December 31, 2008
Hopkins Bay Condos and townhomes: the definition of luxury in the heart of adventure. New Condos Online offers a unique partnership to one of the most exciting projects in the world. Whether you are looking to buy ocean front property for a vacation or an investment, Belize real estate offers opportunities to fit the dreams and budgets of almost every buyer.
While New Condos Online has been marketing and branding many of the worlds most successful and remarkable projects, Hopkins Bay in Belize proves to be a cut above the rest for a few very prolific reasons. This is not just a destination resort, Hopkins Bay will be a full master planned community, rivaling most cities. It will have it’s own dedicated airport and marina, townhouses, lofts and single family residences and a signature golf course to play year round. Hopkins Bay brings new imagination to belize and a new standard to exotic living.
A southern Belize resort and residence club, startegically situated on the Caribbean Sea near the Garifuna village of Hopkins in the Stann Creek District, Hopkins Bay Resort is close to it all. Garifuna is a mixture of the cultures of Nigerians and Arawak Indian that formed due to hardships experienced in the 1600 and 1700′s. The Garifuna language is a mixture of Arawak, African tongues, French, English and Spanish. Many of the residents of Hopkins Village are happy to share the history of the Garifuna and their local customs.
As the closest mainland Belize property to the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, Hopkins Bay offers you access to some of the best scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing in the world. Explore ancient Mayan ruins, canoe or kayak on a jungle river, go birding in the rainforest, or just relax in a hammock on the beach. At Hopkins Bay Resort adventure abounds.
A private five-star Belize villas offer the ultimate luxury oceanfront villas in a lush tropical paradise. Nowhere else on Belize’s mainland can you experience such a supreme level of comfort and luxury.
Hopkins was recently voted “The Friendliest Village in Belize” by Belize First Magazine. The town has restaurants, small bars and gift shops. Over 1000 residents live in Hopkins and work in the hospitality, fishing and farming industries.
Come see Hopkins Bay today and live in you own Belizean dream!
December 30, 2008
Last year in January of 2008, New Condos Online forged a unique type of online branding partnership with Mexico Alive, based in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Initially, Mexico Alive came online to generate an awareness about their new projects in Puerto Vallarta. The goal was to create a presence online and drive interested parties to their website and promote their Discovery Weekends where the sales and information team spends 4 days showing the buyer around Puerto Vallarta; between the coastline cruise, the historic downtown tour, the new developments and hospitality from the staff, the experience is really something that created a big impression. I flew down to Mexico to learn more about the team and the operation that Mexico Alive is running and was happy to learn that even though the U.S real estate market is showing some age, the development process for Mexico Alive is in full swing and that can be attributed to how tight the Mexico Alive family is over there.
After visiting the team and learning about their mission statement, New Condos Online took the initiative and created a custom advertising campaign to suit the needs of their high expectations. Mexico Alive used every resource that we had to offer and used it to their full potnetial, monthly e-blasts helped generate a consistent interest to new potnetial clients and visitors for their Discovery Weekend. After a solid 8 month campaign, Mexico Alive has decided to move forward with taking things to the next step and utilizing our online capability even more. With the introduction of several new projects in Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, 2009 will hold many new opportunities for Mexico Alive.
A few reasons why Mexico Alive has grown to offer new opportunities:
1) Experience: Comprised of some of the most experienced and talented people in the real estate business, Mexico Alive provides its partners and clients with the benefit s of this knowledge. This ensures that transactions are handled smoothly, the processes are clearly explained and that any questions can be answered quickly and correctly.
2) Quality: Mexico Alive is committed to working with development partners that offer an unparalleled commitment to quality in their projects. By only selecting properties developed by established and successful developers, Mexico Alive can assure its clients that they will receive a beautiful, first class home in a professional and timely manner. There is no need to worry about fly-by-night developers and sub par products when you work with Mexico Alive.
3) Distinction: Mexico Alive represents some of the most unique and prestigious properties available in Mexico. Available in a variety of price ranges to meet any budget and designed to meet the needs of a variety of lifestyles, by working with diverse developers, Mexico Alive is sure to have a property that is perfect for you.
4) Discovery Weekend: Mexico Alive’s Discovery Weekend the best fly-and-buy program available in Mexico. The Discovery Weekend seminars are led by top names in Mexico real estate, lending and health care, offering only the most accurate and clear information on the topics that are important to you. Mexico Alive presenters have been through the property buying procedures in Mexico and have firsthand knowledge in all aspects of home ownership.
December 29, 2008
A common question asked in this economy is should I rent or should I own. The subject was tackled in this recent New York Times article featuring The Northside Piers in Brooklyn by Toll Brothers. Toll Brothers is using a lease to own strategy for their second tower to entice buyers who may not be ready to buy, or simply waiting for the price to be right.
Here in San Diego we have many great condo developments such as Electra and The Legend. For those who are ready to buy, these two projects are examples of spectacular developments at tremendous prices. The Legend is located next to the Ballpark with spectacular views of field, and Electra is the tallest building downtown with the best views of the bay. Potential Buyers shouldn’t hesitate to take advantage of these great buyer opportunities for new condos.
