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Let it snow: Ski property market builds momentum

The ski property market in the Alps is building up momentum as the 2012/2013 season looks set to achieve record snow falls. Visitor numbers and hotel bookings are both up, according to the latest report from Alpine Homes in association with Savills, with diligent investors returning steadily to the slopes.

French property enquiries soar 60pc

French property enquiries have soared 60 per cent in the first three months of the year, as buyer demand stays high.

Holiday happiness levels

It's no secret that a holiday is good for one's health and happiness, but according to a new study, the effects can last for as long as two months after the event - so taking greater numbers of short breaks rather than the traditional long summer holiday may turn us all into shiny happy people...

Food fight

In a bid to boost dwindling tourist numbers during the credit crunch, many countries have resorted to ever more creative ways of pulling in the punters and the publicity - and now Malaysia has decided to effectively copyright some of its most famous culinary dishes after other countries keep ‘hijacking' them...

Spending Review: Britain launches biggest building programme in over 30 years

The UK government has launched the biggest house building programme in over 30 years. The new Spending Review measures will create 400,000 affordable new homes by 2010. But how affordable are they? And is this more bad news for buy-to-let?

Picture perfect Panama

With the extension of the Panama Canal, Panama is set to grow from strength to strength and can already lay claim to being Latin America's fastest growing economy...

Top digs for students at Porto Oriente

The growing population of Portugal's largest University district in Porto is experiencing a drastic shortage of suitable accommodation...

Lagos: A town to make you fall in love with the Algarve

Lagos is one of the most visited towns in the Algarve and Portugal. Find out why.

Overseas Spanish property sales increase

Foreign buyers made the most of low property prices in Spain last year, according to new figures, causing international sales to surge. The number of Spanish properties bought by overseas investors jumped 18 per cent in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, the fifth quarterly rise in a row.

Residents scheme sees foreign interest in Cyprus shooting up

A few bad stories in the press might have seen Brits cool their interest in Cypriot property, but business is still booming on the island nation due to an influx of Russian and Asian buyers, reports Overseas Property Professional.
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2020/09/10 11:46:32pm