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Thursday, March 30, 2023   /   by Anita McClellan

Coldwell Banker Uncovers Why International Buyers Dream of Owning U.S. Real Estate

Affluent international consumers are dreaming big when it comes to their U.S. home purchase, says new Coldwell Banker Global Luxury data

From diverse American cities and regions to being inspired by Hollywood, wealthy international consumers are dreaming of home in the United States. According to a recent survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, an AnywhereSM (NYSE: HOUS) brand, and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program, affluent international buyers are dreaming big, spurned by location/lifestyle preferences, an overall positive outlook on the U.S. luxury real estate market and more.
In fact, a significant number of respondents say they are optimistic about the state of the U.S. real estate market; 80% of luxury consumers believe purchasing real estate in the United States is a safe investment and 76% rate the current market conditions to purchase a home as “excellent and/or good.”
The survey conducted in partnership with Censuswidew ...

Monday, February 27, 2023   /   by Anita McClellan

Invivo Takes Wine Tasting to New Heights

It’s time to drink up. Literally. Invivo Air, the “world’s first winery airline,” just completed its inaugural tasting flight, with plans for additional jaunts later in 2023. 

“We’re thrilled to open Invivo Air to the public and deliver a truly unique experience for those that come on board,” says Invivo Air cofounder Rob Cameron. “We’re looking forward to guiding our guests through the ultimate wine lovers experience.” 

On its maiden voyage, the New Zealand-based company flew guests on an Air Saab 340 replete with Cloud Wine emblazoned on the exterior. The plane departed Auckland Airport January 31 on an “all-inclusive viticulture vacation (that) took 30 wine guests from Auckland to Queenstown for an overnight adventure, throughout which they tasted more than 16 wines,” says Invivo. 

The guided eight-step wine-tasting at 18,000 feet featured tasting pours from the award-w ...

Thursday, February 2, 2023   /   by Anita McClellan

The Orient Express Cruise Line to Set Sail in 2026

More than a century after the debut of its first luxury trains, the iconic Orient Express will expand into the cruise world with the debut of Orient Express Silensea.

The very first Orient Express sailing ship and “the largest sailing ship in the world” will set sail in 2026 and push “the limits of the possible,” according to a press release recently unveiled by French hospitality group Accor and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a leader in the construction of cruise ships.

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, Accor, promises the ship will “offer unparalleled service and spaces with refined designs, reminiscent of the golden age of legendary cruises” – not unlike the luxury trains for which the Orient Express name is best known. Part innovation in luxury and part innovation in yachting sustainability, the 220-meters-long Orient Express Silensea will boast three SolidSail rigs, a revolutionary 1500m2 unit sail propulsion system a ...

Thursday, June 23, 2022   /   by Brittany Duffin

Prioritize Your Remodel: What Home Improvements Help Sell a House

When preparing to sell your home, you may be wondering, what home improvements will help you sell your house? Some homeowners remodel their homes to make them more livable and enjoyable. But if your goal is to improve a home’s value for resale purposes, you'll want to strategically prioritize your remodeling projects to help you sell your house. That's where a professional realtor can help.
A Fay Realty Team agent can offer home remodeling recommendations to help sell your home faster and at a higher price. We routinely gather feedback from the homebuyers we work with to understand what they like and what they're looking for in a home purchase.
A real estate agent can also help you decide which upgrades offer the biggest bang for the buck in quick and cost-effective staging solutions. Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact. In fact, the top remodel project recommendation may surprise you: painting!
According to the National Association of Realtors (N) ...

Thursday, February 10, 2022   /   by Amanda Skinner

8 Popular Home Design Featured for 2022

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a detail that you, as a seller, can easily control.
According to Realtor.com’s 2022 housing market forecast, home for-sale inventory will increase from last year, as will the projected number of overall sales.1 This means, if you’re looking to sell in the near future, now is the time to consider how you can stand out.
Updating your home design is one way to do that. Changes like new security features or upgraded siding can add value to your home now and be highlighted when you market it for sale later. To get the most out of your updates, focus on these popular home design features that will wow buyers in 2022.
Keep in mind, not all of these will work well in every house. If you plan ...