Foreign investors have invested over EUR 1.5 billion ($1.8 billion ISD) in Dutch rented housing in 2014.
The average asking price for a house in Ireland fell by 1% in the final three months of 2014. This is the first time since mid-2013 that the average house price fell in a three month period.
The rising surge of urban living is leading to heightened demand of prime residential properties in key global cities.
Housing rents are now more expensive than they were at the same stage last year in every county in Ireland.
The average asking price for a house in Ireland has risen by 14% over the past year, led by an average rise of 25% in Dublin.
German banks intend to invest hundreds of millions of euros in Dutch rented housing, according to a Capital Value survey.
Portugal property brokers are now reporting an increasing amount of attention from British investors.
Student housing was one of the best performing sectors during the global economic downturn.
The desire to own a trophy house and furnish it with world-class artworks is not a new one.
Developers are preparing to unveil a completed project in a prestigious city palace.