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Spain looks to Holiday Rentals for Revenue - Holprop News
22 May 2013

As tourist numbers have dropped and Holiday rental prices fall, Spain want’s to squeeze revenue from Spanish holiday lets. Legislation is being put in place to make holiday homeowners seek a license for tourism lets. We can see this has already been put into practice in the Balearic region. The Spanish general law, The Tenancy Act, regulates leasehold activities in this country. This covers ‘permanent housing needs’, which is tenants seeking a lease of a certain duration, to call your property ‘home’, but also regulates leases for purposes other than a permanent home. Like most things, it’s unclear, but leaseholds are said to have a minimu...

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Spain Plans To Offer Residency Papers With Every Home Over 160k!
19 November 2012

A new plan was disclosed today by the Spanish Trade Ministry Secretary, Jaime Garcia-Legaz. Aimed at helping the stagnated property market, the plan is to offer permanent Residency to foreigners who buy a house or apartment valued over 160,000 euros ($200,000). The plan is expected to be approved in the coming weeks, and would be primarily aimed at enticing Chinese and Russian buyers. It was not immediately clear if the residency would only refer to Spain, and not the European Union. Spain has more than 700,000 unsold houses following the downfall of its real estate market in 2008 and demand from the recession-hit domestic market is s...

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France looks to benefit as the Euro slumps against the pound
12 August 2012

For many foreign buyers, France remains the ultimate property dream with its mild climate, picture postcard scenery and many gastronomic delights. What’s more, the pounding that the euro has taken lately, means that now is a great time to buy. France is stable and isn’t about to go bankrupt, however, the situation in Spain, Greece and Italy is affecting French property prices. This may explain why British interest in French real estate is on the rise. “Betw...

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Spain Promotes Itself to Strong Markets, While Property Prices Expected to Fall
02 May 2012

A vigorous campaign to promote the Costa del Sol to overseas visitors is thought to have a positive effect on Spain's real estate market, according to Marc Pritchard, sales and marketing manager at Taylor Wimpey de Espana. He went on to explain that the region’s tourist board are targeting British holidaymakers in particular. However, research by Fastighetsbyran, a division of Swedbank, reveals Brits are not the only demographic who are heading to Spain, the number of Swedish and Norwegian inve...

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If You Love To Ski The Slopes Of Europe - The French Alps Are Calling
18 November 2011

If you love to ski the slopes of Europe, and wish to own a holiday property there, look no further than the French Alps, according to the recent Alpine Property Market report from Savills. The past ten years has shown an increased popularity in the French Alpine region, and more significantly, from 2009 to 2011, ski properties accounted for 9% of holiday homes purchased. The report claims that due to continued rental demand from tourism, prices for apartments an...

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Mexico - A Giant In The Making - Holprop.com News
22 July 2011

Mexico has been the home to as much history on a large scale as any country on the earth. Home to the great civilizations of the Mayans, Olmecs, Toltecs and the Aztecs before the country was conquered by the Spanish of the new world between 1519-1521. Spain brought Mexico under the wing of her Empire for 300 years, until the Mexicans (A mixture of indigenous people and Spanish settlers revolted and won their independence in 1821. Today Mexico (or correctly named The United Mexican States) is a ...

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Bulgaria – Still A Great Place To Invest
30 May 2011

One country more than any other, took it’s moment to step out of the shadow from the iron curtain during the last property boom and regain it’s own identity. Bulgaria offers rich character fused by thousands of years of both east and west influences, combined with a new found confidence in it’s own value as a beautiful country that can offer skiing, climbing, countryside and horse riding, alongside first class beach holidays, great food, wine and a rich seasonal climate, all he...

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Italy - Probably The Most Beautiful Country In The World
18 May 2011

Of the 195 countries on earth, it should come as no surprise that with 44 world heritage sites, Italy has more than any other country. Italy is steeped in history and myth, with the Roman Empire having ruled a large part of the world for hundreds of years, its effect on the progression of western society cannot be overstated. This is keenly felt throughout the continent, from its wonderful architectural remnants, to the food and wine, clothes worn, cars driven and the art that is loved, not to ...

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Greece – Ancient Founder of the Modern World
12 May 2011

Greece is a country with an epic past and is credited as one as the forefathers of civilization. From creating western philosophy in the 6th century BC and epic early works of literature, such as Homer the Iliad and The Odyssey following on around the 8th century, it is the Greeks who are thanked for bringing a sense of ‘mind’ to Europe when many of its other countries were still predominately savage. Through the ages Greece has brought us the Olympic Games, wonderful theatr...

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Portugal - Down But Not Out - Holprop.com News
22 April 2011

Portugal has a proud history as one of Europe’s old guard elite, which can be felt in its historic castles and proud university towns. It has an old fashioned charm that pervades throughout the country and a sense of adventure that is at the heart of this worldly charm of old. No longer the alternative holiday destination for discerning travelers, looking to avoid the packed beaches of Spain and the Greek Islands, Portugal has now become a holiday Mecca in its own right and the Algarve is curren...

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Thailand - A Modern Day Shangri La
14 April 2011

Located at the center of South Asia, Thailand is often known as ‘the land of smiles’ and ‘the golden land’, the first due to the infectious warmth of the local people, their kindness and genuine nature and the latter due to its fertile land and the illuminating luster that it gives off. The only Southeast Asian nation never to be colonized, Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and is steeped in ancient history and architecture. There is no denying that mostly anyone and everyone that visits ...

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Turkey - An Up And Coming Jewel In The Crown Of Europe
07 April 2011

Turkey has been the home of some of the world’s greatest marker points of history and as a result, the remnants of its ancient empires can be found throughout the country. From Alexander the Great, Achilles and the Trojans, to the great Ottoman Empire, Turkey is a country whose roots can be traced back to the dawn of civilization. Like its rich history, Turkey’s terrain is also vast and varied. With stunning landscapes Turkey sits on the Anatolian peninsula, bordered by sea on thre...

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France - The Worlds Most Popular Destination - Holprop News
29 March 2011

When thinking about the worlds most popular tourist destination, would you plum for the USA? Or perhaps Spain or Mexico? You may be surprised to learn that for the last 20 years the most visited country in the world by tourists from all four corners of the globe is indeed France, and for many good reasons. It takes more than sun and surf to sustain a country as a world leader in tourism. It needs a place that has everything, from great beach holidays with fantastic weather, to world class ski...

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Maltese Property Prices Expected to Increase Moderately in 2011 - holprop.com
23 February 2011

Strategically located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta basks in the sun for most of the year. Blessed with long, dry summers and short, mild winters, this tiny island roughly 60 miles south of Sicily is a year round destination for people from Europe and elsewhere. Besides great weather, Malta has history – in variety and abundance, romance, a whiff of the orient, beautiful old houses of golden limestone, warm and welcoming people who speak English, safety as well as good standards...

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Outlook for Spanish Real Estate Still Bleak - holprop.com
09 February 2011

A sunny lifestyle, spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the hills, warm, friendly people and a vibrant social scene have made Spain one of the most popular destinations for international tourists, retirees as well as younger permanent residents. With an increasing influx of foreigners seeking sun, fun and warmth, the demand for homes accelerated and a slew of budget townhouses and apartments came up on the Costa Blanca, Costa de Almería and Costa del Sol. For the wealthy there are places s...

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