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Reserve Conchal is a piece of paradise in the Gold Coast

This iconic development offers the best blend of luxury and natural wonder. 

Usually considered to be one of the most beautiful locations in Costa Rica, the magnificent aura of Playa Conchal is such that worldwide development has steadily made a point to make it part of their luxurious offerings. Reserva Conchal, the exclusive 2,300-acre residential and vacation development that leads directly into this paradisiacal beach has grown to become one of Guanacaste’s most iconic communities. 

Within Reserva Conchal’s expansive premises, a myriad of different experiences reside, going all the way from high-end amenities to a close relationship with nature. 

The amenities include a marvelous ocean view pool, an award-winning golf course and a luxurious beach club with everything you can possibly ask for. In addition to these, delicious international cuisine is readily available at the diverse range of restaurants that include Cocina de mercado, Catalina’s Restaurant, Latitud 10 Norte, Zona Azul or Wet Deck at the W Hotel. It’s safe to say your tropical escapade won’t be limited in terms of flavor. 

Reserva Conchal also offers a sizable sample of Costa Rica’s biodiversity thanks to its 98-acre national wildlife refuge. There, 32 bird species, 8 reptile species, and a wide variety of deers, sloths and amphibians interact with the exotic vegetation they call home. This wonderful natural setting can be explored in many ways, like one of the six hiking trails available within the premises, or the biking trail for those more inclined to a faster pace. 

Finally, there’s the cherry on top: the glorious Playa Conchal itself, where the picturesque mantle of seashells and calm, turquoise waters depict one of the most welcoming sights in the Gold Coast. You really got to experience it for yourself.

Best Hikes Around Lake Tahoe

 

HIKING LAKE TAHOE

This week from Gemme Group Studios we touch base on our favorite hikes all around Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada. Below is our top recommended hikes and if you have a favorite that we should add, comment below!

Tahoe Rim Trail (all)

  • Difficulty Level: Hard
  • 169.4-mile loop

Explore this 169.4-mile loop trail near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 77 h 40 min to complete. This is a popular trail for backpacking, camping, and hiking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The best times to visit this trail are July through September. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. More Details   Stanford Rock

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • 10.6-mile loop

Explore this 10.6-mile loop trail near Tahoe City, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 5 h 9 min to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking, mountain biking, and skiing, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. More Details  

Eagle Rock

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • 0.7-mile out & back

Get to know this 0.7-mile out-and-back trail near Homewood, California. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 26 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and snowshoeing, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas. More Details  

Fire Lookout

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • 1.7-mile loop

Try this 1.7-mile loop trail near Crystal Bay, Nevada. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 48 min to complete. This is a very popular area for trail running and walking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are May through October. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas. More Details  

Mount Rose

  • Difficulty Level: Hard
  • 10.7-mile loop

Get to know this 10.7-mile loop trail near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 5 h 35 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, horseback riding, and snowshoeing, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are May through October. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas. More Details

WATERFALL HIKES

Shirley Canyon

  • Difficulty Level: Hard
  • 5.8-mile out and back

Experience this 5.8-mile out-and-back trail near Olympic Valley, California. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 44 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are June through October. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas. More Details  

Eagle Falls

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • 0.6-mile loop

Head out on this 0.6-mile loop trail near South Lake Tahoe, California. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 19 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking and walking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are May through September. More Details  

Cascade Lake

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • 1.4-mile out & back

Head out on this 1.4-mile out-and-back trail near South Lake Tahoe, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 40 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, camping, and hiking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are May through September. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. More Details

ALPINE LAKE HIKES

Marlette Lake

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • 5.8-mile loop

o Head out on this 5.8-mile out-and-back trail near Carson City, Nevada. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 22 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and mountain biking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are June through October. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas. More Details  

Five Lakes

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • 5.0-mile out & back

Enjoy this 5.0-mile out-and-back trail near Olympic Valley, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 36 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking and horseback riding, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are June through October. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas. More Details  

Lake Aloha

  • Difficulty Level: Hard
  • 12.5-mile out & back

Check out this 12.5-mile out-and-back trail near Echo Lake, California. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 5 h 33 min to complete. This is a very popular area for backpacking, camping, and fishing, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are June through October. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. More Details  

Fallen Leaf

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • 3.6-mile out & back

Get to know this 3.6-mile out-and-back trail near South Lake Tahoe, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 10 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, snowshoeing, and walking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas. More Details  

Impressive 4,700 square foot home in Charlotte’s Cotswold neighborhood!

