Tag: luxury

  • Sotheby’s Breaks Another Record

    This time for the highest priced diamond sale. GENEVA – Applause often occurs at the end of an historic sale and tonight I felt compelled to join in the acclaim as a bidder directly in front of the rostrum bought the 59.60-carat Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond that was the star of our Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale for $83,187,381. The stone […]

  • Luxury Real Estate Financing Trends

    Financing is an important factor in the stability of the housing market. At the luxury end of the market you are talking about big loans with significant risk to the investor. I decided to take a look sales on a year by year basis to see how the balance of cash vs. conventional financing was […]

  • Why It Makes Sense To Sell Your Home With Marta Walsh

    Selling your home is an important decision. One of the first tasks is then deciding whether to work with a real estate agent, a Realtor or just wether to go it alone “for sale by owner”. That is no easy decision on it’s own. In January 2010 the Arizona Association of REALTORS reported having 38,000 […]

  • 10 Most Expensive Rentals in Scottsdale

    For some people renting a home right now is a great option. It gives you a chance to try out a neighborhood before committing, or gives flexibility if your job is mobile and it may even be the smartest choice for you financially. For the economics of owning versus renting, here is a great blog post by […]