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Talk about your jumbo mortgages...

Posted by: Dean Foust on July 1, 2007


Actually anyone who buys this house is paying cash. Serious cash. And there are probably less than a thousand people who can afford. News from the Aspen Times is that Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz is looking to sell his Aspen compound for $135 million. The property includes 95 acres and a 56,000-square-foot mansion with 16 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, countless amenities including a snowmelt driveway. I can just see real estate agents whipping out their calculators to figure out what 6% of $135 million is….

Reader Comments


July 2, 2007 11:13 AM

While I think the last line makes a nice little witticism, it also pains me to think that anyone (esp. anyone who works on commission) would need a calculator to value 6% of 135.

John Schneider

July 2, 2007 11:22 PM magazine writers puzzle over how best to whip the froth

Angeline Gleed

July 12, 2007 8:59 AM

Anyone who would sell that real estate will be big- in terms of money and fame.

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