Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Belize

Belize Sotheby's International RealtySotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its luxury real estate services are now available in Belize with the opening of Belize Sotheby’s International Realty, owned and operated by McCann & Fisher Ltd.

The firm, which is managed by Shane and Brittany McCann, serves the luxury residential real estate market throughout Belize and is located at Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

“Ambergris Caye is considered one of the most desirable islands in the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “The lifestyle offered there is coveted by people everywhere. Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, ancient Mayan Ruins, water falls, caves and the well-known Great Blue Hole. We are proud to be able to offer our services in this beautiful and unique market.”

According to Brittany McCann the affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will help achieve their goal of raising the bar in Belize’s real estate market. “We also want to help promote the economic growth of our country, and we believe the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will help change the dynamics of the real estate market in Belize,” she said. “Our company has raised the standards of service and ethics here in the property and rental management field, and this has set us apart from other real estate groups in the country. It is our mission to be the best in the industry and build a team of knowledgeable professionals, and we will continue this as we grow with the brand.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Belize Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

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Innocence Island in Exuma Cays, Bahamas | Video

There are corners of the world that are simply more beautiful than the rest: Innocence Island is one of them. One of the last pearls on the magical Exuma chain of islands, Innocence seems separated by not only space, but time. Innocence Island is a private 681 acre paradise with great elevations, secluded bays, 6 white sand beaches, fresh well water, rich soil with mature native fruit trees and tropical foliage.

This private island is selling to the highest bidder at or above $10 million on May 15, 2014.

$10,000,000 USD (Reserve) | Exuma Cays, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Innocence Island in Exuma Cays, Bahamas / Video

There are corners of the world that are simply more beautiful than the rest: Innocence Island is one of them. One of the last pearls on the magical Exuma chain of islands, Innocence seems separated by not only space, but time. Innocence Island is a private 681 acre paradise with great elevations, secluded bays, 6 white sand beaches, fresh well water, rich soil with mature native fruit trees and tropical foliage.

This private island is selling to the highest bidder at or above $10 million on May 15, 2014.

$10,000,000 USD (Reserve) / Exuma Cays, Bahamas / Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | November 2013

From the Mediterranean coast to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale highlight some of the world’s finest waterfront locales.

luxury real estate monaco

Price Upon Request | Monte Carlo, Monaco| C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty

Monaco—Unique and exceptional this superb duplex penthouse encompasses spectacular panoramic sea views. Located in the most exclusive and prestigious residences, the apartment is only steps from the beaches.

almalfi coast italy villas for sale

50.000.000 € EUR | Positano, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy—Located on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, this world-renowned luxury villa is uniquely situated as the largest single private resort with beach access along the entire coast. With breathtaking ocean views, the villa has direct access to crystal blue waters and sandy beaches. The epitome of luxury living in Italy, the villa has its own organic garden, which includes a variety of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, parsley, basil, and many other ingredients that are used by the house chef to prepare incredible, fresh home made dishes.

newport ri waterfront homes for sale

$45,000,000 USD | Newport, Rhode Island | Gustav White Sotheby’s International Realty

Rhode Island—This incomparable 45-acre oceanfront estate anchors the southern point of Newport’s celebrated Ocean Drive. Breathtaking vistas span from the greens at Newport Country Club, across acres of rolling lawns to the spectacular southern ocean views. Amenities include an infinity-edge pool, private water frontage, and a mooring on Price’s Neck Cove. The handsome indigenous-stone residence with open airy living provides the ultimate in quality and comfort.

franch riviera waterfront villas for sale

27.000.000 € EUR | Cap d’Ail, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

France—Built on 3 levels, this contemporary waterfront villa offers vast rooms with majestic sea views. With superb terraces and direct access to the sea by way of a private underground gallery, this spectacular villa embraces southern France’s extraordinary lifestyle.

grand cayman mansions for sale

$35,000,000 USD | Grand Cayman Island | Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Cayman Islands—Without doubt Castillo Caribe is one of the finest beachfront estate homes in the world offering every luxury for modern day life with all the lifestyle options one would expect from the Cayman Islands. Enjoy year round sunshine and a luxurious Caribbean lifestyle all on a private pristine white sandy beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

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New and Notable Luxury Properties for Sale / November 2013

From the Mediterranean coast to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale highlight some of the world’s finest waterfront locales.

luxury real estate monaco

Price Upon Request / Monte Carlo, Monaco/ C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty

Monaco—Unique and exceptional this superb duplex penthouse encompasses spectacular panoramic sea views. Located in the most exclusive and prestigious residences, the apartment is only steps from the beaches.

