Agent Spotlight: Keith Zacharie- Houston, TX

With 19 years experience, Keith Zacharie developed a passion for luxury properties early on. Today, Keith is recognized for his expertise in Houston. His clients can rest assured that if something's happening in the inner-loop real estate market, Keith knows about it.

Keith has sold more than $20 million in residential real estate to include land and lots, single family residences, mid-rise and highrise condominiums, town homes, and new construction. He also has worked with numerous high-end clients - including oil executives, business owners, physicians, investors, custom builders and developers, and professionals relocating to Houston.

Premier service characterized by ensuring that transactions are smooth and stress-free is the cornerstone of what Keith offers his customers. As a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) and an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), Keith has developed the knowhow to expertly meet the needs of high-net-worth individuals.

"My goal is for clients to be left with a wow factor - to have experienced the pinnacle in customer service," Keith says. 

Because he is always looking ahead, Keith anticipates problems before they happen. He focuses on the small details throughout the sales process, but never loses sight of the big picture, from contract signing to closing. Although Keith is aggressive enough to make the sale happen, his personal style is best described as low-key, which makes him very pleasant to work with. Keith also has been described as a go-getter who doesn't stop until the job is done.

Keith has a degree in Real Estate Management and is a licensed real estate Broker in the state of Texas. Memberships include the Greater Houston Luxury Home Connection, National Association of Realtors, Houston Association of Realtors, and Greater Houston Builders Association. He also is a New Construction Home Specialist.


KEITH ZACHARIE
Urban Brokers LLC
Keller Williams Metropolitan
832.654.6292
keith@kzurbanbrokers.com
kzurbanbrokers.com

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Publisher's Pick: Top 10 Fireplaces

Often, the centerpiece of a magnificent home is a masterfully crafted fireplace. They add character and give families and groups a place to gather. Here are our Top 10 picks for August. Tell us which is your favorite. 

10.

Ocala, FL

Joan Pletcher, Realtor

352.347.1777 

352.266.9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.JoanPletcher.com

9.

Bluffton, SC

Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties

Alison Melton

843.290.3640

amelton@4472gmail.com

www.luxelowcountry.com

8.

Scottsdale, AZ

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Monica Monson

480.250.0848

Monica@monsonluxurygroup.com

www.monsonluxurygroup.com

7.

Boca Raton, FL

Lang Realty

James Gabriel 

561.929.4445

Jimgabriel64@gmail.com

Langrealty.com

6.

St. Charles, IL

Coldwell Banker,

The McKay Group Debora McKay 

630.587.4672

Debora@TheMcKayGroup.com

www.TheMcKayGroup.com

5.

Park City, UT

Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Jamison Frost 

435.513.2820

jamison.frost@sothebysrealty.com

jamisonfrost.summitsothebysrealty.com

4.

Park City, UT

Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Jamison Frost 

435.513.2820

jamison.frost@sothebysrealty.com

jamisonfrost.summitsothebysrealty.com

3.

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Gulfshore Realty, Inc.

Kris Bareis & Jeff Gilman 

239.860.8177

Gulfshoremarco@aol.com

www.gulfshorerealtymarco.com

2.

Alexander City, AL

Home On Lake Martin

Becky Haynie

256.750.3283

Becky@homeonlakemartin.com

www.HomeOnLakeMartin.com

1.

Ocala, FL

Joan Pletcher, Realtor

352.347.1777 

352.266.9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.JoanPletcher.com 


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Posted on: 7/1/2016 at 10:53 AM
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Mountain Sky Properties in Virginia

The pristine blue skies and mountainside views make the Virginia hillsides an enticing and inviting place to live. With so many beautiful communities to choose from, having a knowledgeable and seasoned real estate agent makes all the difference. 

Mountain Sky Properties, an agency servicing twelve counties in Virginia, has unprecedented knowledge of the Virginia terrain and what each area offers to it’s residents.

