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Arizona’s Priciest Home Sales in 2016

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 01/02/2017
Arizona’s Priciest Home Sales in 2016

Throughout the Metropolitan Phoenix area, see which of the valley's priciest homes sold this past year. Billionaire oilman and Portland hockey team owner William Gallacher paid $11.11 million in cash for a mansion in one of north Scottsdale’s most luxurious neighborhood Silverleaf. This 12,833 sq ft single family home was built in 2004. This priciest…

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MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Historic property in secluded enclave

Posted By: Nancy Pierson Published: 12/15/2016
MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Historic property in secluded enclave

Nothing piques the imagination as a historic property. And just like the story behind it, this property will not disappoint. This historic estate was built in the early 1930s by the famous Walter P. Douglas and his wife Catherine, who were members of the wealthy mining family after whom Douglas, Arizona was named. Walter was…

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Holiday Checklist: Tips to make the season shine

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 12/13/2016
Holiday Checklist: Tips to make the season shine

As an interior design, I always make lists so I have a plan. The holidays are no different. The most important thing for a successful schedule is to start with preparations early, so as not to be overwhelmed at the last minute. Knowing what you are planning to do ahead of time allows you…

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How to visually connect with the 2017 image focused consumer

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 03/02/2017
How to visually connect with the 2017 image focused consumer

2016 clearly marked the final shift of photography to smartphones with the new iPhone and Google’s Pixel camera. Our image focused culture documents and shares experiences, actions, portraits, and the smallest details of our lives. 90% of these photos are taken with a smartphone and are stored and shared online competing for attention. With such…

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Pay Yourself a Fair Wage or Go Work Somewhere Else

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 11/30/2016
Pay Yourself a Fair Wage or Go Work Somewhere Else

Your company is a business entity that exists to make a profit. But when you run the day-to-day business of your company, send out invoices, and create marketing material, you are acting as an employee for your company, not as an alter-ego of the business entity itself. Stop confusing yourself with the company you own…

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LUXURY MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Paradise Valley Georgian French Home

Posted By: Allison D. Published: 01/04/2017
LUXURY MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Paradise Valley Georgian French Home

Mark Candelaria is celebrated as a master architect and designer known for his ability to listen and collaborate with his clients on homes and projects. This six-bedroom, nine-bath home sprawls over 10,000+ square feet and features multiple terraces looking out over gorgeous city and mountain views - a project that certainly attests to a labor…

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LUXURY MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Contemporary Architecture on Rare Hillside Flat Landscape

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 11/21/2016
LUXURY MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Contemporary Architecture on Rare Hillside Flat Landscape

Located in one of the most exclusive areas of Paradise Valley, this magnificent property is currently for sale on the luxury real estate market right now and can be yours for $7.5 million. The attention to detail involved with this project is absolutely remarkable and, today, The LuxePros' editors are sharing with you some breathtaking images of this fab property.…

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DESIGNER DIALOGUE: The Secrets to a Dinner Party-Ready House

Posted By: Cindy L. Published: 11/18/2016
DESIGNER DIALOGUE: The Secrets to a Dinner Party-Ready House

Warm hospitality is a point of pride in the Southwest, a region of the U.S. with a strong tradition of relaxed—and often spirited—entertaining. Good parties are certainly top of mind with socially active homeowners looking to entertain friends and family in free-flowing plans to sprawling ramblers. We’ve asked two designers to share what they believe…

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The Great Hand-Knotted Rug Mystery Revealed

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 11/13/2016
The Great Hand-Knotted Rug Mystery Revealed

Have you ever walked into a high-end carpet store and been intimidated about what to look for in a hand-knotted rug and how to know what you are getting? I have. But all my fears were allayed at a recent seminar hosted and presented by Alyshaan Fine Rugs. First, feel free to call them carpets…

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Networking Like You Mean It

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 11/11/2016
Networking Like You Mean It

Before online business networking, the only option was face-to-face networking for business. Typically, this was primarily achieved through trade show marketing and loyalty programs. "Schmoozing" or "rubbing elbows" are expressions that may come to mind when business professionals introduce and meet one another while establishing business rapport. Today’s focus has moved toward online marketing due to the…

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