2013 Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Market Report Ranks Most Valuable Markets and Exclusive ZIP Codes

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

PARSIPPANY, NJ - (Marketwired - Apr 3, 2013) - Look out 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 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 Code City / State Sales $10 Million and Up
90210 Beverly Hills, Calif. 21
81611 Aspen, Colo. 16
93108 Montecito, Calif. 15
90077 Bel Air, Calif. (LA) 10
33139 Miami Beach, Fla. 8
90049 Brentwood, Calif. (LA) 8
90265 Malibu, Calif. 7
94027 Atherton, Calif. 7
06830 Greenwich, Conn. 6
33156 Miami, Fla. 6

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

Zip Code City / State Listings $10 Million and Up
90265 Malibu, Calif. 65
90210 Beverly Hills, Calif. 58
81611 Aspen, Colo. 54
90077 Bel Air, Calif. (LA) 44
93108 Montecito, Calif. 40
06831 Greenwich, Conn. 34
33139 Miami Beach, Fla. 29
92651 Laguna Beach, Calif. 27
94027 Atherton, Calif. 25
34102 Naples, Fla. 22

Top Closed New York City SALES $10 Million and Up in 2012

Area City / State Sales $10 Million and Up
Upper East Side New York, NY 41
Upper West Side New York, NY 12
Downtown New York, NY 12
Midtown East New York, NY 5
Midtown West New York, NY 1

Top Active New York City LISTINGS $10 Million and Up in 2012

Area City / State Listings $10 Million and Up
Upper East Side New York, NY 65
Downtown New York, NY 51
Upper West Side New York, NY 25
Midtown East New York, NY 20
Midtown West New York, NY 15

"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 may be 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."

Hidden Gems: Undiscovered Luxury Real Estate Markets in the $1-2 Million Range

City Price Per Sq. Ft. Comparison
Glenview, Ill. $286 $69 less than Lincoln Park
($355 / sq. ft.)
Castle Pines Village, Colo. $352 $23 less than Cherry Creek
($375 / sq. ft.)
Bonita Springs, Fla. $366 $51 less than Naples
($417 / sq. ft.)

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 athttp://www.previewsinsideout.com/luxurymarketreport2013, 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 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 make 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 homes sales every day. The websitewww.coldwellbankerpreviews.com 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. TheColdwell Banker system is a leader in specialty markets such as resort, 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. 

Media Contacts:

Heather Roberts
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Katy Hendricks
CooperKatz for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC



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