“We have full-time, career agents and three offices to serve twelve counties. And we have a full-time marketing director, web developer and professional photographer on staff to make sure all of our listings get the exposure they deserve.” says the company’s founder, Cindy Stuart. Mountain Sky was started in 2006 and two additional offices were opened in 2010. The agency is full-service and belongs to two Boards of Realtors; Southwest Virginia and the New River Valley. 

Whether you are looking for a vacation home along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a hunting retreat that joins the Jefferson National Forest, lakefront home on Claytor Lake, farm with endless pasture land, horse property within minutes of several horse trails or a single family home in the fast pace market of Blacksburg, Mountain Sky Properties is here to help you with all of your real estate needs.  

Many of the communities they serve still have that small town charm that can be so hard to find in the 21st century. "We strive to offer the the face to face service of a small town company while taking full advantage of the technology capabilities of a major corporation."

One of their listings that really caught our eye was in Rocky Gap, Virginia, which features over 7000-square-feet of floor space situated on 269 acres. On the property, the estate features two ponds and a creek with an old grist mill. The home is equipped with eight bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. A very unique feature is that over 5000 square feet of living space reside on one level, making that level fully self-sustaining. The home is priced at $949,999. 

MOUNTAIN SKY PROPERTIES, INC.

276.228.8882

www.swvarealty.com


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Posted on: 6/30/2016 at 9:24 AM
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Luxury in Lido Shores

Located only a short walk from St. Armand’s Circle, you will find the unique neighborhood of Lido Shores. Featuring some of the finest waterfront homes in Sarasota, Lido Shores is an wonderfully eclectic neighborhood with a mix of architecture styles designed by well-recognized architects such as Jonathan Parks, Guy Peterson, and Clifford Scholz.

Waterfront homes are increasingly rare in Sarasota, as many have been demolished to make way for the high-rise condominiums that now line our shores. The waterfront properties of Lido Shores have frontage on Pansy Bayou, Sarasota Bay, the Gulf of Mexico or New Pass, which provides direct deepwater boating access to the Gulf of Mexico or Sarasota Bay. Lido Shores offers wonderful neighbors and private beach access.

This Gulf front home at 1219 Westway Drive offers exquisite sunsets with over 200 feet of mesmerizing water views of the Gulf of Mexico, and access to covered terraces from nearly every room. Over 14,000 square feet under roof, and nearly 7,500 square feet under air, 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, 7 car garage, pool and spa. Lush landscaping compliments the 50' heated pool/spa, and the 2nd floor loggia with outdoor kitchen, fireplace and bath is perfect for entertaining. Grand Master Bedroom Suite with private terrace, private gym and private family room on upper level. Additional master suite on main level and Laundry facilities on both living levels.

"The features and amenities of this home are beyond luxury resort level with full panoramic living space indoors, and relaxing resort like areas outdoors. This estate is designed to meet every possible clients wants, needs and dreams", says Judy Kepecz-Hays of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

The home is being presented for 7.9 million by Judy Kepecz Hays who has personally sold over 1.2 billion in sales in Sarasota and her islands.

Coldwell Banker

Mobile: 941.587.1700

Office: 941.387.1825

kepecz@judyhays.com


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Posted on: 2/22/2016 at 5:08 PM
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Allure: Luxury Condominium Living on the River

Allure is the most ambitious and luxurious residential development ever created in Fort Myers, Florida. This sumptuously appointed high-rise condominium in the city’s historic River District will consist of two 32-story towers, planned to rise at 2601 First Street, on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico. 

It commands the skyline from its vantage point at one of the most scenic spots downtown, with expansive windows that frame the menagerie of yachts, sailing vessels and recreational boats coursing the waters. Allure will host a total of 292 tower residences, ranging from one- to three bedroom floor plans with some rather unique amenities. 

The Allure Your Senses Rooftop Garden, featuring permanent installations by internationally acclaimed Colombian artist Edgardo Carmona, will create a contemplative mood, along with its peaceful, landscaped riverfront promenade. A heated infinity-edge pool overlooking the glimmering river and boat slips, concierge services with a mail and receiving desk, and other luxurious conveniences ensure the best in Florida living. And of course, the entire property is wired for the latest technology including WiFi, high-speed Internet and digital voice services.

