Mansion Global Daily: San Fran home with unique story hits market, US mortgage rates hit highest level since 2008, and more

A California home that once hauled through the San Francisco Bay Area lists for nearly $12 million

The five-bedroom house was cut in half with a chainsaw and brought across the water on a barge. Read more




Restored period house in the English countryside with designer gardens and fascinating history

The property also includes an indoor swimming pool, seven garages, a shed and stable, a tool shed and a storage barn. Read more


How will the proposed tax cuts in Dallas affect my property tax bill?

Although property taxes are seeing the biggest reduction in a single year, utility fee hikes will almost offset that. Read more


US mortgage rates hit their highest level since 2008

It’s getting more and more expensive to buy a home in the US Mortgage rates rose again this week, sensing further aggressive rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.89% as of Sept. 8, according to data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. That’s an increase of 23 basis points from the previous week – one basis point equals one hundredth of a percentage point. Mortgage rates have now reached their highest level since late November 2008. MarketWatch

Waterfront Sydney Estate hits the market for A$9m

A waterfront estate in Sydney has hit the market for the first time in 35 years, asking for A$9 million (US$6 million). Located just five miles from Sydney’s central business district, the property boasts 82 feet of water frontage, including boating facilities. The home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, gym, wine cellar, and executive-style home office. The water view balcony is perfect for entertaining guests. real

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are selling their Los Angeles-area home

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are selling their three-story home in Mount Washington, a historic neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles, for $1.55 million. The three-story home features glass walls and multiple offices with city and canyon views. It spans 1,864 square feet and features two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room, and a two-story living room with custom built-ins and a black tile fireplace. The actors, who married in 1982 but have since separated, bought the property in 2018 for $1.3 million, records show. Devito, 77, has starred in dozens of films including ‘Matilda’, ‘Twins’ and ‘Batman Returns’. Los Angeles Times

Historic Brooklyn Cottage Lists for Nearly $3 Million

A historic Victorian-style cottage in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park South neighborhood is up for sale for nearly $3 million. The three-story house, built in 1901, features a buttercup yellow exterior, pitched roof, Gothic arches, arched windows, two verandas and landscaped gardens. The remodeled interior retains most of its original design details, including leaded and stained glass windows, doors, wood-beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors. It has approximately 3,400 square feet of living space spread over 10 rooms. 6 square feet


They first bought a house. Then they bought the whole town. [The Wall Street Journal]

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