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14 haunting photos of abandoned palaces and castles around the world

Even once-opulent structures can deteriorate. These palatial estates were abandoned and now sit in varying states of decay for reasons ranging from natural disasters to rumoured hauntings. Photos of these crumbling palaces and castles around the world give a peak into yesteryear’s high society lifestyle. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
14 haunting photos of abandoned palaces and castles around the world
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A Chinese billionaire has been unsuccessfully trying to sell his Beverly Hills mega-mansion — and the price just got slashed again. Look inside the $20 million home.

Chinese businessman Chanchai Ruayrungruang is trying to sell his massive Beverly Hills home. According to Zillow, the home first hit the market for $US25 million. Since then, it has seen three price cuts. The most recent price cut was in January 2020 when the price fell from $US22.5 million to […]
A Chinese billionaire has been unsuccessfully trying to sell his Beverly Hills mega-mansion — and the price just got slashed again. Look inside the $20 million home.
Lifestyle

Wealthy homeowners in Nantucket are building bars in their homes to get around the island’s 10 p.m. noise ordinance, and that’s not even the most extreme way the 1% are tailoring their homes to their tastes

There is no shortage of luxury real estate in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Now, homeowners are further customising their homes for added enjoyment, going as far as building wet bars to enjoy after the 10 p.m. noise ordinance kicks in and the local bars close. In a recent Wall Street Journal story, […]
Wealthy homeowners in Nantucket are building bars in their homes to get around the island’s 10 p.m. noise ordinance, and that’s not even the most extreme way the 1% are tailoring their homes to their tastes
Lifestyle

48 US cities where you can buy a mansion for under $1 million

A July 2019 study by GoBankingRates found 48 US cities where you can buy a 5,000-, 6,000-, 7,000-, or 8,000-square-foot mansion for under $US1 million each. Zillow defines a mansion as a very large house, typically ranging from 5,000 to 8,000 square feet. In some US cities, mansions go for […]
48 US cities where you can buy a mansion for under $1 million
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10 of the most bizarre details people have reported finding in Jeffrey Epstein’s NYC mansion, from a painting of Bill Clinton in a dress to prosthetic breasts mounted on a bathroom wall

Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on July 6 on suspicion of sex trafficking minors in his Manhattan and Florida homes from 2002 to 2005. On August 10, he was found dead in a Manhattan jail cell. Epstein reportedly decorated his Upper East Side Manhattan mansion with bizarre items like a stuffed […]
10 of the most bizarre details people have reported finding in Jeffrey Epstein’s NYC mansion, from a painting of Bill Clinton in a dress to prosthetic breasts mounted on a bathroom wall
Lifestyle

A ‘legendary’ estate that was once the largest private residence in Los Angeles is back on the market with a $65 million price chop. Here’s a look inside the luxury home that was previously owned by Sonny and Cher and neighbours the Playboy Mansion.

According to RobbReport and Variety, The Owlwood Estate is currently on the market for $US115 million. The luxury home was previously listed for $US180 million. The nine-bedroom, 10-bathroom home was built in 1936 and has been owned by celebrities such as Sonny and Cher. The historic Holmby Hills property also […]
A ‘legendary’ estate that was once the largest private residence in Los Angeles is back on the market with a $65 million price chop. Here’s a look inside the luxury home that was previously owned by Sonny and Cher and neighbours the Playboy Mansion.
Lifestyle

7 multimillion-dollar homes that have been sitting on the market for years

Many multimillion-dollar homes sit on the marketplace for years. These luxury listings often include celebrity megamansions or historic homes, as “over-customised” properties struggle to sell. The luxury homes are also often relisted for significantly lower prices, as years pass without finding a new owner. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
7 multimillion-dollar homes that have been sitting on the market for years
Lifestyle

The 25 largest homes for sale in the United States, ranked

The largest homes currently on the market in the US range from 32,000 to 70,000 square feet. We teamed up with Zillow to take a look at the largest homes for sale, from a historic Virginia manor to a recently renovated Bel Air mansion. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. The […]
The 25 largest homes for sale in the United States, ranked
Lifestyle

2 private islands 30 minutes from Manhattan just hit the market for $13 million, and one has a self-sustaining home on it — here’s an inside look at the properties

Two private islands just 30 minutes from Manhattan are on the market for $US13 million. Pea and Columbia Islands are .2 nautical miles apart from each other. The islands are about 10 minutes from New Rochelle by boat, according to listing agent Patti Anderson. The current owner fully renovated the […]
2 private islands 30 minutes from Manhattan just hit the market for $13 million, and one has a self-sustaining home on it — here’s an inside look at the properties
Lifestyle