almalfi coast italy villas for sale

50.000.000 € EUR / Positano, Italy / Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy—Located on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, this world-renowned luxury villa is uniquely situated as the largest single private resort with beach access along the entire coast. With breathtaking ocean views, the villa has direct access to crystal blue waters and sandy beaches. The epitome of luxury living in Italy, the villa has its own organic garden, which includes a variety of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, parsley, basil, and many other ingredients that are used by the house chef to prepare incredible, fresh home made dishes.

newport ri waterfront homes for sale

$45,000,000 USD / Newport, Rhode Island / Gustav White Sotheby’s International Realty

Rhode Island—This incomparable 45-acre oceanfront estate anchors the southern point of Newport’s celebrated Ocean Drive. Breathtaking vistas span from the greens at Newport Country Club, across acres of rolling lawns to the spectacular southern ocean views. Amenities include an infinity-edge pool, private water frontage, and a mooring on Price’s Neck Cove. The handsome indigenous-stone residence with open airy living provides the ultimate in quality and comfort.

franch riviera waterfront villas for sale

27.000.000 € EUR / Cap d’Ail, France / Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

France—Built on 3 levels, this contemporary waterfront villa offers vast rooms with majestic sea views. With superb terraces and direct access to the sea by way of a private underground gallery, this spectacular villa embraces southern France’s extraordinary lifestyle.

grand cayman mansions for sale

$35,000,000 USD / Grand Cayman Island / Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Cayman Islands—Without doubt Castillo Caribe is one of the finest beachfront estate homes in the world offering every luxury for modern day life with all the lifestyle options one would expect from the Cayman Islands. Enjoy year round sunshine and a luxurious Caribbean lifestyle all on a private pristine white sandy beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

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New and Notable Luxury Homes for Sale | October 2013

From a sleek apartment in the heart of New York City to a medieval castle set on a vineyard in Tuscany, this month’s collection of new and notable luxury properties for sale showcase the diverse lifestyles of those who value the unique.

luxury modern kitchen manhattan

$50,000,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Manhattan — Located in the famed Time Warner building this one of a kind home is situated on Central Park with jet liner views of the city and Hudson River. A grand entertaining eat-in kitchen also has Park and city views.

vineyard for sale in Chianti Italy

Price Upon Request | Chianti, Italy | Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy — Magnificent property in the heart of Chianti in a lovely private location perched atop a hill. The property, which is partly covered with vineyards, produces roughly 70,000 bottles of wine labeled “Castello di Tornano” and includes a charming medieval castle, 11 suites, 8 apartments, a private chapel and swimming pool.

luxury real estate Israel

$32,500,000 USD | Herzliya Pituach, Israel | Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Israel — Located on one of Israel’s most prestigious street, this Ilan Pivco designed architectural estate is situated on a meticulously manicured and artfully landscaped dunam. This state of the art house is unmatched in its artisan details and luxurious finishes.

luxury homes for sale palm beach florida

$32,000,000 USD | Palm Beach, Florida | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Palm Beach — This impressive home boasts six principal bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two powder rooms and a privately gated beach house. The Main House includes a tennis court with balustrade gallery and a chic oval swimming pool. Inside, the exquisite millwork was imported from France and installed on site.

luxury country homes for sale france

22.000.000 € EUR | Neuilly, Ile-De-France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

France — This rare and sublime private mansion features a huge reception room, family kitchen with a pantry, swimming pool and fitness room.

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New and Notable Luxury Homes for Sale / October 2013

From a sleek apartment in the heart of New York City to a medieval castle set on a vineyard in Tuscany, this month’s collection of new and notable luxury properties for sale showcase the diverse lifestyles of those who value the unique.

luxury modern kitchen manhattan

$50,000,000 USD / New York, New York / Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Manhattan — Located in the famed Time Warner building this one of a kind home is situated on Central Park with jet liner views of the city and Hudson River. A grand entertaining eat-in kitchen also has Park and city views.

vineyard for sale in Chianti Italy

Price Upon Request / Chianti, Italy / Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty

Italy — Magnificent property in the heart of Chianti in a lovely private location perched atop a hill. The property, which is partly covered with vineyards, produces roughly 70,000 bottles of wine labeled “Castello di Tornano” and includes a charming medieval castle, 11 suites, 8 apartments, a private chapel and swimming pool.

luxury real estate Israel

$32,500,000 USD / Herzliya Pituach, Israel / Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

Israel — Located on one of Israel’s most prestigious street, this Ilan Pivco designed architectural estate is situated on a meticulously manicured and artfully landscaped dunam. This state of the art house is unmatched in its artisan details and luxurious finishes.

luxury homes for sale palm beach florida

$32,000,000 USD / Palm Beach, Florida / Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Palm Beach — This impressive home boasts six principal bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two powder rooms and a privately gated beach house. The Main House includes a tennis court with balustrade gallery and a chic oval swimming pool. Inside, the exquisite millwork was imported from France and installed on site.

