Survey allows for a peek at life in million-dollar homes

Million-dollar homes are no longer rare in Central [tag]Florida[/tag] or throughout the country, but who are the buyers? How much do they make, and just how big are their TVs? More than 80 percent have either a 50-inch (or larger) [tag]high-definition television[/tag] or a media system with surround sound. And 43 percent earn more than $500,000 a year, a survey released this week by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate found. Million Dollar Mom: No Sweepstakes Necessary to Be a Stay-At-Home Mom

Although [tag]Nordstrom[/tag] (34 percent) and [tag]Neiman Marcus[/tag] (17 percent) are the top two places where they shop, for the most part the lifestyle of the million-dollar homeowner is “not what you see in the movies,” said Jim Gillespie, president and chief executive of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. Few (5 percent) employ a personal assistant and fewer still (4 percent) have a live-in housekeeper or (1 percent) driver.

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