Is It Time for You to Downsize With Distinction?

In decades past, the downsizing of one’s residence was often viewed as a negative event. This is no longer the case. Many homeowners are choosing to opt out of a large home in a traditional neighborhood and instead are embracing the chance to have a new adventure by purchasing a smaller property, offering the opportunity to escape the maintenance of their current home and enlarge their lifestyle.

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TV director Randy Zisk hopes to get away with big profit on Point Dume ranch home

Via LA Times Sep 13, 2018

Director-producer Randy Zisk, whose credits include “Monk” and “The Mentalist,” is prepared to part with his Malibu digs. He’s listed his home in the Point Dume area for sale at $5.6 million, a sizable jump up from the $3.16 million he paid for the place four years ago, real estate records show.

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Malibu Beach Homes

If turning your home into a more luxurious space is on your to-do list, you’re in luck because we’ve compiled a list of luxury real estate home trends for 2018. By adding some of these genius ideas into your luxury space, you can enjoy a high end look and feel and greater convenience.

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2018 Luxury Home Spaces

If turning your home into a more luxurious space is on your to-do list, you’re in luck because we’ve compiled a list of luxury real estate home trends for 2018. By adding some of these genius ideas into your luxury space, you can enjoy a high end look and feel and greater convenience.

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Luxury Homes are Incomplete Without Smart Technology

Transforming your home into a smart home can make selling your home a breeze. Most buyers are interested in smart home living now, so you should consider investing in several smart home devices. With these devices, your home’s lighting, appliances, media systems, thermostat, doors and windows, and a variety of other functions can all be controlled with your smart phone. Let’s look at the top smart home devices that are currently on the market and why people want them.

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The Millennial Buyer

Going after Millennials is going to be one of the most important tasks of today’s real estate agent. Millennials will be powering home sales for the next few decades. But real estate agents also have a problem; Millennials are far different from Baby Boomers.

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Architects Tell – The Top Landscaping Trends for 2018

Native plants, outdoor yoga spaces, and charging stations are among the hottest landscaping trends growing in consumer demand for 2018, according to a new report released by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Landscape architects were asked to rate the popularity of several residential outdoor design elements. Landscape architects noted a growth in the use of native plants, low-maintenance landscapes, and flexible-use spaces, for yoga classes or movie night.

Overall, landscape architects ranked the following outdoor design elements as the overall most popular in 2018:

  1. Fire pits/fireplaces
  2. Lighting
  3. Seating/dining areas
  4. Outdoor furniture
  5. Outdoor kitchens
  6. Decking (i.e. rooftop decking)
  7. Grills
  8. Movie/TV/video theaters, wireless/internet, stereo systems
  9. Outdoor heaters
  10. Stereo systems
  11. Pools and spa features (hot tubs, Jacuzzis, whirlpools, indoor/outdoor saunas)
  12. Utility storage
  13. Hammocks
  14. Outdoor cooling systems (including fans)
  15. Showers/baths

Via American Society of Landscape Architects

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