Bethany Beach, Delaware (PRWEB) September 20, 2014
ResortQuest Real Estate is pleased to announce that the Powell-Hughes Group has joined the Coastal Delaware firm.
With a background in finance and education, Anne Powell has worked in resort real estate for more than eight years, consistently earning awards for sales volume and, most recently, receiving the 5-Star Real Estate Award, an honor given annually to the top 1% of real estate professionals nationally and featured in Delaware Today. Powell graduated from a Fortune 100 management program and developed curriculum for Delaware Tech, while an advisor/instructor at the school. As University of Delaware researcher, she created online courses and Web resources for faculty. Powell is the incoming president of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is an avid runner and swimmer, and has two adult children.
Jennifer Hughes moved to the Delaware Beaches in 2001 from Baltimore, Md. Hughes has an extensive background in mortgage lending, owning and operating her own successful mortgage company for 13 years in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania before becoming a licensed Delaware REALTOR? in 2006. She has since obtained her Maryland real estate license and her Delaware brokers license. Teaming with Powell, the duo is a consistent top producer. Hughes prides herself on her high customer satisfaction ratings, resulting in clients returning to her again and again for their real estate needs.
Christine Middleton, who is new to the group and joins them as a sales assistant, received her Delaware real estate license in 2010. Originally from Baltimore, she moved to Sussex County full time in 1999. Before embarking on her real estate career, Middleton was an interior designer. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Powell-Hughes actively give back to the local and regional communities they serve, as sponsors of The Freeman Stage, Fenwick Flicks, the annual Exercise Like the Eskimos New Years Day plunge and The Queen Annes Race to End Kennedys Disease. They are contributors to the Justin Jennings Beach House and The South Coastal Librarys Cottage Tour. Additionally, Powell and Hughes are corporate sponsors of The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.
We are very delighted to add the Powell-Hughes Group to our sales team, said Brigit Taylor, broker of record for the firm. With their extensive local real estate experience and diverse business backgrounds, they will be a great asset to the firm.
Hughes, Powell and Middleton are active members of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS?, The Delaware Association of REALTORS? and the National Association of REALTORS?. Powell and Hughes are also licensed in Maryland and belong to the Coastal Association of REALTORS? and the Maryland Association of REALTORS?.
The Powell-Hughes Group will have offices on Coastal Highway in Bethany Beach, at Hickman Beach Plaza West, and will continue to provide excellent service to clients in both Coastal Delaware and Maryland, with special expertise in luxury coastal properties as well as the waterfront golf community of Bayside, in West Fenwick.
Please visit Powell-Hughes Group at the Hickman Beach Plaza West, 33012 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach, or call Powell, Hughes and Middleton at 302-541-8889.
ResortQuest Real Estate is a real estate leader in southeast Sussex County since the early 1970s. ResortQuest provides comprehensive real estate services, including residential and commercial sales, vacation and long-term rentals, and homeowner association management.
For the latest on real estate in the resort and inland areas of Sussex County, visit their locations at 33012 Coastal Highway or call 302-539-8600; Marketplace at Sea Colony at 33546 Marketplace or call 302-541-8999; Edgewater Lobby at L1- Edgewater House Road or call 302-541-8880; West Fenwick at 37458 Lion Drive, Suite 7 or call 302-436-1100; or Bear Trap Dunes at 21 Village Green Drive or call 302-541-5454.
The firm can also be found on the Web at ResortQuestDE.com, on Facebook (/RQDEMD), or on Twitter (@RQDEMD). For information on starting a career in real estate, contact Taylor at 302-541-8780 or visit http://www.ResortQuestDE.com.
