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 15th June 2021

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Luxury Property of the Week. Contemporary cliff top villa

A most impressive property set on an enviable cliff top site overlooking Luz boasting unrivalled sea views. Just minutes to the beach and bordering the Quinta da Boavista golf course, this villa, built to an exacting standard, combines contemporary interiors and cutting edge architecture.

Andalucía, Spain reduces property purchase taxes for 2021

At the end of April, the Andalusian government unexpectedly announced that it was reducing the taxes applied on real estate purchases in the region.  This applies whether you are looking for a full-time home, a holiday home, or to be able to apply for Spain’s Golden Visa and its residence benefits.
Blog via – By Blevins Franks
www.blevinsfranks.com

5-STAR PET FRIENDLY RESIDENCE IN CANARY WHARF OPENS ITS DOORS

Canary Wharf Group’s residential leasing arm Vertus, has welcomed it´s first residents at the brand new pet friendly building, 8 Water Street, Wood Wharf. The scheme is the second of Vertus’ Build-to-Rent (BtR) developments and is the first to fully welcome domestic pets to stay overnight.
Blog via Billions Luxury Portal

Luxury Property of the Week. La Villa. Marbella, Malaga, Spain

La Villa – This unique villa feature nine bedrooms, ten bathrooms and only the best materials have been used and is exquisitely finished. When entering the villa, you will see the impressive spiral staircase which is the main focus of the house.

Record quantities of provincial property deals as French escape to the open country

French estate agents recorded new high numbers of country homes sales in 2020 as city dwellers suffering under Covid-19 restrictions fled small apartments in Paris and other cities for the countryside.
The FNSafer association, who are in charge of managing the rural property market, recorded 111,930 house purchases by people from outside the farming community in 2020, up 6.6 percent in a year.
Article by : Viva Costa International

Premier Law team was in Dubai last week

The Premier Law team was in Dubai last week to promote the Spanish Golden Visa and the sunny Costa del Sol lifestyle, they found the topic is very well received abroad.
Premier Law have partnered with Million Euro Listings for a while now, they specialize in Real Estate, tax, corporate and inheritance law, as well as the increasingly popular Spanish Golden Visa.
Blog via – www.premierlaw.net

Luxury Property of the Week. Stunning Mediterranean Villa

This Mediterranean style villa is situated in the selective El Madroñal area of Marbella, neighbouring the popular La Zagaleta Estate and Country Club.
The manor is genuinely stand-out offering character, security, extravagance and open space. Because of its raised position the perspectives from this property are totally unmatched traversing the Spanish coast line, Gibraltar and even the African coast across the ocean.
Agent : Property Finder Marbella

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia owns Château Louis XIV, the most costly house in history.

The 300 million-dollar Château Louis XIV has become the most expensive property in history. This stunning home, with its modern design and interiors reminiscent of a Beverly Hills house.

Foreigners purchase 18% of all property sales in Murcia

Despite the decimation of international travel since the onset of coronavirus from early in 2020 the residential property market of the Region of Murcia has continued to attract big numbers of non-Spanish buyers, with foreign purchasers accounting for 18.1% of all transactions made during the first three months of this year.
Article by : Viva Costa International

Understanding lawful and tax residence in Spain

If you are planning to move to Spain, Brexit has highlighted the importance of understanding and correctly following Spain’s residence legislation, and anyone who has not yet applied for a residence permit has new rules to navigate.
Blog via – By Blevins Franks www.blevinsfranks.com

England’s richest areas have the lowest council tax bills

New analysis has revealed how London boroughs receive some of England’s lowest council tax bills, despite the highest house prices in the country.
London borough of Westminster, where average house price is more than £1m, has England’s lowest average council tax bill .
Article via – Londonpropertytimes.co.uk

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE LUKE SKYWALKER’S HIDDEN HILLS HOME!

In a galaxy not so far away—think L.A.’s Hidden Hills—is an estate that pairs imaginative design elements with contemporary comforts ..
If you’ve ever wondered where Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and their cronies hang out between making Star Wars films, look no further than the out-of-this-world home in a gated Los Angeles Hidden Hills neighborhood that is now for sale.
Blog via Billions Luxury Portal

How you’re taxed in Spain

The Spanish tax regime is quite different from the UK’s, and currently includes an annual wealth tax  that doesn’t exist in most other countries. Even if you’re not resident, you could be liable for Spanish taxes, for example, when buying or selling property in Spain.
Although Spanish taxes can look relatively high, with personalised advice, Spain can be a very tax-efficient place to live. This is especially the case for retirees.
Article via – Blevins Franks

Tinsa report 5% rise in Mediterranean property values

House prices healthy on the Costas & in the islands while city centre homes depreciate
Tinsa report that average market values of homes in this country were 0.9% higher in February 2021 than in the same month last year, despite a 1% fall in the category of “capitals & large cities”.
Article by : Viva Costa International

