Americans are scooping up real estate bargains

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More Americans are taking the leap to buy that overseas pied-a-terre they’ve been thinking about.

“The U.S. dollar is still strong and the economy is good and the rest of the world is a little softer,” said Jason Kumpf, a real estate specialist at USForex. “It’s a great time to increase your pieces on the international Monopoly board.” http://t.co/tqKeVYaqpx

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For sale: The World’s Most Expensive Apartment

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For sale: The world’s most expensive apartment – A penthouse apartment in Monaco is expected to sell for $400 million… http://t.co/Moenim6fKH

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Monaco: Makes Top 20 Hot Markets for Real Estate Investors

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It’s not just the beach and marina that makes Monaco special. A large part of its appeal is the income-tax-free-zone status, all of which helped make Monaco a Top 20 Hot Markets for Real Estate Investors.

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Best Places for Vacation Home Deals

Best places for vacation home deals – Whether you love golf, the water, the outdoors or theme parks, here are the … ow.ly/2K7zw3

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Italy’s Real Estate Market At Lowest Level In Nearly 30 Years


(ITALY) – The housing market in Italy has sunk to a new low, dropping to 1985 levels with just 444,000 units sold during 2012, according to Italian news source ANSA.

Fourth-quarter sales were particularly dismal, falling 29.6 percent by volume.

Real estate prices were down in the country’s 12 biggest cities and mortgages were also down 38.6 percent.

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DAMAC pairs with Fendi for Dubai Development Projects


Luxury Italian fashion house Fendi will design the interiors of two new property developments in Dubai and Riyadh, the company announced alongside UAE developer DAMAC Properties.

Fendi will create the design concepts for DAMAC’s planned DAMAC Residenze in Dubai Marina and Esclusiva, a 150m high tower with 100 serviced apartments overlooking the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh.
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Luxury Area Expected to Fill Milan’s Retail Gap


With the exception of the Pirelli Tower and the stellar Torre Velasca by the architectural firm BBPR, both built in 1958, most buildings peter out at eight stories against an underwhelming canvas of hazy, gray sky. But necks are now craning for the new vertical shock in town: a spire of glass and steel shooting brazenly from the top of the Unicredit Tower, a 231-meter, or 758-foot, skyscraper that is the tallest building in Italy.

The building, part of a three-structure bank campus that houses 4,000 employees, opened officially in December. Love it or hate it — and in this image-conscious town, packed with award-winning architects and industrial designers, the jury is split. But aesthetics aside, the spire serves as a giant symbolic flag pole, clearly marking the spot of Milan’s newest, largest, most expensive and most ambitious real estate development.
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