As the global property market rediscovers its mojo, Peter Swain salutes the sectors and cities forging ahead. Leading hostelry marques are offering remarkable residences that combine the ease and comfort of hotel living with all the privacy of one’s own four walls. In London and New York, tempting new projects woo with cutting-edge design and peerless panoramas.
In the spring of 2020, when the worst of the pandemic hit, those owners who could, fled New York, Milan and London. It’s undeniable that some urbanites have left for the countryside – whether permanently or temporarily – but are reports of the city’s death a tad exaggerated?
Traditional chalets, convenient condos, hotel private residences and contemporary masterpieces in the Swiss Alps, Dolomites, Whistler, Aspen, Vermont and New Zealand’s Southern Alps: standout high-altitude homes for this ski season and summer sojourns.
A degree of exposure to the political and economic exigencies of the times is inevitable for most, but seasoned observers appreciate that when it comes to seeking out exclusive residences worldwide, form is temporary, but class is permanent.
Multiple home ownership provides one solution to the age-old problem of how to successfully balance the competing demands of business and quality leisure time. So what makes a well-rounded portfolio of properties?
As the global economy digests this year’s economic and political happenings, the property narrative is all about secondary markets. Today’s real-estate investors and lifestyle buyers need imagination, a sense of adventure and a little help from the wealth of research and knowledge in this Centurion guide.
When it comes to multi-golf course developments with upscale amenities and a variety of property at different price points, the Algarve in southern Portugal takes some beating reports PETER SWAIN. Not surprising it is the retirement choice for so many golf-loving Brits.
In the Italian region best known for sublime scenery, great art and rich food, peter Swain discovers an old hilltop village being brought back to life, where you don’t need to be a millionaire to buy a piece of paradise.