Archive for January, 2010
Follow up on the 2010 LuxuryRealEstate.com European Conference in Rome, Italy!Posted by Joan McGuigan
Greetings from glorious sunny Roma!Posted by Joan McGuigan
LuxuryRealEstate.com Unveils New Version of Award-Winning WebsitePosted by Joan McGuigan
Reposted from luxuryrealestate.com. Article written by Meghan Barry.
Tuesday January 12th (Seattle, WA): LuxuryRealEstate.com unveils the new face of its award-winning website – the #1 online portal for global luxury properties and the professionals representing them.
The redesigned home page is the first phase of a complete re-launch of LuxuryRealEstate.com. The new website will include a completely revamped property, agent, broker and luxury community search, along with better international coverage of luxury communities and property listings around the world.
Beyond the more polished and improved look and feel of LuxuryRealEstate.com, the redesign introduces under-the-hood improvements that might not be obvious to the casual visitor, but will improve the user experience and increase exposure of luxury homes listed on the site. Features include – faster page loading, more search engine friendly, and more future safe with upgraded web browsers. Utilization of Twitter posts and Microformats as well as RSS and Atom feeds will allow for easier user subscriptions and syndication of editorial content.
Read more at http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/news/press_releases/1996-luxuryrealestatecom-receives-facelift-unveils-new-version-of-award-winning-website
McGuigan Pepin and Susan Pepler featured in the Westmount Independent.Posted by Joan McGuigan
McGuigan Pepin and artist Susan Pepler were featured in yesterday’s Westmount Independent.
Susan Pepler’s artwork can be seen at www.susanpepler.com. A number of her pieces are on display at our satellite office, located at 4431 Ste-Catherine Ouest in Westmount.
Full text of the article:
"It was a busy holiday season for the agents and staff of local real estate broker McGuigan Pepin. In November, they celebrated 15 years as an independent firm. On December 15, they held a more subdued affair to inaugurate their new, St. Catherine St. office (at Kensington), and used the occasion (and space) for a showing of work by local artist Susan Pepler."
Information about the Expanded Home Buyer Tax CreditPosted by Joan McGuigan
RISMEDIA, January 7, 2010—As we begin 2010, both real estate professionals and home buyers have something to look forward to and more importantly, take advantage of—the extended and expanded home buyer tax credit.
How much is the credit and what are the income limits?
The maximum allowable credit for first-time home buyers is $8,000 or 10% of the sales price, whichever is less. For current homeowners, it is $6,500 or 10% of the sale price, whichever is less. Under the extended home buyer tax credit, single buyers with incomes up to $125,000 and married couples with incomes up to $225,000 may receive the maximum credit.
-There is an $800,000 limitation on the cost of the home
-The purchaser must be at least 18 years old on the date of purchase
-For a married couple, only one spouse must meet this age requirement and dependents are not eligible to claim the credit
Read more: http://rismedia.com/2010-01-06/the-expanded-home-buyer-tax-credit-could-chase-away-the-winter-blues/#ixzz0c3E0nFOt
McGuigan Pepin’s 15 year anniversaryPosted by Joan McGuigan
McGuigan Pepin’s 15 year anniversary is a milestone worthy of a memorable gala.
The party was a spectacular success, so we were told by all who attended.
A big thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate in style. And a special thanks to Marc for making available his stunning Galerie d’Este on Greene Ave., Sylvie Thibodeau, for her outstanding catering services and the well-known Pierre Francois jazz trio, who kept everyone musically entertained all evening.
Here are some happy moments that Marianne captured for your viewing.