Live like the Obamas in Martha’s Vineyard

Live like the Obamas in Martha’s Vineyard

Imagine having the Obamas living next door; waving at Barack as you walk the dog or popping in to borrow a cup of sugar from Michelle. Well, now you can. Apparently, they’re purchasing a palatial waterfront home, with its own private beach and boat deck, in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. We take a tour of this iconic spot for luxury property (and seek out some more affordable spots).
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What does the price of an average UK home buy you in France?

The average UK home costs around £230,000 – and for that, you’ll often get a semi-detached, suburban house with a small garden. If you sold that average home, however, and moved to France, you could find yourself the happy owner of a beautiful detached home, with a spacious garden, perhaps some period features and as many six bedrooms! Here’s our round-up of French houses for €250,000.
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News update: eco-homes, cheap mortgages, and Spain’s priciest streets

It has been a hot summer here with the majority of people on holiday, including the politicians, and the news has been quite upbeat with Brexit taking only a secondary place. The property market is stable, eco-homes are on the rise and Spain’s most expensive streets are revealed! Plus, mortgages are cheaper, as are petrol and diesel.
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Building your own home, part 2: getting an architect and planning permission

For part two of our ‘Building your own Home’ series, we’re taking a closer look at how to find a reputable architect in Ireland and what steps you need to take to obtain planning permission before you can break ground on building your dream home. If you missed part one, make sure to have a read of it to find out how to find the right plot of land.
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Why overseas buyers are flocking to Texas

Texas is known for many things; cowboys, southern hospitality, country music, the best BBQ in the world. But did you also know that The Lone Star state is one of the fastest growing states in the USA? Since 2010, more than four million people have made the move to Texas. We find out what’s drawing so many buyers, including from overseas.
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5 reasons the world loves investing in USA homes

Last year, foreign investors snapped up 183,100 properties in the USA, amounting to a total value of $77.9 billion. While this is actually a decrease from the previous year, US real estate remains an incredibly appealing asset to foreign investors. Chinese buyers topped the foreign investment ranks, followed by Canadians, Asian Indians and UK buyers. So what’s the fuss about?
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Why the Côte d’Azur may be just the place for you!

The very words “Côte d’Azur” conjure up an image of glamour and prosperity in one’s mind, from the Cannes film festival to the luxurious villas of Menton and Nice (not to mention the endless sunshine and delicious cuisine). However, it’s not all as pricey as you might think – join us as we take a property tour of the French Riviera.
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