A colossal estate worth $76 million, and how The Hamptons came to dominate international trends

From architecture to furniture and interior design, Hamptons style has taken the world by storm with its effortlessly cool seaside charm. And shingles. So many shingles. It’s easy to forget this aesthetic juggernaut is more than just a fad – it’s also a place: the millionaires’ playground at the eastern tip of Long Island, New York. Harald…

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Brexit effect on UK property: People renting longer, less confidence in traditionally stable market

London’s £1.77 trillion ($A3.3 trillion) property market has traditionally been seen as a safe bet for investors looking for stable, long-term growth, but experts say uncertainty around the UK’s impending Brexit from the European Union mean prices have languished. Property transactions in upmarket central London fell 14 per cent in 2018 alone, one real estate…

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Buyer asks if they can pay more in bizarre twist for former squash court

Mary Moore’s home is a renovated squash court, with the original floorboards. Picture: Norm Oorloff A Box Hill South homebuyer outbid themself after winning an auction to avoid an “unlucky” price. It proved an ace result for the apartment built in a former squash court, and retaining the original floorboards. The middle-aged Chinese buyers won…

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Collingwood townhouse sells for $141,000 over reserve to first-home buyers

Two inner-city Melbourne auctions bucked the trend of a weakening market to sell for more than six figures above their reserves on Saturday. Dreary March weather pushed crowds of neighbours and would-be buyers inside a two-bedroom Collingwood townhouse, packing out the living and dining rooms. The dozens of people lining the walls and standing on…

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