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Thar She Blows!  The Best Whale-Watching Locations  on the Oregon Coast

Thar She Blows! The Best Whale-Watching Locations on the Oregon Coast

Along with being a veritable cornucopia of natural beauty, the state of Oregon is absolutely bursting with life.

9 Popular Birds to Spot  When You’re on the Oregon Coast

9 Popular Birds to Spot When You’re on the Oregon Coast

From whales and dolphins to seals, sea lions, otters and scarlet crabs, the rugged and picturesque Oregon Coast is positively brimming with…

Top Outdoor Activities to Do on the Oregon Coast with the Kids

Top Outdoor Activities to Do on the Oregon Coast with the Kids

The Oregon Coast is known for its riveting beauty, dramatic landscapes and boundless wilderness.

The Best Seafood Spots to Try While Living on the Oregon Coast

The Best Seafood Spots to Try While Living on the Oregon Coast

The idyllic standard of coastal living brings to mind a list of ocean views, sailboats, maritime fashions and, of course, seafood.

Renovation & Remodeling on the Oregon Coast

Renovation & Remodeling on the Oregon Coast

Renovating or remodeling a home can be a major undertaking that requires meticulous decision-making, planning and much consideration on over…

Financial & Legal Considerations in Coastal Oregon

Financial & Legal Considerations in Coastal Oregon

Ben Franklin famously coined that nothing is certain but death and taxes, and Oregon’s laws bring unique perspectives to both inevitabilitie…

3 Reasons Why Beer & Breweries Are Part of the Central Oregon Lifestyle

3 Reasons Why Beer & Breweries Are Part of the Central Oregon Lifestyle

In Oregon, beer is not just a beverage, it’s a lifestyle.

Outdoor Activities  to Try While Visiting Crater Lake  in Southern Oregon

Outdoor Activities to Try While Visiting Crater Lake in Southern Oregon

New England may have its quaint historic towns and the Southwest may have a pretty big canyon, but when it comes to natural beauty and breat…

Beaver State Backpacking: Great Camping in Southern Oregon

Beaver State Backpacking: Great Camping in Southern Oregon

Camping — oh what impressions just that single word evokes. Fresh air.

Turning Your Property into a Profit Center: The Appeal of Vacation Home Management

Turning Your Property into a Profit Center: The Appeal of Vacation Home Management

It’s easy to see the appeal as a traveler of a renting a vacation home.

Renovation & Remodeling in the Central & Southern Oregon Areas

Renovation & Remodeling in the Central & Southern Oregon Areas

House Hunting - Some people love it. Others, not so much.

Financial & Legal Considerations in Central & Southern Oregon

Financial & Legal Considerations in Central & Southern Oregon

With a rugged Pacific coastline, scenic mountains, a mild climate, loads of things to do outdoors, and a strong coffee and microbrewery cult…

Illuminated Shores: The Wonder of Rhode Island’s Lighthouses

Illuminated Shores: The Wonder of Rhode Island’s Lighthouses

There are so many amazing things awaiting those who live in Rhode Island, it’s kind of hard to know where to start.

Here Comes the Sun: Rhode Island’s Incredible Summer Festivals

Here Comes the Sun: Rhode Island’s Incredible Summer Festivals

It’s that time of year again when, as the song goes, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter and you’re ready to see the sun again.

The Enduring Charm of New England’s Shingle Style

The Enduring Charm of New England’s Shingle Style

The Shingle Style, as it has come to be known, was originally a relatively short-lived offshoot of the Victorian Queen Anne Revival style du…

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Ocean State Art: The Rhode Island Gallery Scene

Ocean State Art: The Rhode Island Gallery Scene

Once you relocate to Rhode Island, you will soon find that the “Creative Capital” that is Providence has earned its well-deserved nickname.

