Cape Town: return of the trophy hunters

Aerial view of Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles mountain range
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The high-end market is recovering in South Africa’s most expensive suburbs, with sales rising to $102m this year

View across the Huangpu river of the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai
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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

Illustration by Dan Mitchell of a multiple-storied house
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Rise of London’s superhomes

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

Midtown Atlanta
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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

Barcelona’s skyline from Park Güell
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The rise of Catalonia: independence and real estate

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

Sunset above Cologne, with the Hohenzollern bridge over the Rhine
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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

View of the village of Feriolo di Baveno, on the shore of Lake Maggiore
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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

Uhuru Park in Nairobi
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Nairobi’s booming real estate market

Why property in Kenya’s capital is in demand despite slowing prices and security fears

A sign for the Old Town in Portland
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A hidden Pearl in Portland, Oregon

Its natural scenery and youthful spirit have turned a once-neglected industrial district into a magnet for the wealthy

Amsterdam gets back on board

With the Dutch economy in recovery, the city’s housing market is now on the up

Bahamas property market rebounds as investments pour in

There is a mood of renewed optimism in the Caribbean country – and developers are taking advantage

Wealthy buyers flock to Chamonix

The venerable mountain resort lacks the bling (and high prices) of its showy neighbours, but that is changing

Prime living on St Kitts and Nevis

The two Caribbean islands are both targeting the elite market with a series of high-end housing projects

Swiss ski village Andermatt goes upmarket

A £1.3bn development project aims to attract high-end buyers to the old-fashioned resort

Lisbon seeks passport to recovery

A combination of visa incentives and new developments is creating a surge of foreign investment in the Portuguese capital

Tel Aviv looks to a high-rise future

The prime residential market is booming in Israel’s most densely populated city

New York’s High Line spurs high-end developments

The converted rail track has attracted tourists, lifted real estate prices and inspired upmarket residential projects

Stockholm enjoys buoyant performance

Buyers have to move rapidly in the Swedish capital, where house prices are surging

High ambitions brought low in Mumbai

Legal wrangles are stalling the construction of skyscrapers in India’s financial capital