amenities. Designed with entertaining in mind and totally upgraded with cosmopolitan class, sophisticated style and skylights. Featuring a large dining room buffet, 52-bottle wine cooler, modern chef’s kitchen, spa-sized master bath, and master suite bedroom with endless views. Close to the wonders of Daytona Beach, plus the natural beauty of secluded, white sandy beaches of New Smyrna and Ormond Beach await. The prime location on the Halifax puts entertainment just outside your doorstep with its close proximity to Walt Disney World Theme Park, Universal Studio and the thrills of the Daytona International Speedway.

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801 N. Peninsula Drive

Stunning Mediterranean revival built in 1929 and a short stroll to the world-famous Daytona Beach. Original details include: intricate tiled main entry hall, grand salon, formal dining, Florida breakfast rooms, incredible wood work, and detailed ceilings throughout. Registered as a historic landmark, this home offers four bedrooms, four full, and one-half bath within 5,000 square foot main home, plus a detached guest house with three bedrooms, two baths, Florida room, great room with kitchen, dining and living room. The 1.25 acre grounds include a private walled area swimming pool, hot tub spa, and outdoor summer kitchen cooking center. Surrounded by pristine hedges, fenced and gated with lush tropical landscaping, manicured lawns, and floral gardens, with a circular drive and motor court with parking for seven cars and a two-car garage complete with chauffeur apartment above the garage. Offered at $1,475,000

Mary Smith



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Golf & Gulf. The Landings at Bear’s Paw offers the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate Naples lifestyle: play an early round of golf, relax pool side in the afternoon, or catch a gorgeous sunset by boat on the water. This 22 home site gated community is nestled between the Jack Nicklaus designed course at Bear’s Paw and the Gordon River leading to the Gulf of Mexico. Adjacent is the Gordon River Pathway that runs by the Naples Zoo and Conservancy. Homes are of “Coastal Contemporary” architecture. Three customizable floor plans to choose from. Special Bear’s Paw Membership is included in purchases. Located minutes to Naples beaches, shopping and restaurants. Call for a private showing.

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32 | North Palm Beach, Florida

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A Yachtsman's Dream! Resting on almost an acre amidst lush landscaping and stunning water views, your estate awaits. After a multimillion dollar renovation in 2013, this home offers seven beds and baths, three half baths, and nearly 10,000 square feet of living area. Formal living and dining rooms have vaulted Pecky cypress ceilings, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and tumbled travertine flooring. The luxurious kitchen offers luxury finishes throughout including Miele, Bosch, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. The first level includes an office with built-in cabinets, two spacious bedrooms with en-suites, game room that opens up to the pool, three powder rooms, laundry room with two sets of washers and dryers. Two custom spiral staircases on either side of the home or use your private elevator to access the second floor, which offers five bedrooms with en-suites, including the master suite and a VIP Captain’s room with a private entrance, kitchenette and access to the garage.

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1977 Portage Landing South

The Master suite offers impressive views, beautiful hardwood floors, his-and-her custom walk-in closets, shower, stand-alone soaking tub, and separate vanities. Tropical backyard with a 60 foot covered patio, summer kitchen, heated pool and spa. The multi-level dock includes a 30,000 pound boat lift, two floating docks, plus room to dock your mega yacht. Located just off Jack Nicklaus Drive, just minutes to the Palm Beach Inlet, this home also features Nest personal temperature controls in every room, central vacuum, custom closets, brand new garage doors, security system, 100,000kw quiet comfort whole house commercial grade generator with 400 amp service to the dock, and a propane tank that supplies gas to the stove, fireplace, and pool/spa. Here you’re surrounded by extraordinary beaches, PGA Tournament golf courses and the Intracoastal waterways for boating, sailing and yachting. Visit Offered at $8,400,000

Eric Pruitt, P.A.


Cell: 561.346.0555 Office: 561.775.7333 Toll Free 800.546.3552

34 | Osprey, Florida

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730 Sarabay Road Jeff Marshall REALTOR ÂŽ RE/MAX Palm Realty


This 6,308 square foot waterfront estate on two acres of manicured grounds is set on the intracoastal waterway. Entering through a private security gate, you are greeted by a large pond with fountain. Walk through the massive solid wood front door for a breathtaking view through a bank of tall windows. Soaring custom ceilings and wideplank hardwood floors exist throughout. The first floor master bedroom, suite, with spa-like master bath, offers a superlative view of the waterway. Gourmet kitchen, wine bar, ice machine, generous entertaining areas, and distinctive office are also on the first floor. Stairs or elevator take you to the second floor where three additional bedrooms with private baths and an added bonus room await. Step out onto the back patio to find a picture perfect entertainment area complete with salt water pool, spa, and propane fire pit. A private dock, complete with boat lift, concludes the tour. Offered at $3,499,000

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St. Augustine, Florida | 35

3300 Monument Bay - Equestrian Estate 29+ acre property includes a large four bedroom, three bath home with a spacious eat-in kitchen, formal dining and living room, plus a heated pool enclosed by a wonderful lanai. The exceptionally large master suite offers a balcony that overlooks the grounds. Home also offers multiple fireplaces and shining wood floors. Pastures are fenced and cross fenced. Manager’s quarters, changing room, tack room are all attached to the 18-stall barn that is incorporated as a training/boarding facility and will transfer to new owner. Keep it commercial or make it private. Call Linda for more information. Offered at $1,195,000

