Oct 7th 2007 1:25AM It is amazing how many "experts" are weighing in here. The "Spectacular Bid" is the funniest. If that house sits on 12 acres on the Mohawk River and it is 20,000 sq. ft. - there is NO Way it ever appraised at $2.45 Mil and change. Just the location is going to seriously inflate the value.
I would guess, conservatively that the construction cost of the house (approx. $275-300 sq ft) would be
$6 Mil. The property value could be from $2-5 Mil
Those carpenters (Mycul) are pretty close. People should listen to them, not "Developers of HighEnd Homes"!I can't wait until I can charge $2000 sq ft!!
I just finished a 32,000 sq ft in Florida. Real Builders charge $200 - $300 sq ft - with the actual
construction cost being $100-150 sq ft. So, on a house like that - at $6 Mil - we would make almost $3Mil So, I can't wait to meet the dummies that pay $2000 sq ft. That is SO ridiculous.
Sep 2nd 2007 11:41PM Also, there are NO Alligators in Africa, only here in the Southeast USA and another type in China.
There is a river forming the southern border of Kruger called the "Crocodile River"
Sep 2nd 2007 11:35PM Kruger National Park is in the Northeast corner of South Africa along the border of Mozambique.
You do not see this type of wildlife running wild
everywhere in South Africa, only in Game Preserves
like Kruger. I was there last September. It is a three hour drive from Johannesburg. Most of the topography of SA looks like California. SA is, in direct contrast to all of it's neighboring countries, very modern and affluent. JoBurg reminds me of Atlanta, Capetown reminds me of San Fran & Durban reminds me of Miami. It is one of the best kept secrets for travel from the USA. The Europeans know all about it, and the affluent ones have summer homes there - while it is winter in the Northen Hemisphere. One of the best reasons to go is - they speak English and they love Americans. Not many Yanks go there. So, they have not become tired of us there yet!!!