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Is “Downsizing” a 4 letter word?

Down-size (doun’ siz’)

  1. To reduce in number or size by cutting back
  2. To dismiss or lay off
  3. To make in a smaller size
  4. To simplify by reducing the number of one’s possessions
  5. To live in a simpler way, by moving into a smaller residence

Now match that with the characteristics attributed to those of us in the “Baby Boomer” generation;

Ambitious, Optimistic, Individualistic, Immediate gratification, Hardworking, Competitive, Materialistic, FOREVER YOUNG .

One thing that most defines the Baby Boomers is that every ‘stage of lifethat this generation has passed through was redefined forever. In other words, we’re not your Grandmother’s 60 , nor are we going to be your Mother’s 60.

The whole concept of “downsizing” just doesn’t fit, especially when we talk about housing.

That hardworking, competitive, ambitious nature is not ready to trade in the reward of a beautiful home filled with the treasures earned, for a two bedroom, 900 sq./ft apartment with one assigned parking place and Wednesday afternoon Bingo.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in March 2015

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

2015_03_13_NYC$14,500,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty- East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Good security, transparent legal systems and access to high-quality educational institutions are among the primary factors driving ultra-high-net-worth individuals’ real-estate decisions,” says Sotheby’s International Realty CEO Philip White.

The Top 10 Cities for Ultra-High Net-Worth Home BuyersThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A California Ranch Asks $17.75 Million; Show Goats IncludedThe Wall Street Journal

On the Market: A sleek, light-filled penthouse with an open layout in Dallas, TexasArchitectural Digest

House of the Day: A Highlands Retreat in the PhilippinesThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: An Artist’s Haven on the WaterThe Wall Street Journal

House of the Day: A Textile Industrialist’s Family Passes on Their Turn of the Century HomeArchitectural Digest

Peter Koral of 7 For All Mankind Lists in Malibu for $25 millionThe Wall Street Journal

Realogy Named As A 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company By Ethisphere Institute For Fourth Year In A Row—Realogy Holdings Corp.

Sotheby’s Celebrates Spring 2015 Asia Week NYSotheby’s 

Sotheby’s Celebrates Spring 2015 Asia Week NY

This week Sotheby’s celebrates Asia Week 2015 in New York by showcasing the cultures and art of Asia. With over a week of exhibitions, lectures, and events, the citywide program will also include various pieces up for auction. From Sakamoto Gorō and Classical Chinese Paintings, to early Ceramics from the Yang De Tang Collection and much more, the celebration is an extraordinary opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts alike. asiaweek_spring2015_banner_4.jpg.webrend.1920.350 Highlights Include:

003N09336_7YS3BA Rare Blue and White ‘Peony’ Jar, Guan | Yuan Dynasty | Estimate 1,000,000 – 1,500,00 USD

193N09319_7YSNYAn Important Thangka of the Vajradhatu Mandala | Tibet, 11th Century | Estimate 800,000 – 1,200,000 USD

N09317-295_webA Set of Four Famille-Rose ‘Eight Immortals’ Panels by Wang Qi (1884-1937) | Estimated 500,000 – 700,000 USD