Of cowboys and culture: Behind Fort Worth’s Amazing Museums

Of cowboys and culture: Behind Fort Worth’s Amazing Museums

It isn’t just where the West begins: It’s where humanity and culture are now captured, interpreted, celebrated and exhibited by the likes of…

Boots, Accessories,  Art and More: Shopping in Fort Worth, Texas

Boots, Accessories, Art and More: Shopping in Fort Worth, Texas

Whether shopping for a specific occasion or just a lovely way to spend an afternoon, Fort Worth, Texas, hosts great options: top-choice bran…

The Must-See Seven the key experiences in Fort Worth

The Must-See Seven the key experiences in Fort Worth

When General William Jenkins Worth established Camp Worth on the bank of the Trinity River in 1849, there wasn’t much to see except for mile…

The Dish: 8 Local Faves That Define the Taste of Fort Worth

The Dish: 8 Local Faves That Define the Taste of Fort Worth

We love to eat; we’re guessing you do, too. And, it’s as important as ever to support the mom-and-pop shops, family-run eateries and local i…

Downtown Fort Worth Fort Worth Wow

Downtown Fort Worth Fort Worth Wow

Fort Worth’s one-of-a-kind city center has been called America’s top downtown. Here, just some of the reasons why — including crashing water…

Purchasing Paradise

Purchasing Paradise

You can go to heaven if you want to. I’d rather stay in Bermuda. — Mark Twain Bermuda and the islands in the Caribbean were already…

Coming to Stay: Exciting new Residency Rules in Bermuda

Coming to Stay: Exciting new Residency Rules in Bermuda

Running a successful business can be taxing. Swapping the gray cityscape and congestion of traffic for island paradise, can make the experie…

Bermuda’s Most Sought-Out Neighbourhoods & Parishes

Bermuda’s Most Sought-Out Neighbourhoods & Parishes

Bermuda is 21 square miles and is made up of nine parishes which span the island from East to West. While the entire island is surrounded by…

Living Your Best Life

Living Your Best Life

A simple Google search for ‘island paradise’, will likely reveal multiple dazzling technicolour pictures of Bermuda. Therefore, it is no sur…

Uniquely Bermudian Architectural Style

Uniquely Bermudian Architectural Style

From jaw-dropping pink-sand beaches to stunning vernacular architecture, there are many reasons to put roots down in Bermuda. For a small is…

Join the Club: Golfing in Bermuda

Join the Club: Golfing in Bermuda

The weather in Bermuda is one of its most alluring aspects. Warm trade winds and a constant feed from the Gulf Stream ensure year-round mild…

Commuting in Style: Luxury Transport in Bermuda

Commuting in Style: Luxury Transport in Bermuda

There are plenty of ways to get around Bermuda. Car culture might be limited, but you can still drive around the island with the top down. T…

Bermuda Wheels: Car Culture on the Island

Bermuda Wheels: Car Culture on the Island

Welcome to Bermuda! If you are starting to feel like getting to know people is easy, don’t be too surprised. The cosy island has a tight-kni…

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

In the summer of 1609, the Sea Venture, departing from Devon, England, was part of a seven-ship flotilla bound for the new Jamestown colony…

Bermuda Haul: What to Bring When Moving to the Island

Bermuda Haul: What to Bring When Moving to the Island

One of the most thrilling adventures anyone can take is moving to a new place. Ahead of you is discovery, new friends, cultural shifts and t…

Building & Remodelling Properties in Bermuda

Building & Remodelling Properties in Bermuda

Made up of 21 square miles, Bermuda boasts beautiful sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, coral reefs and an incredible blend of cultures fr…

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Home Installations

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Home Installations

They say a person’s home is their castle, however, castles tend to be old, dark and damp. Surely you want the place where you spend most of…

Be One With Nature: Outdoor Experiences in Bermuda

Be One With Nature: Outdoor Experiences in Bermuda

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. — Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson had it right. If your days are filled…

Culinary & Dining Experiences in Bermuda

Culinary & Dining Experiences in Bermuda

Any mention of Bermuda is sure to conjure up images of pink-sand beaches, slender palm trees and brilliant aqua water. It’s the island getaw…

Beaching to the Choir: Bermuda’s Oceanside Lifestyle

Beaching to the Choir: Bermuda’s Oceanside Lifestyle

We don’t need to say it... you simply love the beach! After all, why else would you want to relocate to Bermuda’s amazing oceanfront environ…

Let’s Take a Dip

Let’s Take a Dip

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. — Jacques Cousteau Some people are drawn to the mountains, so…

Bermuda After Hours: Nighttime is the Right Time

Bermuda After Hours: Nighttime is the Right Time

Nobody is ever going to say that the sunny weather isn’t a top draw on the beautiful island of Bermuda. Long stretches of beach beckon tanni…

Know Your Architecture

Know Your Architecture

You know it when you see it. Your heart skips a beat. You see yourself living there. That’s when you know you have found the house for you —…

