Thursday, 17 August 2017
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UK Stamp Duty More calls for UK stamp duty to be scrapped as super suburbs become the new buzz

It is official, the UK has the highest property tax in the world and now there are more calls for it to be scrapped and for proposals for a mansion tax that still linger to never be brought to fruition.

Today an influential group of MPs, the Free Enterprise Group, have told British Chancellor George Osborne that stamp duty should be scrapped on properties worth under £500,000.

'Golden visas' draw foreign buyers to Iberian real estate(Reuters) - When Edward Hu bought a holiday home in Portugal's most popular tourist spot in September, the Chinese agricultural entrepreneur got a Europe-wide family travel permit thrown in for as long as he owns it.

"It's one of the biggest advantages of investing in Portugal," says Hu, 33, from Chengdu in southwest China, who paid 560,000 euros ($750,700) for a semi-detached property near the beach in the southern Algarve.

Exclusive Algarve VillasSince the start of 2013, 200 ‘millionaire’ pensioners have made the move to Portugal!

A recent report has revealed that since the start of 2013, 200 ‘millionaire’ pensioners have made the move to Portugal, and this can be attributed to a new tax incentive specifically designed to attract wealthy new residents.

The new incentive allows pensioners who opt to spend some of each year in Portugal to apply to become completely exempt from tax on a foreign-sourced occupational pension.

Theme park set to boost property market in SpainEstate agents in Murcia, Spain, are preparing for a busy time ahead after it was confirmed that the opening of the much awaited Paramount Theme Park in the region is set for the second half of 2015.

Premursa, the promoter behind the park and lifestyle centre, announced that it has awarded construction contracts to the value of €72 million so that work can start on the first phase of construction.

Villas for sale around the worldThis week's sumptuous selection bestows eight spectacular delights ! Featuring a rare opportunity to purchase an extremely private property on an exclusive development in Portugal, a beautiful contemporary house in France with landscaped gardens, and stunning views of the Mediterranean, plus more. See below for the full listings...

The Property Shop PortugalProperty Shop Portugal is a real estate company based in Central Portugal. We have over 20 years experience of the property market and have offices in Miranda do Corvo and Ansiao. Our carefully selected portfolio of properties includes new-build, renovation projects, land, farms, holiday homes, building plots and apartments.

For more information on any of the properties below please contact us:

T: 00351 239561134 / 00351 916270953

Energy Performance certificateA new law was passed this summer which affects all property owners that have a property for sale. With effect from 1 December 2013 it is a legal requirement for any property in Portugal that is being commercially advertised for sale (or rent) to have an Energy Performance Certificate.  Therefore whether your property is advertised with ourselves or with an Estate Agent or both, you will need to ensure you obtain a certificate.

New Algarve apartments reduced

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity today, huge reductions on brand NEW apartments in the Algarve - Luz and Lagos.

Reductions only apply only until December 2013!