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Luxury Properties Around the World

  • 03/08/2012
Luxury Properties Around the World

As a Certified International Real Estate Specialist, I.R.E.S, I work with clients to acquire Second Homes as a home away from home for vacation, recreation, retirement or profit.  I.R.E.S members around the world showcase a number of properties for sale in the Castles & Estates magazine. Click on CASTLES & ESTATES for the latest edition of the magazine.  Also check out my International & US Listings Page by clicking on the link above for more listings. Contact Global Agent - Dixie Wiley at 703-871-9317 for information on any of the listings in the magazine or on my webpage above. ...

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Our Trip to Maine – Acadia National Park

  • 06/13/2011
Our Trip to Maine – Acadia National Park

We just got home from our trip to Maine to visit Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park.  Acadia was truly spectacular with picturesque vistas, sparkling lakes, wildlife and abundant lobster. We camped at the Seawall Campground within the national park. It was cool most mornings and evenings and warmed up during the day... enough to get a tan. June was not the high tourist season so the campground was less than 25% full. We ate lunch at Jordan Pond House... famous for their popovers. We sat outside and had a view of Jordan Pond and watched people trekking off to walk around...

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Ultimate Romantic Getaway or Honeymoon

  • 06/02/2011
Ultimate Romantic Getaway or Honeymoon

Need a Romantic Getaway or planning a Honeymoon? French Polynesia is the perfect destination to celebrate your love! Papeete is a modern, bustling port, with plenty of  shopping from black pearl boutiques to island handicrafts to the latest in French fashions.  Stop by a sidewalk cafe for a drink or enjoy the delicate flavors of French cuisine. On Moorea, your tropical adventure includes breathtaking bays, jagged peaks and cascading waterfalls into deep valleys. Bora Bora is considered the most beautiful island in the world with its turquoise to deep blue colored lagoon, a haven for watersports. The...

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Luxury Apartment on Mediterranean Sea

  • 06/01/2011
Luxury Apartment on Mediterranean Sea

A 1 Bedroom 1 Bath in Alanya - Kestel. Size of apartment is 62 sqm and to the beach is 20 meters and to the city center is 6 kilometers. Built in 2010. Priced at €63,000 or US for around $90,830.45. (US dollar will fluctuate) Set on the sea shore, this complex is a place of spellbinding luxury in a glamorous location where comfort and contemporary amenities come together. Colorful and unique, the complex comes with an entirely new lifestyle concept with two magnificently designed and appointed apartment blocks. An amazing location, where the mountains meet the sea. Rich of fully integrated,...

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Hottest Travel Destinations of the Season

  • 05/09/2011

Planning a summer vacation? We have the inside scoop on the hottest destinations of the season. Whether you need a budget-conscious escape, a romantic rendezvous abroad or a trip that the whole family will enjoy, we have just the vacation values you are looking for this summer. Destinations like Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe and the South Pacific.  Want to go somewhere else, I can help with any destination. Click on the link for REALPLANZ Travel eNewsletter for the latest deals.  Contact Dixie Wiley at 703-347-5224 or email Dixie.Wiley@gmail.com to plan your summer vacation.

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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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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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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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Leaseback Programs in France on vacation homes

  • 11/10/2010
Leaseback Programs in France on vacation homes

With the Leaseback plan in France you buy a freehold property, then grant a management company the right to use the property for a short term tourist rental, for a minimum of 9 - 11 years.  You receive a major tax discount as well as net rental income.  There are no restrictions for non-residents and the leading French Banks will lend up to 100% of the property value including the VAT tax.  With this use of leveraging, you invest a relatively small amount.  The Developer has already built more than a billion dollars of properties in France. Most of these leaseback developments are in high tourist...

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