Housing Market Remains Strong: Great Time to Sell

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Fannie Mae released its August 2017 National Housing Survey on Tuesday, which showed that overall confidence in the housing market is on the rise. The Home Purchase Sentiment Index rose 1.2 percent to 88.0, just below June’s record high, according to the report.

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A Sign That More Housing Inventory Is Coming

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Homeowners who have decided to stay put in their current properties may soon be ready for a move, helping to relieve stubbornly tight housing inventory. The evidence is in Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index, in which the number of consumers who say now is a good time to sell a home neared an all-time high. 

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Begin A Journey To Worldwide Exposure

When a listing is marketed through the Sotheby’s International Realty® network it immediately begins a journey to worldwide exposure. Contact Tricia Cormie for any inquiries your may have whether buying or selling your home.

Tour a Grand Mediterranean Estate in Carmel

Within the exclusive environs of the Tehàma Golf Club community, this Mediterranean estate, inspired by the distinctive style of Tuscany, sits at the heart of roughly 16.9 acres with magnificent vistas of mountains, tree-covered hills, sunsets, and the waters of Monterey Bay. (Listing credit: ARTHUR SHARIF

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Featured Sale by Tricia Cormie in September

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Congratulations to new homeowners! Wrapped in glass to allow uninterrupted views of Pinnacle Peak, located on the signature double fairway within the exclusively guard-gated community of Desert Highlands. Sold: $1,444,290

Wine All Fall With These Trends

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The talk of the wine world in fall 2017 will undoubtedly be the arrival of the great 2015 Burgundies, which among the red wines should be a vintage for the ages. 

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Two new museums devoted to legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

photo credit: YVES SAINT LAURENT IN DJEMAA EL FNA SQUARE IN MARRAKESH. © REGINALD GRAY

photo credit: YVES SAINT LAURENT IN DJEMAA EL FNA SQUARE IN MARRAKESH. © REGINALD GRAY

Yves Saint Laurent was not a man to discard things. His drawings, photographs, couture sketches and design prototypes dating back to the founding of  his couture house in 1962, along with thousands of garments and accessories, are now part of the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.

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Best Places To Live 2017: What’s New In The Valley

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Photo credit: Arizona Foothills Magazine

From super-cool condos with smart-home tech and resort-style amenities to high-end family residences replete with the most fab of fixtures and finishes, these new local housing options prove that moving in means moving up.

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Ride Through the Sonoran Sunrise

There’s something wonderfully indescribable about watching the sunrise over the mountains in the Sonoran Desert. 
 
The way the inky night transitions from black to purple to early morning blue, against a rust-colored backdrop of cactus covered sandstone, is a sight unlike any in the world. 

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Homeseller profits hit highest point in a decade

Homeowners who decide to sell right now are pulling in the profits by the truckload, with those who sold in the second quarter of 2017 seeing an average sales price increase of more than $50,000. And where is one of the hottest markets in America? You guessed it. Greater Phoenix, where average seller returns since purchase have gone up by approximately 35%!

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Luxury Living | More Than Just a Place to Rest Your Head

The modern world requires a lot from us; as reported by the BBC, we’re sleeping, on average, 20% less than we did 70 years ago. Our jobs, activities, and responsibilities keep our bodies and minds running in between our sleep cycles, but at the end of the day, our bedrooms are much more than a place to sleep.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Turns 150

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Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ

Nearly a month removed from his June 8th birthdate, celebrations are still on-going (deservedly so) for architectural legend, Frank Lloyd Wright. He was born in Spring Green, Wisconsin in 1867, would have turned 150 this year.

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A Home Worthy of Pebble Beach’s Concours d'Elegance

This August, automotive aficionados, car collectors, and gearheads from across the United States will descend on the otherwise sleepy town of Monterey, California for one of the most prestigious events in the transportation industry—the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, presented by RM Sotheby’s.

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Housing market in Phoenix ranked hottest in the country

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A strong economy, a state government that's focused on job-creation, and a hands-off approach to homeownership that's built on an unshakable belief in low-taxes? Is it any wonder why Arizona owns two of the hottest real estate markets in the United States, including the #1 market overall in Phoenix?

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