Europe, perhaps more than any other continent, is known for its picturesque old villages. There are so many, in fact, that we could easily do a travel column on the Top 10 villages in each country!
According to Cushman & Wakefield's European Real Estate Loan Sales Market Report, there was €12.2 billion of closed European commercial real estate loan and real estate owned transactions in Q1 2015.
Our last travel column was on my Top 10 ski resorts in America. But America's hardly the only place where the weather is cold, the skiing is cool, the nightlife is hot, and the winter-wonderland scenery is breathtaking.
According to Cushman and Wakefield, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will enjoy a significant increase of property investment activity in 2015.
Prices for prime residential property in the world's leading city markets rose by only 0.2%.
Luxury residential property prices across the globe rose by 6.2% on average in the year to June 2014.
Rhodes is enjoying new record luxury home prices in the first quarter of 2014.
Meliá Hotels International will open its first location in Austria, in the country's tallest skyscraper. The Meliá Vienna will take up 17 of the 58 floors in the 722-foot-tall DC Tower I, according to a company announcement.
The most exclusive property in Austria's most expensive ski resort is for sale with a price tag of €35,000,000 (USD $47,540,525). The 13-bedroom chalet in the Tyrolean resort of Kitzbühel boasts a 16-seater cinema, a gym, sauna and spa complex and underground heated garage.
I'm not the greatest skier in the world. But I enjoy a good schuss as much as the next person. And I probably enjoy a good après-ski ambience and beautiful winter surroundings even more than the next person.
New-build apartments and chalets in Lech and Obergurgl, two of Austria's most exclusive Alpine holiday resorts, are available for sale, a rarity in the Austrian market. In many parts of the Alps, the property is owned by a small number of families.
Immofinanz Group has sold the Hilton Vienna Danube hotel for €48.4 million ($63.5 million) to a subsidiary of Internos Real Investors Kapitalanlagegesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main. The sale price was higher than the book value, the company said.
Melbourne, Australia, is the most livable city in the world, at least based on a complex formula devised by the Economist Magazine. Melbourne beat out Vienna and perennial winner Vancouver, primarily based on its infrastructure.
Mall operator Simon Property Group has a joint venture with McArthurGlen to invest in McArthurGlen, the European designer outlets leader.
Government measures implemented to slow soaring home prices in Hong Kong didn't work in 2012. Home values rose 23.6 percent for the year, the largest increase in the world, according to the Knight Frank Global House Index released today.