Italy’s Lake Maggiore: a ‘Cinderella’ looking to charm

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

Houseboats on a canal in the historic centre of Amsterdam
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Amsterdam gets back on board

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

A boat moored at Exuma, Bahamas
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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

Andermatt has a population of about 1,500
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Swiss ski village Andermatt goes upmarket

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

The Elevador da Bica tram in Lisbon
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Lisbon seeks passport to recovery

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

A view of Tel Aviv
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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

Boston moves upward with new high-rise homes

Demand for residential property in the city is booming, with growing interest in skyscraper apartments

The legal lowdown on buying property

The final part of a series on buying a home examines the complex legal rules in different countries

Le Touquet: good value for buyers in ‘Paris by the sea’

The French town continues to entice, with its cafés, charming beach and good transport links

Bunker mentality: the future of golf property projects

The sport may be losing popularity in some countries but buyers still have a range of options to stay on course

New York’s Harlem enjoys real estate renaissance

Home prices in the district are outpacing the rest of Manhattan but agents insist it is sustained growth

How to buy a home abroad

Part two of a series on buying property looks at how to make purchases outside your native country

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

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