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Sometimes Renting the Paris Dream is Safer and Just as Satisfying

By Jon Anderson | March 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Sometimes Renting the Paris Dream is Safer and Just as Satisfying

Living in Paris is a dream for many people, but a dream financially unattainable.  It may also be that the vagaries of foreign property ownership and the added wrinkle of currency fluctuations are simply not for you.  I mean, while a property may appreciate, if the currency tumbles, appreciation can quickly turn to loss.  For […]

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Medieval Fortress in Italian Countryside is No Second Shelter, But a Life Differently Lived

By Jon Anderson | February 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Medieval Fortress in Italian Countryside is No Second Shelter, But a Life Differently Lived

Often we feature homes and apartments intended as getaways, but what about a destination that challenges how we live our lives?  Sure, some fabulously wealthy person could purchase a property like this and simply add it to their portfolio, but the real tug for the rest of us comes from utilizing a property like this […]

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Bask in La Dolce View From Florence Hilltop Villa

By Jon Anderson | February 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Bask in La Dolce View From Florence Hilltop Villa

I hadn’t even got on the plane and this Florence villa captivated me.  Is it any wonder when this is the view from the home’s back deck?  Perfectly situated to frame the ancient city of Florence, this home could be a dump and still there’d be this.  Of course it’s no dump …

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Staring Into the Face of God From Sotheby’s Paris Listing

By Jon Anderson | February 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Often in Paris, discoveries are made by chance. Out for a walk one evening, up Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, I happened upon one of the Sotheby’s offices and peered into the window (as you do).  I was struck by this photograph, snapped a picture to remind me to follow-up when the office was open. As […]

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An Affordable Second Home in France? Oui! Says Kelly Nyfeler, and Hers is a Chic Airbnb

By valeriejarvie | October 12, 2016 | Comments Off on An Affordable Second Home in France? Oui! Says Kelly Nyfeler, and Hers is a Chic Airbnb

A second home on the coast of France? It may sound out of reach for most of us, but, believe it or not, it’s actually not that much of stretch in certain areas not as well known as say, Nice, Cannes, or Saint-Tropez. Kelly Nyfeler, the director of sales for the Uptown Dallas office of […]

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German Real Estate is a Hot Investment — A Look at Berlin

By valeriejarvie | August 8, 2016 | Comments Off on German Real Estate is a Hot Investment — A Look at Berlin

Jitters over terrorist attacks, immigration strife, and economic instability due to Brexit seem to have put some European real estate investment property on shaky ground lately, but there are bright spots, too. Kate Everett-Allen, head of international research at Knight Frank names Berlin and Munich on a short list of standout European performers with  price […]

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