Connecting our Clients to the Lifestyle of their Dreams – TOP 5 LUXURY RETIREMENT DESTINATIONS

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Retirement should be about experiencing life to its fullest in a new city. Relocating to a new place allows retirees to dive into new cultural experiences, relax in a new setting, and meet people from all around the world. Those thinking about retiring luxuriously should look towards certain cities that offer breathtaking views, top-rated restaurants, and high-end homes. Here are five of the top locations from around the world to consider when purchasing a luxury or high-end vacation home.

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA  |  RM10,500,000

MALAYSIA

If you are searching for beaches, islands, or rain forests, Malaysia is the ideal retirement destination for you. The unofficial language of Malaysia is English, making it an easy transition for retirees from America. Those looking to live an outdoor lifestyle will love the various activities available mixed with year-round good weather. There is so much beauty for retirees to enjoy in Malaysia.

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA  |  $1,435,000

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

One of the premier vacation destinations in America is also one of the premier retirement destinations. Those looking to indulge in golf during retirement will find Scottsdale to be the perfect location, because the weather is ideal with sunny conditions almost 90 percent of the time and only seven inches of annual rainfall. Not only can retirees enjoy the dozens of area golf courses, but there are more than 125 galleries, museums, and performing art venues to enjoy and various boutique shopping and fine dining options to choose from. Scottsdale is one of the fastest growing areas in the country and loaded with luxurious homes and condos that will fit any retiree. Retiring comfortably comes easy in Scottsdale.

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SALES DE LLIERCA, SPAIN  |  €2,950,000

SPAIN

Spain is made up of beautiful beaches, spacious mountains, picturesque forests, delicious food, world-class festivals, and friendly locals. Besides having to learn Spanish, those retiring will have an easy transition to the new atmosphere, and they will find it a comfortable place without having to give up anything they love from America. It is easy to fall in love with the local culture, and there is an active nightlife for those looking for a good time. It has one of the best healthcare systems in the world and they are also known as one of the most tolerant places to live. Spain is a great destination to call home during retirement.

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NEW YORK, NY, USA  |  $6,750,000

NEW YORK CITY

New York City is home to more billionaires than any other U.S. city, and there are plenty of luxurious things in the city for them to enjoy. Mass transit, elite doctors, and a multicultural population make the Big Apple a great retirement location. People from all cultures and lifestyles can be found here, and New York City is much safer than other competing large cities. Designer shops, award-winning restaurants, and the best entertainment is available to those who call New York City home. For the right price, retirees can even enjoy a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline from the luxury of their home. Retiring should be fun, and New York City can make that happen.

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SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA, ITALY  |  €3,400,000

ITALY

Discover romance, picturesque settings, timeless villages, snow-covered mountains, and obscure islands during retirement in Italy. Some of the finest foods are found here, but it may take a lifetime to experience all of the tastes available. Beautiful scenery, stunning real estate, and quality health care are some other reasons to retire here. Retiring in Italy is a magical experience that will make you feel as if you are living in a dream.

If you are looking for a retirement destination in the U.S. or abroad, now is the time to start searching. Make the most of your retirement and find a luxurious destination that is right for you.

For more information on buying a luxury home, check out the Top 5 Reasons You Should Purchase a Luxury Vacation Home in 2019  OR just connect with us!  214.769.2142

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Connecting our Clients to the Lifestyle of their Dreams – MAKE A STATEMENT: WATERFRONT LIVING

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Imagine awakening to views of the sun glimmering off the surface of a nearby lake or feeling a cool ocean breeze just outside your window every morning. The crisp smell of nature and the relaxing sound of gentle waves can only be experienced when you live steps away from a stunning body of water. Take a look at these homes for an inside look at some of the most beautiful seaside retreats around the world.

We are here to Connect you to your perfect Lifestyle…..

