John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge in Nashville
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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

Shwedagon in Yangon city Myanmar

Saving the built heritage of Yangon

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

Rooftop terrace of an apartment in the 16th arrondissement

Paris: the classic buyers’ market

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

Arts On Main, a complex of art studios, galleries and restaurants in Maboneng Precinct
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The ‘Greenwich Village’ of Johannesburg

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

A lantern shop in the capital, Hanoi
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Vietnam gives green light to foreign buyers

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

View of Vancouver, with False Creek in the foreground
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Vancouver widens its appeal

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

CGI of a master bathroom at 432 Park Avenue, where prices start at $16.95m
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Midtown Manhattan hits new heights

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

Quai Général Sarrail and the river Rhone in Lyon

France property: the pride of Lyon

The city combines history with districts marked for regeneration

Sunrise over the US Capitol Building and the National Mall inWashington DC
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Washington DC set for planning shake-up

Jobs growth and a rising population are driving a rethink of regulations by city planners

New York’s latest hotspot: South Street Seaport

The nation’s once leading port is the closest thing to real-estate virgin territory that remains in Manhattan

Naples: a city in step with its past

Prices have fallen by a third in Italy’s third-largest city, where the housing stock spans many centuries

How to make city living affordable for all

As economic growth pushes up urban living costs, new ideas are being explored to ensure the lowest paid are not forced out of cities

Buyers warm to Iceland

Reykjavík has a number of new high-end developments and prices are rising

The Cayman Islands: a second-home hotspot

Grand Cayman offers sun and security — and prices have turned a corner

The building site hoardings turned into artworks

Developers are making use of the blank walls around construction areas to improve community relations

Is Ireland’s high-end market on the gallop again?

Growing interest in stud farms from equestrian buyers in China and the Middle East is helping to lift residential values

Marseille’s market ready for Eurostar boost

France’s vibrant second city is attracting interest from UK buyers ahead of the launch of a new direct rail service to London

What to buy for £500,000

From a beachfront home in the Seychelles and a French manor house to a one-bed flat in London

New York’s Bed-Stuy in real estate revival

The formerly neglected Brooklyn district is attracting buyers once again thanks to its stock of good-value brownstones

Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia offers hint of recovery

Growing buyer interest in the picturesque valley could signal a turn in fortunes for Italy’s housing market

Las Vegas: the comeback King of the US property market

Demand for high-end homes in the city has helped prices rebound 20 per cent over the past two years

Quito: a rising market in the Andes

The capital of Ecuador is becoming a strategic commercial hub for expats and foreign investors

French chateaux under the hammer

Homes in France are now being auctioned in Britain for the first time — but will it revive the country’s ailing property market?

Peace in Sri Lanka boosts property market

Prices on the coast near Galle have rapidly increased since the end of the civil war

Abu Dhabi’s balancing act in the property market

The capital of the UAE looks to meet surging demand for new homes while trying to avoid a housing crash

The blossoming of Bangalore

Good value housing and office space is attracting businesses and homebuyers to the growing Indian city

Cape Town: return of the trophy hunters

The high-end market is recovering in South Africa’s most expensive suburbs, with sales rising to $102m this year

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

Rise of London’s superhomes

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

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

The rise of Catalonia: independence and real estate

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

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

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

Nairobi’s booming real estate market

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

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