swiss ski home market

The Swiss ski home market

The law limiting the number of second homes in Swiss resorts hasn’t led to a shortage of new ski homes, says Liz Rowlinson.


The rise of Courchevel 1850

Due to be completed in December 2016, the Carre Blanc development will transform the fortunes of Courchevel 1550.

buying property in Normandy

Buying property in Normandy

The peaceful countryside and dramatic coastline of Normandy make it a beautiful place to consider buying a second home.

Florentine villa for sale

15th century Florentine villa

This wonderfully historic Italian villa overlooking Florence has been recently restored but keeps much of its period charm in tact and offers spectacular views over the city itself

Million pound property Marbella

Europe’s most expensive real estate

From the Italian lakes to the French Riviera via Spain, Arabella Youens visits some of the most expensive properties on the market in Europe this summer

Buying property in spain

Need to Know: Buying a property in Spain

As British buyers return to Spain to look for top-end properties this year gets some advice on what to consider before you go through with your purchase

Buying farmland in Italy

Invest in Italian farmland

If you're considering buying farmland for investment, some experts suggest you look further afield than the UK, to Italy


Prime global cities on the up

Despite cooling measures in Asia and the withdrawal of stimuli to the market in Europe, house prices in prime global cities are looking healthy, says a new report