Linda DeGrande



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A World You Never Thought Existed

Edwardsville, Illinois | 37

Kathy Malawy


Architecture, scenery, and landscaping have merged gracefully to create this alluring lodge-like, contemporary 618.977.2803 home. Featuring unique finishes along with picture perfect views from every room. Quality custom-built from the balcony bedrooms to the 24-seat theater room to the geo-thermal HV/AC – this one has it all! The grounds, consisting of 64 acres include: a backyard oasis with gazebo, walking paths, fountains, stone outdoor chapel, and Randy Malawy a rest room facility - for any venue. The grounds feature 35 wooded acres with wildlife: a 2.5 acre stocked lake, REALTOR ®, Broker outbuildings, a party barn hosting a commercial kitchen, and a large outdoor pavilion. Have thoroughbreds, RE/MAX Alliance livestock or domestic/exotic pets? Outbuildings, horse stalls, paddocks, tack rooms, pastures, and training track are 618.334.4255 all here. All this and within minutes to downtown Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and 30 minute commute to St. Louis. Call for Price!

38 | Annapolis, Maryland

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Whitehall Creek Waterfront Estate Enter through a tree-lined, cobbled drive that approaches an elegant cathedral home entry with expertly cultivated topiaries and a majestic stone lion wishing fountain in center of parking court. Enjoy meticulously manicured and maintained 4.15 acres exhibiting professional landscaping with native and exotic plants with a 32-zone irrigation system. Relaxation and entertaining areas are carved into this wooded property, so you can enjoy the ever-changing Chesapeake seasons. Panoramic water views are enjoyed throughout the home as the interior space has been designed to maximize the spectacular views. Additional home details include: Kohler whole home diesel generator, Hoot septic system, high-output well pump, water treatment system, multi-zone Niles Audio system, central station security and monitoring system, programmable thermostat, and more! Attached two-car garage and detached fourcar garage with double door entry.

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Annapolis, Maryland | 39

1524 Cedar Lane Farm Road This magnificent estate offers two-levels with six bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths, and 9,024 square feet of unparalleled living. Soaring church-door entry with Notre Dame inspired window with dramatic tile-floored foyer, Gothic doors, windows and wrought iron details, including teak, limestone, and tile flooring throughout. Great room with fireplace and beamed ceiling, formal dining room with custom built-ins, fireplace, and a wall-ofwindows. French provincial kitchen with a stacked stone fireplace, spice alcove, huge pantry with organizers, stateof-the-art appliances, prep island, and more. Two exceptional master suites with en-suites, bright and airy bedrooms with ample closets and storage space, with ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Two-story family and billiard room host floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and spiral staircase ascending to upper sitting and media room. Den and custom library, two high-capacity laundry rooms, plus a fitness room and sauna.

Diane Gergar



40 | Sandstone, Minnesota

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12876 100th Street One-of-a-kind wilderness escape! Multiple opportunity artesian spring property. Spring Water Business, Bed & Breakfast, Corporate Retreat, Hunting Lodge. 79.9 acres of gorgeous northern Minnesota woodlands. Beautiful log lodge adjacent to state land for complete privacy. The property has numerous ponds, fed by springs with extraordinary water quality. The main pond is equipped with a bulk-filling station and three wells producing over Margaret Swanson Cheney 700 gallons per minute. The artesian wells produce fresh pure water with up to one million gallons of water each REALTOR Ž day. America’s purest artesian springs/wells have been registered with the state and have been tested. A 5,600 RE/MAX Homemasters square foot, six bedroom, four bath lodge is nestled in the pine trees overlooking a stream and wooded marsh. 763.443.6393 Three car garage and stable. Offered at $799,900

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Rogers, Minnesota | 41

12605 Island View Circle Absolutely stunning home with 211 feet of lakeshore on 2.5 acres with sweeping panoramic views of Lake Sylvan! This four bedroom, six bathroom, 5,416 square foot home offers a luxurious entry, which welcomes you into a grand living area with vaulted 12 foot ceilings. The home is an open concept with seamless views from the gourmet kitchen to the dining room. Elegant French doors open into a timeless master suite. The basement boasts a fitness center, full wet bar, and family room, which leads out to the backyard overlooking the castle-like gazebo and spa. The Margaret Swanson CheneyÂŽ REALTOR resort-style landscaping is illuminated by professional lighting and the six-car attached garage is perfect for all the RE/MAX Homemasters cars, boats, and lake toys. This home is the perfect venue for entertaining, relaxing, or escaping to the lake with the 763.443.6393 city just minutes away. Offered at $1,299,000

42 | St. Louis, Missouri

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219 N. Mosley Road Jay Phillips

Broker-Associate, SRES, CLHMS RE/MAX Results


Stunning two-story home with stone front and board and batten-style shutters offers an abundance of curb appeal and sits on a beautifully landscaped one acre lot with a resort-like feel. The four-car side-entry garage offers plenty of parking and the screened porch provides versatility for St. Louis weather! This home offers over 5,000 square feet and features a gourmet eat-in kitchen, that boasts Travertine covered floors, granite counters, double stainless steel ovens, Bertazzoni six-burner stove with grill, and pot filler over stove. Dining room offers coffered ceiling and hand-scraped walnut flooring with easy access to butler’s pantry. Beautiful sitting room with welcoming fireplace and convenient bookshelves. Light and bright main floor family room with second fireplace adds to this open floor plan. The main floor concludes with an elegant master suite with all the extras you would expect. Three spacious bedrooms make up the second floor, along with two full baths and a family room that is great for kids or guests.

