Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.
International buyers have thrust Montreal, a city sometimes overshadowed by Toronto and Vancouver, into the national spotlight. Montreal, known for its crumbling water pipes and bridges as much as its cobblestone streets, now stands out for drawing the biggest share of foreign owners. They purchased 49 percent of the 206 homes worth at least C$1 million in the first half of 2013, according to a Sotheby’s International Realty Canada report and survey of brokers.
Chinese investors snatch up U.S. houses – HousingWire
Sellers no longer sitting pretty - HousingWire
Asian Home Buyers Snap Up Real Estate Worldwide – Sotheby’s International Realty
California Dreaming in Taiwan | House of the Day – The Wall Street Journal
Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ Draft Sells for $197,000 – The Hollywood Reporter
Norman Rockwell’s ‘Saying Grace’ tops record – The Independent