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Second Home News

Spain Registered Record Levels of Real Estate Investment in 2015

January 15th, 2016 Real estate investment in Spain reached record levels in 2015, according to data from BNP Paribas Real Estate, with transactions amounting to a total of 11,700 million euros, which not only represents an increase of 67% over the figure for 2014, but also exceeds by
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(Nederlands) Een tweede huis in italië in 2016?

On the plus side Italy’s economy may have been struggling to recover from a crisis in recent years, but there are some promising signs that green shoots are beginning to emerge. The IMF is predicting economic growth for this year and next while the central bank is even more optimistic
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Renting out your second home successfully?

The concept of Airbnb is immensely popular and its example is followed by many others. This offers several advantages for lessors as well. First of all, renting out your own house via a website – as in the case of Airbnb – is easy for house owners: they can get into contact with the t
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(Nederlands) Tweede huis biedt gedegen rendement

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A second home in Spain: A smart investment

Will 2016 finally be the year in which you make your dream of buying a (second) home in Spain come true? A second home in Spain can be a smart investment, especially now that the interest rates on savings issued by the banks are at a record low and the prices of the houses in Spain ar
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Tax refund for those who own a second home in France

Hundreds of Dutchmen are entitled to a refund from the tax authorities in France because they have paid too much tax on selling or renting out their second home in France. That appears from a declaration of the French Ministry of Finance. Earlier this year, the European Court of Justi
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Tips & adviezen

A dream house in Turkey

In 2009 we visited the Second Home exhibition, looking for an affordable and suitable holiday home. Our search was at first focused on France and Spain. However, my wife and I wanted to seize the opportunity to also have a closer look on some Turkish projects. At the stand of Blees Es
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A second home in Belgium: an investment within reach

To Anja and Alain it was clear; their second home should not be too far away in order to have everything within driving distance. “Every year we go on holiday to Spain”, says Anja who always visits her aunt there. That is where grew the idea to purchase a second home. R
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A second home on Curaçao

Curaçao is a tropical idyll in the Caribbean sun. It is always warm and there is a constant little breeze which makes it so pleasant to linger on this magnificent island. Both Jürgen Martina as Liesbeth and Bernard Boelema found their second home on this wonderful island. About life a
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Giraffes in the backyard: a second home in South-Africa

Isn’t it nice: relax in the sun at the pool of your second home in December while the giraffes curiously walk by. That is possible in magnificent South-Africa where more and more Dutch nationals purchase a second home. For example Joop and Trudy Silvius from Papendrecht , who ca
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