Dixie Wiley

Mediterranean Development – Cumbre del Sol in Costa Blanca, Spain

  • 06/25/2012
Mediterranean Development – Cumbre del Sol in Costa Blanca, Spain

‘Cumbre del Sol Urbanization’ Situated on the coastal strip of the town of Benitachell, between Javea and Moraira in Spain. This long-established developer has numerous developments that occupy a total area of 3,700,000 square meters of land on the sea front on the North coast of the Costa Blanca in the Alicante Province. Here is a selection of the properties available through our Portfolio. Please note that prices are in EUROS! Apartments – ready for occupancy: 2 and 3 bedroom apartments 74.10 sq.m to 103.40 sq.m Price Range: 117,325 Euros to 253,557 Euros Villas – Pre-construction: 50...

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Stunning Display of Cherry Blossoms in DC

  • 02/29/2012
Stunning Display of Cherry Blossoms in DC

2012 - The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins March 20 and runs for 5 weeks... ending April 27.  2012 is the 100th anniversary of the gift of these beautiful trees from Japan.  Check out the website for festival events National Cherry Blossom Festival Looking forward to springtime in Washington DC and Northern Virginia.  Here are some photos we took in 2011. 2011 - It was a beautiful but cool day for the beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday. Today it is snowing with about an inch on the ground and another inch expected. Cherry trees...

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Luxury Estate on Lake Tibet in Windermere, Florida

  • 03/31/2011
Luxury Estate on Lake Tibet in Windermere, Florida

SOLD 6309 Greatwater Drive, Windermere FL Magnificent Circular Stair graces the Grand Foyer. 6 Bedrooms 7 Baths 17 Rooms+ total Grand Foyer 19 x 18 Master Suite 28 x 18 Den/Study 16 x 13 Great Room 21 x20 Breakfast Room Game Room 40 x 22 Kitchen 22 x 20 Guest Suite - Bedroom #2 22 x 14 ensuite Dining Room 19 x 13 Exercise Room 17 x 11 Laundry Room Pool Bath Wine Closet Wine Cellar Upstairs Bedroom #3 19 x 13 ensuite Bedroom #4 17 x 15 ensuite Bedroom #5 17 x 13 ensuite Bedroom #6 17 x 13 ensuite Common Room 20 x 18 Current taxes are $50,497. Contact Dixie Wiley at 703-347-5224...

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Turkey – Villa Dolphin in Alanya-Avsallar

  • 03/30/2011
Turkey – Villa Dolphin in Alanya-Avsallar

Do you dream of owning property on "The Turkish Riviera"? This resale Villa is unique in that it has three bedrooms on 3 levels, whilst completely part of the villa the bottom and top bedrooms are totally self contained with separate entrances allowing guest privacy. The Ground floor bedroom is immediately adjacent to the tropically planted well kept gardens, with patio and beautiful outdoor pool. The first floor is the general living floor consisting of a large lounge area and separate Fully Fitted executive kitchen. Large bathroom and shower with double bedroom commanding fabulous views...

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Exclusive Offers at the World’s Finest Hotels and Resorts

  • 03/28/2011

Our unsurpassed Hotel and Resort Collection features over 700 select properties in 400 destinations worldwide. All of our partner properties provide exclusive privileges you can only enjoy when you make your travel arrangements through us. To enhance your stay, all participating hotels offer you complimentary breakfast for two daily, as well as, many valuable benefits that may include lunch or dinner for two, spa or resort credits, a round of golf, airport transfers, welcome amenities, and more. Take advantage of these extraordinary offers available to you. Offers in New York, New York;...

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Lobster Roll – Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck in DC

  • 03/24/2011
Lobster Roll – Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck in DC

Yummy! I was reading my bon appetit magazine when I came across the readers' favorite restaurant recipes article and saw the request for the Lobster Rolls recipe from the Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck in Washington DC. I immediately had to Google it and found their website redhooklobsterdc.com, twitter account and facebook page. I LOVE LOBSTER. So I saw that they were going to be in Friendship Heights, MD on Wednesday if it wasn't raining. It was going to be a 40 minute drive one way but I knew I wanted to try one. I went to sleep as I waited for the announcement at 8:00 AM Wednesday morning...

