Sunday, September 28, 2014

Buy Elvis Presley's Home Graceland West



Here is an interesting opportunity for the billionaire, the house that was owned by the famous rock and roll star Elvis Presley, Ray Kroc of McDonald's fame, and the singer Frankie Valli, immortalized by the movie Jersey Boys. The property has been referred to as Graceland West.

The house is located at 845 West Chino Canyon Road in Palm Springs, California. This 5,040 square foot home with a swimming pool and entertainment suite has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and is located on a 1.75 acre lot. it is being sold as a foreclosure and is being sold at $2,590,000. Zillow gives a foreclosure estimate of  $1,748,237

 In March of this year, it was listed for $3,950,000, then in August, it was lowered to $2,999,999. Then this month, it was dropped to $2,590,000.


If you like homes with celebrity connections, this is the one for you.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

$1,000,000 for a Parking Spot in New York City

How much you pay for a condo in SoHo in New York City? Would you pay one million dollars for a parking spot in SoHo in New York City? If you think that's a bargain price, you now have your chance.

A development, 42 Crosby Street, is offering such parking spaces at that price. The parking spots, at $5,000 to $6,666 a square foot, are more expensive than the apartments above it, on a square footage basis.

The apartment are going for around $8 million to over $10 million.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

$3.2 Million for a Comic Book

If only you had saved your comic books that you had when you were a kid, you might have a fortune by now. Here is one extreme example. Action Comics No 1, printed in 1938, recently sold on eBay for $3.2 million, an all time record. The comic is in mint condition. 

The original cost of the comic was 10 cents. It was the first comic ever to feature Superman. 


A portion of the sale will go to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Half Billion Dollar Condo

If you are looking for a nice little vacation home, you should consider pocking up this penthouse in Monaco. It is a 35,500 square foot condo at the top of The Tour Odeon.

One of the features is a water slide from a dance floor to a swimming pool.

Just the parking space alone costs 250,000 euros. This home is expected to sell for at least $400,000,000, and probably as much as a half a billion dollars.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ferrari Auctioned for Almost $35 Million

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was recently hammered at $34.65 million at auction, the highest price ever paid for a car by auction. The sale was held by the Bonhams Auction House during the Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance. Only 39 Ferrari GTOs were ever produced.

This car won the Tour de France in 1962, but involved in a fatal crash at that time. After it was fixed up, it was raced in many other events, and eventually ended up in a museum.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

You Can Buy the Original Batman Comics

Bob Kane is the creator of Batman. His copies of the earliest comics of Batman are now up for sale at auction. The comics to be auctioned include Batman 1, Batman 2, and Batman 3.

Other of his personal comics to be sold include Detective Comics Numbers 27 through 45. The first Incredible Hulk comic is also in the auction and is expected to sell for around $300,000.

The auction is being held by ComicConnect.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For the Billionaire Who Has Everything: Buy Your Own Town

Maybe you already have a yacht, an island, and a Rolex, but you want something different. How about buying your own town?

The town of Aladdin, Wyoming is up for sale for only $1.5 million. Isn't that a great name for the name of a town? The community has a population of 15, a bar, a general store, and an outhouse.

The only drawback is that there is no indoor plumbing or sewage system. But that shouldn't matter to you. If you can afford the one and a half million, you can certainly afford a few upgrades.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Man Buys a $30 Million Cup and Gets a Huge Bonus

One of the wealthiest men in China, Liu Yiqian, recently bought a very rare Ming Dynasty cup at Hong Kong Sotheby's auction. The cup, which is five centuries old, was hammered at $30,000,000. There are only 17 known to exist.

He paid for the purchase with his American Express Black Card (Centurian Card) and the auction house had to do over 20 transactions in order to complete the sale, due to the limit size on transactions.

What he hadn't realized at the time, but now does, is that he earned rewards points on that transaction. As a matter of fact, it amounted to 422,860,000 rewards points!

He can buy a lot of flat panel TVs and Apple iPads with those points.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Oscar Statue Hammered for $79,200

Briarbrook Auctions recently auctioned off a rare 1942 Academy Award Oscar statuette for $79,200, with an original estimate of $5,000 to $30,000.

It was issued at the 15th Academy Awards to Joseph C. Wright for color art direction, one of two Oscars that he won.

Normally the Academy doesn't allow the sale of the Oscar statues by families of the recipients, however, because the statue was issued prior to 1950, when the restriction went into effect, the Academy allowed the auction to go through.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Disney Home Sold for $74 Million

Walt Disney House
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The five acres that Walt Disney bought in 1949 in Holmby Hills, California just sold for $74 million. Disney built a 5,500 square foot home on the site had 17 rooms. Disney built a small scale railroad track on the properties, with trains just large enough to ride in.

He sold the home in 1998 for $8.5 million, and the new owner tore down the home and built a tri-level 35,000 home. It had 17 bathrooms and eight bedrooms.

The new owner just sold the house for a $16 million discount, as it was listed for $90 million.