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Forbes World’s 10 Best Places to live

Forbes World’s 10 Best Places to live

Forbes World’s 10 Best Places to liveUnchanged from last year, European cities take seven of the top 10 spots on the Forbes 2010 World’s Best Places to live list.

This year Mercer ranked 221 global cities (compared to 420 cities last year) on 39 measures that included such things as; social environment, the strength of the economy, the quality of health care, school quality, recreation, theaters and sports activities. This year there was a strong emphasis on political safety and health and Mercer also introduced eco city rankings, which scored countries on how well they promote sustainability and protect their environments such as the quality of water, air quality, sewage removal and traffic congestion. All in all cities were ultimately ranked against New York as the base city; it has an index score of 100.

Kanye West lists LA property for a mere €3m

Kanye West lists LA property for a mere €3m

Kanye West lists LA PropertyRapper slash hip-hop producer Kanye West has put his Hollywood Hills home on the market for a mere $3,995,000 or the equivalent of €3,185,972.20 in yo yos to be exact. The price is so below the extorted prices of Hollywood and the property world of the celebrities than one media source in the US had to clarify that “no — that sale price is not a typo, it’s missing an extra digit.”

$11.8m for Glenn Close New York Apartment

$11.8m for Glenn Close New York Apartment

Glenn Close NY ApartmentGlenn Close has just listed her ‘condo’ that overlooks Central Park for a nice tidy sum of $11.8m! (or approx €8.6m) When you divide it up its just under $50,000 in monthly repayments – well that’s a few extra noughts added to my current rent!

Australia: Property prices rise and supply falls

Australia: Property prices rise and supply falls

Australia

Australian property prices rose 4.8% in the three months to December from the previous quarter, bringing the national average property price to $525,524 Australian dollars or approx €347,414. According to Australian Property Monitors, they expect prices will rise by as much as by another 10% this year.

So what are the Australians doing that we aren’t?
A lack of supply is helping keep prices …

Scotland: House price market recovery evident

Scotland: House price market recovery evident

Scotland: House price market recovery evident

According to the latest Scottish House Price Monitor report from Lloyds TSB Scotland the housing market there seems to be recovering. Most areas are seeing property growth with average house prices increasing by 5.9% in the three months to the end of January compared with the previous three months.

The report also shows that although house prices are now …

LOST: Buy property on the island!

LOST: Buy property on the island!

LOST: Buy property on the island!

LOST, the final season with all its Lost mania is here. The last segment to the Lost saga is at last underway so hopefully we’ll all soon find out what is actually going on and how it’s all going to end… maybe?!

Well, whether we figure out what happens, follow the series or perhaps “lost” interest along the …

The Worlds Tallest Building: Burj Khalifa opens its doors

The Worlds Tallest Building: Burj Khalifa opens its doors

The Worlds Tallest Building: Burj Khalifa opens its doors

The United Arab Emirates kicked off the New Year with a great start this week with the impressive opening of it’s and the world’s tallest building, the Buri Khalifa in Dubai, standing at 828 m and built at a total cost of $1.5 billion US Dollars.

The exterior cladding of Burj Khalifa consists of 1,528,000 sq ft of …

What does €100,000 get you this week in Lanzarote?

What does €100,000 get you this week in Lanzarote?

1 bed apartment Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

For €99,900 you could by this beautiful 1 bed apartment in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote. The apartment is suited within a complex with not one but two pool areas. The apartment has been newly refurbished and comes with all new furniture including; a flat screen TV, a washing machine, a fridge/freezer, a hob and oven, a microwave and state of the art …

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