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Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Worlds best places to retire?

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 19, 2010

A recent article in the Sunday Times (Money Section, 18th July) reviewed the top five places to retire and fortunately three of the top five are countries that we deal with. They analysed the countries based on nine key indicators (a mark out of 10 was given to each):

  1. Income Tax
  2. Inheritance Tax
  3. Property Tax
  4. Property Costs
  5. Living Costs
  6. Ease of gaining residencey
  7. Healthcare
  8. Climate
  9. Culture

Let me just cover the three that we deal with quickly. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted in Belize, Cyprus, Italian Propety, Italy, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

New Overseas Property Hotspot? Property in Calabria.

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 8, 2009

I am not sure that I should really say “new” here as there has been a lot of talk in the industry now about Calabria. I shallItaly focus here for two reasons. Firstly, of all the areas in Italy, perhaps with the exception of Puglia (the heel), Calabria is seen as an undiscovered market and one with a fantastic amount of potential. Secondly, my company promotes property in this area and I have actually purchased myself down here.

Therefore I feel perfectly placed to comment on both the positive and perhaps negative aspects of this “hotspot”. Feel free before reading this post to have a look at some example of properties by clicking here Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Italy, Overseas Property | Tagged: , , , , | 4 Comments »