What an amazing week here at Sinclair Realty as we debut our brand new 2017 responsive website!

 Rose2_4328Website Link: The New Sinclairrealty.com

Not merely a new platform for our own company, Sinclair Realty has worked hand-in-hand over the past year with Gabriel Technology Solutions ( GTS) of New York City — along with RB&K Advertising of Bermuda — to pioneer what will become a new template for use by the worldwide affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate.

Vishnu, based at GTS’s office in Chennai, India, is one of the most responsive young professionals we’ve ever had the pleasure to encountered.  He lives up to his name – the Protector.  At RB&K, we are so grateful to our wonderful account executive Jennifer Ambrose and the entire RB&K team for their thoughtful guidance, design excellence, and ability to really “get” what we do.

Finally, we’d like to thank our video producer John Singleton of Above Bermuda and the team at Burnt House Productions for their tremendous talent and passion in capturing and expressing what makes our clients’ homes and estates so very special.

Thank you. The new Sinclairrealty.com simply would not be the same without you!


Opportunity For PRC Holders: Vacant Acreage At The North Estate

DJI_0025 If you’re one of Bermuda’s Permanent Residency Certificate (“PRC”) holders, it’s likely you are aware that the single category of Bermuda real estate that you are ineligible to purchase is Vacant Land, which is reserved for Bermudian citizens.  If you’ve ever lamented this exclusion and dream of acquiring open acreage on which to build your Bermuda home,  Sinclair Realty has some intriguing news. A rare exception to the  “no vacant land” rule exists when the land parcel includes a once-habitable ruin with an ARV of “$0” ( a very different thing from having “no ARV”, which is the case with most vacant land).

A most spectacular example of this little known exception to PRC policy is the eight-acre luxury building site overlooking Harrington Sound known as The Old Quarry & North Farm.

Video Link: Building Lots At The North Estate

  • The Old Quarry & North Farm — a subdivision of the larger North Estate — is eligible for sale to PRC holders due to the $0 ARV associated with an old cow shed — later turned into modest accommodation — and now in disrepair.
  •  From the Harrington Sound Road, the entrance road meanders up the hill, past the old cow shed, through forest and meadow to the Old Quarry, which has been recently reactivated, producing some of the best limestone on the island.
  • Glorious panoramic water views from this hillside take in the South Shore of Smith’s Parish, the Dockyard, Harrington Sound and the North Shore beyond.
  • The quarry is not only convenient for supply of construction materials, but it is also creating a flat foundation for new home construction.
  • Heading over to the hill to the south are dramatic rock cuts, nature paths and enchanting old quarries — we envision illuminated quarry gardens and charming follies … a true wonderland.
  • The views here are equally superb and include the Atlantic Ocean, The Mid Ocean Club golf course, and the estates of Tucker’s Town.
  • Permission in-principle for two substantial dwellings and current permission for quarrying (active)
  • A convenient location approximately 15 minutes from the City of Hamilton and 10 minutes or less from Bermuda’s L.F. Wade International Airport and the private clubs of Tucker’s Town.

We at Sinclair Realty Bermuda look forward to assisting your discovery of this amazing property!




Bermuda & What The World Needs Now

Windsong_butteryNo place on earth is exactly perfect, and that includes Bermuda. But, every now and then, here at Sinclair Realty, we experience an especially poignant reminder of what makes Bermuda special and why that — in this era of Terrorism, Brexit and Trump — owning a home on this island is more relevant than ever. Recently, John and I dined with an international couple to celebrate a progressing sale.  Like many of Bermuda’s luxury home buyers, they are capable of purchasing just about anywhere in the world. Yet for various reasons, and after careful study, they have developed confidence in this island.   Bermuda’s high ranking in per capita income and quality of life were influencing factors. Convenience and proximity to the United States are very important, and equally so is the fact that Bermuda is not the United States. However, when we raised our glasses, the toast was to something much deeper, more intrinsic … something that much of the world sorely lacks right now, but which Bermuda offers in relative abundance.  The salute was to Civility ( with a capital “C”).  For Bermudians and Bermuda residents, it’s quite easy to miss the forest for the trees. And the beautiful woman who looks in the mirror does not always see herself as such.   The natural grace of the Bermudian people is a bit like this. The world needs more Bermuda these days.