As a Philippine property boom gathers pace, even Paris Hilton, Donald Trump and high-fashion house Versace are getting a piece of the action.
The good times are into their fourth year, fuelled by steady economic growth, Western firms offshoring jobs to the Philippines, the buying power of millions of Filipinos working abroad and low interest rates.
Latvian flag-carrier airBaltic on Monday announced plans to offer castles in the air by selling real estate to passengers as they fly.
Interested travellers can buy a voucher for 30 euros ($36), which the airline says will save them up to 9,500 euros when they sign on the dotted line for a real estate purchase with a partner broker.
Kennedy Wilson, a real-estate firm, has put a 2,700-acre ranch on the north shore of Hawaii‘s Oahu island on the market for $65 million.
The property, named Dillingham Ranch, has 19 acres of shoreline property and is touted as one of the largest tracts of land on the island.
London’s Shard tower will be inaugurated on Thursday to great fanfare — but Europe’s tallest skyscraper has won as many critics as it has admirers.
The inauguration of the jagged-tipped tower, which at 310 metres (1,017 feet) dwarfs nearby landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament, has been carefully timed.
Branded “an icon for London” by its developers, the Shard will be completed just ahead of the Olympic Games, which open on July 27.
Casa Casuarina, the Miami Beach, Fla., house once owned by late fashion designer Gianni Versace, is on the market for $125 million.
According to the announcement, the house features 10 bedrooms, 11 baths embellished with Italian marble, an Observatory room and a huge pool.
Looking for somewhere to store your submarine? The Royal Norwegian Navy has put up a secret, mountainside submarine base for sale…
Construction of the Olavsvern Naval Base, just outside the city of Tromso, took more than thirty years, with construction starting in 1964 and not finishing until after 1994.