Whether you are still exploring or already on the verge of buying a second home, but also if you already own a holiday home, it's always good to be aware of what's going on. After all, you don't want any surprises. Because we like to share our knowledge with you, we offer you a news selection on this page. These news items allow us to inform you about current developments and provide useful background information that may be of interest to you.
Investing in real estate in Spain, a project that really pays off You can gain quite a profit by investing in real estate in Spain, provided that everything is done properly! Buying and then renovating a house in Spain is therefore definitely something that you should consider when you are thinking about buying a (holiday) home in Spain.
Over the past few years the attention of foreign investors for real estate in Turkey has grown. Different factors play a role in this evolution. Economy, geography (climate), mutual standards with the EU, low prices on the housing market, attractive tax system and political stability despite the Middle East conflict are some factors that work to Turkey’s advantage.
How about Macedonia? With its unspoiled nature, bright sources and the oldest and most beautiful lake of Europe: Lake Ohrid. This country offers you everything you wish when thinking of a holiday destination in Southern Europe and much more! Today we want to keep enjoying our holidays, our well-deserved rest and we are even prepared to invest extra in it. Of course, preferably within an attractive climate, which means not only hours of sunshine but also financially we would like to stay well off. For that reason we would like you to meet Macedonia and Lake Ohrid.
Portugal is now a buyer’s market, according to new figures. Official data released at the end of 2013 shows that bank valuations of Algarve property have consistently fallen since 2008, with low prices making now the time to consider buying Portuguese real estate.
In proportion to the number of inhabitants, Austria has the highest tourist activity in Europe. In the state of Tirol for example there are 30% more tourist beds than in the whole of Switzerland. The number of overnight stays in Austria is still slightly increasing every year, but what is really striking is the explosive growth of the demand for self-catered accommodations instead of holidays in a hotel or a guesthouse.
The Netherlands cannot tax the Dutch retirement pay. Portugal – A man has been living in Portugal since 2008. His income consists, amongst others, of his Dutch wage and Dutch retirement income amounting to € 67,891. According to the Portuguese tax law a kind of balance method applies.
The article in the Dutch newspaper de Telegraaf of Friday January 31th has caused unnecessary concern to the people who are looking for a second home in Austria. The Austrian regulations for the use of a (second) home is simple. There are 3 broad categories:
There Has Never Been A Better Time To Buy a House in Italy. Have you always dreamed of owning a home, surrounded by sun, amazing architecture, history, culture and delicious cuisine? For those who want all of these “luxuries” but often don’t have the means to indulge, Italy could be the ideal location for you. Buying a house in Italy at this time would be the perfect choice.
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 tenant quite quickly and directly, without the interference of an organisation that tries to get its piece of the pie.
Investing in a recreation house can have different reasons. “Yield and profit may be important factors here, but they are not necessarily what motivates everybody to buy a recreation house,” according to Henkjan Prins, fair manager of Second Home International, a large-scale fair where a complete overview is offered of the supply and demand with regard to recreation houses.
There are plenty of things that you think about when buying a second home. Is the house beautiful, habitual, my taste and contemporary? What is the purchase price? What do I get for that price? How is the house located?
Because of the decreasing interests on savings the more wealthy Dutch look for alternatives. An investment in a second home means a good investment for many people. That was shown by a survey that was launched during the recently held Second Home International exhibition.
Booking a holiday home often happens though the Internet. It is after all the perfect medium to compare prices and the supply is high. Perfect for the booker, but how does your house stand out among the enormous offer?
A lot of people are busy with or thinking about purchasing a second home in Spain, as the prices are very interesting there are the moment. Still, it is worthwhile to take the time to read our tips before you book a cheap flight to Alicante or Murcia.
Across the border it is especially Spain and France that are in demand, followed by Portugal, Italy and Austria. But what can you buy from the realtors and via the national and international real estate websites with a ‘limited’ budget?
The Turkish export is still on the rise and with its 75 million inhabitants Turkey also has an enormous interior market. The investments by the Turkish government in tourism and infrastructure are growing as well.
Austria has had a stable housing market for a long time. It is very balanced. We did not see a decrease here – quite the contrary, the prices have slightly gone up. The most important reason for this is that people, in times of crisis, look for security. And you can find it in Austria, a politically stable country that on top of that is nicely located in the centre of Europe.
Germany is not only popular as a holiday destination, but it also attracts buyers of a second home. Here, the past few years the house prices have been continuously on the rise and the Deutsche Bank has predicted that the prices in Germany will further increase in 2014 by 4%.
The success of the Second Home International fair proves it: many elder Dutch people dream of a second home. Your own place in your favourite holiday destination in order to forget the day-to-day worries or to enjoy life after retirement to the fullest. But look before you leap!
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