Saturday, November 18, 2017

Island Market

Australia: Toogoom Island Auction Set For December 9th

After the previous sale in 2009 failed to complete, a unique island along Queensland’s coast will be going under the hammer in hopes of finding a new buyer.

(Image Courtesy of Scott Wagner)

In 2007, Queensland real estate agent Ken Collingswood was confident – but realistic – about the prospect …Read More: Australia: Toogoom Island Auction Set For December 9th

Island Issues

South Pacific: U.S. Territory Offers to Lease Surplus Islands to China

In a move that surprised the international community – including the United States government – the governor of Northern Mariana has suggested that China lease some uninhabited isles.

(Image Courtesy of iexplore.com)

The on-going recession has hit even the most isolated corners of the globe; according recent news reports, the …Read More: South Pacific: U.S. Territory Offers to Lease Surplus Islands to China

Governments buying Islands

Europe: Can the Lithuanian Government Buy a Private Isle in Greece?

The mayor of Lithuania’s capital city has suggested that struggling Greece should sell the country a private island to use as a resort – but is it even possible?

(Skorpios Island Courtesy of Farhad Vladi)

A paradise island on Greece’s sunny Mediterranean shores sounds to many people like the perfect …Read More: Europe: Can the Lithuanian Government Buy a Private Isle in Greece?

Island Market

Europe: A Truly Unique North Sea “Private Island” For Sale

Norwegian oil giant Statoil is offering its soon-to-be decommissioned North Sea rig Huldra for sale, with one suggested use being a unique vacation home.

(Image Courtesy of Statoil)

The sweeping ocean views are stunning; the far-flung location is perfectly secluded, and the modern 20-room accommodations could host enough friends and …Read More: Europe: A Truly Unique North Sea “Private Island” For Sale

Island Issues

South America: Venezuela To Take Back Illegal “Private Island” Mansions

President Hugo Chavez has sent a strong message to wealthy elites who set up extravagant holiday homes in the publicly-owned Los Roques Islands.

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The nation of Venezuela borders the same sparkling Caribbean waters as holiday hotspots like Aruba and Barbados, but despite the beauty of its …Read More: South America: Venezuela To Take Back Illegal “Private Island” Mansions

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: A Mustique Honeymoon for Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell

The former Beatle and his heiress bride are enjoying a romantic honeymoon in Mick Jagger’s personal estate on the celeb-loved private island.

(Aerial Image of Mustique Courtesy of VPI)

…Read More: Caribbean: A Mustique Honeymoon for Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell

Governments buying Islands

United States: New Hampshire Town Mulls Purchase of Private Island

A tiny uninhabited isle in Sagamore Creek has been offered for sale at a bargain price that the City of Portsmouth may not be able to pass up.

(Image by Nancy Houlihan/Flickr)

Many governments and conservation groups around the world are buying back private islands, some paying into the millions …Read More: United States: New Hampshire Town Mulls Purchase of Private Island

Governments buying Islands

Canada: University Celebrates Conservation of Bon Portage Island

Acadia University in Nova Scotia has become Canada’s first university to successfully protect a natural haven by using a conservation easement.

(Image Courtesy of Flickr/ducksarefun)

Wolfville’s Acadia University has announced that it has become Canada’s only university to use a conservation easement to preserve land; in this case, …Read More: Canada: University Celebrates Conservation of Bon Portage Island

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