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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ocean Insiders prides itself it working with the best in the real estate business. Part of being 20 years in the business is creating a network of interior designers and contractors that we can recommend to our clients. Avanzato Design is an interior design firm dedicated to providing services to the most discerning clientele, private residences and commercial spaces (boutiques and restaurants) and the hospitality industry. In our blog they share exciting and unique stories in the world of interior design as they see it. This months pick is Picasso Pottery.

DESIGNER'S PICK OF THE MONTH: Picasso Pottery

For this week’s “Designer’s Pick” we’ve chosen to introduce a beautiful collection of ceramics designed by Picasso. Picasso loved the art of pottery, so much so that he named his son Claude after the patron saint of potters. Taking up the craft as a means of experimenting with a new artistic medium, the design process was seen as a challenge and way for Picasso to express his artistic passion. He painted an array of pieces, from plates to vases, which were often built up by molding, gouging and framing the clay while it was still pliable.

Stashed away, Picasso kept most of the works of art for his own private collection, which were later passed down to his heirs. For this reason, the ceramic pieces were often overlooked and undervalued. The collection has only started to gain popularity over the past twenty years, and today it consists of thousands of unique works. Take a look at a selected few pieces.

http://www.avanzatodesign.com/blog/index.php/category/designers-pick/

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

As your number one real estate team on Fisher Island, we pride ourselves in having the latest real estate data available for our clients. Every month, we analyse and compare the sales in the Fisher Island market and create the 'Market Report.'

This month's 'Market Report' shows real estate values per square footage increased in 5 out of 6 sections of Fisher Island.

1. Oceanside - values increased from $958 per sf in the 2012 season to $1,079 per sf for the 2013 season.

2. Seaside - values increased from $645 per sf in the 2012 season to $895 per sf for the 2013 season.

3. Bayside - values increased from $479 per sf in the 2012 season to $541 per sf for the 2013 season.

4. Marina Village - values increased from $327 per sf in the 2012 season to $340 per sf for the 2013 season.

5. Valencia Estates - there has not been enough sales in this area to properly gauge the value increases. More to come next month!

6. Bayview - values increased from $578 per sf in the 2012 season to $834 per sf in the 2013 season.

The largest increases in value per square footage took place in Seaside and Bayview. There has been alot of movement in these areas in the last year. Especially, in the Seaside villas. Seaside is the most popular area for investors on Fisher Island. The reason is because there is no yearly limit to the amount of times you can rent your unit.

If you would like more details about the Market Report, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

 

 

 

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Ocean Insiders brand is further enhancing our strategic alliances with leading developments and boutique brokers like BahaMarC.A.Christie, Bahamas, Luxe Living Realty, Miami and Kukui'ula, Kauai, Hawaii. Hotel-condos in Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas are now available for sale. Contact us for more information about this investment.

  1. Close proximity to major North American and Latin American financial centres
  2. Within 50 miles of the world's largest economy
  3. Same time zone as  Miami, New York and Toronto (EST)
  4. Peaceful and stable democracy since 1729
  5. Independent nation with compliant legislation and consultative legislative approach
  6. No local taxes on capital gains, inheritance,  corporate and personal income, dividends and interest
  7. Proactive incentives for investment
  8. Highly trained industry professionals and English-speaking workforce
  9. Essential public services and modern infrastructure
  10. Ideal climate and lifestyle with unprecedented beaches, islands and cays to explore
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Monday, September 23, 2013

To put the best face on your home and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind.

  1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. Abundance, blessings, opportunities, and good fortune enter through the front door. It’s also the first impression buyers have of how well the sellers have taken care of the rest of the property. Make sure the area around the front door is swept clean, free of cobwebs and clutter. Make sure all lighting is straight and properly hung. Better yet, light the path leading up to the front door to create an inviting atmosphere.
  2. Chi energy can be flushed away wherever there are drains in the home. To keep the good forces of a home in, always keep the toilet seats down and close the doors to bathrooms.
  3. The master bed should be in a place of honor, power, and protection, which is farthest from and facing toward the entryway of the room. It’s even better if you can place the bed diagonally in the farthest corner. Paint the room in colors that promote serenity, relaxation, and romance, such as soft tones of green, blue, and lavender.
  4. The dining room symbolizes the energy and power of family togetherness. Make sure the table is clear and uncluttered during showings. Use an attractive tablecloth to enhance the look of the table while also softening sharp corners.                     
  5. The windows are considered to be the eyes of the home. Getting the window professionally cleaned will make the home sparkle and ensure that the view will be optimally displayed.

 

About Ocean Insiders

In the dynamic world of luxury real estate, the Ocean Insiders has emerged as a brand of distinction. Through many highly successful ventures with Fisher Island's most respected residents over the last two decade, Ocean Insiders has established itself as the brand to trust when homebuyers are searching for the finest luxury oceanfront real estate opportunities. The Ocean Insiders brand is further enhanced through strategic alliances with leading developments and boutique brokers like BahaMarC.A.Christie, Bahamas, Luxe Living Realty, Miami and Kukui'ula, Kauai, Hawaii.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

An integral part of selling your home is pricing it correctly. This is why it is important to hire a realtor who is an expert in your area. Someone who is familiar with the sales history, condition of the buildings and different sections on Fisher Island. Here are some ways to improve your sales offers:

  1. Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property’s realistic price range.
  2. Prepare for visitors. Get your house market ready at least two weeks before you begin showing it.
  3. Be flexible about showings. It’s often disruptive to have a house ready to show at the spur of the moment. But the more amenable you can be about letting people see your home, the sooner you’ll find a buyer.
  4. Anticipate the offers. Decide in advance what price and terms you’ll find acceptable.
  5. Don’t refuse to drop the price. If your home has been on the market for more than 30 days without an offer, you should be prepared to at least consider lowering your asking price.

 

About Ocean Insiders

In the dynamic world of luxury real estate, the Ocean Insiders has emerged as a brand of distinction. Through many highly successful ventures with Fisher Island's most respected residents over the last two decade, Ocean Insiders has established itself as the brand to trust when homebuyers are searching for the finest luxury oceanfront real estate opportunities. The Ocean Insiders brand is further enhanced through strategic alliances with leading developments and boutique brokers like BahaMarC.A.Christie, Bahamas, Luxe Living Realty, Miami and Kukui'ula, Kauai, Hawaii.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Seaside Villa available for rent on Fisher Island. 15724 Fisher Island Drive... one bedroom with direct ocean view. Ocean Insiders is the number one real estate team on Fisher Island. With over 28 units available to lease we have the largest inventory on Fisher Island. Contact us for more information.

15724 Fisher Island Drivehttp://tours33.vht.com/STD/T390592810

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