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PENTHOUSE AMONG THE CLOUDS

Naples, Florida, USA  |  $1,650,000

Situated just above the Venetian Bay lies this remarkable 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom luxury penthouse. Updated features, including wood flooring and high-end accents throughout breathe new life into this stunning beachfront home. Residents will enjoy views of the Gulf, white sandy beaches and tropical palm trees through the 9ft floor to ceiling windows inside the home. The Park Shore Beach promenade walk and an upscale shopping center are located only steps away from the main residence. Web ID: DMHO


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UNIQUE CARIBBEAN JEWEL

Petite Saline, Saint Barthelemy  |  PRICE UPON REQUEST

This incredible estate overlooks the bay of Lorient and is surrounded by greenery and vegetation. Both expansive and private, the home hosts incredible amenities including an infinity pool, a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and a private tennis court. The 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom estate spans more than three acres and includes several rooms with direct views of the ocean nearby. Web ID: SIDQ


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CASA REAL

Playa del Carmen, Mexico  |  $13,500,000

Designed by renowned Mexican architecture firm Sordo Madaleno, this beautiful beachfront estate is truly one of a kind. With a rooftop lounge area, master bedrooms overlooking the ocean and a unique contemporary design, this home is equipped to satisfy even the most discerning buyer. For residents looking to enjoy the sights, the estate is only five minutes away from Playa del Carmen’s famous Fifth Avenue, which hosts several boutiques, restaurants and nightlife for locals. Web ID: UDAE

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Connecting our Clients to the Lifestyle of their Dreams…Featuring: SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?  Here’s an idea –  Named the best city in the world by Travel + Leisure in both 2017 and 2018, the small town of San Miguel de Allende is revered around the world for its stunning architecture, incredible cuisine and peaceful lifestyle. Gaining attention from both retirees and expats, the city is becoming increasingly popular leaving many to wonder if home prices will increase over time. In this month’s Global Market Guide, we take an inside look at the current state and the predicted future of the luxury real estate market in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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MARKET TRANSACTIONS

Transactions in San Miguel are primarily done in cash, so many agents have found that it is easier to vet clients because they know that potential home owners are coming to the table prepared to buy.

Exclusive listings are prevalent among sellers in the market. Buyer representation is not dominant like it is in the United States although, there are agents in San Miguel de Allende that focus specifically on helping buyers throughout the transaction since the process is much different than in other parts of the world.

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CURRENT HOUSING MARKET

Clients come to San Miguel for the high-end location, stunning views, pools and a relaxing quality of life. Recently, buyers in the area have been looking for homes with cleaner lines and contemporary design, which differ from the arches and Spanish colonial aesthetic that is dominant in the area.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION

There has been an influx of new construction just outside of the city within the past 5-7 years, and many luxury buyers have been attracted to these new developments. Traditionally buyers are interested in nearby attractions such as vineyard and equestrian offerings and several have been attracted to the mall and golf course near many of the new developments outside the city.

LUXURY BUYER PROFILE

Because San Miguel is a secondary market, where many buyers travel to purchase second and vacation homes, many buyers are often very clear on their preferences when purchasing a residence. These buyers are focused on harnessing the cultural experience with a level of sophistication.

CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE

Last year (2018) proved to be the best year on record for our member. Sales saw a significant decrease during the election, however following the election, when it was confirmed that the peso would not be affected, sales began to increase. Since the election prices in the area have remained steady and buyers are once again confident in the market.

GROWTH IN THE MARKET

Currently, San Miguel is seeing significant price improvement in the area, which our member predicts will stabilize the market for the next quarter. The demand for real estate is high in the area as more retirees and expats flock to the area.

Both culturally and artistically dynamic, the small city is protected by UNESCO preserving much of the original architecture and historically significant monuments that draw potential buyers to the area.

In mid-2018 local authorities temporarily blocked individuals from selling buying or remodeling properties until new regulations were set up to limit and preserve architecture in the area. Since then, new construction has remedied much of this and San Miguel de Allende continues to expand welcoming locals and foreign buyers alike.

 

Special thanks to our member CDR Bienes San Miguel for providing their insights about the luxury market in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

For more information about properties in San Miguel de Allende, browse here.  OR just contact us directly at 214.769.2142

Connecting our Clients to the Lifestyle of their Dreams…5 REASONS YOU SHOULD PURCHASE A LUXURY VACATION HOME IN 2019

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? If you’re thinking about buying a luxury vacation home, now is the right time. According to real estate experts, 2019 is a great year to make the move, especially if you’re looking to purchase in a popular location like the Hampton’s or Hawaii. This year’s sales are already up in these luxury markets, which means if you’ve been on the fence, it may be time to start looking before prices go up. Despite an uncertain housing market, second home purchases remain strong. Here are the top 5 reasons to purchase a vacation home in 2019.

