The coast near Sorrento town
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Italy’ Sorrento: a coastline to buy for

Prices have fallen and the area may be difficult to navigate, but the peninsula remains stunning

Crans-Montana: a Swiss resort yet to peak

It may lack the cachet of St Moritz or Gstaad but the area offers good value for foreign buyers

James Fryer's illustration of super-homes in Los Angeles
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The supersized homes of Los Angeles

Industrial-scale construction of huge houses by the world’s super-rich is sparking a city backlash

Homes in Brooklyn Heights with the skyscrapers of Manhattan beyond
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A new view from the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Heights is in the grip of a surge in redevelopment — but not everyone is happy

Well-preserved houses in the village of Beia. Property prices in a nearby village range from €27,500 to €60,000
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Rustic revival in Transylvania

The backing of the Prince of Wales has helped spark a (quiet) boom in the country’s bucolic village life

Presidential address: Hyde Park, New York

The town two hours’ drive from Manhattan was home to Franklin D Roosevelt, and it remains a high-end escape

Malmo: renewal tale with a twist

Sweden’s third largest city has raised its profile thanks to a revamped harbour area and ‘corkscrew’ skyscraper

Spanish beachside social housing apartment block
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Reits rock the foundations of social housing

Landlords are snapping up army quarters and railway workers’ dwellings

Canada property: Montreal’s condo boom

Exchange rates favour foreign buyers in an elegant city that appears poised for growth

San Sebastián, whose restaurants share 15 Michelin stars
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San Sebastián: Spain’s star-studded city

Despite its film festival and Michelin-rated restaurants, the Basque beachfront city had few overseas buyers — until now

Waterfront living: Bondi Beach buffs up

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

Ibiza: a new spot for the yacht

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

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

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

Newcomers dip into the Algarve

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

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

Canary calling: Tenerife forges new image

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

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


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