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How happy are Americans with their housing, compared to the rest of the world? According to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), we’re pretty well off in that arena. The OECD has been collecting responses to its Better Life Index for the last three years, and finds that Americans’ “housing conditions and spending” ranking is 7.8, coming in at the t...
Read Post [Posted on 08/20/2014 By John Askins]
A home in Hong Kong is being listed for the equivalent of $105.7 million in U.S. currency, but it’s the price per square foot that has the world talking. The home would cost $22,677 per square foot if it sells at its current price, making it the world’s most expensive home ever sold on a per-square-foot basis, The Wall Street Journal reports. It would also be the priciest home ever sold...
Read Post [Posted on 08/17/2014 By John Askins]
Immigrants are expected to make up a large number of the future home buyers of America in the coming decades, according to a new report, “Assimilation Tomorrow: How America’s Immigrants Will Integrate by 2030” by the Center for American Progress.   Researchers found that while 25.5 percent of immigrants owned homes in 2000, that percentage is expected to jump to 70.3 percent by 2030. If that...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By John Askins]
While the housing market is improving in the U.S., some countries around the world are seeing even bigger improvements with their real estate markets. A report, based on Knight Frank’s latest global house price index of 55 countries, shows some of the hottest real estate markets based on largest price increases. According to the report, these eight countries show the highest percentage increases i...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By John Askins]
International buyers have been increasingly eyeing U.S. states in search of housing bargains in recent years, particularly buyers from China. “Chinese are widely interested in the U.S. markets,” says Andrew Taylor, co-CEO of Juwai.com, an international property website for Chinese buyers. “The data shows they are investing in many places and in greater amounts than most people realize.”...
Read Post [Posted on 07/16/2014 By John Askins]
The number of international buyers conducting home searches for U.S. properties has flucuated during the last year.A report suggests that rising U.S. asking prices could cool future international interest. The metro areas where prices have risen the fastest are where foreign-based housing searches have dropped the most too. ”Foreigners attracted to real estate bargains get turned off when pri...
Read Post [Posted on 07/12/2014 By John Askins]
Wealthy Chinese investors are adding a new trend to their wishlists for U.S. properties: Golf courses. In the last year alone, Chinese investors have snatched up prime golf properties, including the 2,000-acre Sea Trail Golf Resort in Sunset Beach, N.C., to smaller courses like the Rancho Duarte Golf Club in the San Gabriel Valley. "We're seeing a lot of tires getting kicked by the Chinese...
Read Post [Posted on 06/29/2014 By John Askins]
Stunning Provencal Villa in Saint Tropez, right on the Cote d'Azur, Villa with 8 rooms with total living area of 3228 sqft.  This beautiful Villa is located in a quiet area of St-Tropez and offers a beautiful sea view of the Gulf of St-Tropez and its magical tower.  The 1300 sq meter garden includes Mediterranean trees and magnificent bougainvilleas by the swimming pool.  There is a...
Read Post [Posted on 06/18/2014 By Bill Gottfried]
El Encanto de La Laguna in San Jose del Cabo, a truly elegant and luxurious residential development, right on the Sea of Cortez.   We are honored to be representing this wonderful development in Houston.Please contact us for additional information on this outstanding residential development, located just north of San Jose del Cabo, easy access to the Los Cabos International Airport.Bill Gottf...
Read Post [Posted on 06/13/2014 By Bill Gottfried]
Outstanding development lot, 26,166 square meters, 6.46 acres, located on the East Cape, overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Baja California Sur, Mexico, approximately 35 miles north of the Los Cabos International Airport.The development property is zoned for 27 single family condominiums with spectacular mountain and Sea of Cortez views.  The entire parcel is organized in a fully improved and gat...
Read Post [Posted on 06/12/2014 By Bill Gottfried]
Gottfried International Estates is presenting a beautiful and elegant property located in the village of Noailhac, France, a village located in the South of France.  The town of Noailhac is located in the Department of Tarn in the French Region Midi-Pyrenees. The town of Noailhac is located in the township of Labruguiere, part of the district of Castres.This elegant property overlooks the vil...
Read Post [Posted on 06/04/2014 By Bill Gottfried]
Gottfried International Estates, a leading independent and international real estate company based in Houston, is continuing to expand its "global footprint". Gottfried International Estates is active in real estate marketing, sales, investment, and development in Texas, Mexico (coastal and inland areas), Belize, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, Europe, Russia, and in the Middle East - Arabian Gulf Regi...
Read Post [Posted on 05/12/2014 By Bill Gottfried]
Foreign buyers are being lured to U.S. real estate due to what they perceive as bargain prices, economic stability, and a “safe haven for investors,” 24/7 Wall St. reports. Interest in U.S. real estate from international buyers in 10 countries has soared since 2009 by 95 percent or more. In nine of those countries, the interest has at least doubled, according to data from RealtyTrac. “T...
Read Post [Posted on 05/07/2014 By John Askins]
Hi!  If you are in the early stages of relocating to a new community you probably have many questions.  It can be hard to know where to begin!!  That's why I've compiled a short list of tips that can help you remember key steps to a successful relocation.  Also, I can assist you with your moving, packing and shipping if needed!!  #1 - Start Early!!  #2 - Clear Clutter...
Read Post [Posted on 04/18/2014 By Peyton Moore]
Wow! Some of these homes are almost too whimsical to believe. Houston is also home to several whimsical homes that inspire the imagination and make people have a double-take. The Beer Can House is an obvious contender for Houston whimsy, what are some other ones? Of the homes below,which one is your favorite?-- Cynthia By John Riha, Originally appearing on HouseLogic.comIf you’re lookin...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
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