Island Living Real Estate Expands New Agent Calls for Lowrise Condos to

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 3 Nov 2014 – One week after Kerryann Pearce settled in to her new post as an estate agent at Island Living Real Estate headquartered on East Bay Street, she popped up with an idea likely to stir strong opinions for and against, but one she believes will give one of Nassau’s most established districts, Eastern Road, the shot in the arm it deserves and the market it needs.The East, she says, has a lot to learn from the West. “The success story in New Providence real estate for the past decade has been west from the near side of Cable Beach all the way to Old Fort Bay and Albany,” said Pearce. “There is a lot we can learn from what drove sales there and — the demand for attractive condominium living. People want more security and less maintenance.”Now, she says, it is time to take those principles of lifestyle to the eastern side of the island, and in particular, to areas of Eastern Road which she suggests should be re-zoned from single family residential to multi-family.“The East is beginning to show signs of resurgence,” said Pearce. “Eastern Road and its side streets have so many positive things to offer — close to schools, churches, shopping, beautiful views of Montagu Bay, good boating, mature trees, sweet breezes and brilliant landscaping. It really is a beautiful part of the island. But existing offerings do not match current market trends. It is getting more difficult to find buyers who want grand estates. For some of the current owners of those estates, times have changed. Their children are grown. They want to downsize, to find a community that offers lifestyle amenities. And there are not a lot of people coming behind them who want the maintenance of homes they are roaming around alone in a mini-mansion built for large families and elaborate parties decades ago. That means there is a very limited market.”That reality, she said, is playing itself out in the listings on Eastern Road of what she calls “beautiful estates with breathtaking views that stay on the market month after month and, in a few cases, for years.” The answer, she believes, lies in what she calls “a realistic re-zoning.” That re-zoning should be a matter for public consultation, but she suggests an area that would allow for construction of one or two high-end condominium developments with pools, fitness centre, covered parking, maybe even casual dining options and in-house concierge services.“A few years ago, this would not have been practical but since the road improvements that have substantially reduced the time people spend in traffic in peak hours, the time has come to be realistic about the future of the eastern end of the island,” she said. “Eastern Road is one of the treasures of New Providence, and it deserves to be brought into current market realities while preserving its historic integrity with deep set lots, large trees and breathtaking landscaping and views.”Pearce is the newest agent joining the firm that is housed in an historic building on East Bay Street. Island Living Real Estate handles residential and commercial sales and leasing and property management with a niche in the $300,000 to $1 million residential market. Related Items:island living real estate, kerryann pearce, nassau Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Another Murder in Nassau GB Port Authority given new milestones, with extension of concessionslast_img read more

Weighty matters

first_imgA devoted actor can go to any length to get into the skin of the character and look the part. It is not new to see Aamir Khan packing on the pounds to fit into the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal, he had transformed into different characters several times before. The shift from his cute looks to the tough eight-pack-abs in Ghajini was quite appealing for his fans. Similarly Shah Rukh Khan developed the famous six-pack-abs for his movie Om Shanti Om. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Hollywood has seen some of the most drastic and shocking changes with Christian Bale being top on the list! His appearance in various movies had been different from his other movies. His outstanding performance in The Machinist not only won him accolades but also gave him a hard time to regain his health back. He had lost 63 pounds to play the titular character of the film and said that he lived on a diet of supplements to keep him alive as he starved and worked out too much to bring himself down to only 122 pounds! Charlize Theron, famous for her performance in The Italian Job had gained 30 pounds and shaved off her eyebrows for Monster and received the Academy Awards for best actress for the same,which is  quite worth it! Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe famous Tom Hanks had also shed 50 pounds for the iconic role in Castaway. Even the production of the film was stopped so that Hanks could diet and grow a terribly long beard to look authentic. And the best part is that Hanks was then rewarded with his fifth Oscar nomination. Tom Hanks had won his first Oscar for the role of an AIDS patient in Philadelphia where he also had to shed about 30 pounds. Black Swan’s Nina played by Natalie Portman was not only a challenging role to portray psychologically but also physically. Portman had to lose 20 pounds to look credible as a ballet dancer in the psychological thriller.  “Losing weight in a very short period of time affects a person’s body in terms of the bone density and the heart gradually. It is not always clear which part of the body or which aspect of health will be affected. Weight loss can be done in a healthy manner which requires minimum three months by cutting down carbohydrates and fat”, said Dr Kavita Khanna, a Delhi based nutritionist.Some other examples of dedicated Hollywood actors include Mila Kunis who also like Natalie Portman lost 20 pounds for her role in ‘Black Swan’.Our very own Bollywood industry is not lagging far behind, it is not just Aamir Khan or Shah Rukh Khan who had experimented with their physique but also actors like Vidya Balan, who had gained 12 kilograms for her film The Dirty Picture, Kareena Kapoor’s size zero figure in Tashan and very recently Randeep Hooda for his upcoming movie Sarbjit.Bhumi Pednekar, who had been a model had gained an excessive amount of weight to star in Dum Laga ke Haisha! as an overweight housewife. Randeep Hooda had lost 18 kilograms in only 28 days under the supervision of a doctor and had grown a heavy beard for his role in Sarbjit, his secret was to survive only on water and coffee by cutting down on his meals.“A sudden change in weight is never a good step for the body, until done under expert guidance it affects  health in the long run and makes one develop weakness,” said Dr Putul Basak. Jared Leto’s drastic weight gain landed him with gout, for which he had been on wheel chair a few times! In most cases the transformations where supervised by dietitians and doctors. Fans who have been swept away by the drastic changes of these actors may note that losing or gaining weight is not an easy process but rather a very planned and meticulously carried out process which requires both supervision and dedication.last_img read more