Luxury Real Estate Blog and News

Second home ownership rises in Britain

June 14, 2018 - England
A backlash against second home owners in England is gaining pace with people voting to make sure new homes are only able to be bought by local people.

France still top for British second home buyers

April 27, 2012 - France
France has replaced Spain as the favourite destination for second home owners to buy, according to research published by Savills International and

Polish residential market growing strongly

June 23, 2011 - Poland
Poland is not a traditional second home location but it is becoming increasingly popular with real estate investors looking to rent out their properties, it is claimed.

U-turn on French second home tax

June 22, 2011 - France
the French government has abandoned its proposed new tax on second homes owned by non-residents.

Further Chinese measures to curb real estate market

February 01, 2011 - China
China has increased the minimum down payment for second home purchases and told local governments to set price targets on new properties, in the latest round of measures to stop the country’s real estate market overheating.

Coastal Albania tipped as hot property spot for 2011

November 18, 2010 - Albania
Albania is being tipped as a property market to watch in 2011 with some of the lowest prices and taxes in Europe.

Property Prices Cool Off in Niseko

April 27, 2010 - Hokkaido
Second homes became major casualties of the economic crisis, and, since the “hot money” that rushed into Niseko has cooled down, it’s very hard to sell off-plan. However, some developers say it’s good that Niseko has taken a bit of a break before it gets ahead of itself. “It has been kind of a nice breather because things were getting too hot and going up too quickly,” says C.J. Wysocki, one of the two developers behind the Suiboku apartment. Suiboku has 10 apar tments in all, four of which remain on the market.

10 Best Places for Second Homes

March 15, 2010 - United States
Prices for primary residences in the US, which plunged at least 20% from the peak in 2007, appear to have bottomed. In some of the snappiest locations, scattered bidding wars are breaking out and prices are turning upward.