Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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 …Read More: Australia: Toogoom Island Auction Set For December 9th

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

Auction Results

United States: Rat Island Finds a Buyer at $160K

It may have been quite a bit less than the owner had hoped for, but at least this little isle in New York City did sell at Saturday’s auction.

(Rat Island Image from Wikipedia)

Despite the rumours, it doesn’t seem as though Ivanka Trump turned out the October 2nd …Read More: United States: Rat Island Finds a Buyer at $160K

Island Market

United States: Is Ivanka Trump a Buyer for NYC’s Rat Island?

A small patch of land in City Island Harbour is up for auction next month; the island comes with some pitfalls, but there has also been interest from surprising places.

(Image by David Shankbone)

If the auction on October 2nd goes well, the first thing the new owner of …Read More: United States: Is Ivanka Trump a Buyer for NYC’s Rat Island?

Island Market

Australia: Entrepreneur Eyes Double Island for Luxe Retreat

A gorgeous private island off the coast of Cairns in Queensland is now for sale – and one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen is reported to be an eager potential buyer. If his wife approves, of course.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

A celeb-loved island in northern Australia has recently …Read More: Australia: Entrepreneur Eyes Double Island for Luxe Retreat

Island Market

Bahamas: Wealthy Investors Fuel the Booming Exumas

With the 2008 credit crisis now just a memory for many of America’s richest, a remote island chain in the celeb-beloved Bahamas is experiencing a real estate boom.

(Image of Leaf Cay from VPI)

A rising tide may be said to lift all ships, but when it comes to …Read More: Bahamas: Wealthy Investors Fuel the Booming Exumas

Island Market

USA: Connecticut’s Underwood Island for Sale at Just $295,000

Privately-owned islands in desirable Connecticut can cost millions of dollars, but one charming little isle on a sleepy lake in the Northeast can be had for less than US $300,000.

(Image Courtesy of Jon King)

A …Read More: USA: Connecticut’s Underwood Island for Sale at Just $295,000