POTENTIAL FOR RENTAL INCOME

Vacation rental revenue for 2019 is already up to over 14 million dollars in the US, and it’s expected to show an annual growth rate of 6.4 percent, resulting in a market volume of more than 18.5 million by 2023. Although your primary reason for purchasing a vacation home is to enjoy your time off work in a relaxing location far from home, you’ll likely only be there during specific times of the year. So, why not turn your vacation home into a temporary rental property for periods when you are away?  In addition to gaining a second income from the rental property, you may even be able to deduct expenses for the property at tax time. Be sure to contact your tax professional for detailed information regarding your specific property and financial situation.

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ADDITIONAL TAX BREAKS

Speaking of potential tax benefits, any home you own provides a significant tax break. Especially if you use the property solely as a second home, your mortgage interest and property taxes may be tax-deductible. Again, be sure to seek advice from a tax professional before making any assumptions about your tax situation.

PROFIT OVER THE LONG TERM

Although all property fluctuates in value, vacation properties are more likely to appreciate due to their location in popular areas. Especially if your vacation home sits on land where it’s difficult to build, like on the side of a mountain or near a small piece of shoreline, it can increase in value as more people visit the area and want to move in.

IT’S CONVENIENT AND FAMILIAR

If you’ve ever planned a vacation to a place you’ve never been, you already know the challenges that come with the experience. Not only are you in the dark as far as how enjoyable the trip will be, but you have to trust online reviews and photos of hotels. Once you book your reservation, you can only hope that your vacation spot turns out to be the wonderful place you imagine. Alternatively, if you already have a vacation home, you never have to worry about the unknowns. You can have peace of mind in knowing exactly what to expect in advance. You hand-selected and purchased the property yourself, so you know you’ll love the area. Plus, after a few weekend getaways in your new place, you’ll grow to love the familiarity of coming home to your second home.

THE PERFECT PLACE FOR A CELEBRATION

Another fantastic benefit of purchasing a luxury vacation home is that you never have to search for the perfect venue for your cousin’s wedding reception or your grandmother’s birthday party. In your gorgeous vacation home, hosting memorable celebrations is easy and stress-free. Instead of wasting time searching for a venue and then worrying about whether it will work out to your specifications, you can spend your time focusing on celebrating the momentous occasion ahead.

Whether you’re looking to purchase your luxury vacation home in the US or abroad, the time to invest is now. Make your dream a reality in 2019 by beginning your search for the perfect luxury vacation home today.

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Connecting our Clients to the Lifestyle of their Dreams…

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?  We are members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and part of a Global Community that can help you make your move anywhere in the world.
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ELEGANT AND SOPHISTICATED ESTATE  |  $23,990,000 

EWM Realty International
Coral Gables, FL

The masterpiece comprises 19,086 of impressive interior space, featuring 7 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, and impressive double height ceilings in the main living areas; ideal for showcasing art. The gourmet eat-in chef’s kitchen is equipped top-of-the-line Wolf and Miele appliances, along with a full butler’s pantry. The movie theater with built-in bar and beverage center, 2,500-bottle temperature controlled wine cellar. Web ID: PLPA


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WATERFRONT CUSTOM SIX-BEDROOM HOME  |  $18,750,000 

Halstead Real Estate
Greenwich, CT
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SUPERBLY RESTORED MEDITERRANEAN LUXURY VILLA  |  FR12,500,000

WETAG Consulting
Barbengo, Lake Lugano, Switzerland
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MASTERPIECE IN THE CORONA HIGHLANDS  |  $10,999,000

First Team Real Estate
Corona Del Mar, CA
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ONE OF A KIND ON MARCO ISLAND  |  $4,800,000

John R. Wood Properties
Marco Island, FL
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AN EXHILARATING LIFESTYLE IN JOHANNESBURG  |  R65,000,000

Jawitz Properties Ltd.
Sandhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa
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RARE ESTATE IN MYERS PARK  |  $4,250,000

Dickens Mitchener
Charlotte, NC
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STUNNING NORTH CHATHAM ESTATE  |  $3,990,000

Kinlin Grover Real Estate
North Chatham, MA
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EXTRAORDINARY OCEANFRONT RESIDENCE  |  $3,900,000 

Robert Paul Properties
W. Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA
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