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Looking for a unique home? How about investing in one of the most popular horror stories of all time?Bran Castle is nestled in the heart of the mountains in Romania (formerly Transylvania). Carved out of the rock, Bran was home to queens, kings, and knights.According to legend, Bran Castle was also home the notorious monster, Count Dracula. The property supposedly inspired Bram Stoker to writ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By John Askins]
Exclusive Caribbean Beachfront Penthouse in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. 3 bedrooms/3 baths, Jacuzzi, fully equipped luxury kitchen.Located in Pueblo Escondido inside Puerto Aventuras; 2 hour flight from Houston/Dallas.Interior - 2656 square feet, terrace - 1009 square feet, total - 3665 square feet.Offered at $1,065,000.00 (USD)For additional information on this stunning Penthouse Residence in the R...
Read Post [Posted on 10/04/2014 By Bill Gottfried]
Beautiful and elegant executive residence in Katy, Texas, 35 minutes from Houston, 9 bedrooms with potential for 4 more, currently 3 bedrooms in the elegant main residence, 1 bedroom over garage, and 5 bedrooms in the barn, wonderfully renovated 1600 sqft 3 bedroom/2 bath apartment on the top floor of the barn, cedar exterior barn with 3600 sqft of space in the barn, total of 7500 sqft of living s...
Read Post [Posted on 10/03/2014 By Bill Gottfried]
Lake Conroe is a beautiful area!  Some beautiful homes for sale here!  Amazing.  Bentwater offers premier resort living on Lake Conroe in historic Montgomery. At Bentwater, residents and guests can enjoy the only waterfront, gated community in Texas with 54 holes of championship golf, pro shops, a yacht club and marina, a racquet club, fitness center, day spa, and two private island...
Read Post [Posted on 10/03/2014 By Marie Castecka]
Superb new development of one bedroom apartments in the heart of Covent Garden London, details:Off plan/high standards and specificationsSizes:  437 sqft to 501 sqft999 year leasesCompletion in June 201510 minute walk from 4 underground stationsPrices:  1.1 million Sterling to 1.3 million SterlingA prime location in LondonFor further information on this excellent new residential developm...
Read Post [Posted on 10/02/2014 By Bill Gottfried]
Gottfried International Estates is honored to be representing a truly elegant, luxurious, and historic residence in Galveston, located at 2217 Broadway Boulevard in the heart of Galveston's Historic District. This beautiful residence was built in 1884 and is listed on the Historic Register.The property incorporates 4477 sqft in the main residence (per Appraisal District) and 1368 sqft in the Carri...
Read Post [Posted on 10/01/2014 By Bill Gottfried]
Gottfried International Estates, a leading independent and international real estate marketing, sales, investment, and development company based in Houston, is continuing the firm's global expansion by establishing a partnership arrangement in London.  Bill Gottfried, the Gottfried Team's CEO and Broker, announced today the establishment of a partnership arrangement with one of London's leadi...
Read Post [Posted on 09/30/2014 By Bill Gottfried]
Chinese nationals have been snatching up U.S. homes the last few years, and now they're expanding their focus to not only home buying but building, too. CNBC reports that Chinese nationals are buying up some of the priciest parcels of land in the U.S. and are planning to build new developments to attract U.S. and Chinese buyers."The Chinese real estate market is very competitive, and the U...
Read Post [Posted on 09/11/2014 By John Askins]
END binder-item This townhome in Warsaw, Poland, is only three feet wide. All images in this post: Centrala Designers/Bartek Warzęcha, photo We, too, are fascinated with the “world’s skinniest house,” the 3-ft.-wide, sliver-of-a-townhouse recently built in Warsaw, Poland.We love...
Read Post [Posted on 09/09/2014 By Vanita Cooper]
Texas home sales to international homebuyers contributed just over $11 billion to the state's economy between March 2013 and March 2014 and rose to their highest level in five years, according to the 2014 Texas International Homebuyers Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR).International homebuyers accounted for 7 percent of total U.S. home sales, totaling $92.2 billi...
Read Post [Posted on 09/09/2014 By John Askins]
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]
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