Luxury Tax Increases

Sardinia Drops Luxury Yacht Tax

It would appear the world’s governments have decided that in return for bailing out the banks, we will be needing to pay for this by increased taxes in certain sectors, and what better place to start than the luxury sector? The Australian government passed a new tax law last year, increasing the amount of tax […]

Coldwell Banker For iPhone


Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced today that international Coldwell Banker real estate listings in 28 countries including Canada, Australia, Mexico, Italy, Aruba, and Colombia will now be accessible via a customized platform for iPhone and BlackBerry users. When viewed on an iPhone, BlackBerry or other smartphone the Coldwell Banker flagship Web site, has […]

Luxury Real Estate of The Future

Crystal Island Moscow

Our sister blog, Immo-Luxus, Germany picked up on an interesting proposed building in Paris, which prompted me to take a look at some planned luxury real estate around the world. Some of these, thank goodness, will never end up being built, but some of them are already under construction. Le Projet Triangle by Hertzog & […]

Luxury Real Estate – GigaYachts – “A”

Computer rendering Sigma2

Whilst not fitting the term “Luxury real estate,” in the traditional sense of the word, i.e. on land, the current crop of giga-yachts or mega-yachts certainly fall under my definition of the word. Massive, spectacularly-outfitted floating mansions in fact. Conspicuous over consumption? Absolutely. Insanely expensive? Oh yes. Most of the final prices are carefully kept […]

Luxury yacht maker Ferretti launches “Marine Legends” Development in Dubai

Pershing 115' by Ferretti

Ferretti yachts today launched two luxury waterfront residences, “Ferretti Luxury Beach Residence” and “Pershing Luxury Beach Residence”. The freehold ownership project branded as “Marine Legends” is valued at $1.6 billion US. Unsurprisingly, the development is situated on the Waterfront and offers nearly two million square feet of saleable area. A.C.I Real estate have been chosen […]

Luxury Real Estate – Castles

Bled Castle viewed from Bled Lake

By any one’s definition, owning your own castle must be considered the ultimate in luxury real estate. A few attempts have been made to build castles over the last few years, but the prohibitive costs are such that one tends to see over-sized villas or high-rises instead. So, this article deals with what I consider […]

Luxury Real Estate Trends – Karl Lagerfeld to design “Haute Homes” in Dubai


If Luxury Yacht makers can build marinas in Dubai, and movie stars can design hotels there, it makes sense that a fashion designer should be designing houses. Legendary fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld, has signed an exclusive deal with Dubai Infinity to design limited edition luxury homes on Isla Moda, the world’s first dedicated fashion island, […]

Luxury News – market trends


What is up, what is down, and where is the luxury market going? As usual, conflicting reports, a little spin and some frankly bizarre occurrences keep the luxury market as entertaining as ever. The Independent, a British Newspaper that could best be described in American terms as “left wing libertarian,” reports that “Luxury Yacht makers […]

Luxury Yacht Maker Oceanco


It would appear the Luxury Yacht market is as robust as ever. Superyacht builder Oceanco are working on two new projects. Oceanco made headlines recently with the launch of their 75-meter “Y703,” Anastasia. I know I will get accused of gushing, but this yacht is stunning. Australian designer Sam Sorgiovanni is responsible for both the […]

Hatteras Yacht Expo ’08

Hatteras 56 Moto Yacht 2008

This year’s Hatteras Yacht Expo is scheduled for May 30 – June 1 in historic New Bern, North Carolina. The Yacht Expo offers a one-of-a-kind experience for a select few who own a Hatteras or are interested in purchasing one. The show is built around the debut of the new Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht, and […]