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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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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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

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Judy and Steve Del Viscio Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty in Palmer Ranch / Sarasota Office

(SARASOTA, FL) - The Realtor Team of Judy and Steve Del Viscio has recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty in Sarasota, Florida. The announcement was made by Elaine Glandon, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.  “The Del Viscios are a professional and experienced team offering not only outstanding real estate services to both buyers and sellers but also many years of experience in business management and professional interior design. We are proud to have them on our team!” commented Glandon.

“Judy and Steve’s passion and commitment to exceed customer expectations are exactly the type of sales professionals we are seeking, as we continue to grow the company, and increase our presence in the local Sarasota community,” said Rei L. Mesa, president, C.E.O., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Captivated by the natural beauty and prolific arts and charitable organizations in Sarasota, the Del Viscios' relocated to Siesta Key in the summer of 2004.  A well-traveled couple, after visiting Sarasota, Judy commented that "we knew this was the city that would fulfill our dreams of a healthy and active lifestyle along with the opportunity to establish a successful business in real estate sales."

Steve is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Economics and holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Joseph M. Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.  Steve obtained his Florida real estate license in 2004 and has successfully navigated the continually changing real estate environment over the past 11 years.  Before his real estate profession, Steve was the general manager of a privately owned retail clothing chain and manufacturing facility headquartered in Allentown, Pa. Steve is an avid golfer and enjoys playing on the many courses available in the area and cycling on the Legacy Trail in Palmer Ranch.

Judy obtained her Florida real estate license in 2008 when she joined Steve to develop and expand the growth of their real estate business.  Prior to becoming a realtor, Judy practiced professional interior design and project management for over 20 years in the areas of corporate, academic and hospitality projects. She was formally educated in Interior Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and continued her education at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. Her combined background of design and project management enhances her ability to identify ideal properties for buyers and to assist sellers in preparing their home for the market.  Personal interests include volunteer fund raising and organization of community events for the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, yoga, gardening and cooking.

Judy and Steve Del Viscios are working under the leadership of Michael Holland, Managing Broker of the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota/ Palmer Ranch Branch Sales Offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. Judy Del Viscio may be contacted at Judy(at)sarasotacondosandhomes(dot)com or directly by calling 941-313-0912. Steve Del Viscio may be contacted at stevedelvisci(at)gmail(dot)com or directly by calling 941-313-1314.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 17 counties throughout Florida and more than 1,700 sales professionals. The full-service brokerage, founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is ranked fifth in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $2.8 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.


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Judy and Steve Del Viscio Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty in Palmer Ranch / Sarasota Office

(SARASOTA, FL) - The Realtor Team of Judy and Steve Del Viscio has recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty in Sarasota, Florida. The announcement was made by Elaine Glandon, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.  “The Del Viscios are a professional and experienced team offering not only outstanding real estate services to both buyers and sellers but also many years of experience in business management and professional interior design. We are proud to have them on our team!” commented Glandon.

“Judy and Steve’s passion and commitment to exceed customer expectations are exactly the type of sales professionals we are seeking, as we continue to grow the company, and increase our presence in the local Sarasota community,” said Rei L. Mesa, president, C.E.O., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Captivated by the natural beauty and prolific arts and charitable organizations in Sarasota, the Del Viscios' relocated to Siesta Key in the summer of 2004.  A well-traveled couple, after visiting Sarasota, Judy commented that "we knew this was the city that would fulfill our dreams of a healthy and active lifestyle along with the opportunity to establish a successful business in real estate sales."

Steve is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Economics and holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Joseph M. Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.  Steve obtained his Florida real estate license in 2004 and has successfully navigated the continually changing real estate environment over the past 11 years.  Before his real estate profession, Steve was the general manager of a privately owned retail clothing chain and manufacturing facility headquartered in Allentown, Pa. Steve is an avid golfer and enjoys playing on the many courses available in the area and cycling on the Legacy Trail in Palmer Ranch.

Judy obtained her Florida real estate license in 2008 when she joined Steve to develop and expand the growth of their real estate business.  Prior to becoming a realtor, Judy practiced professional interior design and project management for over 20 years in the areas of corporate, academic and hospitality projects. She was formally educated in Interior Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and continued her education at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. Her combined background of design and project management enhances her ability to identify ideal properties for buyers and to assist sellers in preparing their home for the market.  Personal interests include volunteer fund raising and organization of community events for the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, yoga, gardening and cooking.

Judy and Steve Del Viscios are working under the leadership of Michael Holland, Managing Broker of the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota/ Palmer Ranch Branch Sales Offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. Judy Del Viscio may be contacted at Judy(at)sarasotacondosandhomes(dot)com or directly by calling 941-313-0912. Steve Del Viscio may be contacted at stevedelvisci(at)gmail(dot)com or directly by calling 941-313-1314.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 17 counties throughout Florida and more than 1,700 sales professionals. The full-service brokerage, founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is ranked fifth in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $2.8 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.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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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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Secluded & Sanctuous Scottsdale Estate

by Natalie Watson

One of the biggest draws to Arizona – and more specifically Scottsdale – for permanent and secondary residents is the pleasant weather, which makes outdoor living and recreation enjoyable all year. The topography of Scottsdale lends itself to a variety of outdoor recreational activities including bike riding, hiking mountain trails or indulging in 18-holes at one of the top golf courses in the nation. In addition, multiple local events such as the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, Waste Management Phoenix Open, Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show draw visitors from all over the world. 

