Joanna England

Houzz Haz It: American Homeowners Want Style More Than Profit

By Joanna England | July 30, 2012 | Comments Off on Houzz Haz It: American Homeowners Want Style More Than Profit

By Katherine Nannizzi of Houzz.com

Even as new and existing home sales and prices climb, homeowners are prioritizing aesthetics before profit, according to the annual Houzz & Home Survey conducted among users of the Houzz app and website. The annual survey surfaces building and remodeling trends in the U.S. and Canada.

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Paradise Found: Casa Paradiso in Costa Rica Pairs Stunning Cliffside Views With Luxury Interiors

By Joanna England | July 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

The view from the infinity pool alone is enough to sell Casa Paradiso, the most luxurious home in the upscale Las Olas development in Costa Rica. This Guatemalan-style estate is not only full of top-of-the-line finishes, but it’s in one of the most exclusive areas in Costa Rica at Punta Dominica.

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Scurry County Ranch is an Outdoorsman’s Paradise: Dove, Deer, and Fishing on 23,000 Pristine Acres

By Joanna England | July 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Scurry County Ranch is an Outdoorsman’s Paradise: Dove, Deer, and Fishing on 23,000 Pristine Acres

More than 95 percent of Texas is privately owned, and more than 20,000 acres are lost each year to poorly planned development, says the Texas Land Conservancy. Invasive species, overgrowth, and over grazing can turn native prairies into barren wastelands.

With that in mind, you can see why it’s imperative that ranch owners are good stewards of the land. It appears that the owners of Covered S Ranch have taken that duty to heart.

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If You’re Lucky Enough to Have a Second Home in France, it Might Get a Lot More Expensive to Keep it

By Joanna England | July 5, 2012 | Comments Off on If You’re Lucky Enough to Have a Second Home in France, it Might Get a Lot More Expensive to Keep it

One of the big promises Socialist Party Leader and French President Francois Hollande pledged during his campaign was that he wouldn’t penalize foreign property owners with steep taxes.
And yet, according to a story from The Telegraph, that’s pretty much exactly what he’s proposing to alleviated the country’s budget deficit.

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