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Beverly Hills’ 90210 and Aspen’s 81611 Top Luxury Homes Sales $10 Million and Up

PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwired – Apr 3, 2013) – Lookout 90210; a new ZIP code in Aspen, Colo., is making California-sized waves. Today, Coldwell Banker Previews International®, the Coldwell Banker brand’s luxury real estate marketing program, released its Luxury Market Report, providing a snapshot of luxury markets from January through December 2012. The report, which focused on the value of the luxury real estate in today’s market, found that outside of New York City, the exclusive Beverly Hills ZIP code, 90210, had the most luxury real estate sales over $10 million last year (21), with ZIP code 81611 in Aspen following closely behind (16). The Montecito, Calif., ZIP code 93108 came in third with 15 sales for ultra-luxury homes priced $10 million and up followed by 90077 in Bel Air, Calif. (10).
“The activity we are seeing for trophy home sales speaks volumes about the value of these markets,” said Budge Huskey, president, and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “While California and New York may lead in $10 million and above sales, areas such as Aspen continue to appeal more and more to high-end buyers, with its gorgeous architecture, landscape, and lifestyle. Overall, the luxury real estate market is doing incredibly well, giving us many markets to watch.”

ZIP Codes with the Highest Volume of SALES $10 Million and Up in 2012

Zip CodeCity / State# Sales $10 Million and Up
90210Beverly Hills, Calif.21
81611Aspen, Colo.16
93108Montecito, Calif.15
90077Bel Air, Calif. (LA)10
33139Miami Beach, Fla.8
90049Brentwood, Calif. (LA)8
90265Malibu, Calif.7
94027Atherton, Calif.7
06830Greenwich, Conn.6
33156Miami, Fla.6
ZIP Codes with the Highest Volume of LISTINGS $10 Million and Up in 2012
Zip CodeCity / State# Listings $10 Million and Up
90265Malibu, Calif.65
90210Beverly Hills, Calif.58
81611Aspen, Colo.54
90077Bel Air, Calif. (LA)44
93108Montecito, Calif.40
06831Greenwich, Conn.34
33139Miami Beach, Fla.29
92651Laguna Beach, Calif.27
94027Atherton, Calif.25
34102Naples, Fla.22
“We are also seeing high-end buyers find value in beautiful but more undiscovered areas just outside of well-known luxury markets,” said Betty Graham, president of Coldwell Banker Previews International / NRT. “Whereas a beachfront home may be $16 million in the ultra-luxury hot spot Montecito, Calif., a similar property maybe just over $6 million in Carpinteria, Calif., which is only a seven-minute drive away. These hidden gems often offer the same benefits of their neighboring communities, but provide a unique opportunity for luxury buyers looking to optimize their investment.”
Other markets featured in the report for offering a great value in the luxury real estate price range of $2-3 million and above include Marblehead, Mass., which sits on the peninsula 17 miles north of Boston, Paradise Valley, Ariz., located less than three miles from Phoenix, and Carpinteria which is only a seven-minute drive from Montecito.
The full Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Market Report, available at, ranks the top cities and ZIP codes with the most luxury listings in the $1 million+, $5 million+ and $10 million+ price ranges. It also offers an exclusive “Luxtimate” look at how to price ultra-luxury homes and an inside peek into emerging domestic and International markets in Chicago and Australia. Photos, listings, and details are available upon request.
About Coldwell Banker Previews International®
Previews® began as a luxury home brokerage founded by Henderson Talbot in 1933. The firm was acquired in 1980 by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and re-launched as Coldwell Banker Previews International, the brand’s luxury homes program. The exclusive group of certified Previews® Property Specialists makes up approximately 10 percent of the more than 82,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide. Coldwell Banker Previews International® participated in more than 16,400 transaction sides of homes priced at $1 million or more in 2012. On average, Previews handles $86.1 million in luxury home sales every day. The website Coldwell Banker Previews features more than 17,000 luxury properties from around the globe. Coldwell Banker, Previews, and Coldwell Banker Previews International are registered marks licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Each office is independently owned and operated.
About Coldwell Banker®
Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate. Coldwell Banker® is the oldest national real estate brand in the United States and today has a network of more than 82,000 sales agents working in approximately 3,100 offices in 50 countries and territories. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by being the first national real estate brand to create an iPad application and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news, and information through its Coldwell Banker On Location(SM) YouTube channel. The Coldwell Banker system is a leader in specialty markets such as resorts, new homes, and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. Coldwell Banker is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and settlement services.


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