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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19 2013 11:55 p.m. MST

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Theeng2
Holladay, UT

You can buy a skyscraper in Detroit for under 5 million.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

Who really cares? You rarely see these kinds of lists outside of Utah. Why is it that you people are so obsessed with the show of wealth? Other than Southern California, I've never seen such a display of "look what we've got".

JP
Chandler, AZ

@eastcoastcoug
"The Most Expensive Homes in Connecticut" -Business Insider, May 14, 2012

The obsession with wealth, while appalling, is certainly not exclusive to Utah and Utahns.

Semi-Strong
Louisville, KY

eastcoastcoug,

Having lived in SW Connecticut, I beg to differ.

These types of homes are everywhere I have ever lived.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I don't look at these 1% people with envy at all,

I just want to know where they are,
for when the 99% of the peasants finally rise up against them...

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

@LDS liberal

I look forward to the day when the 47% that Romney referred to stop being lazy and irresponsible, thinking that the 1% should pay their bills.

If everyone had the work ethic of the 1% this country would be a better place.

O'really
Idaho Falls, ID

I actually think these homes are ugly. I'd take a cozy little cottage over these monstrosities any day.

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

Consider all of the jobs that were created when these homes were built and the property taxes that are paid each year, not to mention maintenance and other ongoing expenses. All Utahns benefit from the excesses of these garish McMansions.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

Hey Chris, you want to see the part of the country that is really booming and making the most one percenters? Try the Washington D.C. area. That economy sure has been trickling down. At our expense that is. It's amazing that in todays America the wealthiest growth is coming not from wealth creation, but from tax creation.

Samuel the Liberalite
Farmington, UT

Why doesn't the Deseret News run a piece on ‘The 15 LEAST expensive homes in Utah’?

Ignoring poverty [even mocking it],
while idlizing, envying, and worshipping great wealth is Babylon.

Jesus warned against it time and again.

It was also the beginning of the end for the once great Nephites.

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

$2 Million is the cheapest? What makes you think that $2 million qualifies for this list.....the Belagio built out in draper next to corner canyon has to be close to 10 million if not more! why didn't it make the list?

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

Chris B

Did you even read what I wrote? Or did you think my reference to Chris was you instead of Chris Higby, the author? For your record, I don't disparage one bit the rich in America, especially if they work and create wealth for themselves and others. As someone once said, I've never been given a job by a poor person. I was just lamenting that right now the center of our government, the D.C. and surrounding areas are awash in tax money that is giving them the American dream at a much greater rate than the rest of us have been getting these last 5 years. I just don't think that is a sustainable way to run an economy. Talk from Democrats is "Tax cuts for the wealthy". Looks to me more like "Debt increases for the wealthy", government wealthy especially.

SCfan
clearfield, UT

LDS Liberal

You want to "rise up against the One per centers". Would that be with guns I wonder?

You also said that buying and selling for a profit is "Money Changing". It is also called capitalism. If you are against that, then your new name should be changed from LDS Liberal to LDS Communist. Or at least Socialist, because you have now gone way left of traditional American liberalism.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Mitt takes things that aren't worth very much and through his hard work and expertise turns them into more valuable items. That's the definition of creating value.

Unlike the 47% who think that the value Mitt created should be given to them for doing nothing.

And that's the definition of lazy.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@happy, Yes I did assume that. I apologize.

TheProudDuck
Newport Beach, CA

LDS "Liberal,"

"The 1%" starts at about $350,000 in annual earnings. That's a small-time plumbing contractor having a good year -- one of a dozen or so he'll have to rack up, in order to (1) save up for the inevitable lean years, and (2) secure the kind of retirement a mid-level public employee takes for granted.

You wanna "rise up" against that guy (a friend of mine), keep in mind he's heavily armed, and has friends who like him much more than we like you. And understand that far more often than you guys manage to shoot a Czar and his daughters, you get chucked out of airplanes over the South Atlantic. Happy landings.

Speaking_Out
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

For those who don't seem to understand the social impact of the Obamanation Administration's left-wing, liberal agenda, I highly recommend that you read Ayn Rand's book, "Atlas Shrugged" before you get too high and mighty advocating usurping that which isn't yours to take. Though it was written over 60 years ago it illustrates exactly what is happening with our country today. Let's face it, those who think someone else owes them a living or a guarantee of some ethereal "sweet life;" who think it's acceptable to take something they don't own and didn't earn, are nothing more than envious leaches. You might as well break into homes in the dead of night, steal the contents and go hock them because you are nothing more than a common thief. By the way, in case you haven't yet stolen a dictionary from your local library or worse yet, don't know how to use one, this is the definition of USURP: To seize and hold (the power or rights of another, for example) by force and without legal authority.

roberto
Moses Lake, WA

This is a journal entry Day!
Dear journal, Holy Cow I agree with Chris B. There is hope for both of us!

Phred
Ogden, UT

@TRUTH,

I get the impression that this is a list of most expensive homes currently for sale.

"At $44,000,000 this is currently (still) Utah’s priciest home on the market. 5000 Royal Street was on last year’s list at $49,500,000 - that’s $5,500,000 off! With that kind of discount, I can’t for the life of me figure out why this one’s still on the market."

I would be interested in a follow up list of the homes that have sold for the most historically, adjusted for inflation of course.

Still, at $2.75 million per bathroom, ya gotta love it baby when the rich choose to redistribute their wealth voluntarily on something like this!

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

Speaking Out. Ayn Rand was an atheist who philosophy is nothing more than social Darwinism or survival of the fittest. Her philosophy is similar to that Korihor espoused in the Book of Mormon. We all prosper according to our genius. Read it. We are our brother keeper said President Kimball. Can we please end this 47 percent nonsense. Just because someone doesn't pay taxes doesn't mean they lazy or unmotivated. It means our tax code needs revised. It is Republicans not Democrats that advocating for class warfare. Blaming the poor for being poor accomplishes nothing except creating resentment and contention.

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