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970 Prairie View Court

Brick ranch with stone accents on level one acre lot offers plenty of open yard space and woods. Enjoy views of a three-tiered retaining wall with flowers and herb garden from spacious cedar deck and oversized patio. Irrigation system will help keep everything lush and green. Arched covered entry entices you inside where you are welcomed by hardwood floors and a vaulted living room with gas fireplace. Kitchen features a rich look with custom maple cabinets, Zodiac counters, and stainless appliances. Main level has open floor plan with separate dining room and spacious master suite. Additional two bedrooms conclude the main floor along with a full bath and upscale laundry room. Numerous windows and French doors offer ample light in the walk-out lower level with 9’ ceilings. In addition to the large rec room with ceramic tile, the lower level provides a spacious room for office, kids area, or work-out room closed off by French doors as well as a full bath and fourth bedroom with walk-in closet.

Jay Phillips

Broker-Associate, SRES, CLHMS RE/MAX Results


44 | Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas | 45

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3604 Windsor Road Magical Tarrytown estate sits on a magnificent, heavily wooded, 1.5 acre double lot, full of 200+ year old heritage oaks on manicured landscape. This Lake Flato architecturally designed luxury home resonates in this natural environment bringing high nature to high design and captures the feeling of living in the woods while providing a sense of privacy from nearby neighbors. The entertainment outside area includes a large party area, limestone steps for stadium seating, recreational pool and lap pool to support the love of outdoor recreation and exercise. This historical Old West Austin estate was once part of a three acre farm in the 1940s. The four bedroom, five bath home includes several living spaces, dining room, catering space, art studio, two offices and master suite with adjacent study. This high-end tranquil Tarrytown retreat, minutes from downtown Austin, is just so relaxed it has this formality and informality about it that makes you want to live there.

Mary Anne McMahon

Broker RE/MAX Posh Properties


Beth Sher

REALTOR ÂŽ RE/MAX Posh Properties


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Spring, Texas | 47

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24914 Thorton Knolls Located in a private gated section of the master-planned Auburn Lakes Estates community, this custom built masterpiece offers a premium cul-de-sac location, an immaculate interior loaded with upgrades, and a desirable three-car garage! The versatile five bedroom design features two first floor bedrooms and baths, a handsome study, large game room, and an impressive two-story family room with a wall-of-glass overlooking the massive park-like yard! Enjoy outdoor entertaining in the fantastic backyard, which comes complete with an outdoor kitchen and pergola covered patio. Zoned to highly rated Klein schools! Easy access to The Woodlands, I-45 North, and the new Grand Parkway! Fantastic community with amenities galore including parks, walking trails, lakes, sports courts, fitness center, pools, clubhouse, and more! Offered at $779,900



48 | Wimberley, Texas

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Wimberley, Texas | 49

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4100 Fischer Store Road Escape to this incredible, luxurious private estate in Wimberley, Texas! Complete with eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, with two bedrooms and two baths in the main house and six bedrooms and six baths in the guest suites, each with exterior entrances. This gorgeous 7,450 square foot property has the perfect potential for a B&B! Over 23 acres of vast Texas land full of trees and winding creeks, with 700+ feet of Blanco River frontage. All private and navigable! The property has two water wells and utilizes the river for irrigation. There’s approximately 2,240 square feet of garages and large parking equipment for guests. The property also features a gym, putting green, gazebo, bon fire pit, outdoor cooking, sport court, picnic areas, ample river views, and large stretching porches! Available completely furnished, it also has a wildlife exemption and has well-maintained high fencing. This is an entertainer’s dream property and a guest’s picture perfect idea of relaxation and paradise!

Geneva Clark REALTOR ® RE/MAX Posh Properties


50 | Mequon, Wisconsin

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Exquisite Wisconsin Estate This magnificent 1.8 acre estate is located in one of the most exclusive subdivisions in Wisconsin. Upon entering, you are immediately greeted by soaring ceilings boasting an abundance of natural light. Ascend the grand staircase showcasing hand-painted balusters, commissioned by a local artist. Indulge in all of the beautiful details that come with owning a property as stunning as this one. Custom crystal chandeliers, imported Brazilian Bahia granite, and monumental rough-cut marble fireplaces are scattered throughout. Floor-to-ceiling cherry envelops the main floor study highlighting the paneled walls and coffered ceiling. The walls, covered in an exquisite natural grass-cloth, illustrate a beautiful yet subtle damask pattern.

