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Earth Day 40th Anniversary – A San Francisco Bay Area Perspective

International real estate adventurer and our good friend, Jim Walberg, lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in this article he speaks about what the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day means to his community. After decades of focusing our world’s awareness about environmental issues that ALL of us experience each day, has now created a modern 21st century world that understands how we treat our environment is not a dress rehearsal.

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The Changing Face of Real Estate Part 1

The Structural Shift in the Real Estate Industry The Luxury Real Estate Conference and Annual Awards held in Vail, Colorado is now behind us. Around 80,000 of the finest brokers in the World were represented from more than 65 countries. Some great information was exchanged and old and new friends spent valuable time discussing the […]

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How to Move to Paradise: What You Should Consider

Living in paradise sounds like a great idea, but sometimes isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Our partner Jim Walberg recently gave some great advise to his friend Tom on the issues to consider when moving to “paradise”, such as the Caribbean.

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Carribean Property Market Booming

Sales volumes throughout the Carribean Islands have increased by a massive eighteen percent (18%) according to Marquette Turner Luxury Homes’ partner, Jim Walberg (Carribean Islands Realty). Mr Walberg said, “more than ninety percent (90%) of transactions have involved foreigners in the less than $3 million market (US) throughout the Caribbean. Most homes were purchased using […]

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Fractional Ownership: Owning Luxury Real Estate For Minimal Cost

One of the key points to come out of the Luxury Real Estate Conference I attended in Paris, was the rapid move toward fractional ownership for Luxury property. In Tuscany, Italy there has been a twenty to thirty percent (20%-30%)increase in the number of properties sold through fractional ownership.

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BRAIN MATTERS: When Will The Roller Coaster Ride End?

This is a question on many people’s lips and our colleague in San Fransisco, Jim Walberg, has some great points worthy of noting. “THE key to our economic recovery is real estate values and consumer confidence. Real estate is the oil that fuels our economic engine. Generally, real estate is having a similar feel that […]

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Where The Hot People Go To Be Cool: The Caribbean

Even in difficult global economic times, property in the Caribbean is unsurprising still sought after: the sun, the sand, and the opportunity are the pick of the Northern Hemisphere any time of year. The change, however, are the buyer’s of Caribbean property: this time last year it was the British baby-boomers who were flocking to […]

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So, Dad, What Do You Suggest We Do?

Here’s some great words of wisdom by Californian Jim Walberg, a great Luxury Real Estate colleague of Marquette Turner’s, regarding a conversation that he recently had with his kids: “They asked the $64,000 question just before they left to drive back down to school about an hour ago. “Dad, what do you suggest we do […]

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