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Florida real estate sales and prices heat up

Just like the Florida weather, the real estate market is heating up even further, the latest market data shows.

Why do second home owners love Spain quite so much?

Why do second home owners love Spain quite so much?

Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana has enjoyed a bumper start to 2015. Visitors to the company website are up by 16% and sales have increased during Q1 in all three locations in which Taylor Wimpey Espana operates: Mallorca, the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol.

Superyacht industry enthusiastic at prospect of long-term berthing in Gibraltar

Superyacht industry enthusiastic at prospect of long-term berthing in Gibraltar

Marina Bay at Ocean Village has a month-long wait while Gibraltar’s Development & Planning Commission makes a decision on its proposed superyacht berths and short-stay & rental apartments. If approved, the dream of long-term berthing in a tax-efficient environment will become reality.

Mallorca market fuelled by dramatic exchange and interest rates and new Golden Visa rules

Mallorca market fuelled by dramatic exchange and interest rates and new Golden Visa rules

With property sales already up 29.2% in 2014 over the previous year, and foreigner buyers accounting for 11% of the total, the Balearics are enjoying a purple patch. However with new legislation to relax the requirements for a ‘Golden Visa’ and dramatic interest and exchange rate trends, 2015 is set to go down in history.

Star gazing yoga windmill proves there’s more to the Algarve than beaches and golf!

Star gazing yoga windmill proves there’s more to the Algarve than beaches and golf!

The Algarve enjoys a well deserved reputation as a paradise for beach bunnies and wannabe pro golfers, but there is more to Portugal’s south coast than meets the eye.

Le Marche outpaces Tuscany as emerging holiday hotspot

Le Marche outpaces Tuscany as emerging holiday hotspot

The latest figures from I.Stat, the Italian National Tourist Board, reveal that the previously undiscovered region of Le Marche is now outshining Tuscany in tourism growth.

Turkey’s record population boosts Istanbul property market

Turkey’s record population boosts Istanbul property market

According to fresh statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute, TurkStat, the country’s population has hit an all-time high.

Orlando real estate price rise almost twice Florida average

For the second year in a row, average Orlando area property prices have outperformed Florida values, rising almost twice as fast.

Brazilian property investment becomes Shariah compliant

Brazilian property investment becomes Shariah compliant

Brazilian property developer Ritz-G5 now offers a Shariah-compliant investment in its Natal-based premium residential project, Majestic Village.

Keenly-priced romantic Prague penthouse

Keenly-priced romantic Prague penthouse

With Valentine’s Day uppermost in lovers’ minds, this romantic Prague penthouse is the perfect city love nest – what’s more it’s priced to sell in a Czech market that’s waking up from a long sleep.

Viva Espana: What can expats really expect from their new life under the Spanish sun?

Viva Espana: What can expats really expect from their new life under the Spanish sun?

The attractions of a move overseas may seem obvious at first glance – better weather and a lower cost of living are sure to head up the list for many people.

deVere Mortgages is launched due to soaring expat demand

deVere United Kingdom has initiated its long-anticipated drive further into the UK mortgage market by unveiling a new, standalone brand.

Best exchange rate for 8 years prompts Brits to snap up bargain second homes across Europe

Best exchange rate for 8 years prompts Brits to snap up bargain second homes across Europe

With the euro at an eight-year low against the pound, can we expect Brits to rush out and grab that bargain second home in the sun that they have dreamed of for so long, or have we become more cautious of the market’s fluctuations since the crash of 2008?

Mallorca and Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty - Reflecting on 2014, looking forward to 2015

Mallorca and Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty - Reflecting on 2014, looking forward to 2015

Spain’s property market is back on track. According to leading Spanish property valuation firm, Tinsa, 2014 showed the smallest nationwide house price devaluation since 2007 and, due to healthier supply-demand, record tourism figures (2014 should close on an all-time-high of 65 million visitors), an improving economy and falling unemployment for the second consecutive year, it expects house price variation to level out at 0% in 2015.

Luxury holiday homes become the saviour of Italian architecture

Luxury holiday homes become the saviour of Italian architecture

From commercial property investment to the saviour of ancient Italian architecture, it seems that 2015 could be the year of the new Italian renaissance so far as real estate is concerned.