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Retire, Visit or Live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • 03/21/2011
Retire, Visit or Live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico tops many lists for best places to retire. PV is a seaside city on Banderas Bay on the Pacific coastline of Mexico. With a quality infrastructure already-in-place it offers visitors, retirees and those living in Puerto Vallarta a lifestyle similar to major US cities. Vallarta has an international airport, train, buses, hospitals, schools and universities, water treatment facilities and much more. World-class living with beautiful beaches, golf courses, marinas, restaurants, shopping and several all-inclusive resorts make this a great place to Retire, Visit or Live. Vallarta...

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Custom Montana Mountain Home on 23 Acres

  • 03/08/2011
Custom Montana Mountain Home on 23 Acres

SOLD Great Montana Package-Custom Mountain home on 23 fenced wooded acres. Views the Crazy mountains, access to Helen National Forest. Additional guest cabin and outbuilding. Lets start with the home. Custom designed and built by Blueridge Homes. Offers 2 bedrooms 2 baths plus open loft space above which can be used for another bedroom-office-or entertainment room. Half log siding outside, inside offers rough sawn hickory flooring, blue pine ceiling -stone fireplace. Views from all windows. This home offers elegance and country living. The guest cabin is a one bedroom with loft - propane...

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Experience the Wonders of the South Pacific and Asia

  • 03/02/2011
Experience the Wonders of the South Pacific and Asia

Tahiti, The Pearl of the Pacific Each of the many islands of Tahiti is a tiny paradise set in the amazing azure blue waters of the Pacific. Known as one of the most romantic destinations in the world, American couples can now be legally married in the famed islands! Couples can tie the knot or enjoy an unforgettable anniversary on white-sand beaches, at a chapel suspended above the lagoon or aboard a luxurious yacht in the middle of a lagoon. Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa Taiwan: An Extravagance of Flavors Taiwan offers a fascinating panorama of dining options, from street...

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Investment Opportunity Weekends in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

  • 03/01/2011

Dream of investing in, or moving to Mexico?  These 3-day events will educate and empower the participants with knowledge and insights so they can decide if Mexico is the right place for you.  There will be leading experts on Mexico's legal process, tax strategies, real estate ownership, health care, security and government services. Available Dates March 17-19 April 7-9 May 12-14 WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT THURSDAY EVENING After arriving Thursday, guests will settle into their villas during the afternoon.  Then meet the team and other guests aboard the corporate yacht for a sunset cruise...

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Chocolate Lovers Festival Fairfax Virginia

  • 02/27/2011

March 5-6, 2011 SAT 8:00AM - 5:00PM SUN NOON - 4:00PM The Chocolate Lovers Festival is an annual two day event held each year in Old Town Fairfax. This is a community favorite and features The Chocolate Challenge, an arts contest featuring breathtaking art made completely of chocolate. The festival is a great Valentine’s Day event with chocolate vendors offering samples and selling their products at the Taste of Chocolate. Other activities include the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, featuring chocolate chip pancakes, historic re-enactments, children's activities, a craft show and more. More...

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Montana – Luxury Property – Views of Bridger Mountains

  • 02/25/2011
Montana – Luxury Property – Views of Bridger Mountains

SOLD Located at the base of the Bridger Mountains, this luxury property offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valley. Perfectly situated on over 5 acres, this beautiful home features an exquisitely designed floor plan with over 7,000 sq. ft. of living space. Caretakers quarters are located at the back of a large shop with a private drive. Beautiful barn with guest quarters above. Offered at $1,750,000. For more information contact Dixie Wiley at 703-347-5224 or email at Dixie.Wiley@realplanz.com.

