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Just published the latest issue -- loaded with positive local, regional and national trends.  Read the Current Climate and Housing Highlights at Bowden'sMarketBarometer.com.  Just click on "Current Climate."
Summer’s right around the corner and the Western North Carolina mountain region is busy in preparation. Festivals abound in the area, attracting vacationers, residents and wannabes to leisurely meander from venue to venue, enjoying the fine weather, culture, and down-home friendliness that Wester...
Oh, Concierge . . .   At one time, nearly half of us couldn’t pronounce it; most of us couldn’t spell it; and some didn’t even know what it was.  But today, “concierge” is increasingly on the minds and lips of homebuyers, and developers of private communities recognize the value of this luxury se...
Green housing features are becoming a premium amenity in private community development.  Both primary and second home buyers are looking to “green” as a means to lower home ownership costs, be environmentally responsible, and embrace a healthier lifestyle.  Interest in green homes spans all incom...
Martin County has just been cited as one of the top five healthiest places to reside in the Sunshine State. The University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Center (WPHC) was awarded a $4.9 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation last year to expand their statewide rankings to all 50...
Hot Springs Village is so large that it spans two counties in central Arkansas.  At more than 26,000 acres, this self-contained resort community has not one, but five gated entrances, approximately 8,000 private residences, and an estimated full-time population of 15,000 people – at last count.  ...
Winning is synonymous to Scotch Hall Preserve, a private golf community located in coastal North Carolina. The community has hired the World’s No. 1 Amateur Golfer as Director of Golf to oversee the operations and member events for its award-winning Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. Nick Cassi...
Private club maladies are front and center in this decidedly stubborn economy. Attrition spurred by an aging populace that has found it necessary to return to the workforce is exacerbated by diminishing free time for younger members who are forced to focus their attention on keeping their heads a...
According to a quarterly survey conducted by the University of Florida’s Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, foreign and domestic investors have returned to the Florida market.  Recent sales and pricing activity support the emergence of interest once again in the Sunshine State.  (Read more...

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