The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp has reportedly spent $80 million assembling what may be the most expensive compound in America’s richest town

Jan Koum, a cofounder of WhatsApp, has spent almost $US80 million purchasing and rebuilding a sprawling compound in Atherton, California, according to Variety. In 2014, Koum sold WhatsApp to Facebook for $US19 billion and joined the company’s board of directors. Atherton was ranked as America’s richest town for the third […]
The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp has reportedly spent $80 million assembling what may be the most expensive compound in America’s richest town
Lifestyle

An inside look at 6 of the extreme methods Los Angeles real-estate brokers are using to get the city’s glut of mega-mansions off the market

Los Angeles has a surplus of mega-mansions and not enough people to buy them, Katherine Clarke reported for The Wall Street Journal. Real-estate brokers are going to extreme lengths to get these luxury homes off the market. They’re throwing lavish $US100,000 parties to attract buyers, using sound baths and crystals […]
An inside look at 6 of the extreme methods Los Angeles real-estate brokers are using to get the city’s glut of mega-mansions off the market
Lifestyle

There are too many multimillion-dollar mansions for sale in Los Angeles, and real-estate agents are going to extreme lengths to get them off the market

Los Angeles has too many megamansions and not enough buyers, reported Katherine Clarke for The Wall Street Journal. Real-estate agents and developers are turning to themed parties, gimmicky amenities, and $US100 million price cuts to get the megamansions off the market. From LA to NYC, gimmicks and price cuts are […]
There are too many multimillion-dollar mansions for sale in Los Angeles, and real-estate agents are going to extreme lengths to get them off the market
Lifestyle

I got a tour of the only home for sale on Miami’s ‘Billionaire Bunker,’ a private island that hedge-fund billionaires and celebs call home. Here’s a look inside the $24 million mansion.

Miami’s Indian Creek Village is a tiny private island of just 34 homes that’s been nicknamed “Billionaire Bunker” for the ultra-wealthy and famous people who call it home. The billionaire investor Carl Icahn, the supermodel Adriana Lima, the Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, and the Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula are […]
I got a tour of the only home for sale on Miami’s ‘Billionaire Bunker,’ a private island that hedge-fund billionaires and celebs call home. Here’s a look inside the $24 million mansion.
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50 Cent was reportedly spending $70,000 a month on his 52-room Connecticut home. We asked 3 real-estate agents to break down the ‘invisible’ costs of owning a mansion.

The rapper 50 Cent recently sold a $US2.9 million Connecticut mansion that was reportedly costing him $US70,000 per month to keep. Such large estates can carry “invisible” costs that quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars, according to real-estate agents. Costs that might not be obvious include New […]
50 Cent was reportedly spending $70,000 a month on his 52-room Connecticut home. We asked 3 real-estate agents to break down the ‘invisible’ costs of owning a mansion.
Lifestyle

Vancouver homeowners are rushing to fill their empty mansions to avoid a new tax law — and college kids are snapping them up for dirt cheap

College kids are renting mansions in Vancouver for cheap, reported Natalie Wong and Natalie Obiko Pearson of Bloomberg. Mansion owners in Vancouver are trying to rent their empty homes to avoid new taxes that have been implemented to bring expensive housing prices down. Vancouver is heading for a “bumpy landing,” […]
Vancouver homeowners are rushing to fill their empty mansions to avoid a new tax law — and college kids are snapping them up for dirt cheap
Lifestyle

A billionaire has been trying to sell his $79 million Versailles-inspired mansion for almost 7 years. Take a look inside the most expensive home on the market in NYC.

A 20,000-square-foot mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is the most expensive home that’s publicly listed in New York City, according to listing databases Trulia,Zillow, and StreetEasy. The home has been on and off the market with multiple price cuts since 2013, when it was listed for $US114 million. The […]
A billionaire has been trying to sell his $79 million Versailles-inspired mansion for almost 7 years. Take a look inside the most expensive home on the market in NYC.
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Step inside the most expensive home for sale in the Seattle area — a $45 million waterfront mansion that’s minutes from Bill Gates’ house and once housed a $317 million art collection

A $US45 million ultra-modern mansion is the most expensive home in the Seattle area. The home sits on the shores of Lake Washington in affluent Hunts Point, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Seattle. The 9,420-square-foot, three-bedroom mansion includes 300 feet of prime waterfront, a private boat dock, and a […]
Step inside the most expensive home for sale in the Seattle area — a $45 million waterfront mansion that’s minutes from Bill Gates’ house and once housed a $317 million art collection
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18 of the most massive real-estate price cuts we’ve seen in the past year, from the 70% discount on Michael Jackson’s ranch to a $20 million price chop on a log mansion

