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Chinese Divorce Rate Rises as Couples Try to Evade Property Tax

Chinese Divorce Rate Rises as Couples Try to Evade Property Tax

March 11, 2013 No Comments

In old English cities and towns, there’s the occasional sight of an older building with lots of windows, some of which have been bricked in. It’s a memorial of an ill-thought-out ‘window tax’ imposed in the 1600s, intended to be a form of progressive taxation. However much it was supposed to lead to richer people […]

Investing in Real Estate in France

Investing in Real Estate in France

September 6, 2012 No Comments

Europe’s real estate condition is always changing. Sales see unimaginable highs and drastic lows in a matter of months, but that doesn’t mean that people all around the world are backing away from investing in property on the continent. One of the countries that everyone right now seems to be interested in is France. There’s […]

French Government Drops Second Home Tax

French Government Drops Second Home Tax

June 23, 2011 No Comments

The French government has dropped plans to impose a new tax on second home owners, even though they were approved by parliament just over a week ago.  The new law would have hit non-resident French homeowners choosing not to let out their properties on a regular basis, and would have brought in an estimated €176 […]

Spanish Property Sales Jump by 8.8%

Spain’s National Statistics Institute has released data showing that residential property sales surged 8.8% year-on-year in June of 2014....