Month: March 2013

Brilliant Contemporary – Exclusive Photos of The Enclave in Toorak, Melbourne

Shrouded House is a discreetly opulent residence for a young, design-aware family of four (plus a Labrador retriever) in Toorak, considered the most prestigious neighborhood in Melbourne, Australia.Completed in February, with AP Interiors consulting on the interior design and furnishings. The 13-room residence consists…

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Reduced By $52 Million…Regal & Chic

  The owners of Heath Hall have chopped £35 million ($52 million) off the price in hope that a wealthy royal or tycoon will bite Built for sugar magnate William  Tate Lyle in 1910, the super-exclusive home on The Bishops Avenue had fallen  into disrepair…

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Miami’s Priciest Condo Sells For $34 Million

                          Akin to Silicon Valley, The Miami real estate market has been on a tear lately, and a South Beach condo just broke a new record. The condo — actually a pair that…

Zweig’s Legendary Penthouse Could Sell For $120+ Million & Break All NYC records

The  penthouse apartment that belonged to late investor Martin Zweig could soon hit  the market for between $100 million and $120 million The penthouse, inside The Pierre on Fifth Avenue and Central Park, is a  12,000-square-foot triplex with a ballroom, four terraces, and views…

Singapore’s Slings INSANE Skyscraper Infinity Pool

The Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore to the tune of a whopping $5.7 billion. That amount paid for the massive 2,561-room hotel, a museum, casino,  restaurants, bars, a swanky shopping mall, and the piece de la resistance: the  SkyPark, an insane rooftop pleasure dome…

Guess: Which Is The World’s Most Expensive Real Estate Markets

  Monaco remains the most expensive residential real estate market in the world, with luxury homes costing anywhere from $5,350 to $5,920 per square foot, according to a new wealth report fromKnight Frank.While real estate prices in the tiny country are consistently high, Monaco…

New to Market: Spectacular Contemporary-Portola Valley, CA

**This Architecturally Designed Residence created by a well-known Peninsula Contemporary Architect was designed in 1989 in the exclusive WESTRIDGE area of Portola Valley. How fortunate for the new buyer, the seller of this home JUST COMPLETED A 2-YEAR EXTENSIVE RENOVATION with the same Architect!…

1031 Tax Exchange Offers: Deferment of Capital Gains

If you are considering selling your investment property, remember that the IRS will tax your capital gains at 15% and then California will take an additional 9.3% for a grand total of 24.3% in taxes on your hard-earned equity. If you would like to…

There’s Power in DATA: A Seven City Market Data Update

Click any/all of the Links below for a Market Summary A Comprehensive 6 page Market report (for the Ultimate Data-Junkie)  is available for each city upon request MenloPark_CurrentMarket_Data WOODSIDE ATHERTON SanCarlos PortolaValley PALO_ALTO LosAltos   Nino Gaetano 650.207.1986

Bay Area up 27% in Median Home Price

Reflecting the Low  inventory, high demand, and a changing mix of homes for sale, the median price of a bay area home shot up 27% in January. DataQuick reports: A total of 5,501 new and resale houses and condos were sold in the nine-county Bay…