U.S. a Bargain?


A U.S. home priced at $10 million is an expensive, eye-watering proposition for most Americans. But for the very rich, who F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “are different than you and me,” it may be a bargain when compared with other international locales.

Who would have thought 20 years ago that an investor from Shanghai might find a Manhattan penthouse affordable?

Of the 10 most expensive cities in the world, New York is the only one from the U.S., said a recent report from England-based real estate consultancy Knight Frank and researcher WealthInsight. Monaco, Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Geneva all outranked the Big Apple. Sydney, Paris, Moscow and Shanghai rounded out the list.

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High end real estate WORLDWIDE is booming! In Hong Kong a luxury property will cost you on average $11,000 per square foot (PSF).

In London a luxury property averages $5,300 PSF and in New York the average is a mere $4100 PSF.

From Feb 2013 to Feb 2014 788 homes of 10 M or more sold in the US. So far year to date in Los Angeles there have been 153 closed sales of $5M YTD vs. 128 same period last year. Forty-six closed sales of $10M YTD vs. 33 same period last year. Eleven closed sales of $20M and 5 pending vs. 4 same time last year….and 11 closed sales of $30M and zero last year.