Buying Property in France
December 12, 2012 - France
Wherever you're looking to buy property in France, there is an incredible range of houses and villas on offer.
Buying in Bali
November 15, 2012 - Bali
Under Indonesian law, foreigners are not permitted to have real estate / property in Indonesia.
However, foreign individuals can legally acquire real estate / property in Indonesia and enjoy full beneficial rights.
French Properties in Provence
August 24, 2012 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
Price tags for properties in Provence have escalated sharply over the last two decades as demand has steadily grown for authentic stone villas set in idyllic countryside.
Lyrical books about the region, and better transport links, led to an influx of foreign buyers, which naturally pushed prices up.
Investing in New Zealand Property
October 25, 2010 - New Zealand
1. Real estate transactions in New Zealand are straightforward and inexpensive. Sellers pay a 3 per cent agent commission and buyers pay only legal fees, which range from about US$767 to US$958 for a typical transaction
2. No transfer tax is due to the government when property changes hands
3. There is no Capital Gains tax
New Zealand - Pacific Hideaway
September 01, 2010 - New Zealand
Comprising the North and South Islands and about the same land mass as Japan, New Zealand's strikingly varied landscape and near-mystical beauty has inspired artists and film- makers alike.
The country also offers a wide range of lifestyles, leisure activities and luxury lodgings from the bays around Auckland to the serene shores of Lake Wakatipu.
New Zealand is too often compared to its antipode outpost big brother, Australia.
Yet, having ranked ninth in the The Economist Quality of Life Index for 2009, ‘Kiwi Country' offers ample investment opportunities and its own range of lifestyle choices that enrapture urbanites and nature lovers alike.
Cuba: 99-year leases for foreign investors
September 01, 2010 - Cuba
Foreign real estate investors are being granted leases on government land for up to 99 years in a move that could see a raft of luxury villas, holidays homes and golf courses being built.
Developers have been urging the Cuban government to open up to foreign investment and more and more tourists are arriving on the Caribbean island.
A new law published last week loosened property rules to allow 99 year leases for foreigners as part of a package of measures introduced by President Raul Castro to scale back the state's near total dominance of the economy while attempting to generate new revenue for a government short on cash.
Property Ownership and Buying Procedures in JAPAN
August 23, 2010 - Japan
Freehold is the only type of property tenure in Japan. There is no equivalent system of leasehold property ownership.
There is a property holding system called land lease, but this applies only to the ownership of a building and not the land.
In addition, a "land lease" is granted only under the condition that the building is owned by a company or individual from the actual land owner.
Vietnam Booming Green Scene
August 19, 2010 - Vietnam
Residential developments located close to nature and with million dollar price tags have become a growing trend in Vietnam's property market.
Nha Trang and Da Lat cities, which are renowned for private beaches and natural pine forests respectively, are proof to this.
The seaside city of Nha Trang has been very successful in attracting buyers for luxury resort projects while Da Lat has welcomed many visitors since a number of resort villa projects were launched recently.
Master plan unveiled for the next “Asian Riviera”
August 18, 2010 - Cambodia
The Royal Group of Cambodia has unveiled its visionary Master Plan to transform the pristine island of Koh Rong into Asia's first environmentally planned resort destination.
A 6-month study by MAP Architects of Hong Kong and environmental consultants Scott Wilson produced the exciting vision for "one of the last undiscovered paradises in South-East Asia".
Focusing on high quality, sustainable tourism, it details how the "next Asian Riviera" - following Phuket, Koh Samui and Bali - will be created from scratch.
Chinese banks cease loans to third home buyers
August 11, 2010 - China
Some banks in Beijing and Shanghai have voluntarily stopped granting loans to the third-house purchasers, according to a report by the Shanghai Securities News.
The report quoted a source as saying that the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and the Agricultural Bank of China in Shanghai had suspended the lending to third-house buyers, and other banks are also following suit.