About ResortQuest Real Estate?, Delaware & Maryland:
ResortQuest Delaware Real Estate, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, LLC, has provided real estate sales, vacation rental, and homeowner association management services to Bethany Beach, Sea Colony and other fine communities in Delaware’s Quiet Resorts, Maryland and the surrounding coastal areas since the early 1970s. Its affiliate ResortQuest Delaware, LLCs homeowner association management division represents the needs of more than 6,200 homeowners in 47 associations from Lewes to Fenwick Island, Del. Wyndham Vacation Rentals?, the worlds largest professionally managed vacation rentals business providing access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals? and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands. For additional information, visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com.
HomeThangs.com the Online Home Improvement Store has made their goal to deliver the right product to the consumer. With that in mind, shopping and home design tips, as well as special product selections are being introduced.
Building a luxury shower is at the top of many homeowners to-do lists, but high-end showers come in all shapes and sizes, and different types of shower heads offer a wide variety of different shower experiences. HomeThangs.com has introduced a guide to a few of the most popular options, as well as their quirks, pros, and cons.
The trend toward bigger and more decadent shower spaces and tighter water use regulations means that even basic shower heads are getting a little fancier. Many have special aerators that help disguise a lower water output, and multiple functions to help customize the shower experience. At the minimum, look for a three to five function shower head with a solid brass construction, and keep an eye out for labels that indicate technology that increases water pressure while lowering water use.
Hand showers are a European-style shower head thats become a popular luxury option here in the states. Rather than being attached directly to the wall, these shower heads are built to be held in the hand and are attached to a long flexible cord rather than a traditional shower arm. The shower heads hang on a hook on the wall so they can be used like conventional shower heads, but also detach so they can be manipulated. This makes it easy to target water to specific areas of the body, and is also great for cleaning the shower and bathing pets.
Rainfall shower heads are another common feature in high end luxury showers. Unlike regular shower heads, which are designed to spray water forcefully through the nozzles, rainfall shower heads have large, flat faces that spread water out and allow it to drip naturally through holes in the face, recreating the sensation of gently falling rain. These shower heads should be fixed much higher than a normal shower head, either attached to a long, curved shower arm or mounted directly to the ceiling, to get the maximum effect.
Many high end showers have more than one shower head, and often include at least one main shower head, one rainfall shower head, and multiple body sprayers attached to the walls for a 360 degree, all-encompassing spray of water. The problem with these showers is that theyre not only costly and invasive to install, but they can also be quite expensive to maintain, as they use significantly more water than a more conventional shower.
Shower panels are a simple alternative to a full custom shower. Rather than installing the shower heads in the walls, shower panels have multiple shower heads and body sprayers attached to a single flat metal or plastic panel. The whole unit can be installed in place of the existing shower arm, allowing one shower head worth of water use to power a whole custom shower worth of shower heads. The overall pressure will be a bit less intense and come from only one direction, but shower panels dont require any invasive demolition or construction and use significantly less water, making them a better fit for smaller scale luxury shower remodels.
Shower systems offer a sort of middle ground between fully custom showers and shower panels. Unlike a shower panel, they dont usually have built in body sprayers, but their more minimalist design means they tend to be much leaner and more elegant, with both shower heads attached to a long metal pole. The hook that holds the hand shower in place can be raised or lowered so the shower head can be used alternately as a traditional shower head or a body sprayer, while the rainfall shower head is elevated high overhead for a gentle all-over spray. Limiting the shower system to only two shower heads means both have a bit more water pressure than those on a shower panel, and can usually be installed in an existing shower without any major construction or plumbing alteration.
For more thoughts on building a luxury shower, check out the full article here.
HomeThangs.com is not only a home improvement superstore, it also provides expert design tips and a comprehensive shopping guide, taking the ideas from professional interior designers, and offering tips to the consumers on how to pick the products to best suit their needs.
Tower Hamlets signs ?36m deal with Guildmore to transform Poplar Baths
Estimated 100s of new jobs to be created
New homes to be built
Guildmore to construct a state-of-the-art leisure development at Poplar Baths
Plus new Haileybury Youth Centre at Dame Colet
On 26 June 2014, Tower Hamlets Council signed a ?36m deal with Guildmore to transform Poplar Baths and Haileybury Youth Centre with Dame Colet into the East Ends newest leisure centre and housing development. The result will bring new facilities for the community as well as a much needed housing development plus powerful investment into Tower Hamlets.
