- 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 seven private islands from around the world that are on the market for less than $6 million each.
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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 main draw was not only the size of the interior space but also the available outdoor space.
“To me, there is a huge push not just for boutique buildings, but bigger apartments with more interior square footage and, No. 1 on the list, outdoor space,” he told Business Insider.
And while $33 million is up there, it isn’t uncommon for people to spend millions upon millions of dollars on homes. In fact, according to a July report by the Evening Standard in London, the number of new high-end buyers looking for homes worth £3 million and up had increased by 53% since May 23 compared with the previous five-year average for that time of year.
But what if that price tag could get you more than just a house?
Enness Global provided Business Insider with private-island listings around the world with similar price points.
The seven islands that made the list are all over the world, including in Belize in the Caribbean and Washington in the US, and range from $4.4 million to $5.5 million.