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The Cover is Not the Book | Homes with Handsome Libraries

The Cover is Not the Book | Homes with Handsome Libraries

Nothing quite matches the experience of relaxing with a good book. From formal and wood-clad to modern and creatively illuminated, these libraries are distinctive places to display and enjoy a collection of favored tomes. Vintage Hollywood Glamour Los Angeles, California |  Jacqueline Tager ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage Recalling a manor in the English countryside, this handsome four-bedroom Tudor-style residence dates to the days of Hollywood’s golden era and captures its glamorous style. The living room doubles as a library with it...

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These Homes With Private Docks Will Really Float Your Boat

These Homes With Private Docks Will Really Float Your Boat

The rush of cruising across a lake or sea amid cool misty breezes—few things can compare to time spent on the water. Maritime pleasures are mere minutes away at these homes, all with private docks on waters from the majestic Atlantic to a relaxing Southern California lake. Light-Filled Life on the Water Water Mill, New York |  Pat Petrillo ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage Nearly every room of this delightful seven-bedroom gambrel-style home has a dazzling water view. The wonderful floor plan is filled with open, sunny spaces ideal for...

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The Global Resident | Relocation to Cyprus, Greece, and Malta

The Global Resident | Relocation to Cyprus, Greece, and Malta

As restrictions begin to lift all around the world, people are looking closely for investment opportunities. Placing their quality of life at the forefront of their decision making, some of these investments will inevitably mean relocation to a new home – and potentially even a new country. In this  three-part series  we’ll explore destinations around the world with benefits like residency and citizenship by investment programs, tax incentives, and more, as well as hear from local experts throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand network along the way. Cyprus...

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A Place In The Making

A Place In The Making

In a neighbourhood at Northeast London, around 2,000 post-war properties will be replaced by more than 5,500 new quality homes, public space, retail and community facilities. Woodberry Down in the London Borough of Hackney is envisioned as a sustainable place to live and enjoy, with the community at its heart. As one of the largest housing regeneration development in Britain, ongoing transformation will take place over the next 20 years following a £1 billion masterplan for regeneration. The Woodberry Wetlands is 11 hectares of reed-fringed ponds and dykes Set in 64 acres...

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The Global Resident | Relocation to Andorra, Portugal, and Spain

The Global Resident | Relocation to Andorra, Portugal, and Spain

As restrictions begin to lift all around the world, people are looking closely for investment opportunities. Placing their quality of life at the forefront of their decision making, some of these investments will inevitably mean relocation to a new home – and potentially even a new country. In this three-part series we’ll explore destinations around the world with benefits like residency and citizenship by investment programs, tax incentives, and more, as well as hear from local experts throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand network along the way. Andorra Known...

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Water Works | Baths with Distinctive Design

Water Works | Baths with Distinctive Design

Few spaces in the modern home take higher design priority than the bath. These distinctive spaces feature details that range from rugged stonework to striking tile patterns and lovely mosaics, doubling up as works of art. Unique Elegance in Manhattan New York, New York |  Debbie Korb ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage Classical style meets modern convenience in this impressively renovated five-bedroom townhouse, where peerless finishes bring an uncommon refinement to public and private spaces that are generously proportioned and...

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Homes Near Notable Hikes

Homes Near Notable Hikes

For the avid hiker, there are some trails that must be experienced firsthand. While travel may not be possible at the moment, experiencing the outdoors on a more local scale has never been more appealing. From leisurely, grassy paths to mountainous terrain to desert canyons, there are enchanting and challenging hikes to be found the world over. We’ve sourced homes that all have one thing in common: their proximity to some of the world’s most notable hikes. The Matterhorn, Switzerland The village of Zermatt in front of the Matterhorn, photo courtesy of Bernsten / Shutterstock Inc...

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The New Buyers In Town

The New Buyers In Town

There is a new group of property buyers and it definitely is worth understanding them. After all, the millennial generation, which refers to those born between 1981 and 1996, is a significant demographic shaping the property market today. Making up the bulk of the active workforce and driving the economy, they are the new homebuyers in town, with a set of habits and preferences different from their parents – the baby boomer generation. From fingertip to doorstep. Convenience is paramount for millennials, who are usually digital natives immersed in social media and e-commerce. They ar...

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Home To Some Of The Most Famous Art And Architecture

Home To Some Of The Most Famous Art And Architecture

Italy has been attracting people from all over the world since decades, that were both fascinated by its beautiful landscapes and its ancient history. From the north to the south, including the big and tiny islands, Italy has many different destinations to offer, each of them considered unique of its kind. This, among others, is one of the main reason why international clients and investors have always been interested in purchasing in Italy. First of all, both visitors and resident are attracted by the various seaside locations, such as Sardinia and Costa Smeralda, with their crystal clea...

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The Home Buying Process: A Basic Overview

The Home Buying Process: A Basic Overview

While every financially significant investment poses risks, the Canadian real estate market offers more opportunities than ever before. Whether you are an experienced real estate investor with a sophisticated and diverse portfolio, or a first-time homebuyer contemplating the purchase of your first home, it is important to educate yourself on the latest economic and real estate market trends, the basics of the home buying process and to understand the unique local market trends impacting your neighbourhoods of interest. It is also essential that you select a skilled an experienced real estate a...

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