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Property Spotlight: Andalusian Villa in the Golf Valley

Property Spotlight: Andalusian Villa in the Golf Valley

Nueva Andalucía has become one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in the south of Spain, and it’s property market is synonymous with traditional, Andalusian architecture.
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Luxury Real Estate as an Investment

Luxury Real Estate as an Investment

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate”, those were the famous words of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), a Scottish-American Industrialist who led the expansion of the American steel industry during the 19th Century.
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Butterfly's Exceptional Residences: Sierra Blanca, Marbella

Butterfly's Exceptional Residences: Sierra Blanca, Marbella

Nestled on the foothills of the La Concha Mountain, the iconic backdrop of Marbella, is the sought after and prestigious urbanisation of Sierra Blanca. Surrounded by pine trees and greenery, Sierra Blanca offers exclusivity and privacy in the heart o
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Sustaining Our Future by Preserving Our Past

Sustaining Our Future by Preserving Our Past

From sacred buildings, to schoolhouses to historic power plants, such as Battersea Power Station in London, the adaptive reuse of old buildings isn't a new concept. Reinventing existing buildings for new uses certainly offers some of the most dramati
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Christmas in the Sun

Christmas in the Sun

The clocks have long changed, the trees are turning into their autumn reds and yellows but the sun is still shining and we’re still wearing shorts a
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Michelin Launch in Marbella

Michelin Launch in Marbella

Europe’s most revered dining book was presented in a glittering ceremony involving the mayor of Marbella, Maria Angeles Muñoz, and celebrity chef
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Nueva Andalucia - The Golf Valley

Nueva Andalucia - The Golf Valley

Set in a natural valley, surrounded by hills and the landscaped fairways of the areas three top class golf courses, Nueva Andalucía, is rightfully
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Marbella's Golden Mile

Marbella's Golden Mile

Marbella’s Golden Mile is the stretch of land running from the western edge of Marbella to Puerto Banús. More accurately it’s actually 6km but
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Celebrity Neighbours

Celebrity Neighbours

An important consideration when purchasing any new home is of course the neighbourhood.   When you purchase a luxury property in exclusive areas
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UK buyers expect property prices bonanza

UK buyers expect property prices bonanza

UK home buyers believe the first half of 2014 will see property prices soar 7.2% to its highest level in 4 years, a Zoopla survey reveals. This is u
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Increase in Asian based property buyers in Spain

Increase in Asian based property buyers in Spain

Spain’s residential property market enjoyed one of the best years in recent histroy as a result of a significant increase in buyers from Asia, a Spa
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2014: number of homes sold in Canada set for 5-year high

2014: number of homes sold in Canada set for 5-year high

The number of homes sold in Canada this year is expected to match or exceed 2012 levels in two thirds of markets with nationally sales reaching a five
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Cameron Diaz buys luxurious $9m New York apartment

Cameron Diaz buys luxurious $9m New York apartment

American actress, Cameron Diaz has beat off competition from the likes of Blake Lively to secure a $9million luxury home in New York. The ‘Somethin
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Brazilian Boom: Brazil property makes it to global top 5

Brazilian Boom: Brazil property makes it to global top 5

Brazilian property has secured its place in the world’s top five, according to TheMoveChannel.com’s Top of the Props. As FIFA draw the groups fo
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Real Madrid footballer, Gareth Bale puts London mansion for sale

Real Madrid footballer, Gareth Bale puts London mansion for sale

Footballer Gareth Bale is selling his luxury London mansion just three months after moving to Spanish club Real Madrid in a record breaking  £86
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Demand for paris luxury real estate sees foreign boost

Demand for paris luxury real estate sees foreign boost

The tide keeps changing in Paris’ luxury real estate market. After a couple of years of fast growth, in which the French capital looked set to rival
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Brazil picked best travel destination 2014 by Lonely Planet

Brazil picked best travel destination 2014 by Lonely Planet

It's all eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup. Brazil has been named the best destination in the world for travel in 2014 by Lonely Planet. As if
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Beckhams sell palace in bid for  £45m luxury London home

Beckhams sell palace in bid for  £45m luxury London home

David and Victoria Beckham have sold their Hertfordshire home for  £12 million and are apparently pooling the cash from the property as well as
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Global luxury real estate market to see growth in 2014

