Mansion Global Daily: Latest landscaping trends, San Francisco Bay Area home prices post another double-digit increase, and more


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Australian cricketer Steve Smith lists Sydney suburban mansion after renovation

Australian cricketer Steve Smith, who captained the Australian national team from 2015 to 2018, has listed his mansion in Vaucluse, an eastern suburb of Sydney. Mr Smith, 33, bought the four-bedroom house with his partner, Dani Willis, in 2020 for 6.6 million Australian dollars (4.75 million US dollars) and undertook a major renovation by McKim Design. Although it was put on the market without an indicative price, listing agent Albert Sassoon of Raine & Horne Double Bay, said nearby homes of similar quality have recently sold for more than A$11 million. Domain

Dubai residential market expected to withstand global inflation test

The impact of global inflation on Dubai’s residential market should be limited with effective government measures, according to a report by global property consultancy Knight Frank. “The government’s extremely diversified import strategy, the measures taken in recent years to strengthen food security and the strength of the US dollar, which is dampening imported inflation, are all huge advantages,” said Faisal Durrani, partner. and Head of Middle East Research at Knight Frank. . In the first five months of this year, residential transaction volume is expected to reach AED$61.9 billion (US$16.9 billion), according to Knight Frank. Khaleej times

Home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area post another double-digit increase

The median selling price of an existing single-family home in San Francisco’s nine Bay Area counties rose 13% year-over-year in April to a record $1.3 million, according to the latest data from CoreLogic and DQNews. The biggest jump came in Santa Clara County, where the median price rose 23% from a year ago to $1.8 million. Demand has been “really strong in the sense that there is still a lot of overbidding with most homes selling above asking price and home price appreciation continues to move at double digit rates” , said Selma Hepp, deputy chief economist for CoreLogic. SiliconValley.com

Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany buys a ranch-style home in Los Angeles

Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany, who is best known for playing multiple characters in the sci-fi thriller ‘Orphan Black,’ for which she won a primetime Emmy Award in 2016, has bought a stylish home ranch in Los Angeles for $2.1 million. The single-story residence has 1,800 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property was last listed for $1.4 million in February, meaning Ms. Maslany, 36, who stars in Marvel’s upcoming ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ TV series , paid $700,000, or 50%, above the asking price. Dirt

AROUND NEWS CORP

Beige is back: neutral interior ideas for summer 2022 [The Times of London]

Goodbye, Aspen! 10 cities where outdoor enthusiasts can actually afford to buy a home, 2022 [Realtor.com]

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Sydney properties clash at auction [news.com.au]

Terri S. Tomasini