By LINSEY STONCHUS Tour a beautifully finished home in exclusive Winnetka, Illinois while getting to know Megan Mawicke, a real estate agent at @properties. The second installment of the newly launched series Friday Faces introduces audiences to Luxury Portfolio International’s broad network of stellar luxury agents through rapid-fire questioning on the set of stunning listings. “There is nothing cookie cutter on the North Shore.
By LISA KLEIN Painting a wall-size mural inside a home is a big commitment, but the adventurous artwork choice is rising in popularity with those looking for something personal that makes a dramatic impact. A custom piece of large-scale permanent art not only adds a wow factor, but provides a little slice of another place right at home. “Depending on the subject matter, murals have the ability to transport,” said Timothy Corrigan, principal of the eponymous Los Angeles-based interior design firm.
By LINSEY STONCHUS Fulfilling a childhood dream can be a self-actualizing event. Leah Secondo, a real estate agent at Michael Saunders and Company (MSC) in Bradenton, Florida, set her sights high, long envisioning herself reporting at the Olympics. “I knew back when I was in the fourth grade that I wanted to be a sports broadcaster," Ms.
Affluent individuals across the world are feeling optimistic about the future, according to new market research data. The Global Millionaire Luxury Report 2021, released by Singapore-based luxury consulting and data firm Agility Research & Strategy, found that although the definition of luxury itself may have shifted during the pandemic, high-end consumers still feel good about spending. “While there was a lot of inequality of income [in 2020], the upper end of the world was actually very resilient,” said Amrita Banta, Agility Research & Strategy managing director, in a webinar discussion with Mickey Alam Khan, president of Luxury Portfolio International.
By LISA KLEIN Like many locations the world over during the pandemic, resort areas in Canada have seen a massive influx of affluent homebuyers in search of open spaces, both indoors and out. Two such spots – Muskoka, Ontario and Whistler, British Columbia – have long been popular vacation destinations, but their real estate markets have exploded recently. “We have seen a significant increase in sales and sales volume through COVID,” said John Ryan, an agent with The Whistler Real Estate Company in Whistler, a Western ski area north of Vancouver.
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