The Lowdown on Living in Downtown Dallas

The Lowdown on Living in Downtown Dallas

Even though Dallas has one of the most recognizable skylines in the United States, downtown’s ranking as a great North Texas neighborhood ha…

Sweet and Salty, High and Low

Sweet and Salty, High and Low

Thanks to living in a city with thousands of restaurants — with cuisines that run the gamut from no-frills taco joints to the finest steakho…

7 Up-and-Coming North Texas Neighborhoods

7 Up-and-Coming North Texas Neighborhoods

When seeking out the best neighborhoods in Texas, set your sights on Dallas-Fort Worth for some of the most livable country you’ll ever drea…

Texas Lake Life: What to Know & Where to Buy

Texas Lake Life: What to Know & Where to Buy

Texas may not be as well known for its lakes as other states, but the North Texas area surprisingly offers several scenic lakes where the si…

A Down & Dirty Guide to Living in North Texas

A Down & Dirty Guide to Living in North Texas

As you probably remember from elementary-school geography class, Texas is one really — really — big state. And, North Texas, specifically, w…

Changing it up, Texas style

Changing it up, Texas style

Renovating 101: Now that you’re a Texan, there are some things you need to know about making your mark. Here, a primer on restoring, revampi…

Lone Star Dollars and Sense

Lone Star Dollars and Sense

Money, taxes and Texas: There are some big differences in the big state you’re about to call home. Welcome to Texas! And, welcome,…

Where Shopping is a Sport

Where Shopping is a Sport

Fashion and Dallas go hand in hand. Glamorous, sophisticated and with a certain Texas style, the city has a marvelous mix of plazas, places,…

Which City are You?

Which City are You?

Fort Worth and Dallas have long had a good-natured, though staunch, rivalry about which is best. This primer may not do anything to sway you…

The ranch rush: in a world of new possibilities and work-from-anywhere, we ask the experts why land is suddenly the new luxury.

The ranch rush: in a world of new possibilities and work-from-anywhere, we ask the experts why land is suddenly the new luxury.

As places to escape, ranches and land are hotter than ever. Buying and selling them, though, takes unique knowledge, access, information and…

North Texas on Two Wheels

North Texas on Two Wheels

Drawn outside by the allure of light, space and air — and a big dose of vitamin D — folks from Fort Worth to Dallas and everywhere in betwee…

A Cascade of Jobs: Tech, Health and Sports Sectors  Surging in Portland

A Cascade of Jobs: Tech, Health and Sports Sectors Surging in Portland

There’s an old theory about early human migration into the Americas. Back during the ice age, shallower waters gave rise to a land bridge co…

It’s Gorges  Outside: Portland’s Nearby Natural Wonder

It’s Gorges Outside: Portland’s Nearby Natural Wonder

Big city thrills are all good and well, and in that department, Portland is no slouch. But after walking among the bricks and concrete, the…

Cosmopolitan vs Urban vs Suburban:  Which Type of Portland Neighborhood  Is Right for Me?

Cosmopolitan vs Urban vs Suburban: Which Type of Portland Neighborhood Is Right for Me?

A walkable downtown sprinkled with charming historic buildings, bisected by the picturesque Willamette River.

Portland Renewal: Renovating Your Home in Stumptown

Portland Renewal: Renovating Your Home in Stumptown

That old saying that “home is where the heart is” isn’t necessarily just about the sentimentality you harbor for your abode, it can also be…

Stumptown Cool: 4 Reasons Portland is America’s Hippest City

Stumptown Cool: 4 Reasons Portland is America’s Hippest City

You’ve heard all the hype, now it’s time to see it for yourself!

Dollars & Sense: A Look at Portland Financials

Dollars & Sense: A Look at Portland Financials

Whenever you move from one state to another or even one city to another, you are often going to be confronted with a very different set of f…

8 Reasons to Move to the Portland Area

8 Reasons to Move to the Portland Area

8 Reasons to Move to the Portland Area

Make Yourself at Home: Huntsville Relocation Guide

Make Yourself at Home: Huntsville Relocation Guide

So you’re thinking about making the big move over to Huntsville, Alabama? The Rocket City is ready for you to launch the next stage of your…

Education in Huntsville, Alabama

Education in Huntsville, Alabama

Northern Alabama is home to several top-ranking school districts, and Huntsville-area parents have their pick when considering where to enro…

