International

Purchasing Real Estate in Finland: A Slice of Happiness

By Jon Anderson | April 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Purchasing Real Estate in Finland: A Slice of Happiness

The 2018 World Happiness Report named Finland as the world’s happiest country. In fact, the top four of the 156 countries measured were all Nordic – Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland (“unhappy” Sweden popped in at number nine.  The good old US of A?  Eighteenth). The 2018 report is a cumulation of 2015-2017 while the […]

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The 10 Best Places Overseas for Residential Real Estate Investment

By valeriejarvie | February 7, 2018 | Comments Off on The 10 Best Places Overseas for Residential Real Estate Investment

Thinking of purchasing a second residential property as an investment as well as a vacation home? Property purchase outside of the U.S. may diversify risk and take advantage of the dollar’s relative strength against lesser currencies. But where? Live and Invest Overseas, a website dedicated to providing information on foreign real estate and the expat […]

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Summer in Switzerland? Jaw-Dropping Villa Mainini Has Us Convinced

By Amy Puchaty | January 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Summer in Switzerland? Jaw-Dropping Villa Mainini Has Us Convinced

Switzerland has long been hailed as a paradise for nature lovers, which is why we are pleased as punch to introduce you to the hottest Swiss waterfront on the market! Meet Villa Mainini, a 20th century architectural wonder on an isolated parcel of Caslano, Switzerland.

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Hurry! Picasso’s Last Home to Sell at Auction Tomorrow

By Jon Anderson | October 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Hurry! Picasso’s Last Home to Sell at Auction Tomorrow

In 2015, a Picasso painting sold for a record $179 million. It was painted in 1955 and titled “Les femmes d’Alger” and was a tribute to friend and rival painter Henri Matisse.  Compared to that, the auction of Picasso’s last home should be a breeze where bidding will start at € 20.2 million tomorrow at […]

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Lakehouse with a View: TripAdvisor’s Pick for Number One High-End Vacation Rental Property

By valeriejarvie | July 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Lakehouse with a View: TripAdvisor’s Pick for Number One High-End Vacation Rental Property

Trip Advisor recently announced a list of the Top High-End Vacation Rental Properties in the World. What does it take to head the list? A great locale Spectacular views Gorgeous architecture and furnishings Posh amenities A wonderful host Can you guess the location of the No. 1 property pictured above? Make the jump to check […]

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London Town: Be Sherlock’s Neighbor in Marylebone Penthouse

By Jon Anderson | March 15, 2017 | Comments Off on London Town: Be Sherlock’s Neighbor in Marylebone Penthouse

  There’s nothing seemingly historic about this duplex penthouse on the 13th and 14th floors of Marathon House, a modern-ish high-rise in London (Map).  Thankfully for someone who loves big views, modern buildings are not the issue in London that it can be in Paris where old almost always beats new. For those not familiar with […]

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