luxury country homes for sale france

22.000.000 € EUR / Neuilly, Ile-De-France / Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

France — This rare and sublime private mansion features a huge reception room, family kitchen with a pantry, swimming pool and fitness room.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in October 2013

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

turks and caicos luxury condos for sale

$1,900,000 USD | Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

“There are a great amount of advantages from a financial point of view that attract international buyers to the Caribbean. There are currently over $2 Trillion in deposits in various banks in the Caribbean. Especially on our level, with our brand, we are looking at the top tier of the market and an incredibly sophisticated buyer. They know the market very well and the Caribbean is an incredibly attractive region for a lot of these buyers,” says Michael Valdes, Sotheby’s International Realty’s Director of International Servicing, Latin America & Caribbean Region.

An expert look at the Caribbean market - Turks & Caicos Magazine

Pending Sales of [US] Existing Homes Slump by Most in Three YearsBloomberg

Forget Affordability — Housing’s Trends Signal A Bright FutureForbes

63% of International Buyers Pay CashNational Association of Realtors®

China Home Prices Jump by Most This YearBloomberg

Real Estate: A Week in the Life of Denver’s Market5280.com | The Denver Magazine

Malta Sotheby’s International Realty launches luxury outlet office in SliemaMalta Today

Realogy’s NRT subsidiary acquires big brokerage in California wine countryInman News

Sotheby’s Australia to Auction $24,000 Sheep ShearsWSJ Scene Asia Blog

Jony Ive & Marc Newson Design Watches For (RED) AuctionForbes

Famous Jane Austen watercolour portrait to be auctioned at Sotheby’sThe Guardian

 

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in October 2013

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

turks and caicos luxury condos for sale

$1,900,000 USD / Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands / Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

“There are a great amount of advantages from a financial point of view that attract international buyers to the Caribbean. There are currently over $2 Trillion in deposits in various banks in the Caribbean. Especially on our level, with our brand, we are looking at the top tier of the market and an incredibly sophisticated buyer. They know the market very well and the Caribbean is an incredibly attractive region for a lot of these buyers,” says Michael Valdes, Sotheby’s International Realty’s Director of International Servicing, Latin America & Caribbean Region.

An expert look at the Caribbean market - Turks & Caicos Magazine

Pending Sales of [US] Existing Homes Slump by Most in Three YearsBloomberg

Forget Affordability — Housing’s Trends Signal A Bright FutureForbes

63% of International Buyers Pay CashNational Association of Realtors®

China Home Prices Jump by Most This YearBloomberg

Real Estate: A Week in the Life of Denver’s Market5280.com / The Denver Magazine

Malta Sotheby’s International Realty launches luxury outlet office in SliemaMalta Today

Realogy’s NRT subsidiary acquires big brokerage in California wine countryInman News

Sotheby’s Australia to Auction $24,000 Sheep ShearsWSJ Scene Asia Blog

Jony Ive & Marc Newson Design Watches For (RED) AuctionForbes

Famous Jane Austen watercolour portrait to be auctioned at Sotheby’sThe Guardian

 

Living on the World’s Best Beaches

Sandy shores and picturesque scenes make-up Travel + Leisure‘s first-ever Best Beach on Earth survey. From people-watching to seclusion to wildlife viewing, the list of 30 blissful beaches has something for every interest.

Want to own your own slice of paradise?  Here are four homes located on one of these acclaimed beaches.

South Beach, Miami

south beach luxury penthouse for sale

$25,000,000 USD | Miami Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Über chic South Beach penthouse with a private rooftop deck, double walk-in glass wine rooms and the latest SAVANT home technology. The fabulous driftwood-inspired color palette is surrounded by 270˚ ocean and beach views. This spectacular home is the only penthouse in SOBE with movie theatre.

Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas

Pink Sands Beach Bahamas

$7,500,000 USD | Harbour Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Perched  above the famous Pink Sands Beach, a coveted 3-mile long beach, is a 2-acre family compound known as Driftwood Beach House. The compound includes a main house with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and stunning sea views, a separate guest apartment, abundant covered and open terraces and an idyllic beachside cabana perfect for lounging in the gentle sea breeze.

Hapuna Beach, Hawaii

Kamuela Luxury homes for sale

$3,795,000 USD | Kamuela, Hawaii, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

Located with easy access to Hapuna Beach, this lovely town home has endless ocean views perfect for gorgeous sunsets and seasonal whale watching. Ownership privileges at Kauna’oa include a private par 3 practice golf course, an exercise pavilion, individual wine storage lockers and an on-site residential concierge.

Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands 

seven mile beach homes for sale grand cayman

$750,000 USD | Grand Cayman Island | Grand Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Plantana, Grand Cayman is located on the Seven Mile Beach. The most sought after beachfront location in the Caribbean.

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