Rocket City Dream House: Building and Renovating in Huntsville

Rocket City Dream House: Building and Renovating in Huntsville

Everybody dreams of building their own dream house sooner or later in their lives. It doesn’t matter if it’s a child building a sandcastle o…

Rocket City Dollars and Sense: Legal and Financial Considerations in Huntsville

Rocket City Dollars and Sense: Legal and Financial Considerations in Huntsville

Living in a new place means adopting a whole new way of life, learning what the locals are going to expect from you and adapting to your new…

Huntsville Healthy: Wellness in the Rocket City

Huntsville Healthy: Wellness in the Rocket City

While it’s easy to get caught up in all the good times Huntsville, Alabama, has to offer — think amazing bars and pubs, fantastic restaurant…

Top of the South: Lots to Love in Northern Alabama

Top of the South: Lots to Love in Northern Alabama

When it comes to Deep South living, you really can’t get much deeper than “Sweet Home” Alabama. There’s a reason this part of the world has…

Northwest Expansion: Second Home and Vacation Spots in Seattle and Beyond

Northwest Expansion: Second Home and Vacation Spots in Seattle and Beyond

There’s a lot to love about living in the Seattle area. Super cool neighborhoods host a variety of activates from unique shopping diversions…

Emerald City Allure: Why Everybody Is Moving to the Seattle Area

Emerald City Allure: Why Everybody Is Moving to the Seattle Area

There are a few metro areas in America that have really captured the world’s imagination in the last 20 years. People might talk about how A…

Renovating and Remodeling in the Area – Puget Sound Region

Renovating and Remodeling in the Area – Puget Sound Region

You’ve seen the TV shows. There are lots of them. A husband-and-wife team, or twin brothers, or industry experts or a smiley host oozing wit…

Finance – Puget Sound Region

Finance – Puget Sound Region

Long before there was a state named after the first U.S. president, the entire area that would eventually become the northwestern United Sta…

The Food Scene in the Puget Sound

The Food Scene in the Puget Sound

Seattle is a food scene heavy hitter. The Emerald City consistently tops U.S. lists for food cities; its cultural diversity, proximity to th…

Trends to Watch in Seattle’s Tech Industry

Trends to Watch in Seattle’s Tech Industry

Seattle, Washington, is well known and respected for its tech industry, with big-name employers including Amazon, Microsoft and Expedia, the…

Design Trends Unique to the Puget Sound

Design Trends Unique to the Puget Sound

Individuals in the market for property in Seattle and its surrounding areas can expect a special selection of designs unique to the region.…

Finance in the Tri Cities

Finance in the Tri Cities

A recent study conducted by U.S. News & World Report ranked the best states in the nation for overall quality of life. Such metrics as healt…

A Touch of the Grape: Five Reasons Why the Tri-Cities Are Washington’s Wine Capital

A Touch of the Grape: Five Reasons Why the Tri-Cities Are Washington’s Wine Capital

Fans of viniculture, rejoice! Settling here in the Tri-Cities area means you have made your home in the heart of Washington state’s wine cou…

Tri-Cities, Washington a Hub for STEM Industry

Tri-Cities, Washington a Hub for STEM Industry

The Tri-Cities area, in the Southeast Region of the Evergreen State, is consistently ranked as one of the top areas for STEM (Science, Techn…

The Great Outdoors: Recreation Experiences in and Around the Tri Cities

The Great Outdoors: Recreation Experiences in and Around the Tri Cities

President Thomas Jefferson wanted to buy some land. So in 1803, the United States concluded a deal with France that would make any real esta…

Tri-Cities Transformation: Renovating and Remodeling in the Tri Cities

Tri-Cities Transformation: Renovating and Remodeling in the Tri Cities

Welcome to one of the best-kept secrets in Washington State! While Seattle is known for its big city lifestyle, it’s not for everyone. Some…

Top 10 Picks of Park City, Utah

Top 10 Picks of Park City, Utah

Heres a breakdown of the best things to do in Park City, Utah

Facts You May or May Not Know About Utah

Facts You May or May Not Know About Utah

There’s so much everybody seems to know about Park City. Of course, the legendary snow lanes gracing the slopes of its surrounding mountains…

The House Always Wins:  Getting the Best Price  for Your Home

The House Always Wins: Getting the Best Price for Your Home

No matter how much you might love your home, there’s always that day looming when you may need to sell it. Whether you’re looking for new ad…

Getting Into the Swing of Things: Golf Lifestyle in the Bahamas

Getting Into the Swing of Things: Golf Lifestyle in the Bahamas

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life.” The legendary golfer Bobby Jones may have said it best when it comes to enthusiasts of…

All Aboard: Marina Lifestyle in the Bahamas

All Aboard: Marina Lifestyle in the Bahamas

When people think of the quintessential version of what we call “the good life,” tropical islands are almost invariably part of the equation…

Island Tactics: Bahamian Financial, Security and Legal Tips

Island Tactics: Bahamian Financial, Security and Legal Tips

It’s easy to forget you’re still living in the real world after moving to The Bahamas...