Arriving at Allure, its porte-cochere entrance is enhanced by a stunning water feature, with private entrance elevators just beyond. Its tagline, “Irresistible,” only begins to describe the magnetic appeal of building amenities such as a two-story fitness room with men’s and women’s spa facilities equipped with saunas and showers, as well as a private screening room with theater seating.

 Equally noteworthy are each of the residence’s features, ranging from natural gas cooktops and ovens in chef-inspired kitchens to magnificent sunrise-to-sunset views. Allure offers a very attractive downtown lifestyle. 

Even though the building provides assigned covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access, residents may rarely ever need to drive to their favorite destinations in this bustling riverfront neighborhood. 

They can stroll by foot, hop on a boat or trolley to bistros, cafes, theaters, galleries, museums, historic sites, botanical gardens and nightspots. The nearby Harborside Event Center and Florida Repertory Theater feature nationally recognized performers and many of the city’s holiday celebrations take place at local Centennial Park.

Allure Sales Gallery

239.500.JAXI (5294)

www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com


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A Refined European Estate

This world class desert estate on the outskirts of Scottsdale, Arizona invokes a sense of peace and serenity with premium level of privacy, yet still offers easy access to the amenities of city life. Enjoy sweeping valley views of soaring mountains and city lights while nestled amongst approximately 20 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert from this Arizona Best Real Estate listing. 

Guests are welcomed within the 70 foot Galleria, perfect for displaying the finest art collections. The living room area of endless ceilings, imposing Northern Arizona Wood Viga Beams and garden windows is reminiscent of European warmth and charm. 

The private library uses solid Alder wood cabinetry and built-in storage to house a sizable literary collection. Notable is the vintage feel of the 24k gold skin by Sherle Wagner with luminous malachite inlay in the adorning powder room. 

The magnificent kitchen designed for staff features 20 foot ceilings, honed marble counters and commercial quality fixtures and appliances, including six Gaggenau cooktops and four ovens, two of which are pizza ovens. 

The master bedroom wing captures the romance of the setting sun and moonlit nights from its balcony or adjoining sitting area with a roaring fireplace, spa inspired master bath and over 800 sq. ft of organized closet space. 

Two guest or staff casitas offer unobstructed views of Pinnacle Peak. Each casita includes a living area, bedroom, kitchen, laundry and separate one car garage. 

Relax in the climate controlled indoor swimming pool or hot tub area with telegraphing walls of disappearing windows allowing the area to meld with the outdoor spaces. 

The show garage flooring system, which can house a spectacular auto collection of 30 plus vehicles, can be easily removed to access the award winning indoor tennis court. The expansive space works perfectly for equestrian enthusiasts as a horse stable or show arena. 

This home is completely allergy-free with a sophisticated air filtration system and eleven reverse-osmosis systems throughout the entire approximately 20 acres to limit dust. 

$10,900,000

Jim Geldien and Mark Ficklin

Arizona Best Real Estate - Anne Craig Group

480-874-9246

azhomesacg@gmail.com

www.ArizonaBest.com


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Posted on: 1/12/2016 at 10:17 AM
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Travelers' Choice Award - Destination: Ambergris Caye, Belize

Trip Advisor’s number one island sits in the Caribbean as an offshore haven near a gorgeous barrier reef and is rapidly becoming one of the hottest markets in the world. It has trumped traditional tropical destinations in many Americans’ travel plans, turning vacationers into partial and full-time residents.

The island, Belize’s Ambergis Caye, is home to the quiet town of San Pedro, where Bill Gates sips his morning coffee on his mega yacht offshore and where Leonardo diCaprio and Bradley Coopergo for morning jogs. Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is a rapidly growing Central American country with a rich history. 

“The mainland offers the lush jungle, the rivers, the culture and the people,” described Daniel Hartin, Managing Partner at Sandy Point Real Estate Ambergris Caye. He went on to describe the melding of Mexican, Mayan and Spanish cultures that influenced what Ambergris Caye is today, a location nicknamed “the Rolex of the Caribbean.”

