Historic YMCA Camp McConnell Up For Sale

MICANOPY, FL. (PRWEB) May 27, 2017

The historic YMCA Camp McConnell has been serving young campers for nearly 50 years. Camp McConnell has provided the opportunity for tens of thousands of children to create impactful, lifelong friends and memories through their experiences at camp. Camp McConnell also provides a wealth of ecosystem services including a diverse wildlife habitat, watershed management and a living outdoor laboratory for campers.

The YMCA of Palm Beaches, who have owned and operated the camp since its creation in 1968, have enjoyed watching campers grow into successful adults. Over the years, however, the percentage of campers originating from the YMCA of the Palm Beaches core service area of Palm Beach county has significantly decreased. The board of the YMCA of Palm Beaches faced a difficult decision and ultimately decided it was necessary to place the camp for auction and focus its resources on needed facility improvements at its main location in West Palm Beach.

“This was a difficult and emotional decision,” said Tim Coffield, CEO of the YMCA of the Palm Beaches. “Several of our board members attended Camp McConnell in their youth and all of us were proud of the experiences our Y had been able to provide young people at Camp McConnell over the years. Thankfully, with three other YMCA camps within an hour and a half driving distance of Camp McConnell, many of the campers have settled into other Y camps.”

The facilities of the YMCA Camp McConnell include an Olympic size pool, air conditioned and heated overnight cabins, certified challenge course, archery and gun ranges, arts and crafts hall, campfire circle, a large lodge and dining hall, outdoor religious center, access to George’s Pond, a six stall horse barn and so much more. Located just six miles south of Gainesville, Camp McConnell’s 211 acres of hardwood forest, meadows and wetlands provide the perfect setting for group activities.

The auction for Camp McConnell is scheduled to take place on June 22, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am on the property and will be facilitated by United Country Land & Lifestyle Properties, Jib Davidson, Broker, of Gainesville and United Country | Auctions of the South, LLC, Stephen F. Burton, Assoc. Broker/Auctioneer (AU 649 AB 3416) of Madison, Fla. This auction is heartfelt to the staff of United Country Land & Lifestyle Properties as one of the Realtors® attended Camp McConnell numerous times in his youth and created lifetime memories while at camp.

About United Country

United Country Real Estate – a division of the United Real Estate Group – is the leading, fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals. The company has been an innovator in lifestyle and country real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 500 offices and 5,000 real estate professionals across four continents, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes the highest ranked and largest portfolios of specialty property marketing websites, the largest real estate marketing services company, an extensive buyer database of more than 550,000 opt-in buyers and exclusive global advertising of properties.

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ApplyConnect® Enhances their IOS and Android App

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2017

ApplyConnect®, a secure, consumer-initiated tenant screening solution, is proud to announce that they have enhanced their mobile app for IOS and Android users. With updates that improve functionality and readability, landlord and real estate agent users can access ApplyConnect® information on the go.

Major updates include improved login functionality, enhanced button and animations, and a redesigned blog feed, enabling users to see product updates, legislation news, property tips and resources straight through the app. With faster log-in functionality, landlords and real estate agents can view completed online rental applications and background screening reports faster than ever. The IOS and Android app also connects to ApplyConnect®’s social media channels and contact information, and an introductory video on how to get set up with the tenant screening service.

ApplyConnect®’s convenient mobile app is available in the Apple Store and in Google Play for free. Users currently using the IOS app will need to delete their existing app and download it in the Apple Store to receive the new features. For more information on how to get ApplyConnect®’s safe and hassle-free tenant screening solution, visit https://www.applyconnect.com/.

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Hawai’i Life Named Statewide Affiliate For Christie’s International Real Estate

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 27, 2017

Hawai’i Life has been selected as the exclusive statewide affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate, a global network of over 32,000 real estate agents in 45 countries, offering luxury real estate services to buyers and sellers worldwide. Hawai’i Life has been a network affiliate since January of 2016 and this new agreement cements the relationship across all the Hawaiian islands, including most recently, Oahu.

“As an Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, we’ve seen how valuable this relationship is and the extra level of reach and vision it provides to our clients,” said Matt Beall, Chief Executive Officer of Hawai’i Life. “Through the Christie’s International Real Estate brand, we market to a global audience of luxury real estate purchasers. Equally important is the spirit of collaboration among the network’s affiliates which represent true excellence in real estate. We at Hawai’i Life will be proud to carry the Christie’s International Real Estate brand in Honolulu and beyond, allowing us to point the way to real estate opportunities statewide.”

Hawai’i Life advertises its luxury listings on the Christie’s international platform, magazine and website, as well as taking advantage of other affiliated programs. Beall also recently attended the Christie’s International Real Estate Owners Conference in London, an invitation-only event uniting brokerage owners from over 30 countries.

“As we’ve worked with Hawai’i Life, we’ve seen their intelligent expansion of the brand throughout the islands,” says Zack Wright, Executive Director of Christie’s International Real Estate. “Matt Beall and his team embody the core values of customer care and attention to detail in every aspect of their organization. We are honored to grow our working relationship to encompass their statewide reach. And what a state it is: Hawaii is surely among the most sought-after destinations for luxury living in the United States and indeed around the world.”

Oahu is the major gateway to the Hawaiian Islands, and its addition to Hawai’i Life’s exclusive territory is a badge of honor for the brokerage, whose strong track record on the other islands promises to be matched on Oahu, the “gathering place” of the Hawaiian chain.


About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, and approximately 135 global affiliates with 31,000 real estate professionals in 45 countries. For more information, visit http://www.christiesrealestate.com.

About Hawaii Life

With 12 offices around the state, Hawaii Life works collaboratively across the islands to ensure that clients find the perfect property or effectively sell their own homes. With Hawaii's most-trafficked real estate web site, the firm hosts a powerful search tool that provides fast, up-to-date listing results and allows users to save searches, create alerts, and chat with live support. In addition, Hawaii Life uniquely enjoys an audience of 22 million television viewers: the program "Hawaii Life" on HGTV, draws in people from around the world. It allows potential buyers to see some of the realities of Hawaii homeownership, introduces them to a few of Hawai'i Life's agents, and gives them a glimpse of the Hawaii lifestyle.

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