5 private islands for sale around the world for less than $5 million

  • In the age of COVID-19, space and privacy have become more important to prospective buyers, especially those shopping in the luxury end of the market. 
  • And while buyers are willing to pay top dollar for those luxuries on land, nothing offers more distance and privacy than your own island.
  • Enness Global sent Business Insider a list of private islands from around the world, and we listed the ones for sale for just under $5 million.
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In a COVID-19 world, the desire for space and privacy has never been more prominent among prospective buyers. 

For those luxuries, people who have the money will spend it. But just how much are they willing to drop — and how far out are they willing to move?

Earlier this month, Manhattan saw a $33 million penthouse go into contract. According to the buyer’s agent, Eric Brown, the

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Divino Homes features new design in Oak Cliff

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week is the modern residence by Divino Homes at 624 Kessler Reserve Court in Kessler Park, near the Bishop Arts neighborhood in Oak Cliff. This is one of two Platinum Series designs being built by Divino Homes in this gated community.

This 5,372-square-foot home features four bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and a spacious living room with a high ceiling. The kitchen is equipped with 42-inch cabinetry, stainless-steel gas range, microwave and dishwasher, a quartz slab island, double undermount sinks and a walk-in pantry.

The primary suite includes a bathroom with dual sinks, a shower with double built-in heads and a large closet. The secondary bedrooms are spacious and split from the primary suite.

Amenities include an infinity pool and a three-car garage with a car lift and glass garage door.

All Divino homes are Energy Star certified. Energy-saving features include a tankless water heater,

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Racial tensions rise in South Africa over farm killing

SENEKAL, South Africa – A tense standoff between white farmers and Black activists gripped the South African town of Senekal Friday, as two men accused of killing a white farm manager were to appear in court.

More than 100 police patrolled the area in front of the courthouse in the Free State province and used barbed wire to separate the rival groups.

Sekwetjie Mahlamba and Sekola Matlaletsa appeared in the magistrates’ court on charges of killing Brendin Horner, 21, on Oct. 1. Their request for bail was postponed until Oct. 20.

About 250 white farmers gathered to protest the killing, charging that police do not adequately protect white farmers. In an earlier court hearing last week, a group of white farmers stormed the court and burned a police vehicle.

The country’s leftist opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, mobilized about 1,000 of its supporters to challenge the white farmers in

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Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank visits Babson, one of his biggest beneficiaries

To Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank, profit and purpose go hand in hand.

That was a recurring theme during Blank’s return visit to his alma mater, Babson College, on Thursday. Blank’s visit to the Wellesley campus was in large part tied to his decision last year to donate $50 million to fund a new entrepreneurial leadership school at Babson. The owner of the Atlanta Falcons football team also just authored a book, called “Good Company,” about how to implement this concept of managing with purpose.

The book is based around six values that have guided Blank throughout his career. Those principles — think put people first, not make tons of money first — are being incorporated into classes offered for the first time this fall through the Arthur M. Blank School of Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Blank, who left Home Depot in 2001, said companies need to be more purposeful in their

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On Commack Road Sits a School District Property Known As The

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

Wilson Tech students built this school house as part of their carpentry projects in the 1990s
Wilson Tech students built this school house as part of their carpentry projects in the 1990s (Commack Community Association)

Board member. Her will required that the district allow her niece to continue to live on the farm and commanded the 9 acre farm be used for educational purposes. It was used for class trips, a Wilson Tech carpentry and animal husbandry program for many years. In 2010, the district board and superintendent contracted to sell it to a developer for 38 condo units for $750,000,subject to public approval . In June 2010, the recently formed Commack Community Association rallied residents, who remembered this farm well and defeated the land sale in a required public vote. In 2011-12, a petition was given to the school superintendent , signed by about 2000 residents, hoping to save

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For sale: 100 Namibian buffalos, buyers must ‘bear all risks’

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia has put 100 of its buffalos up for sale in a bid to ease pressure on grazing land after a drought.

FILE PHOTO: A Cape Buffalo rests with her newborn calf born at a zoo in Pretoria, South Africa, January 1, 2000. REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya

The government said it would auction the powerful wild animals to anyone at home or abroad who could meet welfare and legal criteria. But its newspaper advert for the sale warned: “The buyer will bear all risks.”

The most likely buyers will be game farmers – people who rear animals for big game hunters to shoot – environment ministry spokesman Romeo Muyunda said on Friday.

Buffalos, considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa, are prized by sports hunters and their meat is also widely eaten.

The 70 female and 30 male buffalos from Waterberg Plateau Park in central Namibia had

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Oceanside seeks indoor soccer arena on park property

Closed-door talks between the Oceanside City Council and a developer have some residents concerned about the possible sale of land at the city’s 465-acre El Corazon Park.



a close up of a desert road: Oceanside is negotiating with a developer to build an indoor soccer arena on this property next to the senior center and a new aquatics center opening next year at El Corazon Park. (Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)


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Oceanside is negotiating with a developer to build an indoor soccer arena on this property next to the senior center and a new aquatics center opening next year at El Corazon Park. (Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

“This is a huge issue for our citizens and the process must be transparent and public,” said Joan Bockman, president of the nonprofit Friends of El Corazon. She also served on a committee of residents that helped create the specific plan approved by the City Council for El Corazon in 2009.

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State law allows elected officials to discuss things such as property negotiations and legal actions in private. But the potential sale of city

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Homes That Sold for $550,000, or Less

Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York City and the surrounding region focuses on homes that sold around a certain price point, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos and co-ops in different locales.

The “list price” is the asking price when the property came on the market with the most recent broker. The time on the market is measured from the most recent listing to the closing date of the sale.

Manhattan | Studio

A 550-square-foot postwar co-op with a sleeping alcove, a bath, parquet floors, a walk-in closet and a windowless galley kitchen, in Lincoln Towers, an eight-building complex with doormen.

19 weeks on the market

$550,000 list price

10% below list price

Costs $1,178 a month in maintenance

Listing broker Triplemint


Connecticut | 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths

This 55-year-old,

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Gold Coast Estate for Sale

Less than 25 miles from Manhattan and near the Long Island Expressway, fieldstone walls edge the entrance of a 108-acre estate. A relic of a bygone era, it is among the last king-size Gold Coast estates on Long Island’s North Shore.

“‘Groton Place’ is a vanishing breed,” said Meredyth Hull Smith, an associate broker with Sotheby’s International Realty in Manhattan, who shares the listing with Christina Porter and Lois Kirschenbaum of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty on Long Island.

The owners, Luis and Julie Rinaldini, wanted lots of land for their horses when, 23 years ago, they purchased the Old Westbury property, saving the expansive estate from impending development. Today they placed the estate, which has 10 fireplaces, seven bedrooms, seven-and-a-half baths, plus staff quarters, on the market for $29.9 million.

“They would like to sell the property to a single owner who could enjoy the property the way they

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