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

The riverfront in Ribeira, Porto
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Porto’s revival instinct

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

The White River National Forest in Aspen, Colorado
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Aspen’s new peak season

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

Kiryu, Gunma, Japan: Town and empty houses
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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

The Barcolana regatta with the lighthouse in the foreground
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Trieste, where the living is breezy

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

Singapore’s Chinatown
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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

Torbole, at the north end of Lake Garda
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Lake Garda ripe for a rebound

Cachet is growing with modern home designs by star architects

One of Defence Colony’s older vintage low-rise homes
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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

Berlin’s Alexanderplatz goes high-rise

Two residential towers are set to transform Alexanderplatz, an area where prices are also soaring

Saving the built heritage of Yangon

How one group is battling to protect the city’s distinctive architectural character

Paris: the classic buyers’ market

Prices are falling in the French capital, including in areas prized by overseas investors

The ‘Greenwich Village’ of Johannesburg

Young entrepreneur seeks to lure buyers from the suburbs to Maboneng, a once rundown inner-city area

Vietnam gives green light to foreign buyers

Changes to the rules on home ownership will open the door to overseas investors

Vancouver widens its appeal

The city has long attracted Asian investors but now other foreign buyers are also showing an interest

Midtown Manhattan hits new heights

Building boom means the area now has the tallest (and priciest) homes in New York

France property: the pride of Lyon

The city combines history with districts marked for regeneration