Cabana Verde Listing in Cost Rica Just Reduced to Unbelievable Price!

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Costa Rica is in reach! Our listing for the Cabana Verde in beautiful Costa Rica just saw a huge reduction in its listing price. The lush, tropical 5-acre estate with luxury villa and guest house was originally listed at $1,500,000. Now, this Costa Rica paradise is available for only $999,750!

This is your opportunity to finally have the second home you’ve been dreaming of. Read more about the luxury Costa Rica residence by checking out our past posts. You can also take a visual tour of the Cabana Verde online. Then, contact Hurwitz James Company in Beverley Hills at 888-681-5902 to learn more and to schedule a visit to San Isidro De El General, Morazan in Cost Rica to see the estate in person.

 

Luxury Real Estate Pros Reveal Top Tips for Buying Mega-Mansions

More money does not mean more problems if you are a buyer in today’s ultra-high-end housing market. As we already know, the luxury real estate market is sizzling with bargains and bidding wars on trophy properties.

So as multi-million dollar homebuyers continue to flood the market, Business Insider thought it was the prime time to seek advice from experts in this top tier market on how to begin the mega-mansion buying process. Here are their top tips for a successful multi-million dollar real estate investment.

• Do Your Online Research: Search listings online to get an idea of exactly what you are looking for.

• Enlist an Experienced Luxury Broker: Check to see what brokers are selling the most high-end properties in the area you are interested in.

• Get Pre-Approved: Have your pre-approval record ready before you even hire an agent.

• Prepare to Disclose Details: Expect that your real estate agent will want to know a few things about yourself such as your occupation and other assets in order to gauge your level of seriousness.

• Opt for a Mortgage: Even if you have the cash and don’t need one, a mortgage can actually be a more economical way to spend your money because of current interest rates.

 

Investors and homebuyers looking for properties in the nation’s most sought-after zip codes and most talked-about estates can call on Hurwitz James Company in Beverley Hills at 888-681-5902.

The grand foyer of the Bradbury Estate in San Gabriel Valley, which is currently listed at $78.8 million

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The Latest Must-Haves for High-End Living

It’s not just about the structure of the home; it’s the experiences the home can offer. Added amenities can enhance entertainment, recreation, relaxation and overall quality of life within a home. So what are buyers looking for in a luxury home? From The High End Magazine, here are a few of the latest must-have amenities for high-end homes.

Landscape

 

  • Outdoor living areas made private with fences, walls or plantings
  • Outdoor kitchen or other outdoor room
  • Sporting facilities
  • Gardens
  • Water features such as a pond or waterfall
  • Architectural-style pool
Master Suite
  • Mini-kitchen for drinks and morning coffee
  • Elaborate walk-in closets for ultimate organization
  • High-tech jetted tubs and high-tech showers
Entertaining

  • Expansive formal dining room or ballroom
  • Wine cellar
  • Catering kitchen
  • Art gallery
Entertainment
  • Home theater
  • Game room
  • Personal pub
  • Indoor sport court
Super-Efficiency
  • Smart home system
  • Lighting controls
  • auxiliary power sources
  • Energy-efficient green features

Source: The High End Magazine
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Tour the World Through Hurwitz James Company’s Facebook

We will soon auction what is quickly becoming one of the most famous homes in the world, The Razor, on September 27th, and we realized that much of the world hasn’t seen or isn’t aware of our Facebook page.

We’d love to invite you to Visit the Hurwitz James Company Facebook Page, which has exclusive photos of some of Bob Hurwitz’s favorite properties throughout his travels around the world as a global, luxury real estate broker for over 25 years.

From the Stanley Hill estate in Coeur D’alene, Idaho to the Kinnity Castle in Ireland to the Vomo Island Retreat in Fiji, these breathtaking multimillion dollar estates are quite a sight to see. You’ll drift off into a dream as you view photos of the Guglielmi Castle in Umbria, Italy, the San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Camps Bay Estate in Cape Town, South Africa and the Villa Faaopore in Bora Bora.

Architects, interior designers, landscapers, artists and homeowners alike, feel free to comment on our Facebook photos and tell us what estates inspire you the most or which property you would love to call home or at least a vacation destination.

Visit the Hurwitz James Company Facebook Page to begin your tour of the most beautiful and inspiring estates in the world.

 

 

The Latest on The Razor Residence as the Auction Approaches

Our architectural work of art in La Jolla, California,  The Razor Residence, is currently the talk of the real estate town. CNN, AOL, ABC Channel 10 and ABC National have all featured the infamous estate, which is still scheduled to be auctioned on Tuesday, September 27th.

As you can imagine, The Razor is keeping Bob Hurwitz very busy with all of the high-profile interviews and the numerous tours to qualified buyers coming from as far away as Sweden to see this masterpiece property. Bob Hurwitz has been making it known to qualified buyers that the best possible price will most likely be achieved prior to the auction. As the sole judge of the rules by which the auction will be conducted and the high bidder, the Trustee will start the bidding at $16 million with overbids in increments of $100,000.

See what Unique Homes and AOL have been saying about The Razor as the suspense builds and the real estate world waits to see who will purchase the one-of-a-kind property.

Panama Named one of the World’s Strongest Real Estate Markets

The real estate market may be leaving something to be desired here in the United States, but it’s proving to be the opposite for the Ocean Reef Islands, the new landmark in Latin America. As the sole Realtor for the marketing and sales of the exclusive residential island development, Hurwitz James Company is excited to be representing these stunning luxury Ocean Villas, Garden Apartments and Single Family Homes in a location and market that is unparalleled by most others around the world.