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Mequon, Wisconsin | 51

2903 W. Hidden Lake Road Begin your day sipping a cup of coffee in the charming breakfast nook while overlooking the sprawling grounds. Then, entertain with grace in this professionally designed open concept kitchen, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and a custom hand-painted wrought iron chandelier. The lower level reveals a bar and game room that is equipped with a temperature controlled wine cellar built entirely of teak. A dual rough-cut marble fireplace incorporates both heat and style allowing those in the media room their own privacy while the games commence. Re-energize in the exercise room with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a ballet barre; then relax post workout in the custom teak sauna. Lastly, no lower level is complete without an au pair suite equipped with a private kitchen, living quarters, and full bathroom — it is the perfect home within a home.

Richard Bowman “Never Settle” REALTOR ® RE/MAX Gallery


52 | Vancouver, Washington

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14117 NW 44 th Court Terrie Cox Broker, REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO

RE/MAX Equity Group

Text/Call 360.607.4100 Office 360.699.5100

Comfortable peace permeates this Vancouver home, situated at the end of a gated cul-de-sac. Semi-circle benches invite cozy nights gathered around the fire pit, while the backyard’s covered patio with a large stone hearth, waterfall koi pond and pleasing landscaping inspire serene reflection. Inside, clean lines and plenty of windows build harmonious flow and plentiful natural light. Clever sightlines through doors, balconies and columns reveal thoughtful vignettes throughout the home. Stately columns give way to a spacious, yet intimate, formal dining room. Gleaming wood floors, a butler’s pantry and counter space abound, leaving the kitchen wide open for creating and entertaining. The master suite opens through double doors to a spacious retreat with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, a private balcony, a massive custom closet and a generous master bath with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. In the lower level, an enormous state-of-the-art wine cellar and tasting room beckon enthusiasts to sit, sip, and share favorite bottles. More info/video tour:

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54 | Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

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Mittelwelde Castle This exceptional palace complex consists of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque artistic-style rooms. The castle is set in the heart of the picturesque town of Miedzylesie, surrounded by rolling countryside in the mountainous region of southwestern Poland. Placed on the old Roman Amber Road, only 2.5 hours away from Prague, Czech. Registered as a cultural heritage estate, the palace has over 700 years of unique history. There is an abundance of attractions, a perfect place for leisure, sport activities or experiencing the remarkable wildlife in several parks and nature reserves in the region. The area is a major hub for motorcyclists, road cyclists, horse lovers and skiers (four ski resorts minutes away).

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The Palace has over 20 rooms ready to host 58 guests, restaurants that will accommodate 120 guests, two hunting halls for 70 guests, two conference rooms (for 55 and 40 guest), a spacious courtyard and car park. Buildings on the castle grounds are useable and they have been restored, as well as the partially renovated ballroom with a gallery for 200 guests. Plans for development of hotel, conference center and spa have been proposed and approved. The Castle has been rescued by two passionate people who fell in love in it, and since 2008, have been investing to rebuild it to its glorious state.

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Sales Representatives RE/MAX Condo Plus Corp., Brokerage

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W E L C O M E TO BRITISH COLUMBIA Where the mountains touch the sea, and the glaciers feed the forest. This mysterious and vast land is alive and thriving and the people here are just as diverse as the geography.

W E L C O M E TO B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A With mountain ranges pushing west, the Rockies rise along to meet the Pacific before crashing into the ocean. Thousand-year-old trees divide the landscape to fill the land with a green forest floor and glacier-fed streams pour through the steep valleys to join the weaving rivers. It’s an untamed land where Mother Nature creates the boundaries, not man. And while she demands respect, her handiwork offers massive rewards for those wild enough to experience it. The abundant and nurturing landscape has sustained for over 10,000 years and the cities have grown on the edge of the wilderness. The people are here because they yearn to live within arm’s reach of nature’s richness, to ski world-renowned resorts, to surf Pacific swells, to swim in clear mountain lakes, to hike to a glacier, and to be transported to a place that only British Columbia can take you.

Golden Ears Provincial Park

Numa Falls at Kootenay National Park

Panorama of Tofino, Vancouver Island

H I S TO R Y & D I V E R S I T Y British Columbia (BC) is the westernmost province of Canada, with a population of more than four million people; it is nestled perfectly between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. The first British settlement, established in 1843, was Fort Victoria, which later became Victoria, the capital of BC. Richard Clement Moody, who founded the Colony of British Columbia, was handpicked by the Colonial Office in London to transform British Columbia into the “second England on the shores of the Pacific.” Moody selected Vancouver Island and founded the original capital of BC, New Westminster, and designed the first coat of arms. For his efforts, Port Moody was named after him. In 1866, Vancouver Island became a part of the colony, and Victoria was named the colony’s capital. By 1871, British Columbia had become the sixth province of Canada. Its Latin motto is Splendor sine occasu (“Splendour without Diminishment”). To this day, Victoria remains the capital and is the 15th largest metropolitan region in Canada; Vancouver is the third-largest metropolitan area and the largest in Western Canada. BC’s economy is as diverse as its topography, with service industries accounting for the largest portion of the province’s GDP. It is the endpoint of the transcontinental railways, and the site of major Pacific ports that enable international trade. Though less than 5% of its land is arable, the province is agriculturally rich (particularly in the Fraser and Okanagan Valleys). Vancouver also serves as the headquarters of many western-based natural resource companies. It also benefits from a strong housing market and a per capita income well above the national average. The weather can be milder near the coast and in certain sheltered southern valleys; the climate encourages outdoor recreation and tourism, though BC’s economic mainstay has long been resource extraction, principally logging, farming, and mining. While the coast of British Columbia and certain valleys in the south-central part of the province have mild weather, the majority of its land mass experiences a cold-winter-temperate climate similar to that of the rest of Canada. The Northern Interior region has a subarctic climate with very cold winters. The climate of Vancouver is by far the mildest winter climate of the major Canadian cities, with colder nighttime winter temperatures averaging above the freezing point. A majority (over 50%) of the population claim their ethnic origin as being from one of the main British nations (England, Scotland, or Wales). However, of the provinces, BC has the highest proportion of minorities, representing over 20% of its population. Asians by far are the largest visible minority demographic, with many of the Lower Mainland’s large cities having sizeable Chinese, Southeast Asian, Japanese, Filipino, and Korean communities. Also present in large numbers are many European ethnicities of the first and second generation, notably Germans, Scandinavians, Yugoslavs, and Italians. Third-generation Europeans are generally of mixed lineage, and traditionally intermarried with other European groups more than in any other Canadian province.

