Nestled between Provence and the Pyrenees, the sun-drenched region of Languedoc-Roussillon is an alluring location for many property investors looking for a French chateau for sale. Many are aware of the characteristic landscapes that make up the region, from the beaches that line the Mediterranean shore, the captivating cities to the wild countryside made up of hills, caves, gorges and extensive forests. However, some may not realise that the region is awash with historical features, such as the hilltop towns, castles, Roman architecture and cave paintings. Inhabited for well over 450 thousand years, the intriguing and colourful history captivates many visitors to return time and time again.
Sicily is a fascinating area with a unique culture that sets it a world apart from mainland Italy. Therefore, no matter how many times you’ve travelled elsewhere on the Italian map, Sicily is certain to show you a whole other side. From the beauty of the surroundings to the rich history, there are many things which will make you fall in love with Sicily. Here are just a few of them:
For over 60 years, Marbella has remained Spain’s most desirable destination for those looking to invest in property or for those searching for a seven-day break. With so much variety in this area of Spain, it is no wonder that so many descend upon this city year after year. If you are looking to spend a week in Marbella, either on holiday or visiting to find your perfect Marbella property for sale, we have created a seven-day itinerary guide so you can make the most of your visit to one of the most captivating cities in the world.
If you are looking to invest in property in Italy, you may well find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing an area. Each region brings something new to the table, whilst all provide captivating culture, alluring landscapes and tantalising cuisines. If you are struggling to make an informed decision, Prestige Property Group can help you decide on a perfect abode that is well suited to your requirements. This feature will introduce two of the best areas to buy property in Italy and why each destination provides perfect living and holiday conditions, serving as somewhat of an investor’s haven in Europe.
There are a multitude of reasons to begin your overseas property search with French chateaux for sale. France is famous for its iconic attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, with 41 UNESCO sites from Mont St Michel and the Loire chateaux to the relatively unknown citadel of the Neuf-Brisach on the French-German border. If it’s not the attractions that appeal, then it is the scenic views of the French Riviera that attracts thousands of tourists. 80% of the visitors that arrive in France come from other European countries, according to reports. One of the main draws that brings people to France is its pleasing climate, with mild spring and autumn months and warmer summers. Continue reading “The main reasons to invest in French property”
After a tumultuous election, Emmanuel Macron won the final round of voting. We’ll take a look at some of his real estate taxation policies.
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The Algarve is a much-loved location, adored by many for a variety of reasons. Proudly boasting immaculate beaches, all-round friendly resorts, glorious sunshine and a host of the best golf courses, Faro has so much to offer. With close destinations such as Albufeira and Vilamoura that make for great locations to explore.
It is known that the Spanish property market has been under pressure for some time now, and there have been concerns that Spanish banks have struggled to sell on properties they inherited when their customers defaulted. However, the situation started to change towards the end of 2016, and it looks like 2017 is continuing to do the same. Recent figures from the Land Registry show that sales are up by 19% in the year to January 2017, which is a significant change. Continue reading “Spanish property market continues to recover”
The term chateau refers to castle in the French dictionary, although this term in the property world can extend to a grand manor house or even a royal palace. The date of French chateaux can vary from pre-medieval structures to 17th century masterpieces. Initially, these buildings were erected to offer protection, often housed in fortified areas that remain today; you can see examples in places such as the walled city of Carcassonne. During the Middle Ages, however, the purpose of these French castles developed from protective to decorative constructions, allowing owners to live a life of impeccable luxury; a reason that is still true to this day.
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The French tax administration have recently been making sure that taxpayers liable for wealth tax are aware of the dates on which the declaration and payment deadlines fall.