UK Government Policy Likely To Increase Bank Repossessions

Over the last three months we have heard nothing but bad news concerning the UK recession and with the conservative/lib dem government’s economic blinkers firmly in position, it’s anticipated that there will be a much higher rate of bank repossessions in the future as we nose-dive into an almost certain double dip recession. Today’s reports […]

Luxury Real Estate News and Trends


The International Herald Tribune reports that “Investor buys majority stake in NY’s Flatiron building.” Only 7 months later than we reported exactly the same thing – More Manhattan real estate sold to foreign buyer. Oh, well, you can’t be on top of everything all the time. They suspect, as did we seven months ago, that […]

Luxury Real Estate News – Real Time Data on Luxury Housing Market


The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing announces the ILHM Luxury Market Report The “ILHM Luxury Market Report,” will provide the first real-time view of the US luxury home market, with data collected from 31 metro areas. The report will include house pricing, inventory levels and market conditions from: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, […]

Dubai Luxury Developers Repeat The Spanish Formula – Announce it, Sell it, Borrow Against it – Rinse and Repeat – We’ll Build it Manana


A subsidiary of the Al Fara’a Construction, Industrial and Property Group, Al Fara’a Properties, yesterday announced that it has completely sold out the first phase of their “Image Residences” luxury residential project, just a few days after the launch. The project attracted a high level of interest from both local and global investors. According to […]

Luxury Real Estate Blogging Opportunity

Many real estate professionals are looking at blogging as a way to generate leads and create brand awareness for both themselves and their real estate business as well as generate some authority as an expert in their chosen field. They are also coming to the realization that creating, promoting and maintaining a blog is extremely […]

The Outrageous Luxury Property of Presidental Candidates

John Edwards – Chapel Hill, N.C. – $6 million – 102-acre estate with recreation area, swimming pool, basketball and squash courts. John McCain Phoenix, AZ – $4.6 million – 7,000-square-foot apartment with a zero-edge rooftop pool, an in-house spa and 24-hour concierge. Mitt Romney Blemont, MA – $1.8 million – Six-bedroom colonial* Rural New Hampshire […]

Research Supports Video Marketing

Horowitz Associates just released its Broadband Content and Services 2007 report. As suspected, video is on a tear with adult users. It’s not just for the kiddies anymore. According to the report, a full six out of ten (61%) high speed internet users watch/download content once a week. On a monthly basis the number spikes […]

U.S. Luxury Property Records – 2007

1) Luxury Property Record – $175 Million – San Luis Valley, Colorado * Property of the Year* Louis Moore Bacon recently purchased the 171,400-acre Trinchera Ranch from the Forbes Family. The Trinchera Ranch is the largest privately owned ranch in Colorado. The property has five homes and a Western-style lodge with 16 bedrooms. 2) […] goes LIVE! unveils its beta website to international luxury professionals in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of NAR at its 2007 conference in Las Vegas, NV. features all types of luxury properties and the professionals who sell them. It emphasizes high-end video and other multimedia to assist its members gain worldwide exposure for their luxury […]

Sotheby’s Sets up Shop in Singapore

Sotheby’s International Realty announced Singapore will be home to its newest franchise. The new office, Singapore Sotheby’s International Realty, joins a Sotheby’s network of 8,000 sales associates in 400 offices worldwide. This event marks the continuation of a slew of new openings for Sotheby’s International Realty. Fledgling offices in Tokyo and Moscow have also joined […]