Marin County's Empress of Suburban Excess, our very own Olivia Hsu Decker, was quoted in USA Today. "Everyone laughed at me" when she decided to specialize in homes over $1M.
Mostly a boatload of crap about the endlessly lucrative sales of high-end houses and apartments, the article does mention that many of these places stay on the market for years before selling. But not how many years. And that they're paid for in cash. Which conjures up images of large men carrying duffelbags and Tony Montana. Oops! That's Miami.
More of Ms. Decker's realty-bling at the Decker-Bullock website.