Fort Lauderdale: Florida’s ‘hot’ high-end market

Riverwalk in downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Buyers of upmarket condos and town houses are lapping up the coastal city’s laid-back feel and sunny weather

Illustration for virtual sleuthing on home buying
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Virtual sleuthing for house buyers

In the first of a new series on buying a home, Christopher Dillon looks at how the internet can reveal insider knowledge

Villa Savoye in Poissy, France, designed by the architect Le Corbusier and completed in 1931
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Why ‘shocking’ modernist homes are now sought after

Houses that were once considered revolutionary are attracting growing interest from intrigued buyers

The Melbourne skyline and Yarra river
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Melbourne: world’s ‘most liveable city’ faces challenge

With its population expected to double by 2050, can the infrastructure of this desirable city keep up?

A view of the port city of Oakland, California
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California’s Oakland moves out of the shadows

The city is no longer San Francisco’s poor relation, with a growing number of tech workers now moving across the bay

A resident in Guryong with high-rise buildings in the affluent Gangnam district looming large in the background
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Spotlight on inequality in divided Seoul

Developers are focusing on Guryong, a slum district in the most upmarket area of the South Korean capital

Anglers on the Provo River near Park City
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Utah’s Park City: a mountain hotspot

It may be a haven for snowsports but rising interest in warm weather pursuits is opening up its summer housing market

Begur on the Costa Brava
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Begur: homage to Catalonia’s Cuba

The town on Spain’s Costa Brava celebrates its historic links with the Caribbean island

A surfer enters the sea on Rockaway Beach in New York as work continues to repair the waterfront damaged by Hurricane Sandy
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How cities are revamping their coastal defences

Rising sea levels present the biggest challenge for low-lying cities such as New York, Mumbai and Guangzhou

Khotachiwadi in Mumbai, Khotachiwadi is a heritage village in Girgaon, Mumbai, India. Houses generally conform to the old-Portuguese style architecture. It was founded in the late 18th century by Khot, a Pathare prabhu, who sold plots of land to local East Indian families. There used to be 65 of these houses, now reduced to 28 as old buildings are being pulled down to make way for new skyscrapers.
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Heritage protection in Mumbai

The diverse yet close-knit village of Khotachiwadi is under threat from big developers

Khotachiwadi: Mumbai’s heritage village

Historic neighbourhood fights to protect its buildings and special character

Beyond the Wall in old East Berlin

A former run-down area of the German capital is now filled with high-end homes, but are prices stalling?

Buzz over Bordeaux: a port city transformed

An ambitious regeneration programme has given the once neglected city a new lease of life

Menton: a hotspot on the French Riviera

The town not only enjoys a warm microclimate but is seeing a surge in sales – unlike the rest of the country

Japanese architecture’s traditional edge

The country is famous for its futuristic designs, but there is beauty in the historic

A sleek new hub for Rotterdam

De Rotterdam is the latest addition to the city’s high-rise skyline. It mixes 240 new homes, offices, restaurants and a hotel

Canada’s lake district lures foreign buyers

Muskoka in Ontario is one of the most attractive waterfront locations in North America – and interest is growing

San Sebastián: Spain’s priciest real estate

Homes on the prestigious seafront avenue of Paseo de Miraconcha average €9,453 per sq metre

Winnipeg, Canada: a good place to do business

The vibrant, multicultural city has several major developments in the pipeline, helping fuel strong demand for homes

Elba: the next Tuscany?

The Italian island is now more accessible for buyers thanks to a 30 per cent fall in house prices and a new flight service