“Little wonder that Panama is increasingly lighting up the radar screens of those searching for an affordable alternative to more traditional south-of-the-border retreats in Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, where escalating prices increasingly rival those along America’s own beach fronts…Yet despite the price increases, property here remains a fraction of what one would pay for similar real estate in the United States.”
- New York Times

“… ultimately, the beauty of Panama City is that it hasn’t become Miami yet. It’s much more welcoming and manageable. And now is the time to go.”
- The Washington Post

“The Number One Retirement Destination in the Western Hemisphere”
- Modern Maturity Magazine

“I have projects all over the world, and Panama is one of the strongest, if not the strongest, real estate market.”
- Ivanka Trump

Contact Hurwitz James Company if you would like to learn more about the stunning island residences on the Ocean Reef Islands in Panama by calling 310.477.8865.

The Razor Makes the ABC Channel 10 News

With the upcoming auction, the hype continues to build as The Razor is making more and more headlines. Our prized property and architectural marvel recently took center stage in a news report by ABC Channel 10. The story highlighted The Razor’s magnificence with its location that is “hollowed out from the cliffs over Black’s Beach” and the floor-to-ceiling glass that “filters light in a way that changes the home’s look depending on the hour.”

The story revealed the home as the most photographed in America as well as a peak into its past. There was a mention of previous Razor owner, software engineer Don Cooksey, who declared bankruptcy and turned the masterpiece over to a trustee.

Don Cooksey spent $34 million to commission the residence designed by top architect Wallace Cunningham, and on September 27th, the bidding will begin at $16 million. The numbers speak for themselves, but Channel 10 quoted Bob Hurwitz describing The Razor as “a steal.”

Those in the market should now that The Razor will only be auctioned if it is not sold prior to September 27th. Interest in the property can be directed to Bob Hurwitz himself at 310.477.8865.

Hurwitz James and The Razor in TheStreet

Leading digital financial media publication TheStreet featured Hurwitz James Company’s along with four other realtors and their multi-million dollar listings in an article released August 16. The Hurwitz listing that was featured in Jarold Leslie’s article “5 Super Expensive Foreclosures For Sale” was The Razor Residence in La Jolla, California.

The 11,000 square-foot contemporary home has four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two fireplaces, a heated pool, a dog run, an eight-car garage and a two-space carport. Designed by one of the Architectural Digest’s top 100 designers, The Razor has been named a Residence of Art as the floor-to-ceiling glass provides uninterrupted views of the natural landscape, open sky and Pacific Ocean only a few hundred feet away. The prime location all includes private access to Black’s Beach and close proximity to Del Mar Thoroughbred race track and Torrey Pine preserve and golf course.

The Razor has commanded attention and served as the backdrop of TV spots for Calvin Klein’s new high-end collection and Visa’s Black Card. If it is not sold beforehand, The Razor is scheduled to go up for auction September 28. The bidding will begin at $16 million. If you are interested in this one-of-a-kind estate, contact Bob Hurwitz at 310.477.8865.

Listen to the Travel Experts & Discover Panama’s Rich Culture

As we watch the first man-made islands in Latin America become a reality, we are watching the expansion of one of the most luxurious, first class infrastructures in the world. Adding to the already historically and culturally rich country of Panama, the Oceans Reef Islands will be located off of the coast of the exclusive residential and commercial area of Panama City known as Punta Pacifica. Hurwitz James Company is honored to be a part of history as the sole listing provider for the Ocean Reef Islands Project. In case you have not explored what Panama has to offer, here are some quotes from the travel experts to inspire you.

Forbes Traveler says . . .
“Long heralded as the Next Costa Rica, Panama is actually more culturally diverse.”

The Telegraph says . . .
“Those who missed the boat in Miami and found Costa Rica inadequate and too costly, set their sights on this sliver of a country… Many expat retired people have also been enticed into investing in property here because of Panama’s easy access to both oceans, abundance of flora and fauna, by a favourable climate – which conveniently lies south of the hurricane belt – and most importantly the infrastructure… In short, Panama has a slice of everything and something for everyone.”

Escapeartist.com says . . .
“The haven of the 21st Century.”

To learn more about real estate opportunities in the Ocean Reef Islands, contact Hurwitz James Company at 888.681.5902.

Hurwitz James Company’s Two Celebrity Sales This Summer

The Calabasas estate was formerly the residence of Nicole Murphy.

Hurwitz James Company had the honor of working with two celebrities for two exciting real estate transactions this summer. Back in May, Bob Hurwitz closed on the sale of a $5.95 million Calabasas, California home, which was the former residence of Nicole Murphy. The 9,214-square-foot Spanish hacienda has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an office, a theater, a game room and a living room complete with a wet bar and wine cellar. It’s nothing short of grandiose with the added elevator, personal spa and six fireplaces. The lavish exterior offers two three-car garages, an expansive pool and a detached casita with a full kitchen. Let’s just say the buyer of this gorgeous property has all the luxuries that a homeowner could dream of.

Recently purchased by Jonathan Littman, the Encino home was the setting for “Entourage” Season 7.

Just recently, Bob Hurwitz closed on the sale of an Encino home listed for $4.2 million to Emmy-winning TV producer Jonathan Littman. This 9,010 square-foot Tuscan-style villa with seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms was used as the setting for Season 7 of HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” Littman will be enjoying 22-foot-high beamed ceilings, seven fireplaces, a media room and a study as well as over three-quarters of an acre that includes a waterfall, mosaic-tiled pool, spa, kitchen, barbecue, bar and fireplace.