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Hollywood comes to The Algarve

A new production studio in Portimão, Portugal could mean a big rise in property prices...

UK mortgages increase to highest in 6 months

Average interest costs for a UK mortgage jumped to their highest rate since July 2010, amid speculation the Bank of England rate could soon rise.

Whining over wine country

A £50 million luxury 500 acre resort in the US which was to have a Tuscan-themed village at the heart of its wine country project is one of the latest high profile casualties of the credit crisis...

Treehotel opens near Arctic Circle

An ambitious new hotel concept in Sweden has transformed the humble treehouse into one of the country's most sought after places to stay, providing you have a head for heights, of course...

Warning signs to banks

Housing Minister Margaret Beckett and the Treasury are to warn banks that some housing associations are at risk because of increasing lending rates...

Luxury property sales in China heat up before cooling measures take effect

Luxury property sales in China heated up in the first three months of 2013 before the country’s cooling measures could take effect, according to Knight Frank.

NZ homes at ‘most affordable’ level in 6 years

Homes are at their most affordable in six years - apart from in Auckland, where the average weekly mortgage is now more than $570 a week...

Panama tax change to boost property investment?

Panama is changing its tax code in a move designed to boost property investment in the country. A cabinet report revealed that the green light was given last month to a bill which will amend the...

Irish property falling at highest rate in world

The nation led the world in house price declines last year, with a 10.8% fall in values, according to new data from international agents Knight Frank.

Market cooling measures predicted to continue in China

Measures to cool the property market in China and Hong Kong are expected to continue next year.
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