Sotheby’s sold record $108B in luxury homes in 2017
04/05/2018 03:41 PM

Sotheby’s International Realty sold a record $108 billion worth of real estate in 2017 — a 14 percent jump from the year prior, the company said.

In the U.S., sales rose from $85 billion in 2016 to $96 billion last year. International sales increased from $10 billion to $12 billion.


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Ride for Our Lives: Wellington equestrians rally behind Parkland movement
03/26/2018 02:45 PM

As millions of people throughout the world take part in the March for Our Lives and so-called sibling marches calling for gun control and better security in schools, Wellington’s equestrian community is leading an effort to have a different version of the event: Ride for Our Lives.

The March for Our Lives was founded by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland after a 19-year-old shooter killed 17 people at the school on Feb. 14.  


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Polo Brunch Raises Money For Cancer Patients
03/19/2018 02:13 PM

WELLINGTON, Fla. - The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation hosted a polo brunch Sunday in Wellington at the International Polo Club.

Participants raised money to help cancer patients with their non-medical living expenses during treatment. 

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Lifestory Research 2018 America’s Most Trusted Residential Real Estate Brokerage
02/22/2018 11:48 AM

Sotheby’s International Realty has been identified as the most trusted in the Lifestory Research 2018 America’s Most Trusted® Residential Real Estate Brokerage Study.

The 2018 America’s Most Trusted® Residential Real Estate Brokerage, is based on 6,299 opinions collected over the course of the prior 12 months in the United States. As the 2018 Lifestory Research America’s Most Trusted Residential Real Estate Brokerage, Sotheby’s International Realty produced the highest score. The rank order of trust of the brands were (1) Sotheby’s International Realty (2) Berkshire Hathaway, (3) Keller Williams, (4) Better Homes and Gardens, (5) Prudential, (6) ReMax, (7) Century 21, and (8) Coldwell Banker.

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New Celebrity In Town
02/19/2018 04:33 PM

Billy Joel has purchased a five-acre horse ranch in Wellington, Florida, becoming the latest celebrity to settle down in the equestrian town, has learned.

Joel, who until recently was primarily interested in beachside and waterfront Florida properties, bought the home for his fourth wife, accomplished equestrian Alexis Roderick, 36,

The Uptown Girl singer, 68, paid $3.5million for the five-acre ranch on January 25, Palm Beach County property records reveal.

The long list of other celebrities with property in the area includes Bruce Springsteen and Bill Gates. 

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Equestrian Living
01/29/2018 03:04 PM

Buying an equestrian property is unlike any other real estate purchase, and owning it is unlike any other way of life. There is an emotional component, sometimes even an aspirational one.

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Get to know Julie Welles- The Daughter Of One Of Our Own
01/22/2018 12:32 PM

When EQUILINE rider Laura Kraut receives an exciting new prospect, she knows she has the perfect rider to develop it. Julie Welles is Kraut’s main rider, developing the two-time Olympic gold medalist’s horses in both America and in Europe. She divides her time between Laura and Nick Skelton’s bases in Wellington, FL, and Warwickshire, England, and for the first time this winter, she will also spend a concentrated amount of time showing in Spain on the world-renowned Sunshine Tour.


Welles, a top junior rider before working for fellow EQUILINE rider Lauren Hough and then moving her tack to Kraut’s operation, had one of her best seasons to date in 2017. She was twice a winner with the Stars and Stripes’ 8-year-old Zangersheide mare Caelle and triumphed in the 7-year-olds with Pat Hales’ SFS Vincomte at the Costa del Sol Equestrian Tour in Mijas (ESP) in October; she also earned top ribbons in Europe throughout the summer on the Stars and Stripes’ Andretti S and rode Old Willow Farms’ Viper Vrombautshoeve Z in Grand Prix competition at Megeve (FRA) and Crans-Montana (SUI), both CSI 3* events.


It’s hard to find a rider more enthusiastic about or devoted to her job than Welles, whose true love for both the horse and her time in the saddle is apparent in every conversation and by simple observation in the barn and at the ring. Proudly representing the EQUILINE brand herself, she reveals just how she got every rider’s dream job and her most exciting prospects in EQUILINE’s latest blog installment:

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Dressage riders compete with sights set on World Equestrian Games
01/08/2018 02:54 PM

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival, the world's largest international and national dressage circuit, starts Jan. 3 with para dressage week for physically disabled athletes and runs through April 1 at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, 13500 South Shore Blvd.

During the 12 weeks of competition, the festival will feature seven weeks of international competition, offering spectators a chance to see athletes who competed in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, competitors under 25 years old as well as amateur riders.

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La Lechuza
12/29/2017 02:31 PM

Featured property of the day by Sotheby's International Realty.

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The Breakers in Palm Beach lauded for its Christmas splendor
12/21/2017 03:03 PM

For the third consecutive year, The Breakers ranked on CNN’s top 10 list of “hotels that go all-out for Christmas.”

CNN cited the resort’s  dazzling lights and holiday tea. It came in ninth right behind The Plaza in New York and before The Roosevelt in New Orleans. 

What makes The Breakers so special during the holidays is the more than 150,000 twinkling lights, 9,000 feet of ribbon and 1,850 feet of garland, according to the resort. In the lobby, there are two 18-foot trees that are trimmed with 4,000 ornaments and four other 11-foot trees throughout the property.

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