If you are looking to move to downtown San Diego, but arent’ quite ready to buy or are simply waiting on the market, Allegro Towers is the place for you. It is downtown San Diego’s premier high rise luxury apartment community. Rent at Allegro towers to get a better feel for downtown and the new condo communities that you do like. With a location adjacent to Little Italy, and unobstructed harbor views, there is not a better apartment community downtown.
You can use this article here for some insights whether to rent or to own. Whatever you choose, the above mentioned developments are second to none in San Diego and New York. With so many great condo and apartment properties to choose from, don’t hesitate to upgrade your living situation now as it is a buyers and renters market.
December 28, 2008
Costa Rica is one of my favorite countries in all of Central America. There is great surf, fantastic cuisine, and very friendly people. We are now working with an exquisite Costa Rica new condo development known as Sanctuary Bay in the heart of Guanacaste in Playa Azul. 2 BD/2BA: 2 bedroom master suites with 5 piece bathroom, including Jacuzzi tubs and French doors leading to full length veranda. Updated kitchens with Italian tile floors. All appliances included. Granite counters with bar seating, full laundry rooms, spacious living rooms and excellent ocean views throughout. Private entrace to each unit. There are 2 add’l guest rooms with baths and a family room and state-of-the-art exercise room. To top it off, there is a large outdoor patio perfect for dining. Units start as low as the 300s!
On my next surf trip to Costa Rica, I will probably be doing some new condo shopping, and I will 100% be taking a look at Sanctuary Bay Condos. This development is going to sell out very fast because of its low pricepoints and great location!
December 22, 2008
A recent article on Forbes details the best long term housing bets in America. No surprise Seattle Washington continues to top this list as housing prices didn’t raise hastily during the boom times, and haven’t dropped dramatically in recent times. For homebuyers, Seattle may prove to be a tremendous opportunity to purchase a new condo.
Mode Seattle in Capital Hill is one of the best purchases for young professionals and first time homebuyers. Starting in the $100’s with tremendous buyer incentives, Mode has easy access to Interstate 5 and is a short walk to downtown. Mode is the fastest selling condo development in Seattle, Find out why.
Seattle is not known for heavy snowfall. But as this recent New York Times article illustrates, we have record snow in the Pacific Northwest right now. For those who live in New Condos in the city, downtown Seattle is beginning to look like a winter wonderland with Sledding and Ice Skating. It really is beginning to look like Christmas in the Emerald City.
December 12, 2008
Phoenix Arizona has been well covered as one of the first real estate bubbles to burst. The loud pop heard in Phoenix and similar inflated markets was caused because prices were artificially inflated by people buying houses with risky mortgages (those who borrowed the most with the most aggressive mortgages). But phoenix is a large geographic area with specific parts showing huge potential for market growth. Additionally, prices have essentially stabilized with most new construction condominiums and many experts believe that the worst is over.
Today, developers are offering incredible financing opportunities for new condo buyers. Mountain Ridge Condominiums offers $0 down and payments as low as $800 per month for condos starting in the 100’s! With over $35,000 in incentives and upgrades, there might not be a better value in Phoenix, especially for first time buyers.
Yes, the days of buying and flipping for a healthy profit after 3 months are gone. But if you’re in the market for an affordable home and can hold as an investment, second home, or primary residence, this is the time to buy. Don’t let these great deals from developers slip away, purchase your new condo today.
December 10, 2008
Congratulations! One reason why new condos online is the largest and most visited condominium site on the internet is directly related to the hard work they put forth. In an effort to capture even more visitors for their clients New Condos Online recently has expanded its network into major cities webpage’s. For instance, when a person visits SanFrancisco.com and clicks on the real estate tab, you will find that NewConodosOnline.com is the main provider for condominiums. This is a great example of the service New Condos Online offers and hopefully will expand to even more cities nationwide. San Francisco is just one of many cities that have been included into this new network. Other cities include: San Diego.com,Los Angeles.com, Oakland.com, Denver.com, SanJose.com, Philadelphia.com, WashingtonDC.com,Indianapalis.com, Detroit.com, Minneapolis.com, Raleigh.com, SaltLakeCity.com, Milwaukee.com,SanAntonio.com, Dallas.com, StPetersburg.com, Memphis.com, Houston.com, StLouis.com,and Atlanta.com.
Hopefully NewCondosOnline.com one day will expand into the city of Boise Idaho,that would make my day. Happy Holidays!
December 9, 2008
As a previous Coloradan, I am always excited to work with new condo developments in the state of Colorado. This week we will begin working with Summit Trail Lodge Condominiums in Winter Park Colorado. This Colorado new condo development features beautiful luxury log and stone construction and is truly a place where you can get away from it all. To start, let’s take a look at location, location, location. Summit Trail Lodge is situated in close quarters to the Winter Park Ski Area, the Continental Divide (Parry, Breckenridge, and James Peaks), Byers Peak and the stunning natural environment for which Grand County is famous. Furthermore, the development is only 90 minutes from Denver, making this the perfect mountain retreat for retirees or your working professional.
