Location, location, location is well stated mantra of real estate. However, even location alone does not always guarantee the biggest return. Most would agree that the penthouse views in Hong Kong come at an extremely high cost. However, CNN found some roof top arrangements that were stuck in an undefined market. They had the views but lacked the certainty about the future to justify any significant market price. Location is an heavily weighted attribute but certainty carries more power. The perception about control of ones future was perhaps all that was lacking from keeping these locations from selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars.