Sunbathers next to the oceanfront pool at Bondi Icebergs Club
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Waterfront living: Bondi Beach buffs up

The area around Sydney’s famous beach has ditched its gritty image and gone upmarket

Ibiza’s main harbour and its old town
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Ibiza: a new spot for the yacht

The Balearic island is the latest addition to billionaires’ sailing itineraries — and their property portfolios

A parade in the French Quarter of New Orleans during Mardi Gras
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New Orleans, 10 years on from Katrina

A decade after the hurricane that devastated the city, house prices are rising and the market for high-end homes is growing

The Canal Saint-Martin
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Paris buyers head Nord of the Seine

Investors are flocking to the increasingly chic 10th arrondissement

Super-rich join the Airbnb set

Boom in wealthy homeowners letting out their plush pads

Albandeira beach near Carvoeiro in the Algarve
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Newcomers dip into the Algarve

After several difficult years, confidence is returning to Portugal’s south coast thanks to interest from unexpected places

A skateboarder in front of the Beach Patrol Headquarters in Miami Beach
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Miami on the move with record home sales

High demand for waterfront homes is fuelling major price jumps — but are they sustainable?

£1m to spend: city pad or country manor?

How urban and rural property markets compare in five countries

The village of Almaciga in northern Tenerife
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Canary calling: Tenerife forges new image

The island is discarding its reputation for low-end tourism and becoming an upmarket golfing and foodie destination

A 2,962 sq metre house in the western Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Y700m ($5.65m)

The appeal of Kyoto’s ‘worthless’ homes

Demand is growing for old-fashioned ‘machiya’ houses which offer Japanese heritage at a bargain price

Porto’s revival instinct

Historic centre is enjoying a new lease of life thanks to a change in the law on rental agreements

Aspen’s new peak season

Busy summer festival circuit fuels demand for year-round homes — just don’t forget your private jet

Japan’s empty homes: a solution?

A culture of disposable housing has left the country with 8m ‘akiya’ — but one estate agency may have the answer

Trieste, where the living is breezy

Habsburg splendour and good-value property offers high quality of life

Bag (a sort of) bargain in Singapore

Deflating market is giving city an affordability that Hong Kong can no longer match

Resurgent Philly lures New Yorkers

Turnaround in fortunes has made it easier to attract families to Philadelphia

Lake Garda ripe for a rebound

Cachet is growing with modern home designs by star architects

Green oasis in New Delhi’s Defence Colony

New condos have transformed the tranquil neighbourhood into a bustling enclave

Pearls for the picking in Croatia

Natural beauty remains a strong selling point despite the property slump

Amagansett and Montauk: Long Island haven

Many buyers are bypassing the frenzy of the Hamptons for the quieter charms nearby

Between the moon and New York City

Many buyers in Long Island are bypassing the buzz of the Hamptons for the quieter charms of Amagansett and Montauk

Art and architecture make Basel a class act

Growth of life sciences industry shapes city’s international outlook

Oslo on song

Waterfront developments are springing up in Norway’s capital

China’s grape rush

Investors are snapping up wineries in Napa Valley

A Riesling market in the Mosel Valley

This slice of German countryside is luring foreign buyers

Buyer surge in Rhode Island’s Watch Hill

Singer Taylor Swift helped put the coastal community on the map — and now its housing market is enjoying a tide of interest

Conservation challenge in coastal Mexico

The Mayan Riviera is ripe for development but can its natural habitats be protected in the rush for change?

Facebook’s effect on Menlo Park property

The arrival of the tech giant has helped turn the Californian city into one of the strongest housing markets in the US

Hong Kong’s quiet side offers green escape

Buyers priced out of central districts are moving to outlying areas in search of space and gardens

US property: New England’s new groove

Agents say holiday-home buyers in Vermont are returning in larger numbers

Monaco in pole position for buyers

The tiny state may be the most expensive place to buy property in Europe but it is family-friendly and has generous tax breaks

Cannes opens up to filmgoers and buyers

Tax law changes and an exodus of Russians have helped make the Côte d’Azur more affordable

Copenhagen brews up a new city quarter

The vast former Carlsberg production site is set to become a neighbourhood of 10,000 residents

New York’s Fire Island: hope after Sandy

Property recovery continues, as second-home buyers begin to surpass pre-storm levels

Milan’s architectural makeover

Stylish residential developments are helping the Italian city forge a new identity

Vienna reined in by the rouble

The top end of the market is easing but new projects are under way

Morocco’s medieval metropolis

Marrakech is a popular refuge for buyers seeking heat and history

Madrid waits for signal to ‘go’

Has the Spanish capital’s property market turned a corner?

Austin: far out yet plugged in

The Texan capital has just been named the world’s top tech city

Nashville on song thanks to young buyers

Long known for its country music scene, the city is evolving — and condominium prices are rocketing