Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Island Market

Europe: Austerity Auction for Lighthouse Islands in Italy

The Italian government has announced that 15 lighthouses around Sardinia – some on their own small islands – will be up for tender to raise funds to pay off the country’s looming public debt.

(La Maddalena Islands, near Sardinia)

Rumours have persisted since the start of the European …Read More: Europe: Austerity Auction for Lighthouse Islands in Italy

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Canada: Celine Dion Lists Private Island Home for $29.65M

The French-Canadian chanteuse and her husband have decided to sell their luxurious home on a small private island just south of Montreal, including all of the stylish artwork and furnishings. 

(Image Courtesy of Joseph Montanaro)

A stunning French-Normandy chateau on a Québécois private island has just come on the …Read More: Canada: Celine Dion Lists Private Island Home for $29.65M

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Europe: Irish Island on the Auction Block May 23rd

An emerald isle near the quaint town of Kinsale is set to be sold via tender later this month, but as with many undeveloped islands in Europe, there is a catch.

(Island Image from www.corkcamera.com)

A small 18-acre island in County Cork is scheduled for a tender on May …Read More: Europe: Irish Island on the Auction Block May 23rd

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UK: £55,000 Scottish Island Bought for Romantic Burial Site

After being struck with cancer, a teacher from Hertfordshire picked up a small uninhabited isle for a song, intending it to be the last resting place for him and his wife.

(Image of Mackenzie Island by Becky Williamson)

It was on the isle of Avalon, a place of tranquil …Read More: UK: £55,000 Scottish Island Bought for Romantic Burial Site

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Australia: Lindeman Island Sells at Discount to Chinese Firm

One of numerous Australian private island resorts that have been put up for sale in recent years, the former Club Med property was just sold to a China-based company.

(Image Courtesy of Club Med)

The only Australian resort owned by France’s middle-market Club Med has just traded hands for …Read More: Australia: Lindeman Island Sells at Discount to Chinese Firm

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Canada: Government Selling Iconic Lighthouse Islands

A number of Eastern Canada’s most famous island lighthouses are being offered for sale by the government, but alas, only conservancies will be eligible to bid.

(Spectacle Island Lighthouse, Mouton Bay)

Nova Scotia is renowned for its scenic coastal beauty – vast expanses of forest, intricate bays and inlets, …Read More: Canada: Government Selling Iconic Lighthouse Islands

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Australia: Prices for Private Islands Plummet Down Under

The beautiful tropical islands and luxury island resorts that line Australia’s coastline have been selling at dramatically lowered prices in recent years – what is the reason for these steep discounts?

(Bedarra Island, Australia)

The list of private islands in Australia that have sold at prices significantly lower than …Read More: Australia: Prices for Private Islands Plummet Down Under

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USA: South Carolina Island Hits Auction Block on March 15th

As part of a large family estate, a very unique private island in Beaufort, SC will be auctioned off to the highest bidder next month.

(Image Courtesy of the National Auction Group)

Yet another island auction has appeared in the news recently, and at a sprawling 220 acres, Cane …Read More: USA: South Carolina Island Hits Auction Block on March 15th