House Hunting in the United Arab Emirates: A Solar-Powered Palace in Dubai

Following a strict but short Covid-19 lockdown, the city reopened to tourists in July 2020 and the market followed suit, with activity increasing “as buyers re-evaluated their lifestyles and, generally,…

House Hunting in Finland: On the Baltic Sea in Greater Helsinki

A Renovated Three-Bedroom in Finland $3.6 MILLION (3.3 MILLION EUROS) This three-bedroom home sits on a wooded rise overlooking the Baltic Sea in Kirkkonummi, a municipality in greater Helsinki, in…

House Hunting in Canada: Weathered Steel on the Shores of Nova Scotia

The gatehouse shed has walls with bare studs, with a wood stove and a daybed under a pair of large wall-mounted antlers. An outdoor barbecue and pizza oven are built…

House Hunting in Spain: A Restored Two-Bedroom in Central Barcelona

An Updated Two-Bedroom Apartment in Barcelona $850,000 (750,000 EUROS) This two-bedroom apartment, in the Sant Antoni neighborhood of Barcelona, has an updated interior brightened by multiple outdoor spaces, including a…

House Hunting in Canada: Seclusion in the Forests of British Columbia

Heriot Bay, about a 20-minute drive, is the nearest village for necessities, Mr. Clevering said. More extensive shopping and dining is available in Campbell River, a city of roughly 35,000…

House Hunting in Aruba: Three Bedrooms and a Pool for $1.1 Million

A Three-Bedroom Villa in Northern Aruba $1.15 MILLION (2.05 MILLION ARUBAN FLORINS) This contemporary-style villa overlooks an 18-hole golf course in the gated Tierra del Sol community, on the northwest…

House Hunting in France: A Diamond in the Rough Near the Basque Coast

A Nine-Bedroom Villa in Southwest France $5.6 MILLION (4.95 MILLION EUROS) This nine-bedroom, Neo-Basque-style villa sits on a grassy 1.85-acre lot in Winter Park, a quiet residential district outside of…

House Hunting in Guatemala: Among Volcanoes in Antigua for $299,000

A Two-Bedroom Townhouse in Antigua, Guatemala $299,000 This two-bedroom townhouse sits in a gated community on the outskirts of Antigua, the colonial city and UNESCO Heritage Site surrounded by volcanoes…

House Hunting in Israel: An Inventive Use of Concrete Outside of Tel Aviv

Israel was already facing a housing shortage before the pandemic, said Nicole Izbicki, an agent at Jerusalem Immobilier in Jerusalem. “We still don’t have enough apartments, pandemic or not,” she…

House Hunting in Britain: A Restored Farm Compound on Cornwall’s Coast

A Seven-Bedroom Compound in Southwest England $4.4 MILLION (3.25 MILLION POUNDS STERLING) This seven-bedroom property is in the historic village of St. Mawes, on the south shore of Cornwall county,…