A truly special home in an amazing Cotswold location! Welcome to 204 Hunter Lane.

Quality and design merge to create modern sophisticated spaces that blend with charm and character of another era. This home has all of the luxury features you desire: ten-foot ceilings, white oak hardwoods, ensuite guest and Owner’s suites on main, spacious kitchen with large work island, two pantries and a convenient drop zone with built-in office area.

 A wall of accordion glass doors opens from the family room to the expansive covered porch with fireplace and outdoor kitchen. Just beyond is a private, landscaped yard with a gorgeous pool and spa.

The Owner’s suite has a 17-foot tall vaulted and beamed ceiling, sleek fireplace, dual walk-in closets (one has an 2nd laundry location!) and a luxury Owner’s bath.

The kitchen offers a Thermador built-in refrigerator, 48” gas range, tons of custom cabinets and Carrera marble counters. The kitchen flows to the informal dining area and spacious living room with beamed ceiling and cozy fireplace.

A formal dining room overlooks the covered front porch and is connected to the kitchen through a lovely Butler’s Pantry with bar sink, wine cooler and microwave drawer.

Upstairs offers hardwoods floors and three large bedrooms with attached baths and a gathering room with turreted raised nook. The large laundry room is also located on the second level and includes built-in cabinets, folding counter and sink.

 

This swoon-worthy Charlotte home has everything you have been looking for and more! Contact Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent, Shonn Ross at shonnross@gmail.com or visit our website, www.204hunterlane.com for more information.

Exclusively offered at $1,895,000

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This custom-built home sits on a fenced lot backing up to the canal with a covered patio, heated pool, spa, custom sun terrace, all fully screened in the large enclosure.

Enjoy life with no HOA fees or deed restrictions in the Southbend area of Port St Lucie close to dining, shopping, and the Turnpike.

Take a virtual tour of the home and find out more: https://www.echofineproperties.com/search/results/317-se-fisk-road-port-saint-lucie-fl-34984-rx-10802665-2990678/

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LRE on Tour – 4/29/2022

The Door is Open

Enjoy this exclusive access to virtually tour exceptional homes from around the world listed by members of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. 

Telluride, CO USA

Immerse yourself in a world of waterfalls, iconic jagged peaks, and preeminent views in an architectural marvel. The flawless mountain modern design ensures every space is functional and inspiring just a mile from Telluride.

Presented by: Anna Wilson, Telluride Properties $12,000,000  

 

St. Helena, CA USA

Magical wine country estate next to Meadowood Resort just 5 minutes from downtown St. Helena, this enchanting gated estate offers resort-like living on 12.13 acres in a timeless California style home. 

Presented by: Olivia Hsu Decker, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty $11,888,000  

 

Chatham, MA USA

Turn key saltwater front home with extensive catwalk and dock on Stage Island with commanding 180 degree views over Stage Harbor. This beautifully renovated Cape Cod home offers walls of glass with an open floor plan.

Presented by: Pine Acres Realty, Inc. $8,500,000  

 

Victor, MT USA

A mountain hideaway nestled in a blanket of pine trees at the edge of the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, Bear Creek Lodge is home to endless wildlife and features 8 themed rooms, private owners’ quarters and a barn to enjoy. 

Presented by: Crystal Ault, Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty $6,700,000  

 

Rochester, MI USA

Beyond the gated entrance of Orchard Ridge, this impressive custom estate designed by Tringali, provides luxurious living. This prestigious home is ideal for hosting gatherings of friends and family on any scale.

Presented by: Cindy Kahn, Hall & Hunter Realtors $5,200,000  

 

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico

Situated on perhaps the most important site in the exclusive gated community of El Paredon is the Castillo del Mar estate. Enjoy the expansive views of the Bay of Banderas while taking advantage of the immense open floor plan. 

Presented by: Wayne Franklin, Tropicasa Realty $3,950,000  

 

Göteborg, Västra Götalands län Sweden

Situated high above the city with panoramic views and a timelessly modern design this spectacular home was inspired by functionalism and a noticeably international form.

Presented by: Bjurfors 37,000,000 SEK  

 

St. Augustine, FL USA

Spectacular Victorian early 20th century renovated waterfront estate with guest house, pool and dock on St. Augustine’s historic bayfront. A one-of-a-kind turn key property in downtown St. Augustine.

