Where can you buy the cheapest super mansion houses?

Colombia is a great place to look out for this types of properties. The 80´s and 90´s left a bunch of stupidly big houses confiscated by the government. They usually come out for sale though the state department for a fraction of the real price. Yes, they are quite old and some of them have been scavanged by treasure hunters, but the investment needed for a revamp is meaningless compared to the real price. They would range from 300k up to a mill or two.
 

This is a news report from the local newspaper in Cali. One of the most luxuries social clubs in the city is called " Club Colombia". It is very hard to get in and you wont be addmitted especially if you have bonds with drugs. Whe he got rejected from said social club, he stole the blueprints and built an exact replica of the club, even importing from the switzerland the same wooden bear they had as its logo in the club.

This haouse has more than 5300 meters and is valued in 1.6 million. It is incredibly gigantic.
 

kosko

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$100k is standard in most of the developing the worldwide to get a baller type mansion. The land is the biggest hurdle as you may not be able to own it as a foreigner. You're better off getting the land now and then working slowly to build, with time, down the road.
 
I know technically it doesn't belong in here, but FYI:

'An older apartment has an average price tag of 486,000, whereas an older house costs an average of €813,000.'
https://today.rtl.lu/news/luxembourg/1328709.html

An OLDER house costs almost 1 million$ and we are not talking about a mansion. Luxembourg, despite being first-world, is just almost impossible to have a life on your own, except if you want squish yourself in a studio and if you live very frugal AND if you don't own a car (you must pay a lot of taxes on cars + fuel + insurance + control every now and then) AND if you get somewhat above the minimum wage.

In that case if you have 1000$ per month in some third world place, you might have a much better life...
 
When you're 14 years old you dream of living in a mansion with a couple of Ferraris ad Lamborghinis parked in the front just next to your huge fountain. But the older you get the more you realized that it doesn't make sense.

How could it be practical to own a 8 bedroom house? You'll have to maintain and clean all of it permanently. Dust settles faster than you think and it's not a pleasurable experience taking care of the mess twice a week. Heating and cooling can also be a huge pain in the butt and to me it just doesn't feel comfortable living in a space so huge you don't even know what's going on on the other side of your house.

Since there's usually not a lot of vacant space in high demand places such as cities and waterfronts you'll be left with the option to buy land or a mansion somewhere in the backwoods. Which can get somewhat dull even if you're outdoorsy and into hunting. Sure, you could be a billionaire who can hire servants, cooks and landscapers. But let's just be realistic for a second.

I'd take a nice condo with ocean sight in a lively beach town any day over a big mansion. 60-80 sqm is more than enough for one person. Even if you have a girlfriend or a wife.

wellrockthecity said:
Check Queretaro in Mexico. Its the local Beverly Hills and where all the narcos families go to live due to be the safest region in the country and the fact that is far enough from the north states to avoid a narco war.

Some incredible houses in the 500k-1mln usd range.

Queretaro is pretty meh. If you're looking for a place where narcos retire and their families live look no further than EdoMex.
 

Deepdiver

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If you look at the view behind Jeff Berwick founder of The Dollar Vigilante in Acapulco from his home studio... he mentions he rents a "Rockstar" level home with a spectacular view especially on clear sunny most days with a utilities, maid/cook and a driver for about $3K USD per month total. Claims if you stay out of the Narco biz (Do not do or sell or traffic illegal drugs) and stay out of Narco trafficante areas things are relatively safe and very cheap cost of living in Acapulco due to most Normies and tourists terrified away by US State Department and Media Narco Wars warnings.

Of course, his TDV Anarcapulco Annual Conference brings thousands of his viewers and subscribers and a huge amount of both hard money and crypto cash into the Area and he has some local guys he describes as Billionaire Hotel Owners a.k.a. Oligarchs looking out for him.

As one of the wealthiest guys I know likes to say "it's not what you own but what you control" ...
 

BBinger

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kosko said:
$100k is standard in most of the developing the worldwide to get a baller type mansion. The land is the biggest hurdle as you may not be able to own it as a foreigner. You're better off getting the land now and then working slowly to build, with time, down the road.

Not really. While money generally goes further in the developing world, thing only tend to be cheaper if they exist. You may get baller "relative to other local properties" or find baller hasn't been built and you need to arrange the building yourself or the people already owning baller places are not going to part with them for a meager 100kilo dollars.