After careful planning and consultations with Tower Hamlets Council and local residents, Guildmore is launching into action to transform Poplar Baths and nearby Dame Colet into an exciting new community youth centre and residential apartments.
Mayor Lutfur Rahman said: We are committed to ensuring that Tower Hamlets residents have access to excellent housing and community facilities. This fantastic development will also see a beautiful building restored back to its former glory.
The project will see the restoration of Poplar Baths a Grade II listed building and former swimming pool opposite Chrisp Street market, designed by Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects. There will be an additional 60 new council homes designed by CZWG Architects at this site. Plus the development of Dame Colet House – a former housing block which is no longer in use with CZWG & Steven Bradbury Architects and nearby Haileybury Youth Centre in Stepney, also with Pringle Richards Sharratt.
This is a significant investment deal for London and will boost employment and growth in the borough. I am delighted that Tower Hamlets are investing in the local community and providing homes, jobs and leisure facilities to young and old in the area, said Engin Ertosun, Managing Director, Guildmore.
English Heritage officials have already commented that they are very happy with how the development project is going.
Keen to involve local people with employment opportunities, building work is commencing to construct a new leisure centre that will bring health and fitness facilities to the community for generations to come.
Benefits of the regeneration of Poplar Baths
25m swimming pool
gymnasium with studios and caf?
new sports pitch
activities for children and adults with disabilities including wheelchair basketball, amputee football, swimming galas and holiday programmes
conservation of the prestigious Grade II listed building
New homes for rent will be available to local people.
At Dame Colet, Guildmore is building 40 new Council rented homes, from 1-4 bedrooms in an attractive car-free environment. Some properties are designed to provide disabled access. All the flats have separate kitchens and individual balconies to provide easy access to outside space.
As well as providing first-class leisure facilities and new homes in Poplar, Guildmore will provide:
Work experience placements
Job fairs and workshops
Construction training for residents during the build
Apprenticeships arranged through Skillsmatch
Local jobs through local suppliers and subcontractors
Activities to enhance employment prospects of young people
“A great place to live”
These new homes and the regenerated baths facility will assist in meeting the council’s vision of ‘A great place to live’. This reflects London Borough of Tower Hamlet’s continuing ambition to make the Borough a place where people are proud to live, work and study.
Cllr Rabina Khan, Cabinet Member for Housing and Development, said: For over 25 years, this building has been empty and unused. I am delighted that under our administration the campaigning and wishes of local residents can finally be realised, and this fantastic building will once more play its vital role in the heart of our borough.
Guildmore are working closely with the TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL to achieve quality affordable housing, set in a clean and safe neighbourhood, served by well-connected travel facilities and within easy access of services and community facilities. And the East End is looking forward to the results.
Chicago-based Convexity Properties recently held the groundbreaking for 4 East Elm, the first new condominium high-rise to begin construction on Chicagos North Side in five years and the first in the Gold Coast since 2007. The development offers 35 half- and full-floor condominiums ranging in price from $ 2.2 million to $ 7.2 million. Sales began this summer.
The groundbreaking ceremony included Donald R. Wilson, chairman of Convexity Properties and DRW Holdings; Chicago Deputy Mayor Steven Koch; and 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti. Also on hand were representatives from @properties, which is conducting sales for 4 East Elm; general contractor Leopardo Construction; project architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz; interior design firm Gary Lee Partners; and construction manager Daccord LLC, all based in Chicago.
As the first new condominium building in the Gold Coast in almost a decade, 4 East Elm is a big milestone for both the neighborhood and the downtown condominium market, said Wilson. Weve had an incredible response from homebuyers, and were thrilled to get construction underway.
