For global-minded investors, the economic growth of emerging markets commands attention. The property markets in particular of a number of developing countries are demonstrating highly impressive growth.
There comes a point when many of those who love to travel - especially those who travel frequently to the same beloved spot - begin to daydream about carving out a little piece of paradise for their very own.
WASHINGTON, USA: A powerful tornado with winds of up to 320km/h pulverised an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday (20 May), hitting at least two schools and wiping out blocks of homes. Up to 100 people were reportedly killed.
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: American company AT&T has launched software that allows customers to use smartphones or tablets to activate alarm systems, switch on lights, open doors for guests or adjust the temperature inside the home.
CHICAGO, US: Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), a global brokerage services network of 500+ real estate firms with 140 000 associates worldwide, has added 27 new firms with nearly 60 offices and 2000 associates this year in the US and nine countries abroad.
CHICAGO, US: The fall edition of the Luxury Portfolio International Magazine is now available on newsstands and is also being offered online. The publication, produced biannually by the real estate network Luxury Portfolio International, focuses on spectacular homes and trends in luxury living.