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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/675671 This lovely canalfront home has a large airy living room that has views of the canal. The dining is large and is open to the family Bahama Room which has views of the dock and canal. The rooms have all been tastefully appointed. The Master Bedroom is large with a Kingsize bed and reading chair, walk-in closet. The Master Bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and double sinks. There are two guest bedrooms both with their own ensuite bathrooms. One bedroom has twin beds and the other a kingsize bed and walk-in closet. The kitchen is fully equipped with all brand new appliance and is a galley style kitchen. There is a walk in pantry as well. There is a separate office area with a loft which could be converted to a small bedroom. Ideal for a nanny,live in housek...
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By Ken Spohn
(Investors Classifieds LLC)
Advance Marketing For Wholesaling Properties & Fix / Flip This is a advance ( not that hard) tutorial on how to set a auto feed to social networking like Twitter, Face Book and Blogger for your property listings. You can use this for marketing fix / flips, retail, wholesale, bank owned, reos or any other ways to market your segment. Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. **NOTE - This is also geared for investorsclassifieds.com but you can apply it to any website.**
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Serenity Point, the new, private residential community located at the heart of the Great Abaco in the Bahamas is now officially open to prospective buyers. In a Bahamian celebration filled with lively local music and art, guests gathered Saturday afternoon for a private tour of the 40-acre gated community situated on Schooner Bay Beach. “For decades, we have shared a deep commitment to the growth of the Abacos. Today, Great Abaco continues to emerge as a highly coveted destination, for both real estate and tourism, and we are thrilled to contribute to the fabric of this island’s prosperity,” said Alexis Nihon II, president of Anco Lands Ltd, during the development’s opening ceremony. “Our goal is to capture the natural beauty of this spectacular location and create an exclusive communit...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Held in Eleuthera, this annual fundraising cycling event will take place on March 20, 2010. The historic town of Governor's Harbour is the starting point this year, where lots of people have booked accommodations for the weekend in order to enjoy the local ambience and either ride or support the riders. It is open to all ages, and all levels of cycling experience. Three year olds rode last year, and many mothers had babies in wagons attached to their bikes. The event raised over $320,000 in 2009 and will surely break that record this year. Damianos Sotheby's International Realty is the proud sponsor of six riders, and all the Eleuthera sales agents will be on hand to cheer them on. It promises to be an unforgettable weekend! More information on Ride For Hope here:http://www.rideforhopeb...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty was proud to be one of the key sponsors of the 2010 Hellenic Ball along with Kerzner International, CFAL and Julius Bar.Part proceeds in aid of The Bahamas Boy Scout Association and The Royal Bahamas Police Force Dependant’s Trust.
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Welcome Jonathan Daniel Premock was born on February 17, 2010to proud parents Chris and Joey Ann Premock!
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty was proud to be one of the key sponsors of the 2010 Hellenic Ball along with Kerzner International, CFAL and Julius Bar.Part proceeds in aid of The Bahamas Boy Scout Association and The Royal Bahamas Police Force Dependant’s Trust.
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
By Scott Armstrong ~ Guardian Business Editor ~ scott@nasguard.com The quality of life for thousands of Bahamian families is set to get a $7 billion boost over the next two decades, with that being the expected wage bill for the Baha Mar mega-resort.   The Nassau Guardian can to reveal that wage bill is just one of a number of social benefits expected to be created by the $2.6 billion Cable Beach project. A report by the Oxford Economic Company, seen by Guardian Business, set out some of the key economic benefits which could create a "transformative economic event for The Bahamas in terms of tourism, economic multiplier effect, infrastructure and social change".   Yesterday Hu Dingxian, Ambassador to The Bahamas for the People's Republic of China, re-asserted his country's commitment t...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
  NASSAU, Bahamas -- Welcome back to all the LCIS students, staff and parents who returned from Kampala, Uganda after their recent Community Service trip. This group took part in a unique learning opportunity.  During their 12-day stay in Uganda they worked with at risk children at the Tent Maker’s Academy. Tentmaker’s Academy is a unique name for a unique school. It’s a facility of approximately 150 children in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, an impoverished Banda community. Many students are HIV/AIDS orphans with little food or clothing let alone enough money for school supplies.  Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the entire LCIS community the group were able to deliver much needed school supplies, clothing and funds for food for a year for the entire school.  Grade 9 student Samanth...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
OCEAN CLUB ESTATES: Casa DeLeon #5338 http://sirbahamas.com/Listings/ListingDetail.ASPX?LID=33766294 Golf Course, Kerzner Built #5196 http://sirbahamas.com/Listings/ListingDetail.ASPX?LID=33199560 Ocean Club Lot #5213 http://sirbahamas.com/Listings/ListingDetail.ASPX?LID=33267070 OLD FORT BAY: Luxury Mediterranean-Style #4887 http://sirbahamas.com/Listings/ListingDetail.ASPX?LID=31938512 Luxury Canal Front Home #5250 http://sirbahamas.com/Listings/ListingDetail.ASPX?LID=29665680 Best Priced New Home in Old Fort Bay #4843 http://sirbahamas.com/Listings/ListingDetail.ASPX?LID=31563589 Visit SIRbahamas.com for more information on Bahamas Real Estate.
