At $3.68 Million, This California Home Has Everything But Buyers

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The Surge in U.S. Mansion Prices Is Now Over

  • Chinese stocks, falling oil prices denting high-end home sales
  • Expensive homes led U.S. housing market out of 2008 slump

The six-bedroom mansion in the shadow of Southern California’s Sierra Madre Mountains has lime trees and a swimming pool, tennis courts and a sauna — the kind of place that would have sold quickly just a year ago, according to real estate agent Kanney Zhang.

Not now.

Across the U.S., the story is much the same. The world’s economic woes — from China to Russia to South America — are damping sales in the high-end real estate market. Haywire overseas stock markets and dropping currency values caused in part by plummeting oil prices are dulling demand for mansions, penthouses and winter escapes.



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