Two of the most desired features when hunting for a new home are outdoor living spaces and views. Located in Scottsdale’s desirable Troon area, this luxurious custom home offers the utmost of both, with views stretching well beyond the 2-plus acre lot. In full Santa Barbara-style, the 6,923-square-foot home leaves little to be desired, from the large paved driveway and stone

entryway,

to the grand, open floor plan. The high-end wood, stone and tile details found throughout the home impeccably harmonize the interior design with the natural landscape. 

One unique feature of this Scottsdale home is the basement, complete with game room, custom bar, fire place, separate theater room and home gym. "Ideal for entertaining, this home has a gourmet kitchen, 700-bottle wine cellar off the formal dining room and a beautiful backyard with expansive covered patios, built-in bbq, fireplace, heated pool and spa – all surrounded by exquisite landscaping and beautiful mountain views," says listing agent Tracy Fitzgerald of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.

With over 11+ years of experience in luxury real estate, Tracy Fitzgerald is a buyer and seller’s dream agent.  Tracy has gained a reputation for being one of the hardest working professionals in the industry and has an unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for her work, as is evident in her awards and successes as a real estate agent. Tracy has recently been ranked Top 1% Agent in Arizona and is a Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Significant Sales Award Winner.

Tracy Fitzgerald 

tracy.fitzgerald@russlyon.com

tracyfitzgerald.com

480.560.700


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Scottsdale, Arizona: Arizona Best Real Estate

There are few places in the United States where you can attend an internationally acclaimed car auction, visit world class museums, explore natures largest natural preserve, relax by the pool, play golf, hike and snow or water ski all in one weekend.  Set amongst the serenity of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale offers visitors and residents all of those activities and much more.

Annually, signature destination events draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to sunny Scottsdale.  While many in far away places may be shoveling their driveways, Arizona residents are shoveling sunshine all winter long.  Events such as the Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auctions, the Fiesta Bowl,  Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Spring Training are just a few of the attractions enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.  A conversation with Luxury Real Estate specialists from Arizona Best Real Estate shared some of the city’s intriguing and captivating details.

Speaking with Luxury Agents Denise Pruitt, Kirsten Johnson, Colleen Olson, and Stephanie Altdoerffer, led to a full understanding of why Scottsdale is so attractive as both a primary and secondary residential market.

Visitors travel from around the world via Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or on their private jets to Scottsdale Municipal Airport.  After experiencing Scottsdale's "Chamber of Commerce Weather," many are already considering investing in a primary or secondary residence in the area and turn to the expertise of Arizona Best Real Estate.

Family owned and operated by three generations, Arizona Best's award winning 60 year history of real estate wisdom and impeccable service continues to satisfy their clients today. In addition, they specialize in both individual and corporate relocation services through their affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, Employee Relocation Council and FIABCI.

"Our partnerships with professional organizations & companies along with personal relationships enable us to provide the highest level of service while creating a global platform to assist our clients around the world," they said.

So, no matter where you travel from or whether Scottsdale is your full-time or second home, rest assured that your days will be full, your nights exciting and your real estate needs exceeded.


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Posted on: 1/11/2016 at 12:03 PM
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Live The Dream: Aventura, Florida

Rosa Iverson is selling her dream home in the sky. Located in the Williams Island community of Aventura, Florida and perched on the 24th floor of the Villa Marina building, the glittering contemporary spread is everyone's dream come true.

Iverson’s story is familiar – the successful Wall Street player grows tired of the fierce winters up north and escapes to the white sands of the Sunshine State – but Iverson tells it like a modern fairy tale, and what she’s selling lives up to the hype.

“You know what they say about reality being stranger than fiction?” she asks. "Well, that has been my life in many ways and this beautiful home is a large part of it."

 

This property is actually two units joined at the hip by sleek slabs of Italian marble and walls covered in soundproof silk, Venetian plaster or onyx. It boasts over 5,000 square feet (including all balconies), offers two master suites, two guest rooms, one of which has been turned into a devine custom dressing room, three distinct living rooms and a showstopper of a kitchen, dripping in Miele, Dacor and Sub Zero.

Iverson has dressed the home to the nines with timeless neutrals – a perfect balance to the natural drama beyond the sweeping expanse of windows and glass balcony doors. Speaking of that…“Aaaaaah, these amazing VIEWS!” she exclaims. She’s standing on one of four enormous balconies, each of which can claim its own stunning vista and where one can hear a pin drop. To the west, sparkling city lights. To the east, Williams Island’s private harbor, and just beyond that, Dumfoundling Bay, beyond that, the pristine Atlantic as far as the eyes can see.

Should one want to descend from this paradise, Williams Island offers world-class service, including 24-hour valet, concierge, bellman, two 5 star restaurants, tennis courts as well as the top fitness facility in a South Florida resort-style, with pool and harbor. The asking price of this glorious property is $3,100,000.

Realtors are encouraged to present screened prospective buyers and will receive 3% of the selling price upon the closing of the transaction.

“The day I sign the contract,” says Iverson with a gentle laugh, “I know my eyes will tear-up." Just be sure to bring some tissues.

ROSA IVERSON

Aventura, Florida

305.466.3147

rmi016@aol.com

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Posted on: 1/11/2016 at 11:56 AM
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