Presented by: Michael H Curet, Ponte Vedra Club Realty $3,500,000  

 

Naples, FL USA

Relax bayside and watch the dolphins, sail out to the sea from your private boat dock or walk across to your secluded beach entrance and bask in the sun by the sea in this exquisitely designed condo in Vanderbilt Beach.

Presented by: Christina Fischer PA, CNE, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc $3,000,111  

 

Elgin, SC USA

Situated on nearly 2 acres, Woodcreek Estate is a waterfront mansion located in a gated Tom Fazio designed golf course community. Experience resort style living on 200 ft of sun drenched shoreline complete with private dock. 

Presented by: Yip Premier Real Estate, LLC $2,225,000 

CEO Reflections: Finding Gold

Malcom Gladwell writes about the concept of perseverance and not giving up just before you “tip” into the success you’ve worked toward. The junk man who bought the miner’s equipment instinctively knew this and took up the project with the help of an expert who calculated where the vein of gold likely ran. The junk man struck it rich just three feet away from where the original miner had given up.

Being a home buyer in 2022 is much like being that miner. Keep at it and don’t quit three feet from gold. Perseverance is key, patience is paramount and the help of an expert who knows the landscape is invaluable.

How are our Colorado real estate experts at Kentwood Real Estate are helping their clients?

Read the full article over at the Kentwood Real Estate blog >

Mediterranean-Inspired Oceanfront Estate in Vero Beach, FL USA

Courtesy of Matilde G. Sorensen of Dale Sorensen Real Estate

VERO BEACH, FL USA – Exceptional Mediterranean-inspired oceanfront estate on 1.25 acres with 135 ft of pristine shoreline. Italian marble flooring in living area. Lanai and 2nd-floor balcony with amazing ocean views. Kitchen overlooks ocean view dining. Stunning custom woodwork throughout. 1,475 AC sq ft bonus room below grade. New tile roof. Privacy with proximity to town. Size approximate and subject to error.

For more information, please contact Matilde G. Sorensen at 772.532.0010, msorensen@sorensenrealestate.com or sorensenrealestate.com

Getting the Best Real Estate Advice in Today’s Market

An Expert Advisor Will Give You the Best Advice in Today’s Market

 

Having an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home is important in a normal market – but today’s market is far from normal. As a result, an expert real estate advisor isn’t just good to have by your side, they’re essential.

Today’s housing market is full of extremes. Experts project mortgage rates will continue to rise this year, and that’s driving significant demand for homes as buyers want to make their purchases before rates climb even higher. At the same time, an absence of sellers is leading to record-low housing inventory. This imbalance in supply and demand is creating bidding wars and driving home price appreciation as well as considerable gains in home equity.

These market conditions can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to go at it alone. Having a trusted expert to coach you through the process of buying or selling a home gives you clarity and confidence through each step.

Here are just a few of the ways a real estate expert is invaluable:

Contracts – Agents help with the disclosures and contracts necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment.

Experience – In an unprecedented market, experience is crucial. Real estate professionals know the entire sales process, including how it’s changed over the past two years.

Negotiations – Your real estate advisor acts as a buffer in negotiations with all parties throughout the entire transaction and advocates for your best interests.

Education – Knowledge is power in today’s market, and your advisor will simply and effectively explain market conditions and translate what they mean for you.

Pricing – Finally, a real estate professional understands today’s real estate values when setting the price of your home or helping you make an offer to purchase one.

A real estate agent is a crucial guide through this unprecedented market, but not all agents are created equal. A true expert can carefully walk you through the whole real estate process, look out for your unique needs, and advise you on the best ways to achieve success. Finding an expert real estate advisor – not just any agent – should be your top priority when you’re ready to buy or sell a home.

What’s the key to choosing the right expert?

It starts with trust. You’ll want to know you can trust the advice they’re giving you, so you need to make sure you’re connected with a true professional. No one can provide perfect advice because it’s impossible to know exactly what’s going to happen at every turn – especially in today’s unique market. But a true professional can give you the best possible advice based on the information and situation at hand. They’ll help you make the necessary adjustments along the way, advocate for you throughout the process, and coach you on the essential knowledge you need to make confident decisions. 

Bottom Line

It’s critical to have an expert on your side who’s well versed in navigating today’s rapidly changing market. If you’re planning to buy or sell a home this year, let’s connect so you have a real estate professional on your side to give you the best advice and guide you along the way.