North Hill, a six-bedroom property in Stowe, Vermont

US property: New England’s new groove

Agents say holiday-home buyers in Vermont are returning in larger numbers

The first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929
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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

Old harbour and Le Suquet, Cannes
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Cannes opens up to filmgoers and buyers

Tax law changes and an exodus of Russians have helped make the Côte d’Azur more affordable

The canal in Nyhavn, Copenhagen
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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

Bosco Verticale
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Milan’s architectural makeover

Stylish residential developments are helping the Italian city forge a new identity

Grinzing, the 19th district of Vienna
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Vienna reined in by the rouble

The top end of the market is easing but new projects are under way

A restaurant in Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech’s main square
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Morocco’s medieval metropolis

Marrakech is a popular refuge for buyers seeking heat and history

The Metropolis Building on Gran Vía, Madrid
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Madrid waits for signal to ‘go’

Has the Spanish capital’s property market turned a corner?

Paddle boarding and boating on Lady Bird lake in downtown Austin
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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

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?