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Architectural Digest’s Sustainable Design Summit

  • 02/25/2011

Limited space is still available for Architectural Digest’s Sustainable Design Summit at Halekulani March 11-13, 2011. A special $300 discount is now offered on this land program sold exclusively through Signature members. Pricing starts at just $1,600 per person for 4 nights. Following are highlights of the program (additional details are available through Dixie Wiley): Join Architectural Digest for an enlightening weekend, exploring sustainability in all its forms at the luxurious Halekulani Resort, on Oahu's Waikiki Beach. From intimate panels and private tours to gala dinners with organic...

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Connecting People and Places Through Travel

  • 02/24/2011

Looking for a different way to see the world in 2011? Well, you've found it... with Culturious from Tauck. Custom-designed for active, inquisitive, consummate travelers seeking extraordinary experiences and authentic cultural connections wherever they go, Tauck's Culturious adventures engage you in unique, personalized activities... immerse you in local life, landscapes, traditions and cuisine... and open up a world of new possibilities in every destination. Join a small group of about 20 like-minded travelers - led by expert Culturious guides - for an unforgettable journey where sightdoing...

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Exclusive Hotel Offers – Caribbean, Mexico, Italy Plus More

  • 02/24/2011
Exclusive Hotel Offers – Caribbean, Mexico, Italy Plus More

Our unsurpassed Hotel and Resort Collection features over 700 select properties in 400 destinations worldwide. All of our partner properties provide exclusive privileges you can only enjoy when you make your travel arrangements through us. To enhance your stay, all participating hotels offer you complimentary breakfast for two daily, as well as, many valuable benefits that may include lunch or dinner for two, spa or resort credits, a round of golf, airport transfers, welcome amenities, and more. Take advantage of these extraordinary offers available to you. REALPLANZ Travel eNewsletter #4 As...

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Luxury Villa Southern Coast of Turkey

  • 02/23/2011
Luxury Villa Southern Coast of Turkey

Set in one of the most prestigious locations on the South Coast of Turkey, this complex is located on the outskirts of Alanya with stunning views of the Mediterranean. Located in the heart of the famous Incekum forest. All 124 Villas have the same breathtaking sea view. This project is over 70,000 m2 and will be built over a 4 phase build program. Due for total completion spring 2011. The villas can be modified and on the larger villas, this is a common practice which usually involves adding in large Jacuzzis, private outdoor pool and a host of other internal features. This complex consists...

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Home Sales Continue to Rise, Prices Remain Under Pressure

  • 02/19/2011

RE/MAX National Housing Report - For the first time in six months, home sales in the 54 U.S. markets surveyed in the RE/MAX National Housing Report are greater than one year ago. The year-to-year sales difference has been improving for three consecutive months. In January it turned positive with a 0.7% increase in sales from January 2010. The trend has been led by several cities experiencing double digit sales growth. Home prices, which have been relatively stable, were 4.6% lower than in January 2010. The inventory of homes for sale continued a downward trend, and is now 5.6% lower than January...

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Incredible Active Adventure Hotels and Resorts

  • 02/17/2011

Each New Year brings new opportunities to discover the world, and from Asia to Africa and even in your own backyard, we've highlighted a few active and soft adventure hotel experiences. Any journey provides the opportunity to disconnect and gain a fresh perspective, but often it's the extraordinary journeys that pack the mightiest punch. So whether it be an African safari, a helicopter ride across the Iguassu Falls in Brazil or discovering the ancient culture of Atacama in Chile, skiing the Rocky Mountains or snorkeling in Bermuda, we urge you to go out and explore! From beginners to avid...

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Lake Johio Waterfront Home

  • 02/15/2011
Lake Johio Waterfront Home

SOLDStunning custom 4BR 2.5BA waterfront home with over $50k in recent upgrades. This desirable open floorplan welcomes you home to your own "Piece of Florida Paradise: Professionally decorated with travertine stone, venetian plaster, faux paint galore, arched openings, columns, French doors, crown moldings, plantation shutters, stainless steel appliances, closet organizers and more. Large, spacious bedrooms add to the ambiance of the home. The 4th bedroom is currently used as an office. Built to take advantage of the waterview, the master suite, living and family rooms have French doors leading...