THE HOUSING MARKET The economic history of British Columbia is replete with tales of dramatic

where the tax does not apply. Luxury homes there are a bargain and sales climbed

upswings and downswings, and this boom and bust pattern has influenced the

19% since the tax was implemented.

politics, culture, and business climate of the province. There is no doubt Vancouver has supercharged real estate values, as prices have Sales in BC’s housing market peaked in February of 2016 and have declined

outstripped wages for years, and griping about real estate is more popular than

dramatically since then. Many in the industry have blamed the British Columbian

the weather. But, unless there is a mass exodus from this city, that’s all unlikely

government’s 15% foreign buyer tax, which has curbed activity and the number of

to change.

homes sold has dropped off significantly. But with the world around ever-evolving, there might be a change on the horizon. Effective August 2nd 2016, a new tax was implemented on foreigners who

In the wake of President Trump’s travel ban on citizens from predominantly

purchase residential properties in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. When

Muslim countries entering the US, Premier Christy Clark announced at the

a property is purchased, a Property Transfer Tax is applied. The tax is calculated at

Lunar New Year parade in Vancouver on January 29th that the tax will no longer

1% on the first $200,000 and 2% up to $2 million; thereafter a 3% tax is applied.

apply to those who work, live, and pay taxes in the province.

The additional property tax to foreign entities is 15% of the fair market value of a residential property, in addition to the general property transfer tax. Foreign

“When we see what’s happening in the United States, I think it’s important to

nationals and non-Canadian citizens are subject to the tax, payable upon closing.

send a message to people who may be wanting to come from America that they are welcome here if they’re going to work here and pay taxes, to buy a home here

But the figures also show the number of buyers in the market is still outpacing

and make their living here, without paying that extra tax,” Premier Clark told

sellers, and so far there are no signs of panic. However, there are still those that

Global News.

complain of not being able to find an affordable home in the city, and there is plenty of evidence those wealthy foreigner buyers never left BC. They just flocked

Details of the exemption have not yet been released, but are expected to go into

outside of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and all the way to Victoria,

effect soon.

OH,THE PLACES YOU’LL GO British Columbia is a place of immense beauty that boasts dozens of spectacular


places to explore. Below is a sampling of our choices of the best places to go.

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. A tour through the city offers a glimpse into the


past with a large number of historic landmarks, including two of the most famous,

Let’s just state the obvious: Vancouver is at the top of our list. We think there is

the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and the Empress Hotel. Well known

no place like it. Whether you’re strolling along the seawall, shopping on Robson

for its beautifully maintained gardens, Victoria has also been called the “Garden

Street, or exploring historic Gastown, you can catch a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean

City,” and it boasts more cycling paths that any other Canadian city.

or the rainforest-covered Coast Mountains from almost anywhere in the city. Rent a kayak and paddle any of the scenic waterways, hike or ski in the mountains, or


just relax at the beach. As you gaze at the scenery at the end of the day, you will be

• Indulge in afternoon tea at the 19th century Fairmont Empress Hotel

amazed that a place like this does exist.

• Book a whale watching adventure departing from the Inner Harbour • Visit the Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site


• Stroll down Canada’s narrowest street in Victoria’s vibrant Chinatown

• Cycle the Stanley Park seawall • Visit the Granville Island Public Market


• Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Grouse Mountain Skyride

The Rockies evoke images of all-encompassing terrain, snow-capped peaks,

• Enjoy a relaxing day at Kitsilano Beach

turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls, and dense evergreen forests. In BC, this jawdropping scenery stretches the entire length of the province. Part of the Canadian Cordillera, this eastern mountain range carves out the major topography of BC and creates a place unlike any other.