The 27-story building at the northeast corner of State and Elm streets will feature three-bedroom, 3.5-bath floor plans ranging from just under 3,100 square feet to 3,515 square feet. Plans can also be combined, allowing for full-floor residences with more than 6,600 square feet of living space.
All residences at 4 East Elm will feature private elevator access; 10-foot finished ceiling heights; floor-to-ceiling windows; wide-plank flooring in living areas; Florense cabinetry; Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele appliances; and quartz or natural stone countertops. Homebuyers will have the opportunity to work with Gary Lee Partners on interior selections and with Premiere Systems to customize audio, video, lighting and smart-home systems.
Homeowners will also have access to a variety of amenities, including a landscaped sundeck; outdoor pool and spa; clubhouse lounge with a full kitchen and flat-screen TV; movie screening room; fitness center; 24-hour doorman and private garage parking.
There has been huge pent up demand for new-construction in the high-end market. 4 East Elm raises the bar for luxury condominiums in the city and addresses the needs and tastes of upscale buyers who are looking for something both contemporary and refined, said Thaddeus Wong, co-founder of @properties.
4 East Elm is scheduled to be completed in early 2016. For more information on 4 East Elm, visit http://www.4EastElm.com or call 312-542-1144.
About Convexity Properties
Chicago-based Convexity Properties is an affiliate of DRW Real Estate Investments, the real estate arm of DRW Holdings. Convexity and DRW Real Estate Investments have successfully developed and recapitalized a number of high-profile retail, residential and hotel properties both in Chicago and throughout the United States. Recent projects include the retail redevelopment of the Esquire Theater at 58-104 E. Oak Street, a luxury apartment tower and Loews Hotel in Streeterville, and the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado.
@properties is the No. 1 independent residential brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the top 20 residential brokers in the U.S. @properties has more than 1,500 licensed brokers in 15 offices throughout downtown Chicago, surrounding suburbs and southwest Michigan. For more information, visit http://www.atproperties.com.
BUILDER and CUSTOM HOME this week announced the winners of the 2013 Watermark Awards. Now in its eighth year, the program honors builders, architects, and designers for quality, innovation, and excellence in kitchen and bath design. Raising the Stakes is the common theme among the 2013 winners, which included projects that demonstrated a higher standard for production building, universal design thats as handsome as it is accessible, and a friendlier take on modernism.
The 2013 Watermark competition saw the most entries in its eight-year history, said Amy Albert, editor of CUSTOM HOME and design editor of BUILDER. The increase points to the essential role that kitchens and baths play in attracting buyers to a home. Whats more, theres brisk activity in the remodeling sector, and business in many markets is improving slowly but steadily.
Project of the Year is awarded to Sams Creek in Bridgehampton, N.Y. in the category of Kitchen in a Custom Home (over 5,000 sq. ft.). Designed by Bates Masi + Architects and built by Breitenbach Builders, Sams Creek is full of great architecture and finely tuned details, said the jury. Sleek yet warm, the cooking space is an inextricable part of the greater living area and a hard-working example of kitchen as household hub.