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Feb Travel Deals: Up to $1000 Savings and Win an Italy Vacation

  • 02/15/2011

ENDING THIS MONTH! - You'll love these February deals from Trafalgar! REALPLANZ Travel eNewsletter #1 Europe including Britain, Ireland, Spain, France and Germany. Several packages to Italy and Australia. And don't forget to enter to Win an Italy Vacation, details in the eNewsletter. As your travel specialist, we will save you time and provide you with valuable assistance and advice. Call Dixie Wiley today at 703-347-5224 or email dixie.wiley@gmail.com.

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Orlando Florida Townhome – Offered for US$234,900

  • 02/11/2011
Orlando Florida Townhome – Offered for US$234,900

Sold - Sought after Stonewood Manor Homes. 3BR 2.5BA Townhome with attached 2 car garage in the heart of Dr. Phillips community. Vaulted formal living room with cozy fireplace. Separate formal dining room with granite pass thru to the kitchen. Living and dining rooms both have triple sliders that open to a large tiled screened lanai. Updated kitchen with lovely maple cabinets and gleaming granite countertops. Kitchen adjoins family room for perfect family activities and gatherings. A half bath and laundry room complete the downstairs layout. All bedrooms are upstairs with an overlook to below....

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Top 10 Vacation Home Amenities Renters Desire

  • 02/10/2011

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2011—There’s one undeniable truth about vacation home renters: The early bird gets the worm—and she’s willing to pay top dollar for it. That’s why smart vacation rental owners set out to make their properties attractive to these oh-so-lucrative early birds well ahead of time. Yes, now is the time to start getting your ocean-view condo or woodsy cabin ready to stand out in the cyber lineup. And according to vacation home expert Christine Karpinski, that means one thing: It’s time to “amenity up.” “Once your home is passed up, most people won’t...

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Alexandria, VA – “Most Romantic” city in the U.S.

  • 02/09/2011
Alexandria, VA – “Most Romantic” city in the U.S.

Amazon.com announced the Top 20 Most Romantic cities in the U.S. Some information is taken from Amazon's press release Feb 08, 2011. For the second year in a row Alexandria, Va has received the "most romantic" city in the U.S.. Since Virginia's motto is Virginia is for Lovers, why wouldn't we expect the top "most romantic" city to be in Virginia and another Virginia city, Arlington to rank 15. My husband and I live in Arlington for a year back in 2002-2003 and then moved to Alexandria and we reside there now. We have walked the streets of both Arlington and Alexandria. And really enjoy...

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Big Sand Lake Property, Orlando, FL Offered for US$834,900

  • 02/07/2011
Big Sand Lake Property, Orlando, FL  Offered for US$834,900

SOLD One-of-a-kind 3BR 3BA home on Big Sand Lake. This home has many upgrades which make it desirable. It has granite kitchen counters, maple cabinets, new stainless steel appliances, plantation shutters, 3 car side-entry garage, Vaulted Ceilings, architectural use of glass blocks, Over sized sliding doors to lake front. Paver pool deck. Black-bottom pebble-tech type pool surface. Outside speakers convey. Murphy bed stays. Stone fireplace in Living Room. New compressor on A/C in 2010. Central vac. Waterfront living is enhanced by separate gazebo along dock and large boat lift. Lift will handle...

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Coconut French Toast

  • 02/06/2011
Coconut French Toast

I love making French toast for a weekend brunch and this version has coconut, cinnamon and vanilla in the mixture. I discovered this recipe a few years ago in Coastal Living, March 2007 issue. I fix bacon or sausage patties to accompany the French toast and receive rave reviews from Scott every time I make it. Enjoy!   1 loaf unsliced bread 2 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup coconut cream 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon butter, divided Powdered sugar, sliced bananas, toasted coconut flakes, and maple...

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