What $400,000 can get you in real estate

Have you ever wondered how Nashville real estate compares with other metro areas? Well today we wanted to compare what kind of property you can buy for around $400,000 in different Sotheby’s International Realty markets.

Check out these Sotheby’s International Realty homes for sale all priced at about $400,000 in Nashville, Tennessee, San Antonio, Texas, and North Vancouver, Canada.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA | The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty | $395,000 USD

What $400,000 can get you in real estate

205 Spring Ridge Court | Nashville, TN | Listing Agent: Anne Ruark

Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, this custom-built brick home offers great privacy. The open floorplan includes hardwoods on the main level, high ceilings, an updated kitchen, and the wrap around deck offers plenty of space perfect for entertaining. Exterior upgrades include landscape lighting on timers, an invisible fence for pets, and multiple outdoor living spaces.

San Antonio, Texas, USA | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty | $399,500 USD

What $400,000 can get you in real estate

115 Tuxedo Ave | San Antonio, TX | Listed by: Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

A delightful 1950’s cottage, this Alamo Heights home offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and has been completely renovated from top to bottom! With its rich history, constant charm and strong educational system, Alamo Heights is one of the most preferred neighborhoods in San Antonio. Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty provides a detailed neighborhood spotlight on Alamo Heights on their blog.

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada | $404,641 USD

What $400,000 can get you in real estate

288 East 6th Street | North Vancouver, Canada | Listed by: Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

North Vancouver is described as a a family oriented suburb of Vancouver that is highly sought after. This garden level 1 bedroom apartment is a rare find in sought after McNair Park. This 790 square foot apartment comes complete with in-suite laundry, crown moldings, plenty of closet and storage space and your own fenced south-facing patio/garden area. Click here for more property details and photos from our website.

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in Nashville and Middle Tennessee Real Estate but can also connect you with properties worldwide. If you would like to compare other metro areas and price ranges, click here to search homes for sale on our website. You can search homes for sale in any Sotheby’s International Realty location on The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty website.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Grew Worldwide Network in 2012

When The Tennessean named The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty the only truly international real estate company in Middle Tennessee, we had not seen a complete report of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s growth in 2012. But Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced yesterday that it grew the office count within the global network by more than 9 percent in 2012, ending the year with approximately 660 Sotheby’s International Realty offices and 12,800 sales associates located in 47 countries and territories worldwide. The Sotheby’s International Realty® network also reported a 30 percent year-over-year increase in U.S. transaction sides closed by its affiliated brokers and agents in 2012.

“Last year was significant for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand as we saw 15 new companies join our luxury network from all over the world,” said Philip White, who was named the brand’s president and chief executive officer in 2012. “We also saw impressive organic growth among our existing affiliates. Overall, we expanded our market presence in key locations from Princeton, N.J., to Aspen, Colo., London and Australia. Our network has what we believe is one of the highest average sales prices of any national real estate system in the United States.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand added five new residential real estate brokerage firms to its network across the United States in the following markets: Fort Worth, Texas; Tarrytown, N.Y.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Leesburg, Va.; and Wellington, Fla. Outside of the United States the brand expanded its network to provide its real estate services in: Milan, Italy; Taipei, Taiwan; Barcelona, Spain; San Miguel, Mexico; Tel Aviv, Israel; Ibiza, Spain; Sydney, Australia; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Da Nang, Vietnam.

Take a look at some of the homes currently for sale in these magnificent international locations!

Homes for sale in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscan Country Estate in Casole d’Elsa, Italy. Listed with Milan Sotheby’s International Realty. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

Homes for sale in San Miguel Mexico

Private Home with Panoramic Views in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. Listed by Agave Sotheby’s International Realty. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

Homes for sale in Ibiza Spain

Exceptionally Located Villa with Spectacular Sea Views in Ibiza. Listed by Ibiza
Sotheby’s International Realty. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

We are thrilled when we can help manage the sale or purchase of your home – either here in Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee or through our global referral network. Contact us at 615-463-3333 or stop by our office at 2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite C-104; Nashville 37215.

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com

Sotheby’s International Realty launches specialty ski property website

Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced the launch of a Ski specialty market website, the latest in a planned series of branded websites for lifestyle properties.

The specialized website, which can be found at skipropertysir.com, matches the look and feel of the brand’s website, sothebysrealty.com, and provides detailed Ski lifestyle real estate listing information and resources. The website enables buyers and sellers to search for the finest properties in this segment and the sales professionals who represent them. It covers a full spectrum of lifestyle types and properties including: ski-in and ski-out, base of mountain living and close proximity to mountains.

Here in Nashville, while we experience warmer than normal December temperatures, we wanted to peek into these homes for sale that offer world-class ski access and views with snow on the ground!