Finca for sale by auction in Puigpunyent, Mallorca

Unique opportunity to acquire one of the very best properties in Spain. Finca Son Serralta is for sale in a no reserve luxury auction. Bidding opens June 9th 2021.
Blog via Imperial Properties

Portugal house prices jump 17.4pct in first three months of 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, the average sale price of residential property grew by 17.4% in Portugal, compared to the same period last year,
According to the national property market analysis report for the first three months of this year, despite the pandemic situation, property prices in the residential segment continued to show gradual growth, while the number of properties available for sale increased by 87.8%.
Article by : Viva Costa International

How Millennials are Changing the Luxury Real Estate Market

At 38%, millennials—adults born from 1981 to 1996—represent the largest share of home buyers in the U.S., according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors released last year. “They’re just as interested in owning a home. They just waited longer to buy their first one,” says Bradley Nelson, chief marketing officer of Sotheby’s International Realty.

NETFLIX’S ‘SELLING SUNSET’ STAR HOME NOW FOR SALE!

The Los Angeles Saota designed home featured on Netflix’s selling sunset series arguably the most impressive property ever built above the Sunset Strip is listed for sale…
A new Los Angeles home designed by South African world-renown architectural design firm, Saota, has come to market at $43.995 million.
Blog via Billions Luxury Portal

Stunning Luxury Villa in La Zagaleta – Marbella

To stand out among the mansions of one of Europe’s most prestigious country clubs requires a property of some distinction, but this Stunning Luxury Villa in La Zagaleta, Marbella ten-bedroom villa does just that. 
Set on almost 1,4 hectares of land, this imposing Marbella home enjoys the supreme privacy, space, elegance and views that La Zagaleta ensures.

FANCY LIVING NEXT DOOR TO HARRY & MEGAN?

Former home of Rob Lowe designed to look like an English country manor has been listed for sale .. Previously owned by actor Rob Lowe the estate which was sold to billionaire Peter Sperling, former chairman of the for-profit college company Apollo Education Group, and his wife, Stephanie Sperling for $25 million in 2005, who then renovated the house into what it is today a beautiful English country manor, comprises of seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms featuring classic English & French design touches with multiple large fireplaces and arched windows.
Blog via Billions Luxury Portal

5 Reasons To Buy Property In Spain

Over a year into the global COVID pandemic, & the property market in Spain is starting to recover. Now is the perfect time to invest in properties in sunnier climates. So here are the top 5 reasons to buy property in Spain in 2021.
Article by : Viva Costa International

LUXURY VILLA TOUR WITH MATT & SUMMER

Take a video tour around this Sleek and stylish luxury villa in Marbella with you tubers Matt & Summer.
Price: € 1,375,000 Agent : Whitefield Properties
Urbanización Golf Río Real, Marbella, España
Spacious and modern open plan interiors with a choice of 3 layouts of kitchen, open, closed or bar fully fitted with premium brand appliances.

JOHNNY DEPP’S FRENCH VILLAGE MIGHT BE COMING BACK TO MARKET!

Johnny Depp appears to be ready to relist his stunning French village estate. According to a recent media report ..
Depp listed the village estate in 2015 and 2016 at various prices from $27 million to $63 million, but it did not sell and now it looks like Depp will be putting it back on the market at approx. $55.5 million.
Blog via Billions Luxury Portal

Brits remain top buyers of resort properties in Portugal

Brits remain top buyers of resort properties in Portugal
Not even a pandemic is able to keep the Brits away from Portugal. A new study has now revealed that the British continue to be the main buyers of resort properties in Portugal in the second half of 2020.
Article by : Viva Costa International

SUBMARINE FOR SALE

UNIQUE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY – The business of tourist submarines is one of the most successful business these days, furthermore, the marine leisure sector is the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry, as is evidenced by the success and growth of aquariums and marine parks, the cruise ship industry, seaside destination resorts, harbor and dinner cruises, and sports diving.

COVID 19 PROOF LIVING

We have all been living in a COVID 19 bubble, so the new residential project designed by Spanish architect Vicente Guallart is certainly apt for these uncertain times…
Winning first place in a competition to design a new urban typologies for Xiong’an New Area run by the local government, the project which is presented under the title “The self sufficient city”, explores the premise that prevention is better than cure.
Blog via Billions Luxury Portal

BRAD & JEN’S CALIFORNIAN LOVE NEST HITS MARKET

This Hollywood couple may have divorced back in 2006 but the sprawling mansion they once shared is back on the market ..
The A-list couple owned the home from 2001 to 2006 and it is once again hits the market priced at $44.5 million.
Blog via Billions Luxury Portal

French property market remains ‘en vogue’ for UK investors

For many years, France has been attracting thousands of UK investors and holidaymakers due to its close proximity to the UK, warmer climate and fashionable lifestyle. The French property market remains ‘en vogue’ for UK investors

Article by : Viva Costa International

Property purchase is a reasonable excuse to travel overseas

Good news for home owners and potential purchasers of overseas property with the UK announcement of an Exemption to travel abroad to purchase, sale, letting or rental of residential property. Property purchase is a reasonable excuse to travel overseas.
Article by : Viva Costa International

Stamp duty holiday extended in England, Northern Ireland and Wales

The current stamp duty holiday has been extended in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. In his Spring Budget announcement for 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak (pictured) has confirmed that the stamp duty holiday will be extended until 30 June.  This is an extension beyond the original deadline of 31 March.