There are a collection of exclusive luxury resort communities on the island, many being managed by Sandy Point Real Estate. Each of the agency’s projects is unique and all have seen massive success. Whether for enjoyment or a sound investment, Hartin says four of the projects they’ve seen through have provided a 35- 45 per cent market value appreciation.

Their newest project is the Isla Tesoro Resort and Spa, which Hartin described as, “A place that’s secure and warm, geared toward the person who wants to own a titled property in a resort.” He detailed plans for the breathtaking 100 unit resort, a creative mix of Mediterranean and Contemporary styles, modeled after the rustic yet luxurious charm of Mediterranean villages. “A pool water area will encompass the entire resort, and there will be a number of gourmet restaurants offering world class food and service,” Hartin said.

He went on to chronicle Belize’s significant increase in travel accessibility, saying, "Just this year, Southwest Airlines flights to Belize has brought more than one thousand additional visitors per week."

Undoubtedly, Belize is quickly becoming both a tourist destination and investment property. From the tropical surroundings to the vibrant culture and friendly atmosphere, it’s no wonder Ambergris Caye is the place Madonna longs for in her song “La Isla Bonita”, singing “I fell in love with San Pedro, warm wind carried on the sea, he called to me…”

Sandy Point Real Estate

www.sandypointrealestate.com

+501-610-1978

 

info@sandypointrealestate.com


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Posted on: 1/11/2016 at 5:45 PM
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Florida's Finest Country Club

by Monica Cavanaugh

When asked about Boca West Country Club, located in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida, broker Ben Schachter gets right to the point: “First and foremost, it has been recognized several times over the past decade as the #1 private residential country club in the US and the #1 club, of all types, in Florida.” He laughs, “that sets the bar nice and high, right?”

It certainly does, and Boca West spares nothing to earn its praise. This summer, rather than spending a small fortune on standard clubhouse renovations, they recently opted to spend a larger fortune razing the entire thing. In 18 months, Schachter says, they’ll have “the finest golf and activities center to be found anywhere in North America.”

Even more impressive, the $50 million project is being completed without any assessment to the members. “There hasn’t been a single member assessment in over 25 years,” says Schachter.

The grand undertaking is only fitting for a club that offers such a robust array of world-class sport and leisure amenities, including four 18-hole golf courses boasting the names of Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye and Jim Fazio, an expansive and award-winning tennis center, a tropical oasis aquatic center and a spa built for royalty. That’s not to mention a variety of dining venues offering everything from Delmonico steaks to late-night sips of Drambuie on the porch.

Discover your own corner of paradise at 19645 Oakbrook Circle, a nearly 6,000 square foot designer-decorated knockout in the tony Oakbrook neighborhood within Boca West.

“It’s a spectacular home,” says Schachter. “Perfect for a large family, or for retirees who regularly host a big family from up north.”

The 5-bedroom, 7.5-bath home is an airy masterpiece, with soaring ceilings above glittering white marble floors, and stunning water views from the grand balconies. Other amenities include a theater room, resort-style pool and a gourmet kitchen.

Realty At Boca West, LLC

Boca Raton, Florida

561.300.6898

 

www.BocaWest.com


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Hatteras Island, North Carolina

There are few places on the East Coast where you can watch the sun rise and set over endless miles of sea and sound. Hatteras Island is one of those places.

The 50-mile sliver of sand separating the glassy Pamlico Sound from the rolling swells of the Atlantic Ocean delicately frames the mainland, coming to a point where the Labrador Current and Gulf Stream meet. The Island’s natural landscape, spectacular weather and welcoming communities make it a haven for fun, adventure and relaxation. “When I discovered the Outer Banks, I fell in love with the beach all over again,” says Alex Risser, owner of Outer Beaches Realty.

Nearly every milepost along Highway 12 offers something for every traveler. North of Rodanthe, the Pea Island Refuge offers sanctuary to migrating birds and nature lovers. The northernmost villages, Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo, are charged with adventurous energy with some of the best surfing and kiteboarding on the Island.

