Luxury Real Estate Headlines: 3rd Week of December

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury real estate, home, art, collectibles, Sotheby’s auction house, jets & yachts, sports & luxury cars, and lifestyle & travel news from around the world.

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London has three of the world’s ten most expensive properties – London Evening Standard

Sotheby’s September 2013 Significant Sales Around the World – HarryKolb.com/blog

Luxury Developers Bet Big on Ultramodern – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. economic recovery is expected to gain strength in 2014 – Los Angeles Times

Ocwen Financial Corp. reaches $2.1-billion mortgage-servicing settlement – Los Angeles Times

Billionaire David Murdock lists Bel-Air mansion at $30 million – Los Angeles Times

Sotheby’s International Realty sets up office in Dubai – gulfnews.com

Wealthy Chinese Explore Texas as a Venue to Park Wealth in U.S. Real Estate – The Sacramento Bee

William Pitt Sotheby’s looks to Chinese home buyers – ctpost.com

10 Hottest Housing Markets – CNNMoney.com

Breakfast at Sotheby’s: An A-Z of the Art World – TheEconomist.com

Sotheby’s Record Breaking Modern and Post-War British Art Sales Surpass £7m – Artlyst.com