Monday, October 23, 2017

Breaking Island News

Greece: More and More Greek Islands Placed Up for Sale As Result of Financial Crisis

Little Lesbos - Courtesy of Vladi Private Island

It’s a buyer’s market in Greece, where an increasing number of private islands are entering the market as island owners continue to feel the pinch of the European financial crisis.

Little Lesbos – Courtesy of Vladi Private Island

It was one of the most talked-about moments of the European financial crisis – …Read More: Greece: More and More Greek Islands Placed Up for Sale As Result of Financial Crisis

Island Market

USA: Private Island Auction Bargain Set To Light Up Life of Lucky Bidder

Boon Island - Photo Courtesy of www.seacoastonline.com

A state-owned lighthouse island in the US state of Maine is currently on sale via online auction, forming part of a nationwide federal government program to cut costs and raise revenue.

Boon Island – Photo Courtesy of www.seacoastonline.com

Boon Island, an uninhabited lighthouse island off the coast of Maine, is the …Read More: USA: Private Island Auction Bargain Set To Light Up Life of Lucky Bidder

Governments buying Islands

Greece: Government Places Greek Island Up For Sale

Simos Beach, Elafonisos Island - Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia

Elafonisos Island looks set to become the latest casualty of Greece’s financial disaster, with government officials reportedly planning to put the picturesque island up for sale.

Simos Beach, Elafonisos Island – Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia

It seems much as changed since Private Island News reported on Greek tourism minister Pavlos Geroulanos’ …Read More: Greece: Government Places Greek Island Up For Sale

Island Market

Scotland: Historic Scottish Private Island Sold

Wiay - Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph (UK)

An uninhabited island located in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides region has been snapped up by a mystery local buyer for over GBP 500,000.

Wiay – Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph (UK)

An uninhabited island with a regal history is set to change hands before Christmas in a deal to the tune of GBP …Read More: Scotland: Historic Scottish Private Island Sold

Island Gossip

USA: Angelina Jolie Did Not Buy A Private Island for Brad Pitt – False Information Spread For a Reason?

Petra Island Courtesy of archdaily.net

Whilst Private Island News is certain that Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has a lot of surprises in store for fiancé Brad Pitt’s 50th birthday, it seems that a private island is not yet on the shopping list.

Petra Island Courtesy of archdaily.net

For days now, the gossip columns have been awash …Read More: USA: Angelina Jolie Did Not Buy A Private Island for Brad Pitt – False Information Spread For a Reason?

Island Market

Florida: Mr. Key West Puts Private Island Up For Sale

Ballast Key Courtesy of www.private-islands.com

Florida’s famous investor, David Wolkowsky, has placed the utopian Ballast Key on the market, much to the excitement of the private island community.

Ballast Key Courtesy of www.private-islands.com

Famed for his reputation as one of Florida’s most visionary property investors and his efforts to preserve the character of his home-town, the Florida …Read More: Florida: Mr. Key West Puts Private Island Up For Sale

Breaking Island News

USA: Crow’s Nest Island Goes Under The Hammer

Yet another private island is set to be taken to the online auction block, with bidding for Crow’s Nest Island commencing on 22nd July 2013.

Crow’s Nest Island in Florida looks set to be the latest island to change hands over the internet, with a much anticipated online auction scheduled to take place later …Read More: USA: Crow’s Nest Island Goes Under The Hammer

Breaking Island News

Greece: Royal Headache Resolved On Greek Island of Oxia

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, celebrates triumph over Greek bureaucracy after gaining planning permission to develop a dream home on the private island of Oxia.

(Oxia Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The first foreign investor to successfully buy a Greek island …Read More: Greece: Royal Headache Resolved On Greek Island of Oxia

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