Mallorca’s Port Andratx is a Private Paradise on the Water

October 16, 2019

The area in Spain boasts a sort of laid-back luxury Port Andratx with Sa Mola cape in the background.GONZALO AZUMENDI / GETTY IMAGES Port Andratx, which is often described as the “St. Tropez of Spain,” is a sophisticated fishing village off the coast of the celebrity-centric Balearic Island of Mallorca. It’s an uber-Mediterranean resort and a mecca for the yachting set. From its fashionable boutiques and crystal-clear waters to its...

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Can a Dinosaur Help Sell This Beverly Hills Mega-Mansion?

October 15, 2019

A Portland developer sought out the skeleton—an increasingly popular Hollywood accessory—as a way to help this $37.95 million home stand out from the crowd. In Los Angeles’s crowded luxury spec home market, one developer is looking to cut through the noise by embracing the latest Hollywood trend: a dinosaur skeleton, now installed in the entry hall of a Beverly Hills mansion, which is coming on the market for $37.95 milli...

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Spain between the 4 best countries to live and work in for expats

September 28, 2019

Pixabay, Fotolibre y Wikimedia The survey that the British bank HSBC carries out each year puts Spain in fourth place in the ranking of the best countries in the world to live and work in according to expats. Spain rises 10 positions in the list and manages to overtake New Zealand, which last year boasted second place. In this issue of the study, Switzerland, Singapore and Canada occupy the podium of honour, w...

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Highly Anticipated New Developments—Filled With Amenities Galore—Opening in Los Angeles

September 26, 2019

Highlights include the final phase of the Playa Vista urban community, and a group of townhomes in Santa Monica Photo: Metropolis After a sluggish start to the year, luxury home sales in Los Angeles rebounded in July, but they are still down for the year overall. “July showed a notable pickup in luxury sales in Los Angeles,” said Selma Hepp, chief economist and vice president for business intelligence at Compass, noting that the luxu...

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Jenga-like skyscraper near Pershing Square glides through planning commission

September 16, 2019

The 53-story tower would connect to the rooftop restaurant Perch The tower (right) would certainly bring a unique flair to the skyline.  Via Department of City Planning Plans for what could become one of Downtown’s most unique-looking skyscrapers received unanimous approval today from the city’s planning commission. With cantilevered swimming pools jutting out of its upper floors, the tower proposed for across the street from Pershin...

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Most Valuable Whisky Collection Ever To Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s

September 14, 2019

Described by auction house Sotheby’s as “The Ultimate Whisky Collection,” a record-breaking collection of whisky will be sold in London later this month. It is very likely to become the most valuable collection of whisky ever offered at auction, and the first single-owner offering of spirits from the auction house. The collection’s mysterious U.S.-based owner, known only as “The Ultimate Whisky Collector,” is selling 394 lots, comprisin...

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5 tactics for selling ultra-high-end condos

September 13, 2019

How three leading agents sell the most exclusive apartments on the market Picture the home of any successful, high-powered character on popular television and it’s likely you’ll envision a luxury condo. In the current cultural moment, a high-end apartment is seen as the height of city living — literally and figuratively. But to sell these exclusive properties, clients need a knowledgeable agent to ensure they are apprised of all the sma...

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In Spain, Buyers Relish Designing Their Own Golf Homes

September 12, 2019

The view of the fairway from a custom-built home at PGA Catalunya in Caldes de Malavella, Spain.CreditCreditSamuel Aranda for The New York Times Caldes de Malavella, Spain — A few years ago, while vacationing on the coast of Spain, John Carter drove inland to the PGA Catalunya Resort to book a tee time. He wasn’t intending to buy more than a round of golf. But before the week was out, he and his wife had reserved a plot o...

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Here’s Why High-Net-Worth Individuals Might Choose To Rent Instead Of Buy In NYC

September 10, 2019

The Skybridge Lounge at American Copper Buildings in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood. MAX TOUHEY As the Manhattan sales market continues to slow, developers in the area are seeing a growth in the luxury rental space, and are following through by building rental properties that have condo-level amenities and activities that go beyond a wine and cheese hour. At American Copper Buildings, two 48-story towers in Murray Hill, for example, ...

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Two major NYC developers may join forces on 5 World Trade Center

September 9, 2019

Silverstein Properties and Brookfield Properties are considering a joint bid Max Touhey Back in June, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 5 World Trade Center, one of the last unfinished pieces of the World Trade Center site. Now, two NYC developers may be mulling a partnership to develop the site. According to Commercial Observer, Silverstein Properties and Brookfield Properties are con...

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