KEY POINTS OF INTEREST • Gaze at stunning Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies • Hike in Yoho National Park for a couple of hours or a couple of days • Keep an eye out for wildlife along the highway • Immerse yourself in luxurious hot springs at Radium, Fairmont and Lussier • Experience the thrill of rafting the Kicking Horse River

Stanley Park Seawall



Driving the Alaska Highway is a significant undertaking, to be sure, but the payoff

This remote and rugged archipelago is steeped in the ancient culture of the Haida

is priceless. Drive this historical route, measuring in at almost 1,000 km (600

First Nation. Here, glorious old-growth rainforest is surrounded by an incredibly

miles). Enjoy the scenery, the towering Rocky Mountains and mile after mile of

rich marine environment, both home to unique subspecies found only on these

pristine wilderness virtually untouched by humans. See the wildlife like never

magical islands. Gwaii Haanas, a highly protected area overseen by Parks Canada

before — chances are excellent that you’ll see herds of massive bison roaming

and the Haida Nation, is home to extraordinary natural scenery and cultural

alongside the road, bighorn sheep sampling the highway’s mineral licks, and

treasures, including ancient totems that are slowly decaying and being reclaimed

possibly mountain goats, moose and bears. Add to this the unique history of the

by the land.

road’s construction, and adventurous travellers can’t resist.


• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of SGang Gwaay

• Stop at Liard River Hot Springs for a soak

• Gain some historical perspective at the Haida Heritage Centre

• See everything from antique cars to historic buildings to a stuffed albino moose at

• Watch for marine life as you kayak through Burnaby Narrows

the eclectic Fort Nelson Museum

• Stroll along 100 km (60 miles) of beaches at Naikoon Provincial Park

• Explore Dawson Creek, Mile Zero of the Alaska Highway • Take a break from the long drive at picturesque Muncho Lake

WHISTLER Whistler Blackcomb is consistently named North America’s #1 resort, and it’s not hard to understand why. Skiers and snowboarders can explore more terrain here than anywhere else on the continent, with the summits of two legendary mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb. In summer, the pedestrian village is alive with hikers, mountain bikers, golfers, and people watchers. Even the drive will make your heart skip a beat: access from Vancouver is via the Sea-to-Sky Highway, which follows a stunning coastline for much of its length.



Haida Gwaii, Graham Island

• Test your endurance along the ultra-scenic Peak to Creek downhill ski run

The planet’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest, the Great Bear Rainforest

• Unleash your inner Olympian as you fly along the bobsleigh and skeleton tracks at

is a protected wilderness area. This section of BC’s central coast is remote and

the Whistler Sliding Centre • Experience some serious vertical at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park

there are few roads within its boundaries, which contributes to a feeling of peace and serenity for all who visit. It is also home to an abundance of marine life, from

whales to dolphins to sea otters. Add the fact that it is the only place in the world to see the rare white Kermode (Spirit) bear, and a trip to the Great Bear Rainforest is an experience unlike any other.

KEY POINTS OF INTEREST • Sample fresh-off-the-boat seafood and admire the work of local artists in the hip community of Tofino • Hike Ucluelet’s rugged coast on the Wild Pacific Trail


• Sign up for a surf lesson on Long Beach

• Book a sailing tour in search of the magnificent spirit bear

• Hop on a boat or a seaplane bound for restorative Hot Springs Cove

• Hike to a waterfall in the Bella Coola Valley

• Take a water taxi or paddle a kayak to Meares Island and hike among some of the

• Explore the Big House and learn about First Nations culture in the coastal village of Klemtu

biggest, oldest trees on the planet


• Cruise the Inside Passage with BC Ferries

No place in BC says summer quite like the Okanagan Valley. The sun shines brightly on sparkling lakes surrounded by soft sandy beaches, providing the perfect backdrop for an endless array of activities for the young and the young at heart. Hike or bike in the mountains, tee off at one of many championship golf courses, or splash in the lake. Need a little sustenance? Okanagan Valley wineries have won major national and international awards, and many offer lake-view dining inspired by the valley’s agricultural riches. Winters here come with lots of soft, fluffy snow, and plenty of ways to enjoy it.

KEY POINTS OF INTEREST • Sip stellar wines with an equally impressive view along the Naramata Bench Spirit Bear

PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK RESERVE This magnificent park on the west coast of Vancouver Island consists of three sections: Long Beach, home to flawless beaches and a thriving surf culture; the West Coast Trail, an epic, multi-day hike along what was once a rescue trail for shipwrecked sailors; and the Broken Group Islands, a kayaker’s paradise made up of more than 100 islands and islets. In summer, the area is alive with thrill seekers, families, and everyone in between enjoying the beach and hiking through the oldgrowth rainforest. Fall and winter months bring dramatic storm watching, and in the spring tens of thousands of grey whales migrate through these waters.

• Stick ‘em up on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s Great Train Robbery • Take a detour to Keremeos, the self-described “Fruit Stand Capital of Canada” • Cycle over Myra Canyon’s towering trestle bridges Whether you are coming for a day, a week, a month, or to stay permanently, British Columbia offers a world of endless enjoyment, unlike any other in the world. The wild beckons us to explore, to learn, to experience, and to walk away breathless, realizing places like this do exist and are not just made from dreams.