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
DATE: Tuesday March 23rd TIME: 6:30pm LOCATION: Hope Town Sailing Club MORE: Students from Tufts University will be returning this month to do more water testing as part of a graduate level class. Come to learn more about their project, as well as ways you can help with a volunteer watermonitoring program for Elbow Cay! The Tufts group has asked for help in finding a golf cart to aid in transportation around the island. If anyone has a cart available for March 19 - 27 and are willing to lend it out, please let us know! Why is it important to regularly monitor water quality?  To ensure that water is safe for swimming, fishing and recreationTo protect fragile coastal ecosystemsTohelpguide future policy decisions on Elbow Cay  Get Involved!Attend the meeting to learn more abouttheseresults...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
PARSIPPANY, NJ and LONDON--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the signing of an exclusive 25-year licensing agreement for the United Kingdom with Countrywide, the U.K.'s largest estate agency and property services group. Under the agreement, Countrywide has the exclusive license to the Sotheby's International Realty® brand across the United Kingdom and Channel Islands. Countrywide will create a new subsidiary called United Kingdom Sotheby's International Realty to operate its new luxury brokerage business in those regions. As part of the transaction, Countrywide acquired the Sotheby's International Realty - London office in Mayfair, previously owned and managed by NRT LLC, the largest owner and operator of real estate brokerage...
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By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
(TRINIDIGITAL )
The city of London UK has always attracted the super rich with buying power beyond the reach of your average millionaire. In the eighties oil rich Arabs bought into the London housing scene the nineties saw the Russians move in with shocking wealth. Now it is the time of the Chinese who have untold riches and who are splashing out on a little bit of London town.   A Hong Kong Billionaires has spent £33 million (USD$49,521,484.78) on a London property confirming that the new international property rich are coming from China. The purchase will have London estate agents seeking new ways in attracting the Chinese to their property portfolios that is for sure.  The latest purchase n was made by Chinese Billionaire Joseph Lau, who has a £2.5 billion fortune. He bought a six-floor mansion in ...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Lyford Cay #H4600 George Damianos Delaporte #5182 Mark Hussey Reef at Atlantis #5348 Nick Damianos Old Fort Bay #5275 Mark Hussey West Bay Street & Blake Road #5009 George Damianos East #1756 Nick Damianos Visit SIRbahamas.com for more information on Bahamas Real Estate.
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Friends of the Environment seeks to keep its members and other interested parties aware of pertinent environmental issues happening in Abaco as well as throughout The Bahamas. To that end, we feel that the community should be aware of a possible business venture preparing to commercially net yellow fin tuna in Bahamian waters. As many of you may already know, there is a fishing vessel docked in Grand Bahama that is equipped to commercially harvest Yellow Fin Tuna with a purse seine net. It appears that some of the proposed fishing grounds may include Abaco and the Tongue of the Ocean. Due to the current dismal state of Yellow Fin Tuna stocks and the inevitable threat of bycatch (such as marine mammals, sea turtles, sharks and juveniles of many species), FRIENDS urges the Bahamas Governm...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
  We now liken it to a luxury walking of the plank. When the boat for our snorkel-and-beach excursion pulled up in front of beautiful Cape Santa Maria Beach in the Bahamas in three or so metres of water, we were suddenly told we'd have to swim the 100 metres to shore holding our personal belongings above our heads as we did so. Incredulous gasps all round, especially from the ladies who were using the entire outing as a sunbathing exercise and hadn't even gotten their hair wet yet. But our tour guide -- the big and affable Sanfred Rolle -- laughed and said he was deadly serious. The boat would get stuck if it went in any further. Anyways, he'd help. And so started the convoy, with some jumping off the prow of the boat and others stepping in carefully off the back platform. My wife swam...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
If you’ve always hankered after a home in the Caribbean, take heart. White-sand bays and palms can be yours for less than an apartment in the Med. Adventurous investors might take a punt on emerging markets like Dominican Republic, Aruba and Jamaica for some of the best value for money in this region. But if a little slice of luxury is more your style, glamorous tax havens such as the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are now open to negotiations. “The recession has taken all the easy money off the table,” says George Damianos, President of Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty in the Bahamas. “Like everywhere else, prices were ahead of value. Now sellers have become more realistic and buyers, though cautious, are taking advantage.” If you can bag a deal, the Bahamas is an attr...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Smugglers, pirates and loyalists to the Crown were the first to settle in the Bahamas. These days, the new wave of incomers arrive seeking leisure, pleasure and financial opportunities on the 700-odd islands and cays that make up the Bahamas. The capital Nassau, on New Providence Island, is the heartbeat of the islands. Independent from Britain since 1973, the country has become synonymous with the 'offshore banking' industry. 'The business is done in Nassau,' says Jason Callender, vice president of Albany, a £2 billion resort community in development on the island. 'Plenty of hedge funds and trading take place here.' Encouraged by a highly competitive tax regime - no income tax, capital gains tax, wealth tax or VAT - the Bahamas have become home to wealthy individuals seeking to avoid ...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Canadian developers are flocking to the Bahamas to feed a growing demand for luxury sand-side digs What is the latest thing on the wish list of very rich Canadians? It is not the newest high-end Mercedes or even that $300,000 Rolls-Royce or Bentley. Nor is it a penthouse in one of Toronto’s growing crop of ultra-luxury condominiums. They probably already have both. What seems to be hot right now is a winter – or even year-round – mini-palace in the Bahamas: Places on or near the beach with price tags that start at $5-million (U.S.) and run up from there. If you have any doubts, look at Ocean Club Estates on Paradise Island, just east of Atlantis and a short ferry ride or drive from Nassau. Canadians now own an estimated 30 per cent of the 90 $4-million to $20-million homes there, accord...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 3, 2010) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the third year in a row.The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 5th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented by Franchise Business Review. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC also was ranked third overall among all franchise categories with more than 200 locations. This is the third year that the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was rated in the top 10 of all award categories.“We are so honored to receive this recognition for the third year in a row,” said Michael R. Good, president and chief executive office...
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