The building site hoardings turned into artworks

A hoarding by artist Isamaya Ffrench in New Bond Street. London
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Developers are making use of the blank walls around construction areas to improve community relations

The annual Glenbeigh Races in County Kerry
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Is Ireland’s high-end market on the gallop again?

Growing interest in stud farms from equestrian buyers in China and the Middle East is helping to lift residential values

The Museum of European andMediterranean Civilisations in Marseille

Marseille’s market ready for Eurostar boost

France’s vibrant second city is attracting interest from UK buyers ahead of the launch of a new direct rail service to London

Marina homes on Eden Island in the Seychelles

What to buy for £500,000

From a beachfront home in the Seychelles and a French manor house to a one-bed flat in London

Myrtle Avenue station in Bedford-Stuyvesant
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New York’s Bed-Stuy in real estate revival

The formerly neglected Brooklyn district is attracting buyers once again thanks to its stock of good-value brownstones

A farmhouse in the hills of Val d’Orcia, south of Siena
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Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia offers hint of recovery

Growing buyer interest in the picturesque valley could signal a turn in fortunes for Italy’s housing market

Las Vegas: the comeback King of the US property market

Demand for high-end homes in the city has helped prices rebound 20 per cent over the past two years

Quito: a rising market in the Andes

The capital of Ecuador is becoming a strategic commercial hub for expats and foreign investors

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French chateaux under the hammer

Homes in France are now being auctioned in Britain for the first time — but will it revive the country’s ailing property market?

Five-bedroom villa on the coast near Matara, with a cinema and 20-metre pool, $2.45m

Peace in Sri Lanka boosts property market

Prices on the coast near Galle have rapidly increased since the end of the civil war

Abu Dhabi’s balancing act in the property market

The capital of the UAE looks to meet surging demand for new homes while trying to avoid a housing crash

The blossoming of Bangalore

Good value housing and office space is attracting businesses and homebuyers to the growing Indian city

Cape Town: return of the trophy hunters

The high-end market is recovering in South Africa’s most expensive suburbs, with sales rising to $102m this year

Bund and beyond: Shanghai’s waterfront market

Rising demand for high-end, river-facing homes in the city’s financial district is being led by Chinese buyers

Rise of London’s superhomes

The UK capital has become a global hotspot for extended ‘monster houses’ — but will it last?

Strong housing market puts Atlanta in a new light

Prices in the capital of Georgia are starting to recover, amid low stock levels and rising demand

The rise of Catalonia: independence and real estate

Barcelona attracts foreign buyers despite fears of political and monetary instability in the Spanish region

Foreign buyers splash on Cologne

Rising numbers of international investors are purchasing high-end homes in the German city

Peru property: time to fork out in Lima?

The country’s capital is buzzing thanks to its robust economy, rising real estate prices and vibrant restaurant scene

Italy’s Lake Maggiore: a ‘Cinderella’ looking to charm

The lakeside region is vying to step out of the shadows of its more illustrious rival, Como