Pandemic may be boosting property values outside major cities

The latest monthly data published by leading Spanish property valuation firm Tinsa show that average market values of homes were 0.7 per cent higher in February 2021 than in the same month last year, although in the category of “capitals and large cities” a 1.4 per cent drop is reported. The Pandemic may be boosting property values outside major cities.
Article by : Viva Costa International

Rise in young people considering a move to Spain

Data suggests that there has been a large rise in the number of young people considering a move to Spain – to live the digital nomad life that has become far more attainable since Covid and the rapid rise in remote working
Article by : Viva Costa International

Affordability Criteria for overseas mortgage

How much can you borrow?

People wanting to know how much they can borrow always ask what’s the income multiples for an overseas mortgage, however Overseas lenders use a debt-to-income calculation as the basis for deciding whether applicants will qualify for a mortgage.
Article by : Viva Costa International

Lord Mountbatten’s opulent royal residence for sale

An impressive contemporary Georgian townhouse with an amazing ROYAL history and within walking distance to Belgrave Square and Buckingham Palace.
Lord Louis Mountbatten, great grandson to Queen Victoria and a much-loved member of the royal family and his wife, lived in this home beginning in 1941.

Portugal’s Golden Visa – changes from January 2022

The government has extended the deadline of amendments, initially set for July 2021, which were due to make some changes to the qualifying criteria for Portugal’s Golden Visa – changes from January 2022
Article by : Blacktower Financial Management Group

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes In The World 2021

As much as we love our own listings, it’s always interesting to look at some of the most expensive, luxurious properties around the world. From castles to mansions, below are the top 5 most expensive homes in the world 2021!

Portugal house prices up 5.9% during the pandemic

Portugal House prices up 5.9% during the pandemic – Any expected fall in the Portuguese real estate market has not yet occurred, with prices in Portugal instead rising 5.9 percent in 2020.
Aticle by Mark Nichols – Viva Costa International Mortgages Ltd

5 Top Luxury Villas in Portugal For Sale 2021

Million Euro Listings features many luxury houses, Luxury villas, luxury apartments, luxury mansions and land for sale in Europe. Here we take a look at 5 Top Luxury Villas in Portugal For Sale 2021.
Portugal, is loaded with exclusive luxury properties and private estates.

Top Luxury Villas in Marbella For Sale 2021

Take a video tour around 5 stunning luxury properties in Marbella. Discover these unique properties with their breathtaking sea and mountain views, amazing pools and modern architecture. A world where privacy and discretion come true.

Spanish residency after Brexit

Now that the Brexit Transition period has ended and the UK has officially severed all ties with the European Union, the residency process for Brits wanting to relocate to Spain has changed and is the same as for all other non-EU citizens wanting to become residents here.
Article by Premier Law

What is a Golden Visa 2021?

Golden Visas are offered by 26 European countries to attract foreign capital and business people by providing the right to residence and citizenship in return. Golden visa or Golden passports are also known as citizenship by investment. Golden Visa is one of Europe’s most successful citizenship by investment programs.

Brexit uncertainty prompt Sterling sell-off

The pound has come under considerable pressure throughout December, with Brexit uncertainty we look at prompt Sterling sell-off. During this time, we’ve seen GBP/EUR fluctuate between 1.11 and 1.08 whilst EUR/GBP has climbed to a high of 0.91.
Article by : Blacktower Financial Management Group

Most expensive property in Spain – €80 million

This property not only offers the luxury lifestyle of Marbella, it has an enviable quality of life from within its grounds as well. There’s a cinema, health centre with sauna, Turkish bath and gym, a swimming pool – complete with waterfall and grotto and much more!!!

How to get a TIE card in Spain – All you need to know

The TIE, or Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero, is the new Spanish identification card for non-EU citizens who wish to live in Spain. As of 6th July 2020 UK citizens will also have to apply for this card as the UK is no longer a part of the EU.
Article by : Premier Law

Financial advice for UK expats nearing possibility of a no-deal Brexit

This year has thrown many a proverbial spanner in the works for UK expats and no shortage of additional bureaucracy, from the global pandemic and market fluctuation to the ever-nearing possibility of a no-deal Brexit.
Article by : Blacktower Financial Management Group

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