In the past year, several notable million-dollar properties have received massive price cuts. As luxury mansions and penthouses sit on the market for months – sometimes years – owners have opted to chop prices. These discounts on expensive properties, such as Michael Jackson’s ranch, can be as high as 70% […]
18 of the most massive real-estate price cuts we’ve seen in the past year, from the 70% discount on Michael Jackson’s ranch to a $20 million price chop on a log mansion
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The most wildly extravagant homes people built around the world

Some homes around the world cost millions of dollars but struggle to find buyers because of their unique decor. In Connecticut, there is a home that’s modelled after a castle – and it has its own moat. Down in Florida, there is an overly grand mansion that was inspired by […]
The most wildly extravagant homes people built around the world
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Wealthy people are decking out their homes with underground basketball courts and $500,000 panic rooms, but there’s a hidden danger in the trend of customisation

The luxury real-estate market is hitting a point where homes are so over-customised that they’re hard to sell. High-end homes in luxury markets like Los Angeles, NYC and the Hamptons, and London are decked out with details like basketball-court basements, bedrooms converted into recording studios, extensive security systems, and $US500,000 […]
Wealthy people are decking out their homes with underground basketball courts and $500,000 panic rooms, but there’s a hidden danger in the trend of customisation
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Hollywood-style trailers, exclusive dinner parties, and ‘Instagram museums’: The CEO of a real estate PR firm dishes on how he sells multimillion-dollar mansions to the super-rich

The CEO of a real estate PR firm sells multimillion dollar homes by making Hollywood-style real estate trailers, throwing Instagram parties for influencers, and hosting exclusive dinners for high net worth individuals. “Just how a celebrity has a publicist, we make houses famous,” Alexander Ali, founder of The Society Group, […]
Hollywood-style trailers, exclusive dinner parties, and ‘Instagram museums’: The CEO of a real estate PR firm dishes on how he sells multimillion-dollar mansions to the super-rich
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Rupert Murdoch’s son just bought a $150 million Los Angeles estate, shattering California’s sales record. Take a look at the property, which has a 26-room mansion and a secret underground tunnel.

The iconic Chartwell Estate in Los Angeles just sold for about $US150 million, breaking the California sales record, Neal J. Leitereg reported for The Los Angeles Times. The buyer was media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s son, Lachlan Murdoch, according to The Wall Street Journal. Once listed for $US350 million, the Chartwell […]
Rupert Murdoch’s son just bought a $150 million Los Angeles estate, shattering California’s sales record. Take a look at the property, which has a 26-room mansion and a secret underground tunnel.
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This $618 million mansion in Hong Kong could break the record as the most expensive home ever sold in the world’s most expensive housing market — and it’s surprisingly modest

A $US446 million ($AU618 million) mansion for sale in Hong Kong’s exclusive Peak neighbourhood would break the record for most expensive home sold in Hong Kong – and potentially all of Asia. The current known record is held by a home in the same neighbourhood that sold for $US360 million […]
This $618 million mansion in Hong Kong could break the record as the most expensive home ever sold in the world’s most expensive housing market — and it’s surprisingly modest
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11 abandoned mansions around the world that likely used to be worth millions

Even the most expensive, extravagant homes can fall into disrepair without proper care. These mansions were likely worth the equivalent of millions of dollars when they were built. Years later, they sit abandoned in varying states of deterioration. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When they were built, these […]
11 abandoned mansions around the world that likely used to be worth millions
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The most expensive home for sale in every US state

There’s nothing like America’s over-the-top real estate to remind you that nearly one-third of the world’s billionaires call the US home. But luxury comes in many forms – and at varying price points – across the country. Our friends at Trulia helped us compile a list of the most expensive […]
The most expensive home for sale in every US state
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One of the most expensive homes in the Hamptons got a $30 million price cut last year — but it’s still not selling. Take a look at the massive estate that’s been on the market for almost 3 years.

A massive Hamptons estate that got a $US30 million price cut last year is still on the market after nearly three years. The 42-acre estate, called Jule Pond, is asking $US145 million. It was previously listed at $US175 million, which made it the most expensive home for sale in the […]
One of the most expensive homes in the Hamptons got a $30 million price cut last year — but it’s still not selling. Take a look at the massive estate that’s been on the market for almost 3 years.
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