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The Home of Vice-President-Elect: Joe Biden

The Democratic US Senator from Delaware, Joe Biden, is soon to be “former-Senator” when he becomes US Vice President in January 2009, currently calls Wilmington, Delaware home. His property is set on 1,803 sq ft and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a swimming pool all amongst a stunning setting (images from Google Earth). Simon Turner […]

America The Brave: Good Luck President-Elect Obama

In a world where the barriers of Nation States are barely barriers and the society and economies are global in every way, the victory of President-Elect Obama has caused excitement throughout the world that is similar to the fall of the Soviet Union and the bringing down of the Berlin Wall. It has been a […]

Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator John McCain’s Former Home Up For Sale

The former home of Senator John McCain and his wife Cindy in Phoenix, Arizona will be going to auction on 25th October 2008 with a listing price of $US12 million. The existing owner, real estate developer Jane Popple, is hoping that that the prospect of owning a prospective President’s home will tip the balance in […]

VOTE 2008 – What If The Whole World Could Vote In The US Presidential Election?

It’s a salivating thought for anyone that has an interest in the outcome of the US Presidential race, and the Economist magazine is providing the opportunity. I already had an interest prior to our visit to the US two weeks ago for the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Awards, and hearing of the Economist’s […]

Barack Obama’s Hawaiian Hideaway

Returning to his former home of Hawaii as President-elect, Barack Obama and his family are enjoying a 13-day vacation. Obama is secluded at a compound of oceanfront estates, guarded by seven-foot walls made of stone and lava rock and situated along a quiet sliver of snow-white-sandy beach. The Kailua Estate seems is ideal for a […]

The Latest MTLH e-magazine

THIS WEEKS STORIES: Luxury is…Elizabeth Taylor’s Homes; the Great Australian Tax Grab; Phone Box Furniture; The Blind Leading The Blind; London Luxury Home Prices Falling; Loofah Homes; and more… The 2008 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to former Finnish President and international peace envoy, Martti Ahtisaari.  He has been instrumental in bringing peace, or […]

The Blind Leading The Blind: QLD Follows NSW’s Tax Hikes

Further to our recent report of the NSW tax hikes to hit the property industry, now it’s been revealed that Queensland Premier Anna Bligh plans to impose a special tax on landholdings worth more than $5 million. Under the property tax surcharge, part of a series of measures introduced as the QLD Government attempts to […]

2009: Imagine What Could Happen

It’s worth imagining what 2009 could bring. I am a not a pessimist but it is worth glaring into the crystal ball and letting go of today and dreaming – dreaming it is December 2009. Has the US Fed pumped trillions of dollars into the US economy and what has been the result? Have property […]

The World’s Top 10 Millionaire Households

Even during these tough times, there are more millionaire households in the world than at any other time, with the growth highest in China and Europe. The total number of millionaire households in the world (ie. those with assets of $US1 million or more) now stands at 9.6 million. This represents only 0.7% of all […]

Where The Clinton’s Lay Their Hat

Hillary Clinton appears ready to accept President-Elect Barack Obama’s offer to be US Secretary of State in his Administration once he takes office on January 20th, 2009. By giving up her New York Senate seat where she has carved out a respected position, she will become the face of US diplomacy overseas and the third […]

We Can See Russia: Marquette Turner Featured in Russia’s Leading Luxury Magazine

We can indeed see Russia from where we are, but no, we’re not in Alaska. This article is actually absolutely nothing to do with Sarah Palin or the recent US Presidential Campaigning.   Marquette Turner Luxury Homes has the privilege of featuring on the front cover of Russia’s leading Luxury Homes magazine, International Residence. I […]

The Seven Deadly Sins – One of them is Greed

It’s amazing to look at what has happened over the last 18-24 months with regard to oil pricing. It was announced earlier in the year that it was almost a certainty that the price of petrol/gas would reach $8 a litre in the next 12 months in Australia. Like most other people around the world […]

Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents Continues Its Expansion in Australia

SEATTLE – Luxury Real Estate’s Board of Regents announced today its continued expansion in Australia with Marquette Turner Luxury Homes, which will be the exclusive representative of the New South Wales, Australia territory. LuxuryRealEstate.com is the most-viewed luxury real estate Web site in the world, featuring more than 66,000 high-end properties in 106 countries. Marquette […]

Short Vs Long-Term Interests: The Challenge For Australia’s Banks

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) decisions to decrease interest rates over the last few months were welcomed by borrowers and lenders alike, most recently with the 0.75% cut in October and the 1% cut in September. The reality is, however, that most of Australia’s lending institutions have chosen not to pass on the full […]

The Who’s Who…

Marquette Turner Luxury Homes has been named the World’s Most Outstanding Luxury Real Estate Agency (less than 2 years old). Awarded by The Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate at a ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia on Monday October 13, our company became the first non-American firm to win the award. […]

The Latest MTLH e-magazine: Nov 7, 2008

Barack Obama has changed the face of a nation by winning the US Presidential Race, and has already etched his name in history.  The mammoth task ahead of him should not be understated, but the boost of confidence that American’s and global citizens will take from his win should also not be underestimated.  Belief and […]

The Latest MTLH e-magazine: Nov 3, 2008

Lewis Hamilton has just won the Formula 1 Grand Prix Championship in Brazil, becoming the youngest and the first black winner of arguably one of the pinnacle titles in sport.  British runner Paula Radcliffe has just won the New York Marathon for the third time, and with an amazing comeback story.  Which of these stories […]

Obama, “The Socialist”? It Is Time For Change

It’s almost impossible to ignore the fact that the US election is just one day away (Sydney time). The need for change of any sort is more apparent than ever and the change is needed for both domestic and international reasons. I have many friends and colleagues in the United States and they are some […]

The Latest MTLH e-magazine: 31 Oct 08

The week ahead will be momentous for numerous reasons: The US Presidential Election will reach it’s crescendo, the Melbourne Cup will be run and the Reserve Bank will have, we suspect, reduced Australian interest rates further. As I sit in the London sun – I kid you not – it’s worth remembering that no race […]

Place Your Bets: The Interesting Interest Rate Debate

Tuesday 4 November 2008 is shaping up to be a historical day:   The US Presidential Election will either see the first African-American President (Obama) or the first female Vice-President (Palin) together with the eldest first-term President (McCain). The Reserve Bank of Australia will meet and, all things being equal, will almost certainly cut interest rates. […]