Global luxury real estate market to see growth in 2014

Some say the real estate market can be divided into two categories; the luxury real estate market, then everything else. Butterfly Residential found
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Luxury property prices in central London still rising

Luxury property prices in central London still rising

Luxury property prices in central London continued to rise in August but there are indications that buyers are becoming more resistant to continued price rises, especially at the top
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Foreign super-rich snapping up luxury property in London

Foreign super-rich snapping up luxury property in London

Sales volumes in Shanghai’s luxury residential property market rose significantly in the second quarter of 2013, but were not accompanied by an obvious increase in prices.
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Value of London luxury property on the rise

Value of London luxury property on the rise

The average price of luxury homes in central London rose to above 2 Million Pounds in the second quarter of 2013. In expensive districts like Chelsea
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Hot demand for luxury apartments in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hot demand for luxury apartments in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The luxury property market in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is booming. Since the onset of the financial crisis, many industry insiders say that Brazil has become the smart choice for investors.
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Sales of Luxury Property in Manhattan up by 49%

Sales of Luxury Property in Manhattan up by 49%

Sales of Luxury Property in Manhattan (New York) is on the rise according to a NYTimes.com report.
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Campbell’s Soup Luxury Estate on the Market

Campbell’s Soup Luxury Estate on the Market

The luxury residence of Campbell's billionaire Jack Dorrance has gone on the market more than 20 years after his death, according to this report from The Daily Mail.
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Growing interest in Marbella's luxury property market

Growing interest in Marbella's luxury property market

Marbella still retains its image as a top-class luxury destination and is known worldwide. The situation in Marbella has not only returned to normal but there are also now signs that Marbella is once again becoming a first class international resort,
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Singapore: Popular Luxury Investment Destination

Singapore: Popular Luxury Investment Destination

The much reported slowdown in the Singapore property market has not damaged the city state’s reputation as one of the world’s most attractive luxury investment destinations and savvy international buyers are still drawn to high-end projects.
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Beijing’s Luxury Home Prices at 17-Month-High

Beijing’s Luxury Home Prices at 17-Month-High

The average price of Beijing’s luxury homes excluding town houses jumped to the highest in 17 months in May, as wealthy buyers favoured bigger properties under the government’s purchase restrictions, a local agency said.
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Israel Enjoys Surge in Real Estate Prices

Israel Enjoys Surge in Real Estate Prices

Despite the ever-present threat of regional conflict, Israel has been enjoying a surge in real estate prices of late, driven by the country's booming
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New Residency Laws May Affect Spain’s Luxury Property Market

New Residency Laws May Affect Spain’s Luxury Property Market

Spain has confirmed the enforcement of automatic residency rights on the 1st of January 2014 to foreigners who spend €500,000 or over on propert
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London Property Prices Set to Continue Rising

London Property Prices Set to Continue Rising

Over the next decade new build homes in Lambeth, Finsbury Park, Shepherds Bush and Shoreditch in London could be worth an average of  £2,000 per
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Spotlight: Luxury apartment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Spotlight: Luxury apartment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil is the fastest growing country in the world if we look at the latest Knight Frank Report with 13.7% growth nationally in 2012 . The World Cup i
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Spain woos foreign luxury property buyers

Spain woos foreign luxury property buyers

Spain’s government approved a plan Friday to grant residency permits to foreigners who buy luxury properties or start new businesses, steps intended
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Spotlight: Luxury Villa in Nueva Andalucí­a, Marbella

Spotlight: Luxury Villa in Nueva Andalucí­a, Marbella

This stunning and extremely spacious 6 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms luxury south facing private villa situated on an elevated plot in the golf valley surrounded by a mature landscaped garden.
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Foreign property investment in Spain up 17% in 2012

Foreign property investment in Spain up 17% in 2012

New figures show that Spain is still the top holiday destination in Europe. Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union, found that in 2011
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Billionaires on a global luxury property 'buying spree'

Billionaires on a global luxury property 'buying spree'

Global billionaire activity in world real estate markets has been so intense over the last seven years that it has led to a doubling of property value
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Luxury property market driven by scarcity and foreigners

Luxury property market driven by scarcity and foreigners

Limited inventory, strong international buyer demand, and high net worth individual’s increased appreciation for world class lifestyle offerings h
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London luxury price rally to slow down, Grosvenor

