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The Brooklyn Heights mansion in New York belonging to writer Truman Capote was sold in 12.5 million dollars to the creator of the successful “Grand Theft Auto” videogame, according to the New York Observer.
The family of a Russian billionaire has bought a New York City penthouse apartment for 88 million dollars. The Wall Street Journal says the property at 15 Central Park West in Manhattan is now the most expensive apartment in New York.
The leading residential seaside resort in Uruguay which has made the reviews of some of the most significant world magazines because of its village spirit, excellent beaches and easy going environment but also with some of the best restaurants and art galleries in the country is threatened by speculators.
Campden Hill Square in Holland Park, West London, has become Britain's most desirable road with an average house price of £4.9m. The square near Kensington Palace has topped a survey of house prices across the country by Lloyds TSB.
Spain’s new Conservative Government announced this week a wide ranging plan against fiscal fraud and tax evasion by which it hopes to recoup over 8 billion Euros for treasury coffers in 2012 alone. And it has also announced it will be engaging countries which have ceased to be tax-havens in order to step up the Government’s efforts against tax evasion in Spain.
Cuba will open up more of the country's retail services to the private sector next year, allowing Cubans to operate various services such as appliance and watch repair, and locksmith and carpentry shops, official media reported on Monday.
The market for luxury housing in Chile seems to be immune to the global crisis since there are families willing to disburse up to six million dollars to purchase the house or condo of their dream according to a report in Santiago’s El Mercurio.
Uruguay is the best place to live in Latin America according to the Legatum Institute fourth year index on quality of life conditions which ranks 110 countries world wide representing 90% of world population and 97% of the global economy.
Cubans will be able to buy and sell houses for the first time in more than five decades in a long-awaited reform that legalizes what many have done for years but also restricts how much property they can own, state-run press said on Thursday.
The US housing market regulator has agreed to extend a refinancing scheme for borrowers whose loans are worth more than their homes.