This Winter Park condo development offers 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, some with large activity lofts, ranging from 800 to over 2,600 square feet in size. These new condos are surrounded by majestic lodgepole pines, open space and nature trails. Summit Trail Lodge was built with the vision of bringing superior construction quality in harmony with the spectacular nature of the Colorado mountains. For some insight into the interiors, these homes are as exquisite inside as they are outside, with custom knotty alder cabinetry, warm in-floor radiant heat, gourmet kitchens with tiled floors, countertops and backsplashes. Here at NewCondosOnline.com, we ask that you don’t settle for just any mountain home or condo. Take a look at Summit Trail Lodge before you miss out.
If you bought your condo before June 2009, you may be eligible for the Denver HARP loan program. Use the aforementioned link to see if you’re eligible.
December 6, 2008
Yahoo is the #1 most visited website in the world, but most people when searching tend to automatically Google. Comparing the two search engines is not to compare Apples to Apples. Google tends to Geo Target its search results while also making them time sensitive. For example, you won’t get the same results searching at midnight as you would at noon. Google also has many more advertisers with ‘Sponsored Links’ than Yahoo. However, over 80% of organic search is clicked as users tend to see these results as more credible. Many ofthese paid listings are irrelevant to what you are searching for.
For example, when I did a Google search for NewCondos San Diego, an Alabama luxury condo development was in the paid search results. You have to wonder how many dollars have been wasted by this marketing team. As much as I love the Crimson Tide, if I’m looking to buy acondo in San Diego, I don’t need to be looking at one in Tuscaloosa. Roll Tide!
Yahoo tends to bring up more credible organic search results in part due to their Search Assist function. It helps to target searches by offering clickable terms that help you get closer to what you really want to find.
It makes the most sense to use a couple different search engines. On each search engine you might receive 8 million results, but most people only look at the first two listing pages or 20 results.
A columnist from the Chicago Tribune has said the following:
“With the ascendancy of the Mountain View, Calif., giant, there has been no better time than now to stop automatically “Googling” and start searching again.”
So let’sput this to work. Let’s say I have sold my suburban home in Seattle Washington, downsized into a new Seattle condo and would like to have a new condo or winter home in Phoenix Arizona. I type in new condos Phoenix.
In Google, mostly new home sites display, with a NewCondosonline.com displaying 5th. Yahoo on the other hand displays mostly condo sites including a map of condo locations. Both have paid search listings, Yahoo more relevant to condo searches whereas Google is mostly homebuilder related.
The best answer to this is to use different search engines and not rely on one company for results. You might find a different search engine such as Yahoo will get you where you want to be.
December 2, 2008
As most of us are aware, the New York condo market (specifically Manhattan condos) is still going strong with new developments continuing to recieve financing! Below is a press release about the new HL23 condo project in Manhattan!
HL23 TOGETHER WITH ROMERO BRITTO
KICK OFF ART BASEL WEEKEND
Hosted by Edward de Valle II, President of AMG Worldwide
MIAMI (December 2, 2008) – HL23, Manhattan’s newest and exclusive architectural masterpiece, together with renowned artist, Romero Britto, will be kicking-off Art Basel Miami Beach on Wednesday, December 3rd with an exclusive soiree in Brickell. This private event will be hosted by Edward De Valle II, president of AMG Worldwide, the premiere media and marketing agency for real estate developers, hoteliers and luxury brands around the world. The evening will feature an intimate preview of HL23 along with select artwork designed by Britto.
“HL23’s distinguished design and Britto’s bold and colorful artwork are the epitome of what Art Basel encompasses,” says de Valle. “I’m pleased and honored to be the host venue for both an architectural masterpiece, as well as an artistically innovative mastermind,” adds de Valle.
Art Basel is the most prestigious art show in the United States. Art Basel Miami Beach, taking place December 4 – 7, 2009, combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both established artists and cutting-edge newcomers.
HL23 is the first major freestanding building by acclaimed architect and theorist Neil Denari, principal of Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA). The standing sculptural fourteen-story residential condo tower will rise from a singularly challenging site on West 23rd Street half, beneath the High Line elevated railway bed, now slated for transformation into one of the nation’s most lyrical urban parks. HL23’s reverse-tapering structure will cantilever gracefully over the rail beds, creating a local landmark while producing cinematic views and unrivaled intimacy with the High Line for residents inside. For more information, visit www.HL23.com
About Romero Britto
A modern day pop culture icon, Romero Britto is one of the premiere artists of our time. As the youngest and most successful Pop Artist of this generation, Britto creates contemporary masterpieces that evoke a spirit of hope and convey a sense of warmth. Embraced by the international community, Britto’s paintings and sculptures are currently featured on five continents in more than 100 galleries worldwide.
About AMG Worldwide
Edward de Valle II established Americas Media Group Worldwide seven years ago and since then has strategically positioned the company to be among the world’s premiere agencies by expanding its global reach and providing a service that is not only desired but essential for luxury brands, developers and hoteliers around the world. With its core services AMG Worldwide executes marketing strategies in all seven continents. It has regional offices in Miami, New York, Washington D.C., San Diego, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, India, Dubai, Qatar, and Lebanon. For more information, visit www.americasmediagroup.com or call (305) 856-1981 ext. 308.