10 | Gibsons, British Columbia

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Successful Sunshine Coast B&B Fran Miller

REALTOR ÂŽ RE/MAX Top Preformers


Invest in your own business property with Secret Beach Bed and Breakfast. This gracious property offers a premium ocean view residence, plus a successful income-generating business, and a short commute from Vancouver. Designed as a B&B, this 4,246-square-foot home has seven plus bedrooms (four are masters with en-suites), six baths, and three fireplaces. The flow is easy and comfortable, but cleverly separated so your guests and family have their own spaces. The East Wing offers two large suites; the central area features a lounge, library, office, and two more bedrooms and baths. The West Wing houses the owner’s great room, luxurious master, and another potential two-bedroom suite downstairs. Located on 0.9+ acre of landscaped grounds with space for another home, tennis court and pool. This private corner lot is south facing with views of Georgia Strait, and is just a short walk to Secret Beach. The sun-drenched backyard offers 75 feet of deck plus garden patios and three separate drives, one for RV or boat parking. Discover why the Sunshine Coast is the latest real estate hotspot for Vancouver investors.

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Golden, British Columbia | 11

1654 Dogtooth Close - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Upon entering this beautiful property you are taken aback by the opulence and warmth of this outstanding home. Huge open plan living area with floor-to-ceiling windows, state-of-the-art kitchen and dining area; top-line appliances include Sub-Zero, Wolf, and designer kitchen cabinets. The master suite offers a luxurious five-piece bath and a lofted area. The den/office area leads onto another master suite with a delightful four-piece bathroom and walk-in closet; another lofted area makes it an ideal space to make your own. Downstairs in the walk-out basement there is a large family room, two bedrooms, wine cellar, storage space, and bathroom. With potential to use the large storage space as a media room, this home has it all and more — boot warmers, two laundry areas, two-car garage, and wonderful details like a stone fireplace, log beams, glass panels on stairs, views of the Rocky Mountains and Purcells, and just moments away from the gondola and Resort Plaza. With six national parks on your doorstep, this home is a dream come true for all recreational activities and more. Offered at $1,800,000

Marlon Chambers REALTOR ÂŽ RE/MAX of Golden

Cell 250.344.0735 Office 250.344.7663

12 | Vancouver, British Columbia

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Vancouver, British Columbia | 13

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4526 Connaught Drive European mansion in the prestigious Shaughnessy area. Absolutely stunning custom-built home, offering 6,300 square feet of luxury, located on a 14,300-square-foot lot. Upon entering you are greeted by high ceilings showcasing a grand chandelier. This home has classic European tiling and detailed moldings throughout. The premier chef’s kitchen is created for the gourmet with a spacious wok kitchen, granite countertops, large center island, and high-end appliances. The stunning foyer leads to expansive principal rooms, two deluxe masters and two en-suite bedrooms upstairs. Also includes a Jacuzzi, fully-equipped exercise room, and entertainment/media room with a theatrelike setting. The basement contains a game room with bar, wine cellar, living room, kitchen, and four expansive bedrooms. You will appreciate the sophisticated design throughout and the finishes rarely available today.

Emily Lim

REALTOR ÂŽ RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside


14 | Highlands - Victoria, British Columbia

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4720 Talon Ridge Tony Joe

Sales Representative RE/MAX Camosun


Stately custom-built 2013 home of over 7,400 square feet on an impressive 30-acre property in the Highlands with impressive southern views across the ocean to downtown Victoria in the distance. Eight bedrooms total, most with private en-suites. Formal living and dining rooms at the 19-foot-tall grand foyer, large kitchen with family rooms and eating space, plus separate summer kitchen/prep area. Main residence on the upper two floors of 4,700 square feet, plus two lower levels with ample space for teens, in-laws, extended families, or visitors. Detached workshop/garage with two additional bays for four cars total. Fully equipped including two generators, two heat pumps, and more. An incredible property perfect for large families or corporate retreat just minutes to Victoria. Offered at $2,988,000

Oak Bay - Victoria, British Columbia | 15

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3420 Woodburn On Henderson’s most sought-after street, this architectural masterpiece is within short walking distance to the University of Victoria and Camosun College in the prestigious area of Oak Bay, Victoria’s prime location. Offering over 3,500 square feet of custom living space including large living area, gourmet kitchen with premium appliances, master with luxury en-suite, and two additional bedrooms. Amazing 34x10’ deck includes covered space for twilight enjoyment, including gas fireplace and outdoor kitchen, and overlooks the incredible yard complete with fantastic in-ground pool. Lower level with additional guest or student space plus double garage in addition to separate garage and workshop. Offered at $2,800,000

Tony Joe

Sales Representative RE/MAX Camosun


16 | Whistler, British Columbia

Sally Warner

REALTORÂŽ RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate Whistler


Ann Chiasson

Broker/Owner RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate


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Wedgewoods Estate Lots Nestled in nature, Wedgewoods offers a unique perspective on living in Whistler. Many of our stunning lots are on the Green River and with zoning that allows large buildables with an extra 2,150 square feet for an auxiliary building, Wedgewoods competes with other lots listed well over $2 million and is only 12 minutes from the village. Rainbow Shopping centre offers a new grocery store, liquor store, and a gas station only five minutes away. Whistler is a special place offering an abundance of lifestyle experiences with some of the world’s best skiing, golfing, and biking. Vail Corporation just purchased Whistler Blackcomb, so it might be time to consider Whistler while we are reasonably priced. Check out for more details or contact Ann or Sally. With the strength of the US Dollar, Americans pay $405,000 to $980,000 USD. Canadian prices are $579,000 to $1,400,000 CAD

