Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, September 15, 2014 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

For the rich, luxury often comes in the form of a winning bid for a rare item, such as a diamond-encrusted Birkin handbag.

Monday, June 09, 2014 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The net worth of several billionaires could net them the homeownership of an entire city.

Friday, April 25, 2014 3:39 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

High-end buyers are having a hard time finding the home of their dreams.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Recent studies show a shift in spending among the wealthy.

Monday, January 14, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Luxury carmakers are enjoying record sales worldwide.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 2:50 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Wealthier buyers are unleashing pent-up demand for new homes.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 9:55 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Luxury is an important part of Europe’s wealth, as reflected in its top 10 billionaires.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:59 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The global wealth boom produced an appetite for luxury products that went unchecked until the economy began slumping in 2008.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5:57 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Real estate kingpin Donald Trump is feeling the pain of the downturn in the global housing market. Buyers in one of his latest luxury condo/hotel buildings in Toronto began having second thoughts even before the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Condos in the 65-story Trump International Hotel and Tower start at $2.3 million and hotel condos start at

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:37 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Who is purchasing the most expensive real estate? Although buyers from around the globe are investing in the downturn in the U.S., the Russians are writing the biggest checks, according to The New York Times. Since the real estate market crashed four years ago, the Times reports that Russians have signed contracts for more than

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