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Dordogne Riverside Property, Bergerac, France

Tweet This outstanding Dordogne estate, with five apartments, pool and beautiful parkland, is located in the Bergerac area of southwest France. 17 bedrooms, 10 baths in all, the property sits on roughly 6 acres of parkland on the Dordogne River. A Maison de Maitre, and a separate caretaker’s house.  An old wine store has been [...]

Loire 17th Century Chateau, south of Brittany

Tweet This beautifully restored 15th-17th century Chateau in the Pays de la Loire, just south of Brittany, comes with a five-bedroom Chambre d’Hote, a 3- bedroom gite, private accomodation, and several outbuildings. If you are seeking a business, then the opportunities here are tremendous.  The chateau has facilities to accommodate weddings, with a huge dining [...]

Loire Valley Restored Farmhouse Orleans France

Tweet Orleans, France, is the gateway to the beautiful Loire Valley and its fabled castles. This lovely farmhouse, recently restored, is near Orleans and dates from the 17th century. The residence includes an entrance hall, 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 shower rooms, a game room, a fitted and independent kitchen, study, office, and a large [...]

New Bells for Notre Dame Paris

Tweet Paris is getting a new sound from its famous Notre Dame cathedral. For generations, the sounds of Notre Dame’s bells has cast a discordant note over the city.  The original bells of the cathedral were melted down during the French Revolution to make cannons and coins.  Only one of the original bells – a [...]

Loire Valley Restored Farmhouse

Tweet This lovely farmhouse in the Loire Valley of France – tastefully restored on two levels – includes a large living-dining room with a beautiful fireplace in stone, a fitted kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is also a lovely tree-planted garden with a swimming pool, and several outbuildings. The property is close to [...]

Luxury Ocean View Home in Costa Rica

Tweet Costa Rica is a paradise in many ways, and this lovely luxury estate home is set in an exclusive and extremely safe beach community with stunning Pacific Ocean views. Located only 60 minutes from San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, the home is located next to a spectacular beach resort, with marina and [...]

Costa Rica Luxury Homes & Real Estate

Tweet This stunning home in Costa Rica, on the Pacific Coast, is a 15 acre private estate set among a natural paradise of forests, mountains and spectacular beaches. Located atop a ridge, the home has views in all directions. Completed in 2007, the home has 4 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom; a 3200 square [...]

Foreign Investors & Buyers: Buy Now in S. F. Bay Area

Tweet For investors from abroad, or foreign nationals considering relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area, now may be an excellent time to try to make a move. Prices are beginning to rise in many areas, and multiple offers are becoming common.  It is turning into a seller’s market. The reasons are simple.  There is [...]

Penngrove Ca Marin Homes Real Estate

Tweet Penngrove, California, is a small town between Petaluma and Cotati, in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. A town of about 2500 inhabitants, Penngrove  boasts a strong community feeling.  There are many local farms, with fresh fruits and vegetables.  To the north is the city of Santa Rosa, also in Sonoma County, and to [...]

Lake Trasimeno Luxury Villas & Real Estate

Tweet Overlooking beautiful Lake Trasimeno, straddling the border of Umbria and Tuscany in the heart of Italy is this beautifully restored stone house. Cortona, the ancient Etruscan city and site of the best-selling book, “Under the Tuscan Sun”, is only about 30 minutes away by car, as is Perugia, the capital city of Umbria.  Passignano [...]

The Matchmakers – A Love Affair

Tweet The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Canada, France, Mexico and Italy, has now taken their love affair with beautiful residential properties to an international audience on YouTube. Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf, the principals of The Matchmakers, and happily married for forty years, are [...]

Lafayette Ca Real Estate

Tweet Lovely luxury homes abound in Lafayette, a town of about 25,000 east of Oakland, just across the Berkeley Hills. This is an upscale community, with a lovely downtown, and a wonderful selection of shops and restaurants, like La Boulange, Postino, The French Bakery Cafe and Tea House, and Chow. Homes under $1 M have [...]

Luxury Homes Potrero Hill San Francisco Real Estate

Tweet Potrero Hill, south of Market, is located on hills, and is one of the sunniest neighborhoods in San Francisco. The neighborhood is upper-middle class, and family oriented, and a great many of the homes and condos in the area have views of the downtown skyline, the San Francisco Bay, or Twin Peaks.  You can [...]

Carmel California Real Estate

Tweet Carmel by the Sea is a mecca for those seeking beautiful luxury homes and estates and breathtaking scenery. This small city is a tourist hub for many reasons. Carmel, since almost its earliest beginnings, has been known for its rich artistic history.  Poets, writers, and artists have made the town an artistic center. Jack [...]

Corte Madera Luxury Homes Marin Real Estate

Tweet Corte Madera, a small town of about 9,000, is one of the richest towns in Marin County. The town is located just a few miles south of San Rafael, and adjoins another lovely small town, Larkspur.  The town is known as the “Hidden Jewel of Marin”, with tidelands of San Francisco Bay on the [...]