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Brazilian economy set for US$3 billion boost as World Cup countdown begins

Brazilian economy set for US$3 billion boost as World Cup countdown begins

With only days until the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off, it’s all eyes on the largest country in Latin America, Brazil.

Barcelona property market heats up

Barcelona property market heats up

According to the latest figures available from Spain’s National Institute of Statistics (INE), house sales in Catalonia were up 43.4% in March over the same month in 2013. Barcelona accounted for 65.7% of those sales.

A French holiday home near the golf course and the ski slopes

A French holiday home near the golf course and the ski slopes

Plans for a small exclusive residential development for year-round use in the French Alps have been unveiled by the UK office of the region’s leading developer, MGM French Properties.

Italian property third most popular in the world

Italian property third most popular in the world

Italian property is now the third most popular in the world, according to TheMoveChannel.com. The property portal´s latest Top of the Props report reveals that Italy climbed two places to reach third in the April 2014 chart, receiving more enquiries than both Spain and Portugal.

Balearics lead the way for foreign and high price tag property sales

Balearics lead the way for foreign and high price tag property sales

Official figures from the Land Registry out this month show that in 2013 the Balearics had the highest number of property sales to foreign investors in Spain, as well as the highest number of sales over half a million euros.

Interest in overseas property investment seeing sharp rise

Interest in overseas property investment seeing sharp rise

Sterling to euro exchange rates saw their best level in many months in the 2nd week in May following an ECB press conference. The President, Mario Draghi hinted that a change in the monetary policy was possible in June. This in turn led sterling euro to hit 1.2240 providing Euro buyers with exceptional opportunities to transfer money to Europe.

It’s a hole in one for Spain

It’s a hole in one for Spain

According to KPMG’s most recent survey from the Golf Advisory Practice, there are close to 400 new golf facilities in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region which have opened after 2008 or started development since the economic downturn.

Relax to the max in Latin America with wellness tourism on the rise

Relax to the max in Latin America with wellness tourism on the rise

Latin America is set to steam ahead in the coming years with its share of the ‘wellness’ tourism industry, according to new figures released by the Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC), part of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).

You only live once: Get the most out of life

By nature, people are adventurous. It is this impulse for curiosity that led to the discovery of fire, technology, and other inventions that revolutionized daily life. Today, most people aren’t as bold. Perhaps it’s because life is already too comfortable for further inquiry, or maybe it’s because people are afraid.

Buyers flooding back to overseas property market

A timely combination of historically low interest rates, bargain property prices and a strong pound is luring British investors back to the overseas property market. In the first three months of this year, Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, saw enquiries increase by 90 per cent compared with the same period in 2013. Confidence is back.

No recovery in Spanish property market until banks relax mortgage lending

No recovery in Spanish property market until banks relax mortgage lending

The headlines shout ‘foreign boom’, overseas buyers snatching up Spanish property at a rate of knots, but Murcia agent Mercers says if banks remain tight with their lending, full recovery of the property market is a long way off.

Turn up the heat: 5 sizzling second home hotspots to sample this summer

Turn up the heat: 5 sizzling second home hotspots to sample this summer

While some will be looking solely for the simplicity of sunshine and sea air on their summer break this year, many holidaymakers will be seeking out much more, looking to turn their dream vacation destination into the location of their second home.

Estate Agent uv10.com puts roots down in Spain

Estate Agent uv10.com puts roots down in Spain

Established in 2007 as a Brazil property specialist, uv10.com is back on Spanish soil with the launch of a new HQ on the Barcelona coastline. Following the overseas buyers’ market back to Europe, the boutique estate agent hopes to bring the Costa Brava to a primarily British audience.

Spain’s Balearics braced for bumper summer

Spain’s Balearics braced for bumper summer

The Director of Palma Airport announced this month that there will be 34 million flight seats available to the Balearics this holiday season, 9% more than in 2013. Agent Balearics Sotheby’s International Realty hopes improved accessibility will also boost the property market.

Croatia’s star on the rise as new seaplanes expected to see increased investment ashore glamorous Adriatic islands

Croatia’s star on the rise as new seaplanes expected to see increased investment ashore glamorous Adriatic islands

Europe's first modern seaplane network that is set to land in Croatia this spring – and dramatically improve access to its glamorous Adriatic islands - will see property investment take off, according to a local developer.