For anyone interested in fractional ownership, this small boutique in Vail, Colorado offers daily housekeeping, valet parking, concierge service, room service from Terra Bistro, and a membership while in residence to the Vail Athletic Club! Offered at $350,000 with two bedrooms, two baths, and an ideal location situated in Vail Village on Gore Creek just steps from the covered bridge. Click on the image for more photos and information from skipropertysir.com.

For anyone interested in fractional ownership, this small boutique in Vail, Colorado offers daily housekeeping, valet parking, concierge service, room service from Terra Bistro, and a membership while in residence to the Vail Athletic Club! Offered at $350,000 with two bedrooms, two baths, and an ideal location situated in Vail Village on Gore Creek just steps from the covered bridge. Click on the image for more photos and information from skipropertysir.com.

This beautiful Saddle Ridge townhome in Big Sky, Montana features a detached garage, is very well appointed, and is sold completely furnished. Ski-in and out to Big Sky or Moonlight Basin Ranch from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath unit. Click on the image for more photos and information from skipropertysir.com.

This beautiful Saddle Ridge townhome in Big Sky, Montana features a detached garage, is very well appointed, and is sold completely furnished. Ski-in and out to Big Sky or Moonlight Basin Ranch from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath unit. Offered at $530,000. Click on the image for more photos and information from skipropertysir.com.

Located in Whitefish, Montana this gorgeous custom home with four bedrooms and four baths includes all furnishings. Close to the Day Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort, this unique location is just across from the cross country ski trails and mile of bike trails. Click on the image for more photos and information from skipropertysir.com.

Located in Whitefish, Montana this gorgeous custom home with four bedrooms and four baths includes all furnishings. Close to the Day Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort, this unique location is just across from the cross country ski trails and mile of bike trails. Offered at $1,350,000. Click on the image for more photos and information from skipropertysir.com.

Offering the ultimate luxury in Aspen, Colorado is this ski-in/ski-out mountain chalet. The home boasts spectacular views overlooking the lower Maroon Creek Valley and the upper Roaring Fork Valley and allows you to take advantage of the Ritz Carlton amenities at Highlands base village. With six bedrooms, six full and one half baths, this is an immaculate home with château like finishes located in a recreational winter paradise. Click on the image for more photos and information from skipropertysir.com.

Offering the ultimate luxury in Aspen, Colorado is this ski-in/ski-out mountain chalet. The home boasts spectacular views overlooking the lower Maroon Creek Valley and the upper Roaring Fork Valley and allows you to take advantage of the Ritz Carlton amenities at Highlands base village. With six bedrooms, six full and one half baths, this is an immaculate home with château like finishes located in a recreational winter paradise. Offered at $10,900,000. Click on the image for more photos and information from skipropertysir.com.

Also, you can click here to see our previous feature on country homes for sale from Sotheby’s International Realty.

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com

America’s Music Cities with International Connections

When Americans think of top international cities in the US, the results that come to mind are typically New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and other booming metropolises such as Houston, Atlanta and Dallas. Bigger metros do well because of their large markets, populations and scope of industries. But size isn’t everything… as an inspection of the American music industry reveals. In fact, the cities below represent the geography of America’s music scene. Each city is a leading center for musicians and the music industry with international connections.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

From its beginnings, Nashville grew from a foundation built on music. Its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for over 200 years! While most Americans think it is home to country music, big hats, and steel guitars, you can also find plenty of indie rock, gospel, and even acoustic hip-hop. It is also known as the songwriting capital of the world. Songwriters from all over come to Music City to learn the art and share their passion of songwriting. Top musicians that live in Nashville include Robert Plant, Jack White, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Kings of Leon, Ke$ha, and many country music greats.

Downtown Nashville condo for sale

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This two bedroom, two bath condominium in Downtown Nashville features dark walnut hardwood flooring throughout, California closet in master, 2 balconies, and spectacular downtown views. Perfectly located – walk to the Schermerhorn Symphony, Bridgestone Arena, and LP Field. Listed with The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Recently named the best music scene in America by Travel + Leisure magazine, New Orleans offers a two-block-long entertainment district where on any given night of the week you can hear live sounds and a wide variety of music. It’s called Frenchmen Street and it is conveniently only steps away from the French Quarter. You are likely to hear anything from jazz to Latin to blues to reggae . . . and just about everything in between.

Home for sale in New Orleans French Quarter

This is one of the most unique family homes/compounds in the French Quarter. Only a block from the Mississippi River and historic Jackson Square with parking for three cars. Wonderful courtyard and in ground pool. An outstanding home for entertaining. Listed with Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty.