London luxury price rally to slow down, Grosvenor

Grosvenor Group Ltd., the real estate company owned by the Duke of Westminster’s family trusts, said it’s looking to buy rental properties for
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Property Spotlight Luxury Villa in La Moraleja, Madrid

Property Spotlight Luxury Villa in La Moraleja, Madrid

Magnificent and unique, this is outstanding, luxurious family home situated in La Moraleja, Madrid, is providing elegant and spacious accommodation
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Strong luxury home sales Q1 of 2013 for Las Vegas

Strong luxury home sales Q1 of 2013 for Las Vegas

Kenneth Lowman of Luxury Homes of Las Vegas reported strong luxury home sales in the first quarter of 2013 for Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. There
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Dubai luxury property up by 9%

Dubai luxury property up by 9%

Real estate experts Cluttons has said average prices for high-end villas in Dubai are up by nearly 9% over the past six months. Cluttons said luxury
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UK residential property prices up 1.9%

UK residential property prices up 1.9%

Residential property prices in the UK increased by 1.9% in the 12 months to the end of February 2013, the latest data from the Office of National Stat
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More searching for overseas property location, report

More searching for overseas property location, report

More than half (51%) of overseas property locations saw an increase in search activity in March 2013, according to the latest monthly report from Righ
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Luxury Property Barbados is top choice for global super-rich

Luxury Property Barbados is top choice for global super-rich

The number of individuals worth US$100m or more is expected to increase from 63,000 to 86,000 between 2011 and 2016, according the World of wealth: Ch
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Spanish luxury property market 'comeback'

Spanish luxury property market 'comeback'

The substantial housing market downturn during the original 2008 credit crunch means that Spanish luxury property markets are now appealing to globa
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‘Historic’ highs for global luxury property

‘Historic’ highs for global luxury property

Limited inventory, strong international buyer demand, and high-net-worth individual’s (HNWI) increased appreciation for world-class lifestyle offeri
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Top 20 places to invest in luxury property

Top 20 places to invest in luxury property

One of the most expensive places to buy in the entire US, this popular ski resort is continuing to see strong interest in high-end property such as lu
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Global luxury real estate market showing 'strong momentum'

Global luxury real estate market showing 'strong momentum'

The international luxury real estate market remains relatively immune to the economic and political trends that drive the general housing market and i
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Clooney buys luxury property in Marbella

Clooney buys luxury property in Marbella

Hollywood actor George Clooney has purchased a €4m mansion in Marbella, according to El Periodico.
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90% of house hunters search online during home buying process, new study shows

90% of house hunters search online during home buying process, new study shows

REAL ESTATE TRENDS: Google and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) published a report following a joint study called The Digital House Hunt. T
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Jobs driving boost for SF Bay Area's luxury property market

Jobs driving boost for SF Bay Area's luxury property market

US: Last year was a bumper year for residential real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, according to real estate reports. Industry
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Belgravia and Knightsbridge ‘star’ performers of London luxury property market in 2012

Belgravia and Knightsbridge ‘star’ performers of London luxury property market in 2012

LONDON: Prime Central London homes sales growth hit an average of 8.7% for 2012. The prime markets of Belgravia and Knightsbridge were the star perfor
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Insiders predict Sydney house prices could double by 2020

Insiders predict Sydney house prices could double by 2020

AUSTRALIA: The luxury property industry in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory is reportedly showing signs of recovery. Industry
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Global Luxury Property Review: Monaco's skyline set for a multi-million euro double skyscraper in 2014

Global Luxury Property Review: Monaco's skyline set for a multi-million euro double skyscraper in 2014

MONACO: Monaco's skyline is set to be transformed by a one of the tallest and grandest building projects in several decades, according to a stateme
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Luxury property for sale on Polo Ridge, Barbados

Luxury property for sale on Polo Ridge, Barbados

Butterfly Residential offers a very rare opportunity to purchase a luxury property on the famous Polo Ridge in Barbados. Drake house is a 4 bedroom h
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Butterfly Residential spotlight: Plot with planning permission for sale on Barbados’s luxury residential belt

Butterfly Residential spotlight: Plot with planning permission for sale on Barbados’s luxury residential belt

Butterfly Residential offers a rare opportunity to purchase a highly sought after plot of land in Barbados.The plot is positioned in the lush, tropi
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