After all the hoopla over the recent $147M sale in The Hamptons , I compiled a list of the highest priced sales around the world I could think of. It’s not comprehensive since all the sales are in the US or UK, and there are a few out there that haven’t closed yet.
Here’s a very brief Marketplace Radio  piece on this phenomenon.
Please share if you know of others!
A few takeaways:
- The media coverage to actual sales ratio is staggering.
- There can’t be more than a few dozen, a few hundred or perhaps a few thousand that would be considered buyers in this space at any one time.
- These sales are a pop culture-like distraction from the growing issue of access to affordable housing in the US.