Wandering further south after a stretch of wild dunes, Avon serves as a hub of restaurants, shopping and events without losing its relaxing and family-friendly flavor. Further still, Buxton and Frisco welcome fishermen, history buffs and treasure hunters with Cape Point, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and countless shops full of unique beach finds and local wares.

And where Highway 12 ends at the Ocracoke Ferry Terminal, the colorful Hatteras Village stretches into the sea. From here you can take a fishing charter or simply lounge on a deck and watch the boats float in with the tide.

It’s no surprise that between 80 and 90% of the properties here are vacation rentals, ranging from cozy one-bedroom condos to grand eight-bedroom houses. With lodging and activities to suit every style and budget, Hatteras Island is a premier destination for visitors and homeowners alike.

Outer Beaches Realty

Rentals: 800-627-1850

Sales: 866-627-6627

obrdupont.com

info@outerbeaches.com


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Timeless Sophistication

by Cathleen McCann

Legendary fashion designer Giorgio Armani has been making his mark around the world by designing elegant buildings that garner high praise for their timeless sophistication, his hallmark. The Miami Beach area is the site of his latest project—The Residences by Armani/Casa located in the beautiful Sunny Isles Beach community.

“We are the first and only Armani branded building in the United States,” says Gil Dezer, president and owner of Dezer Development in New York and Miami, and partner in the project.

“They don’t just give their name to anyone.” The Related Group, well-known developers in South Florida, are also partners in the project. “Together, we make a great team,” Dezer notes. “We are trusted people who are known for delivering an excellent product.”

Internationally renowned architect César Pelli’s design for this fiftysix story oceanfront condominium project is a contemporary glass tower that beautifully compliments the Atlantic Ocean. Transparent terraces, glass window walls and intimate private outdoor spaces that open onto the beach are just a few of the architectural details.

The building has 308 luxury residences with an average size of 3,000-square-feet. There are three “flow thru” apartments per floor that have views of the Intracoastal Waterway on one side and views of the Atlantic Ocean on the other side. Prices range from $2-million to $9-million. “Buyers get a great value here compared to other parts of  Miami,” Dezer notes.

An extensive array of amenities give the feel of being in a luxury hotel and resort, yet with all the benefits of a private residence. The amenities include an Armani Privé lounge, an elegantly appointed cigar room, a temperature-controlled and humiditycontrolled wine room and a two-story indoor/outdoor spa. And of course, the beach.

“Pre-sales are going quickly,” says Dezer. “Sixty percent of the units are sold already and we haven’t even begun construction.”

Construction begins in December 2015 and is estimated to take thirty-six months to complete.

www.rbacmiami.com

 

786-629-1660


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Posted on: 1/11/2016 at 4:41 PM
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Dana & Jeff Bloom, Top Agents, RE/MAX Excalibur

by Lauryn Howell

Sometimes an interest in a particular trade or craft begins at a young age and develops into a lifelong passion or career. Second generation real estate agents Dana and Jeff Bloom are some of the lucky few, having developed a love for their profession from the start.

Arizona natives Dana and Jeff made their mark on the luxury home market in Scottsdale early on and have evolved into a dynamic real estate team with more than 30 years’ experience between them.

Members of 3 private clubs, the Bloom family truly lives the country club lifestyle, which allows them to offer a tremendous amount of insight into the buying and selling of specialty, luxury homes and golf course properties combined with their way of life and enjoyment. More specifically, they do a great deal of business in the Desert Highlands, Silverleaf, Desert Mountain and Pine Canyon communities, to name a few.

However, it’s not their insight alone that makes the Blooms one of the top real estate teams, but rather the flawless combination of each of their own unique strengths. Dana’s interior design and remodeling skills coupled with Jeff’s strong background in investment and tenacious negotiating expertise allows them to create a full-service turnkey approach, ensuring that each client receives only the highest standard of service from start to finish.