Austin, Texas, USA

In 1991, Austin was officially named the Live Music Capital of the World. Music is everywhere in Austin from the airport terminal to the coffeehouses, taquerias, concert halls, and public parks. Austin City Limits, a PBS TV concert series, is the longest-running music program in television history and in 2002 led to an annual music festival by the same name. South by Southwest, which began in 1987, is a set of festivals in conjunction over 10 days including film, interactive and music festivals.

Four Season Residence for sale in Downtown Austin, TX

Click on the image for more photos and information from Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty.

This 20th floor unit at the Four Seasons Residences offers beautiful views to the North, South and East! Enjoy the Downtown Skyline, University of Texas, State Capitol, Hill Country and Lady Bird Lake. With 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 studies, 2 terraces, and the finest finishes. Listed with Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty.

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com

Sotheby’s International Realty Worldwide Growth

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently boasts approximately 625 offices in 44 countries and territories worldwide. We are constantly growing and welcoming new affiliates to our extensive network at the local, national and global levels.

Take a look at these properties listed around the globe with our newest affiliates and offices.

Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty (Leesburg,Virginia)

Hunt Country Sotheby's International Realty in Leesburg, Virginia listed this manor house, stables, and guest facility on 39 acres. The elegant landmark home is circa 1790 but underwent an exceptional update in 2006. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com

Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty in Leesburg, Virginia listed this manor house, stables, and guest facility on 39 acres. The elegant landmark home is circa 1790 but underwent an exceptional update in 2006. Offered at $4,725,000. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com

Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty (Ibiza, Spain)

Ibiza Sotheby's International Realty in Ibiza, Spain has exquisite waterfront properties available. This spectacular minimalist villa faces southeast and offers  the most incredible unobstructed sea views from every room. Offered at $6,406,108 USD. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty in Ibiza, Spain has exquisite waterfront properties available. This spectacular minimalist villa faces southeast and offers the most incredible unobstructed sea views from every room. Offered at $6,406,108 USD. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty (Wellington, Florida)

Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty in Wellington, Florida specializes in luxury residential real estate and farms. This South American inspired home features Colombian gardens, breathtaking golf course and water views, on just 1/2 acre of magnificent landscape. Offered at $1,599,000. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty in Wellington, Florida specializes in luxury residential real estate and farms. This South American inspired home features Colombian gardens, breathtaking golf course and water views, on just 1/2 acre of magnificent landscape. Offered at $1,599,000. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty (Southlake,Texas)

Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty in Dallas, Texas has opened a new branch office in Southlake. This 5 bedroom, 5 full and 1 half bath home in Colleyville is currently offered at $749,900 and features exquisite stone fireplaces, a media room, and a resort-like setting in the backyard that includes a pool. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Dallas, Texas has opened a new branch office in Southlake. This 5 bedroom, 5 full and 1 half bath home in Colleyville is currently offered at $749,900 and features exquisite stone fireplaces, a media room, and a resort-like setting in the backyard that includes a pool. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

To search for properties in Nashville or around the world, visit sothebysrealty.com.

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com

Inspired by…Outdoor Kitchens

One of the finest estates Atlanta, Georgia, Rododendrum Hall is located on 10+ park-like acres in the distinct Buckhead section of the city. The property includes swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness pavillion, a guest house, home theater and fabulous pool-side outdoor kitchen.  Listed with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

Located on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, this magnificent mountain home invites seamless indoor / outdoor living.  Equipped with integrated smart home technology, the home includes an indoor basketball court, private dock, a wine cellar and spectacular outdoor kitchen with sweeping lakefront views.  Listed with Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty.

Located in Gig Harbor, Washington, this Nantucket-style home is situated on a bay in Puget Sound.  This incredible home has a dock to accommodate a 70 foot vessel, entertaining space for up to 250 and a well-appointed outdoor kitchen which overlooks the harbor.  Listed with Morrison House Sotheby’s International Realty.

This one-of-a-kind estate, located in Evergreen, Colorado, is surrounded by magnificant country-side ideal for horseback riding and hiking.  Smart House enabled, this home includes LED waterfalls, a 6 stall barn, a basketball court and gorgeous outdoor kitchen.  Listed with Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty.

This majestic thirty-one room estate is located on the Intercoastal Waterway in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The home impeccably blends indoor and outdoor living with its 100+ foot resort-style pool complete with a waterfall and water slide, a in-pool bar, Spanish-style verandas and a fully equipped summer kitchen.  Listed with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.

This handsome Tuscan estate in Franklin offers the ultimate outdoor retreat, featuring a climate controlled loggia complete with a kitchen, fireplace, entertainment center and bath. Privacy, seclusion, and the warmth of the fire takes you to a place of simplicity and relaxation, while overlooking the temperature controlled saltwater pool as you listen to the soothing cascading waterfall. Listed by The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

Source: Sotheby’s International Realty blog

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com