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David James Elliott
Move-in-ready homes are the latest fad in high-end housing
Move-in-ready homes are the latest fad in high-end housing

When Elton John sold his pair of West Hollywood condominiums last year, the buyer got more than four walls and the title. The units came with the singer's designer furnishings, knickknacks and tableware — even his snake-skin-covered bed frame. Now, one of the condos is back on the market at $3.995 million, along with all the contents. "Even though Elton doesn't own them anymore, they still have cachet," said Paul Czako, the listing agent. Once the stuff of vacation rentals or corporate housing, fully appointed homes are the latest fad in the ultra-luxury market. Well-heeled buyers are purchasing places whose sellers have left them in meticulous move-in...

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