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Prices rising, inventory diminishing in Palm Beach

7 Nov 2012
Only a couple of years ago, southern Florida was one of the hardest-hit areas in the country in terms of home value depreciation. However, as the market across the country has improved steadily, property values in the region, including Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, have recently seen significant improvements. According to The Sun-Se Read More
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One of Monterey's finest restaurants

7 Nov 2012
One of the benefits of living close to a coast is the abundance of fresh food that emerges from the water daily. Coastal communities benefit from their proximity to the sea due to the large number of fine-dining establishments that hug the shoreline and offer some of the freshest food money can buy. Few regions exemplify this more than Monterey, C Read More
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A perfect event for Monterey's golf-loving residents

7 Nov 2012
With its warm weather and multitude of nationally known courses, California is often considered one of America's most popular and important golf destinations. Across the state, prestigious tournaments and exhibitions allow fans of the sport to catch glimpses of some of the game's best players. This is especially true in regions like Monter Read More
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Sideways: The Play may delight Santa Ynez residents

6 Nov 2012
In 2004, the Oscar-winning film "Sideways" premiered to rave reviews across the country. The story focuses on a pair of middle-aged men, as they tour some of Santa Ynez's most famous wineries and gulp down dozens of valuable red and white wines. Many owners of wine country real estate throughout Santa Ynez were tickled to see some of Read More
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New York City art lovers get chance to see "The Scream"

6 Nov 2012
In May 2012, "The Scream," Edvard Munch's historic 1895 painting, sold at a Sotheby's auction for a record-setting $119.9 million. The anonymous bidder, who placed the bid over the phone, solicited much speculation, but his or her identity remained a mystery (although speculation suggests that it is the financier Leon Black, acco Read More
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The perfect way to complement the Cape's seafood bounty

6 Nov 2012
Cape Cod is known for its fresh, varied seafood. In both winter and summer, it is easy to find delicious fare made from just-caught species including oysters, mussels and, of course, cod. Throughout the Cape, small family-run operations turn out chowders, stews and plenty of other fish-based dishes. Of course, residents of Cape Cod homes know that Read More
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Santa Barbara home sales up 35 percent from 2011

6 Nov 2012
After several years of slow or no growth, the California housing market has made significant gains in the last few months - especially in regions with desirable luxury real estate, such as Santa Barbara and other coastal communities. According to Noozhawk, the Santa Barbara housing market is indicative of the state's market in general, as risi Read More
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San Francisco's philanthropic reputation

6 Nov 2012
The Bay Area is home to some of the most successful people in America. Whether they got their start in the tech sector in Silicon Valley or in San Francisco's flourishing fashion scene, these citizens often choose to purchase San Francisco luxury real estate in an effort to build connections with some of the region's other important and ac Read More
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Ventura Jazz Collective opens residents' eyes to the history of jazz

5 Nov 2012
Few things are more American than jazz. The art form was born out of a combination of African rhythms, church-based gospel music and European instrumentation in the early 20th century. Since then, the music has evolved and infused most regions of America. In California, this is especially true. The Golden State has played a crucial role in the dev Read More
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A new addition to Santa Fe's vineyard scene

5 Nov 2012
In many ways, winemaking is an ancient art form. Nearly as old as agriculture itself, wine has been an important part of civilizations around the world for thousands of years. Family-run vineyards have held reign over France and Italy's historic wine-producing regions for generations. With that said, like any art, there is always room for inno Read More