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2011

German house-building booming

German house-building permits have soared to a record high this year as investors put their money into bricks and mortar as a hedge against inflation and the EU's sovereign debt crisis.

21 December 2011

Mallorca’s fortunes looking positive in 2012

After what has been a good year for tourism in Mallorca, 2012 looks set to be an even better one, according to research from the World Travel Market.

21 December 2011

ID cards to be introduced for Dubai expats

Expats in Dubai will now need an identification card before they can renew their residency visas, officials have confirmed.

19 December 2011

Thailand named best place for retirement

Thailand has been listed as the best place for retirement by the 2011 HSBC Expat Explorer survey.

18 December 2011

Breakfast at Tiffany’s townhouse goes on sale

As Breakfast at Tiffany's celebrates its 50th anniversary, it has been announced that the familiar town house at 169 East 71st Street where Holly Golightly (played by Audrey Hepburn) lived and hosted her wild cocktail parties has gone on the market for $5.85 million.

16 December 2011

Buying cheaper than renting in the US

American real estate company Foreclosure Deals have released a new infographic which reveals that in America, average house prices have dropped by 46 per cent since 2008, while national rental rates have risen by a hefty 60 per cent.

16 December 2011

Istanbul starting to rival high-end Paris and London says Sotheby's

Some areas of Istanbul have become as attractive as the high-end “marquee addresses” of London and Paris, says Turkey's Sotheby's International Realty General Manager Arman Özver.

15 December 2011

‘End of year rush’ predicted for Spanish property

Spanish property experts are predicting an 'end of year rush' for property in Spain, with buyers looking to snap up bargains ahead of Christmas.

15 December 2011

Sustainable tourism ‘the future of holiday rentals'

A leading holiday rental website is urging those looking to rent their properties in 2012 to consider the changing face of tourism.

15 December 2011
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