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Most expensive real estate!!!

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When will the last word be printed about “most expensive real estate”? In this age of wholesale foreclosures and crashing housing prices, you could expect that there wouldn’t be much to say about most expensive. Well in this cockeyed world you would be wrong!

Here is a quote from NY Times:

By all accounts, the $150 million price tag makes The Manor “the most expensive property in the United States.” Coincidentally, singer Mariah Carey reportedly made an offer on a Beverly Hills chateau-style estate which had been listed at $125 million (€94.1 million), which supposedly made it the “most expensive.” Of course, neither compares to the €500 million (about $656 million) price tag that has been reported for Villa Leopolda, Lily Safra’s estate on the French Riviera.

And I thought Villa Leopolda was sold and no longer owned by Lily Safra! But that just shows again how much I don’t and probably will never really know about such an esoteric subject!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/04/01 at 09:45

More information about the Safras, Lily and the late Edmond

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This article contains more information than I have read elsewhere about the death of Edmond Safra, the billionaire banker husband, until 2003, of Lily Safra. Her own story is replete with more than one rich ex-husband. She has used the power of her inherited money to fight the publication of a novel which was known to be a thinly veiled story of her life.

Here is the wikimapia link of the Leopolda property!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/09/08 at 12:59

A photo of and short bio about Lily Safra

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Lily Safra is the former owner of La Leopolda. I have posted about the recent sale of that property which is reputed to be the most expensive transaction at about $750 million take or leave a million or so. Since that posting garnered several hundred viewers, I thought it would be interesting to post a photo of Lily Safra since they seem to be rare happenings.

Here is the link to a recent Forbes magazine about Lily S

Since that Forbes page is part of a slideshow, be sure to click on the square (in blue) in the upper right of the page to stop the slideshow.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/08/25 at 06:05

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The other day my blog was viewed by 304. Today my blog was hit by 413+ individual viewers

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The other day it was a post about the sale of the most expensive private property that got most viewers. La Leopolda, that is in Villefranche on France’s Mediterranean coast, sold for somewhere in the $750 million USD by one Lily Safra, a rather wealthy widow to Roman Abromavich, a Russian petrobillionaire.

Today my post about Roger Federer’s win of an Olympic Gold medal along with his partner, Wawrinka, got the attention of 175+ blog viewers to push my blog’s daily viewership to the best ever.

Thx to my viewers!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/08/18 at 15:13

I want to thank the 306 web surfers who visited my blog during the last 24 hours

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Thx and hugs all around! This is the biggest number of viewers in one day that I have ever had!

My post about La Leopolda is what did it! So thank you Lily Safra and Roman Abromavich for completing the richest real estate transaction in recorded history!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/08/12 at 20:49

La Leopolda

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La Leopolda

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It’s being reported that this gigantic villa, built originally by the “monster of the Congo” King Leopold of Belgium to house his mistresses, has been sold to the Russian billionaire, Roma Abromavitch for the gigantic sum of some $750 million USD.

And not his principal home, probably.

The selling of it took a while. The seller is Lily Safra, the widow of an ultra wealthy international banker who died in weird circumstances in what was described as a palatial penthouse in Monaco.

Ted Maher, who was a key figure in legal proceedings after the penthouse fire, was in prison for at least 8 years. Today he is divorced and seriously estranged from his family. If you want to read more Google his name.

Finally, if you want to see more about how and where Monaco millionaires live click on the second link below and view the collection of 10 photos from the Guardian!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/08/11 at 08:24