2013 Watermark Grand Award winners:
Piper House Kitchen in Darien, Connecticut (designed and built by Sun Homes)
Crosby Kitchen in Hillsborough, California (designed by TRG Architects and built by Allwood Construction)
The Red Cottage Kitchen in Biwabik, Minnesota (designed by Rehkamp Larson Architects and built by Code Plus Construction)
Crystal Springs Barn Kitchen in St. Helena, California (designed by SDG Architects and built by Team Built Construction)
Pima Canyon Master Bath in Tuscon, Arizona (designed by John Senhauser Architects and built by Jeff Willmeng Homes)
274 Bragg Kitchen in Auburn, Alabama (designed by HILLworks and built by HF & L Construction)
Woolworth Kitchen in Omaha, Nebraska (designed by Steven Ginn Architects and built by Craig Tuttle Construction)
2013 Watermark Award of Merit Honorees:
Sink with a View in Washington, D.C. (designed by Treacy Eagleburger Architects and built by deMarne & Day)
Pima Canyon Kitchen in Tucson, Arizona (designed by John Senhauser Architects and built by Jeff Willmeng Homes)
Robins Way in Amagansett, N.Y. (Designed by Bates Masi + Architects and built by Brian Mannix Builders)
73rd Street Penthouse, New York, N.Y. (designed by Turett Collaborative Architects and built by Alcon Builders Group)
Baileyana Powder Room in Hillsborough, California (designed by TRG Architects and built by Allwood Construction)
Elizabeth Street Master Bath in Austin, Texas (designed by Alterstudio Architecture and built by Abode Modern Home Building)
Tremont Kitchen in Cleveland, Ohio (designed by FORUM Architectural and built by B.R. Knez Construction)
Westlake Kitchen in Austin, Texas (designed and built by Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction)
2013 Watermark Special Focus Honorees:
White Oaks Kitchen in Minneapolis, Minnesota (designed by Rehkamp Larson Architects and built by Dovetail Renovations)
Crest Ridge Master Bath in Austin, Texas (designed and built by Tier 1 Group)
Watermark Award winners are selected from an open call for entries and reviewed by a panel of industry experts. Winners are featured in the June 2013 issue of BUILDER magazine, with expanded coverage on http://www.builderonline.com and http://www.customhomeonline.com. For more information about the competition or the entry process, contact Amy Albert at 202.736.3339.
Published by Hanley Wood, BUILDER is the leading brand in the residential construction industry and serves as the magazine of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For more than three decades, BUILDER has provided essential news, information and resources about products, technologies, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices to help home building professionals innovate for success. With an integrated platform encompassing print, online and in-person, BUILDER is a trusted source for top builders, architects and other industry professionals across the country.
About CUSTOM HOME:
Published by Hanley Wood, CUSTOM HOME focuses on the art and craft of home design and is the leading resource for builders, architects, designers of one-of-a-kind homes, and interior designers. In print, online, and in person, CUSTOM HOME provides in-depth coverage of the latest design trends, new products and best practices and is a trusted source for high-end home building professionals.
About Hanley Wood:
Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data and strategic marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans.
The odds are already stacked in Orbs favor. After his stellar performance in the Kentucky Derby, Orb is leading the charge not just in Preakness predictions but also in speculations about a possible Triple Crown.
It may not be surprising, then, that when 29 professional psychics at Hollywood Psychics, the popular psychic service provider, were recently surveyed about the upcoming event at Baltimores Pimlico Race Course, Orb came out ahead. Nearly 40% of the online psychics surveyed predicted he would win.
Echoing what seems to be the general sentiment, psychic Rosco Damen said: Orb looked great during the Derby even after being spooked the day before as well as a sloppy track. The Preakness should be a win.
Nevertheless, a not insignificant number of psychics predicted wins for Goldencents (17%), Oxbow (14%) and Will Take Charge (10%). Just one of the psychics would put her money on Departing.
So how heavily should one weigh these psychic predictions as compared with any others? Its anyones bet whether cards and intuition are more accurate than statistical or historical analysis. And as the survey showed, one psychics cards can point to one outcome while another psychics intuition can predict something else entirely.
Its probably safe to wager that every bet placed on a horse is based on countless, often intangible factors. Yet as anyone interested in horse racing would agree, and as psychic Mari succinctly put it: Mostly I just hope they all have a safe race.
About Hollywood Psychics:
Hollywood Psychics is an established provider of psychic readings by phone and online chat, appealing to a young professional demographic. Hollywood Psychics experts specialize in astrology, horoscopes, numerology, tarot cards, clairvoyant readings, and many other psychic disciplines. Hollywood Psychics believes in its community of authentic psychics and stands behind the authentic psychic readings they deliver to clients. Visit them online at http://www.hollywoodpsychics.com.