Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Raikkonen Lovely House

"Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Kimi Raikkonen, the world’s second- highest paid athlete before being dropped by the Ferrari Formula One team, is having trouble selling a 14.5 million-euro ($21.5 million) second home in his native Finland.

“The potential clientele for this price range is very small,” the realtor for the property, said in an interview. “It’s the most expensive home for sale in Finland.”
The price, 16,111 euros per square meter, compares with the mean price of 2,614 euros per square meter for new one-family homes in the Helsinki metropolitan area, according to second- quarter data published by Statistics Finland on Sept. 11."

It is bit sad that "Statistics Finland" is misleadng the external world on what is the real price in Helsinki. In fact you can quite easely double that.

One famous economist, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, said:"there is lies, damn lies and statistics" , He can't be more right.

Coming back to Raikkonen house, if one reader has still some pocket money left, why not making a bid? here is the link to the house.

It is worth to note that the picture gives you the impression that you are near Monaco...well don't be fool you are in Finland and if you are lucky you will be able to enjoy in between 1-2 month sunny weather.

So my point here is for 14 million euro you better put it somewhere a little bit sunnier, maybe Spain where price are bound to be divided by two in the next few years. Having said that, if it was a great house why selling it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why the massive premium on the house?