Archive for September, 2012

PA Picks – Still in Vaca Mode? Then Check These Out…

September 12th, 2012 by melissa

Though summer is over, it doesn’t mean that vacation season has to end. With this in mind, we’re taking a look at resort properties this week that are potential goldmines for both investors and owners who want to personally occupy a getaway home.

Check out United Country’s 4,450-acre resort and residential community in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Known as Hacienda Pinilla, this stunning property leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the view – with over 3 miles of oceanfront beaches, mountains, pastureland and dry tropical forest areas, you have a visual sanctuary. High-caliber amenities for guests and residents include a spa, multiple pools, fitness centers, tennis courts, a beach club, various restaurants and bars, fitness and riding trails, and for golf enthusiasts, an 18-hole, par 72 professional golf course designed by Mike Young. While we love all of these lavish features, PA is picking his one for its promising investment opportunities – a proven project boasting a strong performance record, this development has attracted heavy-hitters such as J.W. Marriott. Philanthropists may also want to be there on auction day since the net proceeds of the sale go to aid the people of the Guanacaste Province. Auction date is November 15th.

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If you’re looking for somewhere more North to spend your off time, then take a look at Tranzon’s 5,891sf ski resort home in Killington, Vermont. There’s no lack of space or comfort with this property, offering the lucky bidder 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, living room, dining area, kitchen, 2 stone hearths, multi-level decks, detached drive-in storage shed and an attached 3-car garage. PA is picking this one for obvious reasons – it’s prime location in the ski heaven of Killington. Auction Date is October 4th.

PA Picks – We’re on a Hotel Check-Out

September 4th, 2012 by Ori Klein

Though the summer vacation season is coming to a close, hotels are always in demand for off-season tourists and frequent business travelers. For those who have ever dreamed of commanding their very own hotel or being a key investor, you may want to peruse these properties hitting the auction block.

Check out’s 56,073sf hotel property in Dixon, Illinois. This 89-room building comes with a pool area, dining room with full kitchen and parking for 160 cars. There is also a banquet center owned and operated by a separate party conveniently located next door, practically guaranteeing out-of-town guests from weddings and other formal functions looking for a place to stay. PA is picking this one for its potential – situated in the Enterprise Zone, this hotel is eligible as a candidate for property tax abatement, and no tax on building materials for rehab projects. Auction date is September 15th. Read the rest of this entry »

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