Whistler, British Columbia | 17

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8468 Matterhorn Drive Delightful from top to bottom – a modern executive retreat where family and friends can all gather. Exceptional entertainment spaces, cozy bedrooms, state-of-the-art electronics and security systems. Custom construction offers warm wood finishes and coffered ceilings, chef’s kitchen with stunning wine room, and spacious dining room. Private master suite hot tub deck with second hot tub off exercise room patio. Control4 home automation system lets you control cameras, lighting, and heat from your phone. Over 5,000 square feet of exceptional living with five bedrooms, media centre and gym/yoga room on a 12,800-square-foot lot, with a heated double garage, and lots of guest parking. This property comes fully furnished and equipped. Plans for a pool, spa, expanded decking, cabana, and second wine room are included. Located near golf, skiing, shopping, and some of the world’s best restaurants. Whistler was once again voted #1 ski area in North America so come join us! Offered at $6,800,000 CAD, approximately $5,250,000 USD

Ann Chiasson

Broker/Owner RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate


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20 | Honey Habour, Ontario

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Cognashene, Georgian Bay Armin & Annemarie Grigaitis

Broker of Record, Sales Representative RE/MAX Baywatch Ltd., Brokerage


Don’t miss your opportunity to own one of the most unique cottages in Cognashene. Recently constructed, this modern architectural treasure harmonizes wood, steel, and water without jeopardizing the comforts of the cottage. Featured in House & Home magazine, this three-bedroom escape features expansive views of the surrounding islands, with retracting doors across the living room and master suite that allow you to step right into nature. Designer finishes such as reclaimed wood, a hammered metal sink and porthole windows bring a taste of nautical life into your living space. Extensive landscaping allows for easy access between your sheltered dockage, private 600-square-foot sleeping cabin/studio and outdoor dining table. It’s clear no detail was overlooked in this inspiring space! Offered at $1,899,000

Tiny, Ontario | 21

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237 West Shore Drive Magnificent location of Thunder Beach offers a delightful waterside home with stunning docks for all your leisure crafts and deep water boating on Southern Georgian Bay. Sandy beachfront landscaped area for volleyball and private patio to entertain from enhances the enjoyment. All season five-bedroom, three-bath cottage on two-anda-half levels with open concept living room/sun-room area. Multiple decks will provide ease of entertaining with family and friends. Stunning vistas and panoramic views will mesmerize you! Community offers golf, tennis, organized activities, and social events for children and adults. Create wonderful family memories while enjoying a gracious lifestyle. MLS#1626222 Offered at $1,250,000

GEORGIAN BAY Realty Ltd., Brokerage

Jeanne McIssac

Sales Representative RE/MAX Georgian Bay Realty, Ltd. Brokerage


22 | Toronto, Ontario

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50 Yorkville Avenue #2904 Live in luxury at the private residences of the Four Seasons Toronto. This desirable suite boasts 2,466 square feet of exceptional finishes and bright southwest views. The home features: private elevator, fully automated lighting, video and audio throughout, motorized blinds, crystal chandeliers, marble fireplace, Sub-Zero, Miele, and Wolf appliances, and much more! Entertain or simply enjoy the amenities at Yorkville’s best address. Classic elegance at its finest. Offered at $4,198,000

Toronto, Ontario | 23

Claudine Montano

Broker of Record, Owner, CLHMS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, CSFS, BA Hons. RE/MAX Hallmark Montano Group Realty


Boots Montano

Sales Representative, SRES RE/MAX Hallmark Montano Group Realty


24 | Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

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33 Edgehill

69 Valecrest

Magnificent stone chateau located in the prestigious Edgehill Park neighbourhood among West Toronto’s “Millionaire’s Row.” Architecturally brilliant, designed by Ray Murakami and built to the highest standards, offering a world of luxury and refinement in every detail. The estate consists of nearly one-and-a-half acres of scenic ravine land overlooking the picturesque Humber River. Spread over three levels, the property boasts 8,700 square feet of the finest finishes. Impeccably cared for, featuring five bedrooms along with eight bathrooms, and a convenient elevator to all levels, the home was made for families and entertaining. Ideally located close to the airport and downtown Toronto. Offered at $7,088,000

A lavish custom residence nestled on a beautifully landscaped lot in a secluded wooded ravine setting. Located in one of West Toronto’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, this stunning home has exceptional finishes throughout and offers breathtaking views from expansive windows. Walk through this elegant home with its soaring ceilings, state-of-the-art electronics, gourmet Bellini kitchen with adjacent sitting room walking out to a unique Muskoka room with stone fireplace, gas BBQ, and roll down phantom screens. Posh master wing with dual en-suite bathrooms and fitted closets. For the most discriminating buyer! Ideally located close to the airport and downtown Toronto. Offered at $3,798,000

Bev Jones & Steve Broadhurst REALTORS® RE/MAX Professionals Inc.


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COMPLIMENTS OF DIANE GERGAR Thank you for your time to review the property at 1524 Cedar Lane Farm Road Call me today at 410.991.9543 for more information and showings on this spectacular property.

Diane Gregar  

February 2017

Diane Gregar  

February 2017