The East Coast may currently be covered in snow, but summer's coming and Wall Street bonuses are bigger than ever. Just as water runs down hill, Wall Street money often flows out to the Hamptons where an army of real estate agents eagerly await all the fat cat financiers, big business barons and hedge fund honchos to swoop in with their newly bulging bank accounts and trophy house dreams. While the average asking price for the 10 most expensive houses in the Hamptons tops $50 million, there’s a wide variety of properties that should please just about any demanding buyer with several tens of millions of dollars to dump on a weekend house that will likely be used less than 6 months out of the year. Photo Credit: jenschapter3
Dubai has claimed its place as a new home to luxury and high-end lifestyles. Its housing market is no different. Here, MainStreet highlights several homes that make American mansions look like dollhouses.