08/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Buyers' Market For Suburban Mansions

Real estate agents say they have never seen prices drop so precipitously when dealing with opulent, often empty high-end homes along the North Shore that cost a small fortune to maintain and keep secure. Though homes in the $400,000-to-$700,000 range have weathered the financial storm better than expected, the glut of eye-popping mega-mansions has owners competing for the attention of a select few.

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