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You Can Buy This Scottish Island For A Lot Less Than A Condo In NYC

How much you’d pay for an apartment in NYC? Probably upwards of $800K? What if you have a lot less, but desire to feel like you are as rich as, say, Richard Branson? Well, here’s the solution: Scottish Isle of Eilean Nan Gabhar, otherwise known as the Island of the Goats. For £120,000, or about US$155K, you could bag yourself the said island. Hell, yeah. It’s a freaking island! And for a whole less than a luxury apartment in Manhattan. Talk about stretching your dollars… Continue reading You Can Buy This Scottish Island For A Lot Less Than A Condo In NYC

Meanwhile In Hong Kong, Someone Sold A Parking Space For $760K

Investments exist in many forms. Some people invest in gold, some in cryptocurrency, stocks and shares, and some prefer the good’ol properties. Meanwhile in Hong Kong, folks with disposal income are investing in parking spaces. Yup. You heard right. Parking lot investment is a thing. In fact, to say it is a thing is an understatement. It is A HUGE THING. According to a report, a couple in Hong Kong has recently sold a parking spot for an astonishing, astronomical sum of 6 million Hong Kong dollars! (or around US$765,000 based on what Google tells us). Continue reading Meanwhile In Hong Kong, Someone Sold A Parking Space For $760K

If You Think You Can’t Buy A Property, You May Need To Think Again

The idea of buying a home can feel like an impossible dream for many people. There are so many obstacles in the way that they often assume they can’t do it and stick to renting instead. Although there’s nothing wrong with renting and many millions of people do it all across the world, owning a property will give you more security, and it will give you something to use to fund your retirement should you want to. We’ve listed a number of different ways that you might be able to overcome those obstacles and actually buy your dream home after all. Continue reading If You Think You Can’t Buy A Property, You May Need To Think Again

$800K Home In San Jose Seems Like A Steal Until You Realize…

A home in San Jose, Santa Clara County in California, USA, is selling for $800,000 which seems like quite an unreal deal for this area where median price for a single family home is around $1.4 million. That’s until you found out that the price tag is for, wait for it… a fire-ravaged home. This house had a fire and what you see in the picture is pretty much what’s left of it. As a consolation, the burnt but not quite charred structure is still standing, albeit in a dilapidated state. Continue reading $800K Home In San Jose Seems Like A Steal Until You Realize…

Casa Vista Paraiso: A ‘Sustainable’ Luxury Living In Costa Rica

When rich person talks about sustainability, we bet they hardly think to start from their home. However, if you beg to differ or decide it is time to start to start with a sustainable home (beside NOT jet setting with your private jet…), then the Casa Vista Paraiso Sustainable Home maybe right up your alley, well, that’s you are prepared to move your ass to Costa Rica, where this beautiful property awaits. Built by Catalfumo Construction, this sprawling 8,950 square foot private luxury estate sits in a forest sanctuary overlooking the golf course greens within the Los Sueños Resort and boasts 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, intricately cut tile, Costa Rican hardwood, and granite – lots of it. But how is it ‘sustainable’? Well, here’s the gist: Continue reading Casa Vista Paraiso: A ‘Sustainable’ Luxury Living In Costa Rica

The Most Expensive Property In The U.S. Comes With A Helicopter

We are accustomed to skyrocketing property prices, but one that commands $250 million is plain ridiculous, but besides being a chart topper on the most expensive property in stateside, it does come with its perks and when look at those perks, you probably will think it is money well spent, especially if you are petrolhead. For $250 million, this Bel-Air property comes with seven staff members, a helicopter landing pad complete with a helicopter (!) and a car collection with no less than 12 exotic luxury four-wheelers, including the likes of Rolls-Royce Dawn, Ferrari 488, Pagani Huayra, 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K, Spyker C8, Ariel Atom 3, Bentley Continental GT convertible and Bugatti Veyron, and 10 motorcycles. Also included is a Brooklands Edition 3-wheeler too! Continue reading The Most Expensive Property In The U.S. Comes With A Helicopter

Finally, Doomsday Shelters With Middle Class In Mind!

Since after 2012, there have been lesser talk about preparation for apocalypse, but looking today’s volatile international relations and domestic uncertainties, you’d be hard pressed not to pick up the topic once again. Then again, it is not by choice one wants to rest on his or her laurels; it is the price to prep for say, a nuclear fallout, that’s preventing an individual from doing so. The price for a fully-kitted, nuclear blast proof safe haven deep underground is prohibitive, thus making it a luxury average joe won’t even want to dream. But not all hopes are lost if you are not a multi-millionaire cos’ Vivos Group, the California-based company that builds and maintains fortified shelters for high net worth clienteles, has an affordable solution which it calls Vivos xPoint. Continue reading Finally, Doomsday Shelters With Middle Class In Mind!

This Amazing Tiny Home With Porch Is Actually A 40-foot Shipping Container

Most tiny homes are built on mobile home or RV, but this one here, built by Custom Contain Living, is not. It is actually a 40-foot container turned into an outstanding micro home. I know right? You can’t really tell it was a container, not especially when a section of it was removed to make way for an impressive porch, which should come in handy during rainy season. Maintaining the container’s orthogonal form, the top was raised with a sloped roof to accommodate two lofts within. From the images, the 40-foot Container Home looks deceivingly spacious, or perhaps it is. Continue reading This Amazing Tiny Home With Porch Is Actually A 40-foot Shipping Container

This Beach House In South Africa Takes Open Concept A Little Too Seriously

While most sea-front houses incorporate large openings like larger-than-usual windows and sliding glass doors to afford home owners a majestic view of the front, South Africa architecture firm elphick proome architects took it several levels up with this property located at Rooi-Els, Western Cape province of South Africa, some 5 km north of Pringle Bay. There are many unique aspects about this Rooi-Els Beach House, the first being where it is built on. Unlike most beach houses which sit on regular sandy ground, this 950 square-meter property sits elevated over dune fynbos, a vegetation unique to Southern tip of Africa, on a rugged ocean peninsula which is not the best place for taking a dip in and that probably explains why it has its own deck and pool up front. Continue reading This Beach House In South Africa Takes Open Concept A Little Too Seriously

Stunning Tiny Home’s Garage Door Is Also A Custom Deck And Awning

With the world population growing steadily, over population is inevitable and so, we better start getting use to living in small spaces, you know, like very, very small space. Fortunately, humans are resilient and creative creatures who will make the most out of any situation. So what if you have only 240-square-foot to your name? As this super neat tiny home, called The Alpha Tiny Home put together by Nashville-based New Frontier Tiny Homes, proves that being small does not mean it can’t be a complete home and similarly, being tiny does not mean it cannot have style. Continue reading Stunning Tiny Home’s Garage Door Is Also A Custom Deck And Awning