Renovating & Remodeling Your Residential Property in the Bahamas

Renovating & Remodeling Your Residential Property in the Bahamas

What comes to mind when you think of the Bahamas? Overcast skies, icy cold wind, snowstorms, boots, heavy coats, smog, traffic, noise? Well,…

Boat, Plane or Ferry: The Best Transportation to Get to Block Island

Boat, Plane or Ferry: The Best Transportation to Get to Block Island

Lobster avocado BLTs, bike trails, birdwatching and beaches — Block Island’s summer months are absolutely bustling with tempting bites and o…

All Walks of Life: Block Island’s Greenway Trails

All Walks of Life: Block Island’s Greenway Trails

There’s an old saying that says if you can talk the talk, you should be able to walk the walk.

Block Island Financials: Things for Residents to Consider

Block Island Financials: Things for Residents to Consider

One of the great things about residing on Block Island is being far away from so much of the hectic energy that modern living demands of us.…

Block Island Naturally

Block Island Naturally

Block Island is a place where the human and natural communities are intricately linked.

Block Island Living: 4 Beachfront Home Essentials to Bring With You

Block Island Living: 4 Beachfront Home Essentials to Bring With You

For most people, Block Island is a place they go for a short visit, be it a day trip or a few days’ stay ushered in via ferry.

Renovating and Remodeling in the Area - Block Island

Renovating and Remodeling in the Area - Block Island

Just seven years after the pilgrims’ famous landing at Plymouth Rock, a man named Adriaen Block visited a small island off the coast of Rhod…

A Guide to Navigating All 10 Square Miles of Block Island

A Guide to Navigating All 10 Square Miles of Block Island

If the idea of Old New England — its charming quaintness, rugged and rocky coast and simple way of life...

Making Tennessee Your Home: Great Experiences Living in the Volunteer State

Making Tennessee Your Home: Great Experiences Living in the Volunteer State

It’s always quite the adventure when you move to a new state. What’s going to be the same? What’s going to be different?

Top 10 Picks of Tennessee

Top 10 Picks of Tennessee

Top 10 Picks of Tennessee

A Guide to Relocating to Tennessee

A Guide to Relocating to Tennessee

Relocation Specialists Only the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand offers personal and direct referrals to Global Real Estate Advisors fr…

Selling Your House in Tennessee:  What to Know

Selling Your House in Tennessee: What to Know

How does one get the best value when selling a home in Tennessee?

Six Steps To Buying Your Dream Home

Six Steps To Buying Your Dream Home

Six Steps To Buying Your Dream Home

Six Steps To Selling Your Current Home

Six Steps To Selling Your Current Home

Six Steps To Selling Your Current Home

Building & Remodeling Properties in California

Building & Remodeling Properties in California

California is a state treasured for its stunning vistas, ocean views and incredible culture. This state has long acted as a landing place fo…

The Big American Move: Exploring Realty Financials

The Big American Move: Exploring Realty Financials

There’s a great allure for real estate in the United States. It’s a very big country, after all, with all kinds of enticing properties that…

Completely Local Architectural Styles in California

Completely Local Architectural Styles in California

The Golden State isn’t just about palm-lined avenues and white sand beaches, California is home to some incredible architectural styles. Lon…

Simply Beautiful: 5 Reasons Why Living in Hermosa Beach Is the Best

Simply Beautiful: 5 Reasons Why Living in Hermosa Beach Is the Best

For those not so well-versed in Spanish, the word hermosa literally translates to “beautiful.” This makes perfect sense when you first lay y…

South Bay Delights: The Manhattan Beach Restaurant Scene

South Bay Delights: The Manhattan Beach Restaurant Scene

The city motto for Manhattan Beach makes perfect sense: “Sun, Sand, Sea.” Obviously here in the South Bay cities of Los Angeles, those three…

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