*Eastern Europe pointedly does not count as developing in this context. Baller places in Easter Europe can be had relatively cheap because the place is developed.
 
Was useful to know, tnx. I bought new house in Calgary not so long ago. Want to install new house security system and then move in. Hope the installation wouldn't take much time.
 
Sidney Crosby said:
The Hamptons or Malibu.

Uh, he asked cheap, bro. Malibu and The Hamptons are two of the most prime real estates in the country and world. Not only will it be expensive, it will be MANY multiples more expensive simply for being in LA or the Hamptons.

If you have a tight social circle, having a mansion could be a cool way to all hang out there. IF you go to go cheap, then third world is your best bet. You and all your mates could go down there for a weekend and live out of the mansion. Not a terrible idea. I'd look around South America. Find an area that is nicer and split the payment for the house with a few friends. Maybe agree you'll live down there full time to manage it. You'd have to work remotely or find a job there though.

The problem with this of course is that you have to live in South America. That's why places like LA and NYC are so much more expensive. With mansions and everything else. There's way more demand. So it's a trade off. In South America at least, you could make it an adventure for a year or two. I wouldn't go so far to say try out fucking Africa but I'll admit I've randomly looked at Mogadishu mansions when I was bored. There was just something funny about it to me. In that case it's not worth the cheapness obviously.

Also, Dan Bilzerian is renting that mansion. If you rent, even in LA, it's not that expensive. I mean, relatively speaking. But then you don't own it, and you need a source of cash to keep it up. Or like I said a group of friends to split it with.
 
LawrenceAshford said:
Sidney Crosby said:
The Hamptons or Malibu.

Uh, he asked cheap, bro. Malibu and The Hamptons are two of the most prime real estates in the country and world. Not only will it be expensive, it will be MANY multiples more expensive simply for being in LA or the Hamptons.


If you have a tight social circle, having a mansion could be a cool way to all hang out there. IF you go to go cheap, then third world is your best bet. You and all your mates could go down there for a weekend and live out of the mansion. Not a terrible idea. I'd look around South America. Find an area that is nicer and split the payment for the house with a few friends. Maybe agree you'll live down there full time to manage it. You'd have to work remotely or find a job there though.

The problem with this of course is that you have to live in South America. That's why places like LA and NYC are so much more expensive. With mansions and everything else. There's way more demand. So it's a trade off. In South America at least, you could make it an adventure for a year or two. I wouldn't go so far to say try out fucking Africa but I'll admit I've randomly looked at Mogadishu mansions when I was bored. There was just something funny about it to me. In that case it's not worth the cheapness obviously.

Also, Dan Bilzerian is renting that mansion. If you rent, even in LA, it's not that expensive. I mean, relatively speaking. But then you don't own it, and you need a source of cash to keep it up. Or like I said a group of friends to split it with.

I guess the sarcasm wasn't obvious enough.
 
Sidney Crosby said:
I guess the sarcasm wasn't obvious enough.

Haha. Since he posted Dan Bilzerian's house, in Bel Air, I thought you were just replying with similar areas. I don't know what Malibu seems to be to someone from Canada. I used to run into Canadians all the time in Santa Monica though and they'd fucking piss me off. So I thought you were just ignorant to be honest.
 
gework said:
Genuine luxury houses are expensive everywhere, as the interiors for a luxury house cost a lot.

But you can get McMansions cheap in South Dakota.

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Bulgaria from about $100K, more by the sea, Thailand from about $250K, Russia from about $600K.

Anything genuine anywhere is going to cost a few million and there isn't much difference in the price by country, only by locality. i.e. a mansion in Gulshan, Dhaka Bangladesh will cost you about $10 million; while in rural Utah you could get the same for about $3 million.

For the past decade and a half prices in Nairobi have been climbing,and at one time was a top 3 in ROI-at last the long awaited correction is underway and the S Dakota mcmansion would now go for 700k in Nairobi down from 950-1mn.
Smth like this Highgrove mansion,maybe 15% larger tops out our market at 1.5 mn$.
 

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General Stalin

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If you want a big house on a tight budget in the USA your best bet is buying an old plantation home in the south and restoring it. You could buy a 5k+ sq/ft plantation manor with a few acres of land for likely $300k and update it.

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depends where you are, in California 900k is cheap, but in texas or kansas 900k will get you a mansion. For a basic house in many parts of Silicon Valley, you are looking at 1.5 mil. Two story ones can get to 3 mil.
 
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