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Classic car market lets off steam

Classic cars were once again the top performing luxury asset on an annual basis, according to the latest figures from the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII). Read full article

The Algarve sees prices rise for the first time since 2008

The Algarve is back on the radar of second home buyers. The availability of cheap finance, investment in the region’s infrastructure, appealing tax initiatives and a return to sensible pricing has prompted renewed activity. Read full article

Geneva sees prime sales strengthen in 2016

The stability of the Swiss franc, a return to sensible pricing and greater clarity surrounding the Swiss second home cap has boosted market sentiment in Geneva. Read full article

Chinese city of Shenzhen leads new global cities house price index

Our new Global Residential Cities Index takes our Global House Price Index one step further, tracking mainstream residential prices on a city rather than country basis. Read full article

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Less VAT more ski?

Over the last two years one trend among our alpine buyers has become apparent: they are increasingly looking for their alpine property to turn over a steady income to mitigate against annual overheads – property taxes, utility bills and mortgages.