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Samantha (Sam) DeBianchi is a Realtor and founder of DeBianchi Real Estate. Her expert real estate advice and straightforward approach can be seen on "Million Dollar Listing Miami." Always keeping it REAL, you can follow Sam online on Twitter and Facebook.

Stories by Samantha DeBianchi

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3 Home Shopping Tips for Boaters

Consider these factors to ensure smooth sailing when searching for the perfect home for you — and your boat.

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Why People Love to Live on the Water

Living on the water is truly a luxury, and while it can be a great move for any number of reasons, these two make life on the water so incredibly special.

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Why an Agent Would Withdraw From a Listing

Withdrawing from a listing is never an easy decision, but depending on the situation, sometimes it’s the best decision.

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3 Ways to Host a Champagne Open House on a Beer Budget

While spending $25,000 isn’t in everyone’s budget (understandably), there are still ways to have an amazing open house without having to break the bank.

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Are Millennials the New Luxury Buyers?

More and more millennials are purchasing luxury properties.

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4 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Home

Not everyone is as gifted as “Cousins on Call” or “Million Dollar Decorator,” but knowing what to focus can go a long way.

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Art Shows & Lavish Parties: Over-the-Top Open Houses

When it comes to luxury real estate, the typical weekend afternoon drop-in simply won’t do.

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Behind the Scenes of Luxury Real Estate

Whether sold traditionally or through auction, the process of buying and selling luxury real estate is just as unique as the people who call these properties home.

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Luxury Real Estate Purchasing: Emotional or Rational?

Luxury real estate is looked upon as a collectible — not simply just “somewhere to live” but rather a showpiece to add to a buyer’s valuable portfolio of possessions.

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What It Means to Go Green & Celebs Who've Taken the Plunge

The good news is that green is not just a trend; it’s a full-fledged movement and way of life that can help improve everything from your health to your bottom line.

Historic Homes: Is 'Owning Old' Right for You?

From size to historic registration, these are a few factors to consider before you buy.

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Single in the City: Top 3 Big Cities for Singles

Single and ready to mingle? These three cities have lots of other singles (according to the U.S. Census Bureau), as well as amazing food, endless cultural options and epic nightlife.

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Sky-High Living: Over-the-Top Condo Amenities

If no less than unreal amenities are what you demand, these properties will make you feel right at home.

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Privacy or Luxury? Top 5 Celebrity Home Destinations

When it comes to home purchases, celebrities are just like everyone else — with the possible exception of a slightly larger budget.

At $75 million, this 14,500-square-foot unit is located in The Heritage at Trump Place is one of the Big Apple's priciest and most luxurious homes.

Luxurious Living: The Country’s Hottest Luxury Real Estate Markets

Here’s a glimpse at some of top places to find the finest amenities homes have to offer.

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