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All you need to know to buy a second home abroad, in a sunny region.

  • Tax Paris Realestate Myhomeabroad

    Low taxation regime in Paris

    Property tax is due by the owner, it is relatively inexpensive in Paris which combines the statutes of a City and a Department. For non-residents, the French Treasury (tax department) is less greedy, there are many tax breaks for those who live more than 180 …

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  • Sizing Lot Condominium Carrez Law

    France: the guaranteed size of a property for sale

    The requirement to indicate the unit size in all transfert and sale documents applies not only to built plots, but also undeveloped one. The residential plot with a private house, “lots pavilionnaires” in French, being part of an horizontal condominium are also concerned by this rule. …

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  • Facade Immeuble Paris

    France : new or old property?

    In French, the distinction between “acheter dans le neuf“, purchasing a new property, and “acheter dans l’ancien“, purchasing an old property, is a taxation matter. This is a pretty obvious point for an apartment located in a traditionnal Haussmann building, or when purchasing off plan. …

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  • Copro

    Real-estate in France: condominium

    You can consider a condominium whenever a building is divided among different owners. The property of each unit is a “lot”, each lot comprising a private part and a share of common area. The operating rules of the condominium are determined by the building regulations. …

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  • Protperty Purchasing Process Myhomeabroad

    How to purchase a property in Cyprus?

    The process involved in the purchasing of property depends upon which type of property you intend to purchase. For properties purchased under freehold ownership, the purchasing process will usually be the following:

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  • Real Estate Law Cyprus

    Can I own a property in Northern Cyprus?

    Under the new laws of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), also commonly known as Northern Cyprus, non-TRNC Citizens are entitled to hold a title deed to only one property, up to a maximum area of 5 donums (which makes 6685 m2) per household, providing …

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  • Real Estate Purchase Barcelona Myhomeabroad

    Real estate in Spain: the purchasing process

    Obtaining a NIE Before you start looking for a property, you will have to obtain a the Alien Identification Number (NIE). This number, mandatory for foreigners wishing to buy or sell a property in Spain, is issued by the Spanish immigration department: you will have …

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  • Buy Property New York Myhomeabroad

    Buying a property in New York: co-op or condo?

    In a co-op, the building is owned by shareholders grouped within a legal entity, usually a corporation. Shareholders do not have a real direct ownership in the property, but a property lease granting them the right to occupy their housing unit. The co-op is managed by …

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  • Admin Ajax

    Thailand: visa overstay, beware to consequences!

    To ease tourism, and as long as you are staying in Thailand less than one month, there is a visa exemption for citizen of many countries, including US, France and several other European countries. If you plan to stay in Thailand for more than one month, you must apply for …

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  • Calculette

    Property in Thailand: what are the condo fees?

    A condominium must meet its maintenance and management expenses. The responsibility of each owner depends on the surface of the units he owns. The total amount of expenses is defined and agreed during the owners annual general meeting (AGM). The fund is gathered in advance by the …

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