Beyond the Numbers, Confidence Returns to Housing

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The housing numbers are all heading in the right direction. Home prices up, foreclosures down and, perhaps the most important, consumer confidence in housing swelling. Even as sales of new and existing homes bounce up and down month to month, the desire to buy is growing. Read more at Yahoo Finance.

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Luxury Travel – Walk In The Footsteps of Nelson Mandela in South Africa

Walk In The Footsteps of Nelson Mandela

Join a fascinating journey of inspiration through the vibrant and culturally diverse “Rainbow Nation,” the fascinating history of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa is brought to life through a collection of soulful encounters with the people and places that he touched in his efforts to end apartheid.

This tour is offered by African Travel, Inc. and is capped off with an amazing safari that reveals the country’s natural beauty and wildlife. Plus you will have the rare opportunity to hopefully collect a photographic gallery of the magnificent Big Five.

Read more at The Life of Luxury

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Buying now cheaper than renting in most housing markets

trulia Buying now cheaper than renting in most housing markets

According to the Trulia Winter 2013 Rent vs. Buy Report, buying a home in the top 100 major metros is cheaper than renting, even in light of home prices rising….although rents and home prices are both rising, home ownership is still more affordable. Trulia says buying a home is 44 percent cheaper than renting nationwide, down just slightly from 46 percent in 2012. By next year, buying could be more expensive than renting in some housing markets, even for people with the best credit.
Read more at AG Beat

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Latest Luxury Golf Car – Garia Roadster Model: Mansory Curru

Garia Mansory Currus luxury golf car

The newest model, the Garia Roadster was designed in close collaboration with Mansory, the car customizer famous for customizing luxury super cars such as Bentley, Bugatti, and Ferrari and of course Garia – the Danish manufacturer of luxury golf cars.

Read more at The Life Of Luxury

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Kids Cooking Classes Take Off At Luxury Resorts

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The latest trend in the upscale world of culinary travel is aimed at people who watch cartoons and have bedtimes.

Call it baking for bambinos. Cooking for kiddos. Gastronomy for the pint-sized. It all means kids are invading the kitchen and in turn, learning more about what they’re putting in their bodies and where that food comes from. Read more at ABC News

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How luxury-home owners dodge foreclosure

When the owners of high-end homes fall way behind on their mortgage payments, foreclosure is not a foregone conclusion. Lenders can be more willing to craft a new payment plan to make high-dollar homes more affordable. Paperwork and procedures are also often delayed, keeping homeowners in some states in their homes for two or more years after they’ve stopped making mortgage payments. And in some cases, lenders are offering homeowners tens of thousands of dollars in cash in exchange for their agreeing to a short sale, in which a home is sold for less than the borrower owes on the mortgage.

Read more at Market Watch
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E Patrice Hayes, Luxury Property Specialist

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DUXIANA(R) Unveils Newest in Luxury Beds, the DUX 101

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Luxury beds designer, DUXIANA®, unveils new DUX 101 bed, a perfect introduction to the legendary comfort and elegance of the DUXIANA sleep experience.

Continuing its commitment to improving life through better sleep, DUXIANA® is excited to announce the launch of its newest luxury bed model, the DUX 101. With its dynamic two-layer spring base, the DUX 101 is the perfect introduction to the legendary comfort, support and therapeutic benefits of a DUXIANA bed.
Read more at PR Web

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Housing jobs boosting national economic recovery

construction worker Housing jobs boosting national economic recovery

The growth of housing jobs is more than double the national employment growth rate, which could continue to improve and outpace other sectors in 2013.
Read more at AG Beat

E Patrice Hayes, Luxury Property Specialist

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Attention fashionistas!…InSight: Google Glass app finds people based on outfits

google glasses InSight: Google Glass app finds people based on outfits

InSight, developed at Duke University, is an app that goes far beyond facial recognition and dives into outfit recognition to help you find your contact in a crowd.
Read more at AG Beat

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World’s Billionaires Grow in Number and Wealth

Forbes Billionaires List
The latest Forbes Billionaire list is now available and reveals that the number of uber rich individuals continues to grow as does their cumulative fortune. The number of billionaires world-wide rose from 1226 to 1426 last year, or about 15%. The total wealth held by the group clicked up about 16% from $4.6 trillion to $5.4 trillion. Read more at Luxury Insights from The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

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