Thursday, 13 November 2008

Real Estate professional Bruce Blomgren Joins Windermere

Bruce Blomgren, the Coachella Valley's preeminent authority on the luxury home market, has joined Windermere Real Estate as a “Premier Director,” it was announced today.

Blomgren, a well-respected Realtor in the Coachella Valley for 25 years, has been involved in over $630 million in sales in just the last 10 years.

“We are fortunate to have Bruce join the Windermere family with such an established reputation in luxury home sales,” said Bob Deville, broker owner of Windermere Real Estate Coachella Valley. “Bruce is a tremendous asset to our company throughout the valley.”

Blomgren said he joined Windermere's Indian Wells office because of its stellar reputation as a successful company. “They have a lot of integrity and have top notch, high-level real estate marketing.” He also said Windermere's well established presence in the Pacific Northwest is a valuable network to attract those buyers to the Coachella Valley.

“I have a lot of repeat, move-up and long-term clients who also refer me to their friends,” Blomgren said. “Effective marketing and referrals are the keys to guarantee repeat business. You have to work hard to match up the right Client with the right home."

Blomgren is a recognized Coachella Valley real estate market expert and the luxury home market in particular. He is often quoted in the media because of his expertise and is a member of the esteemed Desert Estates Network. Blomgren, his wife Vickie and their two daughters live in La Quinta and are involved in various community activities. Bruce Blomgren's son, Keith, has been an integral part of his real estate team in Indian Wells for over 10 years.

For more information, call Bruce Blomgren at (760) 779-1653 or visit his award-winning Web site at

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Auction Company to Sell Historic French Quarter Estate in the Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS, Nov 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A historic French Quarter Estate will sell at real estate auction on Thursday, November 13th at 2 p.m. J.P. King Auction Company, the nation's leading real estate auction marketing firm specializing in luxury properties will manage the sale of the home.
"This is a rare opportunity to purchase a home in the historic French Quarter and a piece of New Orleans history," said Craig King, president & CEO of J.P. King Auction Company. "In addition to its wonderful amenities, this French Quarter Estate is only a short stroll from Jackson Square."
The home was originally built in 1817, a two-story French Quarter estate full of history and richness. In the mid-1900's, it served as a Gallery Circle Theatre and since has been renovated with modern and luxurious amenities. The focal point of the 3 + suites, 4.5 bathroom estate is centered on the spectacular private courtyard with pool that is perfect for entertaining guests or escaping the energy of the city for quiet relaxation. The courtyard's garden area contains a sprinkler system and automatic fertilizer.
"This is the type of house you never get tired of, a home that makes you love it even more over time," said owner Jerriane Long. "It's truly un-describable. It has a personality all of its own, where each room has its own theme."
The estate boasts hand painted murals throughout, two kitchens, beautiful copper ceilings, cypress flooring, exposed brick, granite countertops, spiral staircase, theatre room, antique bar area and a unique and open layout. The French Quarter Mansion has impeccable architecture throughout the property, preserving the traditional appearance and the nostalgic feel that the area is known for. The estate offers complete privacy from the street with a two-car garage and private parking in the courtyard.
New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz, a vibrant city full of diverse culture, deep historical traditions, quaint neighborhoods and fantastic cuisine. The estate is near some of the major attractions in New Orleans including Cafe du Monde, French Market, Bourbon Street, Aquarium of the Americas and the Moon Walk along the Mississippi River. This central location is ideal for experiencing annual Mardi Gras celebrations, performing arts, museums, professional sporting events and the pulsating nightlife.
Individuals interested in more information about the upcoming sale may contact J.P. King at 800-558-5464 or visit the company's web site at
J.P. King, based in Gadsden, AL, is the nation's leading real estate auction marketing firm specializing in high-value properties such as superluxury homes, ranches, land, condominiums and developments. J.P. King has marketed upscale properties in 49 states and 6 countries with recent sales in California, Florida, Las Vegas, South Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, Montana and Alabama.

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