There are two main stages to buying a property in France, and without the correct legal advice and understanding of the process, you could find yourself entering into a binding contract near the start of the process, rather than at the end, as in the UK.
If a mortgage is required, French lenders will normally lend up to 80 per cent of the purchase price, though there are strict criteria which could restrict the total amount.
Google has leased 430,000 sq ft of office space from real estate developer Unitech in the second phase of its Signature Towers II project in Gurgaon. The tech giant already has 160,000 sq ft of space spread over eight floors in the same complex.
Google will use the new office space to expand its business in India, two people with knowledge of the development said. This is one of the largest lease transactions in the city this year.
German sportswear maker Adidas has bought a warehouse outside Moscow in a deal which real estate market sources and property consultants estimated at $70 million to $100 million.
The move is a gesture of confidence in Russia despite the country's deteriorating economic prospects and the slide in the rouble. It also comes despite Adidas having said in November it would cut the number of net new stores it plans in Russia to about 30 per year in 2014 and 2015, from an already reduced target of 80 per year.
Forget flowers in your hair. If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to have some extra change to spare. Thanks to skyrocketing home prices, and an increasingly competitive rental market, that’s the new message for anyone who is thinking about moving to the City by the Bay. Just how expensive has San Fran gotten?
The Teranet/National Bank house price index hit a new record high in July, largely due to strong growth in the Toronto area and Vancouver, while many other cities struggled with falling house prices.
A trawl of the Paris region's 50,000 Airbnb offerings - there were only 7,000 across the whole of France in 2012 -suggests le Calvez and his colleagues have reason to worry.
Australia is cracking down on foreigners who unlawfully own residential properties, investigating hundreds of cases ahead of the introduction of tougher penalties, Treasurer Joe Hockey said Saturday.
The government announced in May it would increase penalties for illegal purchases to rigorously enforce rules under which foreigners are only allowed to buy new dwellings, and not existing residential property.
Hockey said he had ordered the sale of six properties illegally owned by foreigners who had so far come forward on their own, but officials were working on hundreds more cases.
A historically significant granite-and-iron-spot-brick townhouse with fanciful terra-cotta embellishments and distinctive interior millwork is poised to enter the market at $29 million.
According to the listing broker, the ambitious asking price, if received, would allow 24 West 71st Street to set a neighborhood record for a second time. When it last sold for $4.275 million in 1996 after a painstaking renovation, it was the highest-priced townhouse on the Upper West Side. The current record, $25 million, was set earlier this year by 247 Central Park West.
Homes in Australia are less affordable but there are wide variations across the country with price growth having an effect in some locations.
The latest affordability index from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) fell by 2.9% in the June quarter to 79.7 as an interest rate cut was negated by house prices rising and sluggish earnings growth.
HIA chief economist Harley Dale said that during the second quarter of 2015 affordability deteriorated by 3.6% in capital city markets, driven by Sydney and Melbourne and described this as ‘a stark contrast’ to a 2.7% improvement for regional Australia.
“A pile of stones in a sea of mud.”
This was the immediate reaction of our three grown-up children when we showed them pictures of the house we bought in France. So why did we do it?
I was approaching retirement and my wife, Pamela, had always wanted to live in France,. My Viking ancestors had settled in Normandy and came over to England just after the Conquest.
Opt in here