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Staging Your Home for Sale

Staging Your Home for Sale

January 2017

Las Vegas real estate broker Kamran Zand, founder of Luxury Estates International, knows a little something about staging a home for quick sale. He recently set a record for the highest price paid per square foot for a high-rise condo on the Las Vegas Strip: $1,633 per square foot for a 3,980-square-foot penthouse, once owned by famed developer Kirk Kerkorian, in the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. The condo was under contract with a local buyer before it was even listed.

A Pet Boarding Primer

A Pet Boarding Primer

October 2016

Whether work or vacation takes us away, sometimes we need to leave our furry friends behind. Neighbors or pet sitters can check in on your pup or cat, but in many cases, your pets may be more comfortable—and safer—if they are in the full-time care of a pet boarding facility. Whether it’s doggy daycare or the kitty kennel, boarding your pet can be a positive experience for all parties—or puppies—involved.   

Protect Against Car Hacking and Auto Theft

Protect Against Car Hacking and Auto Theft

September 2016

If you own a car that was made by the Volkswagen Group since 1995, you may have heard that the keyless entry system can expose your vehicle to break-ins and theft—or perhaps you’ve already experienced one of these unlucky events. And Volkswagen owners aren’t the only ones at risk.

Custom Handmade Furniture

Custom Handmade Furniture

August 2016

Tour the immaculate, museum-quality loft of a certain New York City art philanthropist and glass sculptor, and you will undoubtedly be dazzled by the clever display of fragile art that spans centuries. Housing such a delicate collection in an industrial loft is no easy feat, so the sculptor turned to a number of local resources to construct custom cabinets with lighted interiors, an open kitchen and a massive dining table—made of precious woods and inlaid with a spectacular glass top—to fill a tricky space. 

A Fresh Look at Pool Safety

A Fresh Look at Pool Safety

There’s nothing like that first splash into the pool in the hot summer sun. But opening your pool isn’t quite as easy as uncovering it and jumping in. Taking all the safety precautions you can—from making sure it’s a physically safe area for children to ensuring the water is chemically safe for any swimmer—are crucial first steps for a summer of fun in the pool.

Rent Your Home Online Safely

Rent Your Home Online Safely

June 2016

Renting your home—or second home—for a short time can be lucrative. For that reason, online rental services—such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and FlipKey—constitute a fast-growing industry, giving homeowners additional income for what most people assume is low risk.

On the other hand, a host of problems can accompany renting your property. Those include everything from not understanding the legal ramifications of operating a short-term rental to sustaining damage from careless renters. Here are a few basics.

Preserve Your Family Photos

Preserve Your Family Photos

You’ve undoubtedly come across boxes of yellowed and faded photographs, their colors washed out or tinted green over time. And with photographic technology having made such strides in only a couple of decades' time, plenty of those old photos—no slides to be found, of course—might not even be older than your own high school snaps.