But for the Blooms, the relationship with their clients doesn’t end there. They handle everything, from repairs to remodeling and furnishing of their clients homes.“We continue our relationship with our client’s long term, ensuring that the owning experience is easy and convenient,” says Dana Bloom.

This dedication and unwavering commitment to service has earned Dana more than a decade of awards and accolades as one of Scottsdale’s top agents. But Dana will be the first to tell you that the accomplishment she is most proud of is the continuously growing number of referrals from clients and friends, saying that, “Our clients become part of our family, and this is one of the many reasons why we truly love what we do.”

DANA & JEFF BLOOM

RE/MAX Excalibur

480.600.6606

dana@danabloom.com

 

www.DanaBloom.com


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Patti Thomas, Leading Agent, RE/MAX Excalibur

by Lauryn Howell

For some, the place we call home is not where we were born and raised, but rather, the city that captured our hearts later in life. For Patti Thomas, Agent with RE/MAX Excalibur, this was Scottsdale, Arizona. An Ohio native, Patti has been living in Arizona for 32 years.

After taking some time away from her professional life to raise her son, Patti reentered the workforce in 2006 as a part-time house flipper. It wasn’t long before people started to take notice of the homes Patti was buying and selling. It was this that ultimately landed her a career in real estate.

Because of her passion for real estate and high standard of excellence, Patti decided to work independently with a support team of many leading experts, ensuring that she would be able to give each and every one of her clients the one-on-one service they deserve.

Her dedication to her clients has awarded her membership to the 100% Club, as well as the prestigious CPDE designation, ranking her among the top 3% of Realtors nationwide. Patti is also a multimillion dollar producer in the luxury homes market, putting her at the top of the charts for RE/MAX Southwest year after year.

Although she has many, one of Patti’s most exciting listings is the stunning, brand new, custom home at 18931 North 97th Place in Scottsdale. The beautiful courtyard opens up to reveal a luxuriously detailed home both inside and out. With four bedrooms, a media room, a large chef’s kitchen and outdoor lounge areas, this 4,769-square-foot residence is perfect for entertaining.

For Patti, there is nothing more important than creating the best possible experience for each of her clients. “It is my ability to understand the value of a property, the appraisal and inspection process so that my clients have a seamless experience when buying a home.”

She understands that they are trusting her with their single largest asset, saying that, “It’s a responsibility that I take very seriously. I give 100% because I know their success is ultimately my success.”

$2,773,000

Arcadia of Silverleaf

Scottsdale, Arizona

RE/MAX Excalibur

Patti Thomas, Realtor, GRI, CDPE, CES, CIAS

602.538.0106

pattithomas@cox.net

 

www.pattithomassellsazhomes.com


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Scottsdale's Most Exclusive Estate Now for Sale

by Lauryn Howell

New homes are often described as having ‘every amenity imaginable.’ While this may be a widely embellished phrase, it has never been truer than with this stunning, soon to be completed Scottsdale, Arizona masterpiece.

Its location could not be more ideal. The gorgeous city of Scottsdale offers perfect weather year round, countless outdoor activities and a dynamic lifestyle complete with fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment options. This amazing home sits in the world renowned community of Desert Mountain, a luxury guard gated neighborhood with 6 private golf courses, 6 clubhouses and restaurants, a state of the art fitness and tennis center, a spa, equestrian stables and more.

Taking it one step closer to perfection is the lot itself, perched on its own private mountainside peninsula, giving the home an unobstructed 360 degree view of the valley, mountains, golf courses, city lights and, of course, the stunning Arizona sunset.

This soft contemporary styled estate fills its 17,653 square feet with 5 private suites, his and hers offices, 3 bars and a casita with an additional bedroom, family room and kitchen. Also included is a fitness center with a locker room, steam room, indoor resistance pool and a separate spa. Take the elevator to the entertainment floor where you’ll find a over 500 sq. ft. wine cellar and tasting room, restaurant style bar, sports lounge, theater room and indoor shooting gallery, all making this home perfect for entertaining. A multitude of disappearing pocket doors open every room to the breathtaking outdoors for the perfect indoor outdoor lifestyle. Enjoy the main outdoor pool with a swim up bar and hot tub that are ideal for relaxation.

