Would you like to live in an American home for free? Well, now you can. America is renting out homes for the pricey sum of zero dollars, according to new reports, although there is, of course, a catch. The program, which started in Connecticut two years ago, allows buyers to become "resident curators", looking after and doing up public historic properties out of their own pocket.
London has been the talk of the country this year, with the 2012 Olympic Games expected to see house prices and rents rocket upwards around the new stadium. But as new figures suggest the Olympic price boom never took place and a survey ranks the capital's hotels 10th in the UK, below Liverpool and Leeds, has London's property market lost its gold medal to real estate in other cities?
Turkish house prices increased in May, despite protests in the country. Plans to redevelop Gezi Park near Taksim Square in Istanbul sparked a small demonstration last month, prompting anti-government action to spread. But prices are up regardless, as agents report "business as usual".
The USA remains the most sought-after destination on TheMoveChannel.com, as investors continue to flock to Florida, New York and Detroit. One destination that property buyers may not have considered, though, is Atlanta.
The widely reported trials and tribulations of the Spanish economy, which is predicted to continue shrinking in 2013, have painted a rather bleak picture of late. But increasing demand from Swedish buyers sent sales of Spanish property sales soaring last year, according to agents.