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Spain’s property market moves past UK’s to be ranked fourth best investment opportunity in the world

January 11, 2018

SPAIN’S property market has been ranked the fourth most rewarding investment opportunity in the world.  In the new 2018 ranking by Afire, the holiday hotspot moved from sixth in the ranking last year to fourth, leapfrogging the UK, who moved down from third last year to fifth. With 30% of respondents’ votes, the US remains the country most likely to make you money on your property investment. Brazil took second place with just under...

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Aston Martin goes from convertibles to condominiums

January 8, 2018

A rendering of Aston Martin and G and G Business Developments' luxury residences in Miami The British Luxury sportscar company has officially broken ground on its first luxury residence -- a 66-story luxury tower in Miami, Florida. The luxury development, set for completion in 2021 is a first for Aston Martin and it has gone into the venture in partnership with G and G Business Developments. The tower, designed by Revuelta Archite...

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UWS church once slated for condos will now hold Children’s Museum of Manhattan

January 3, 2018

The Central Park West Church was once slated for a conversion into 45 apartments Former First Church of Christ, Scientist in New York City at 361 Central Park West. An Upper West Side church once slated for a condo conversion will now be the new home of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the Real Deal reports. Due to a steady surge of visitors, the museum has been looking to expand for quite some time now. In 2016, the Museum was con...

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World’s Tallest Residential Building is One Step Closer to Completion

January 3, 2018

Developer Extell has secured $1.135 billion in financing for the New York City tower The building will tower 1,550 feet high. EXTELL   Luxury condo developer Extell is one-step closer to delivering the tallest residential building in the world in Manhattan, announcing Tuesday it had secured the final piece of its financing puzzle. The developers behind Central Park Tower—that will soar 1,550 feet high and is named after New Y...

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Which museums are taking part in the upcoming free-admission day? Here’s the complete list

January 3, 2018

The Museums Free-for-All is back: This year the special day for free admission to dozens of Southern California institutions is set for Jan. 28. The goal is to get the public into museums and galleries so people can see the kinds of fine offerings on display all year round. The event is organized by a group called SoCal Museums, composed of representatives from museums across the Los Angeles region. Whether you're interested in 20th century...

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Gain in Spain: country seeing most investment since financial crisis

January 3, 2018

Prior economic slump had been worst in democratic history of nation From TRD New York: Signs of life are returning to the Spanish real estate market. Investment in the country’s hotels, warehouses, offices and malls is poised to reach its highest levels since 2007, right before the global economic crisis plunged Spain’s economy into the worst slump in its democratic history, according to Bloomberg. The turnaround is partly due to ban...

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Prices will skyrocket in these NYC neighborhoods next year

January 2, 2018

New Yorkers always ask: Where should I move (or invest) next? Everyone wants to find an affordable place to live — or commit to a purchase while prices are still low but poised to climb. Listings Web site StreetEasy has answers: It just released its ranking of the top 10 New York neighborhoods to watch in 2018. The list is based on four metrics: 2017 changes in median rents and sales prices (the bigger the jump in real estate values, the hott...

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Embark on a Luxury Train Journey through Spain

January 2, 2018

Travel in style through some of Spain’s most spectacular landscape on one of the world’s most exclusive trains. Whether traversing the mountainous countryside of the north or setting out on a journey through the Andalusian hills, each scenic train journey through Spain provides a five-star experience with an introduction to the region’s cuisine and fine wine. By setting out on a journey from San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela on the...

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LA County approves $40M makeover of The Music Center plaza

December 20, 2017

The reboot will be helmed by Rios Clementi Hale Studio A major makeover of the 53-year-old plaza between the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Mark Taper Forum in Downtown won approval from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, The Music Center announced today. “This new plaza will become a much-sought-after gathering space—Los Angeles’s town square—for all of our county residents,” Supervisor Hilda Solis said. The $40-mill...

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Twelve ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Spain

December 20, 2017

Christmas lights in Madrid's Puerta del Sol. Photo: AFP From the truly sublime to the downright bizarre, the festive season in Spain is an amazing experience. Read on to check out The Local's guide to the very best the country has to offer. Carol concerts, glittering lights and a healthy dose of consumerism: in many respects Christmas in Spain is a thoroughly familiar experience. The Christmas season fully gets underway this week, when...

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