Car enthusiasts are well taken care of with a 6 car garage and private wash bay while chefs will delight in the state of the art kitchen, additional caterer’s kitchen and meat prepping room. This home is just one of Dana Bloom’s many fantastic Arizona listings.

A Scottsdale native, Dana partners with her husband Jeff to create a dynamic and established team. Together they offer a full service turn-key approach, ensuring that their clients receive only the highest standard of service both during and after the sale.

Price available upon request. For more information contact Dana Bloom at dana@danabloom.com or (480) 600-6606.


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North Scottsdale: A Shining Gem Amidst Hillside Beauty

It is no coincidence that some of the most expensive land in Scottsdale is among the most recently developed parcels in North Scottsdale. Rich in Western heritage, elevations in this area are higher than the valley floor with temperatures considerably cooler in the summer. The late afternoon breezes make for comfortable outdoor enjoyment while dining under spectacular star-filled skies.

With breathtaking valley and mountain views, meandering streets wind through semi-custom and custom gated residential enclaves, each with their own signature style. Sprinkled through these communities are some of Scottsdale’s famous golf courses.

One of the most notable landmarks is the Boulders Resort Golf Club, a former Rockefeller property. The course is nestled in some of the most unique boulder outcroppings the area has to offer. The Boulders, not unlike many other gated country clubs and resort hotel enclaves, is testimony to a lifestyle centered around a welcoming community, not just a home.

While residents who are ready to sell may choose to down-size or move off of the golf course, we have found they almost always stay within the communities they have come to love so much. A large majority of these communities are second homes for residents who seasonally stay from late October until May, which becomes prime selling and buying time.

It is here that Gayle Henderson and Steve Klemow of RE/MAX Excalibur, both 23 year residents and Realtors in North Scottsdale joined forces, specializing in land, resort and second home properties. Both agents have extensive backgrounds with custom and semi-custom builders, assisting clients in following their dreams. These well-respected realtors are proud to combine both their education and experience to stay on the cutting edge of the real estate industry. When you work with Gayle and Steve, you will most definitely experience real estate like never before.


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Efficient Real Estate Marketing Excellence

by Natalie Friedmann

“There’s no substitute for advance planning,” says Ron Boat, Executive Producer of Production Services Arizona, a full-service marketing and media production group. “Whether selling an expensive home or your company image, that concept applies.” 

Through 45 years of marketing production experience, PS/A has seen that considering all the long-term options and benefits and reviewing a client’s ultimate objective is paramount. For example, selling an expensive home or product may be the end goal, but take the opportunity to showcase the agency as well.

Whether reaching out to high-tech customers through print, video or a webcast, or training medical employees on the latest products and techniques, the services PS/A provides are based on a logical, systematic approach to communicating the message.

PS/A offers services of importance to their clients, while adding project efficiency and savings. One example of a service PS/A offers is drone video (as recently completed for a major hotel chain in Canada) – a thing of the future, especially for developers, builders and those trying to market large properties. However, PS/A services extend far beyond real estate marketing. They have studios capable of delivering a flawless 4-hour webcast (as they did for Herbalife) or multicity medical webcasts through the Vyvx fiber network. Their green screen studios add capability for those special projects needing creativity, as it did with their 3D animations for Gruppo Stilo Percassi, their Italian developer client.

“Our translations between 80 languages can train, sell or promote internationally,” says Boat. “We look at the needs and purpose of every project; we don’t just create videos, we deliver messages.”

PS/A has served the smallest and largest companies in the world including D.R. Horton, Intel, Swift Transportation, Troon, Johnson & Johnson, Hunt Group, S. Korea’s KDS and Medidas, and Spain’s ABENGOA. There is no job too large or too small or too far away. “We often say, ‘We are as easy to work with down the wire as we are down the street,’” says Boat.

Trust your next executive marketing project in the hands of these professionals, and prepare for positive, professional results.

www.psavideo.com

480.437.9066

855.PSA-VIDEO 


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