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Taiwan Introduces Luxury Property Tax to Cool Overheating Market

Taiwan has passed a “luxury” tax – an unusual move as the island tries to curb rampant property speculation and the worst wealth gap in a decade. Property not lived in by the owner and sold within two years of purchase will be taxed 10-15%. With the gap between rich and poor widening in many wealthy countries, what do you think of the idea?

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The Expensive Tastes of Russian Officials

We recognise that working in Russia can often be a grimey job, so news from the UK Guardian newspaper that members of President Dmitry Medvedevs’ security detail have ordered a 336,000 Ruble ($11,900 USD) bathtub should barely makes a splash in the media.

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Price of Sprawling Las Vegas Estate Cut by a Third

The home, most recently listed for $37.5 million USD, is now asking $25 million USD. It had, at one point, when owned by a Brunei Prince been quietly marketed for $60 million USD and is one of the largest private residences in Nevada. Located five minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the estate was reportedly […]

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Millionaires Need $7.5 Million USD to “Feel” Wealthy in 2011

A survey of more than 1,000 millionaires (households with at least $1 million in investible assets, excluding retirement accounts and real estate), 42% of respondents say they don’t feel wealthy. To “feel” wealthy they need at least an average net worth of $7.5 million USD.

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Marquette Turner Forms Partnership with Foreign Exchange Service for Cheaper International Property Transactions

Marquette Turner Luxury Homes, having properties listed for sale on five continents, are excited to form a global strategic partnership with foreign exchange company Realty-FX. With global barriers becoming of less and less importance, increasingly properties are being purchased by foreign buyers With global barriers becoming of less and less importance, increasingly properties are being purchased by foreign buyers that require foreign exchange services. Marquette Turner Luxury Homes and Realty-FX recognise the importance of providing clients with corporate rates for foreign exchange payments and lower transaction fees.

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Development Sites for Sale on the Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey

We have three large plots of land for sale in the Bodrum Peninsula in the South Aegean Sea region of Turkey. These are fantastic investment opportunities located only 45 minutes from Bodrum airport. Each plot is located very close to the sea and has stunning views. Prices range from €174,000 to €675,000.

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The World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Homes

Many of the home’s for sale with Marquette Turner Luxury Homes are exceptional. We have not (yet), however, listed any of the world’s top ten most expensive homes for sale. The values are astronomical and the features are out of this world. They are, quite simply, palatial and pricey. We have in fact featured some of these properties individually before, but never in such esteemed company. Cast your eye over the current top ten most expensive homes in the world, and see how the other half live!

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South Africa – Real Estate Resources

Buying Guide Forums & Blogs Landlord & Tenant Taxes Country Description Click on the flag below to view our current property listings in South Africa: Buying Guide Foreigners can own and register a mortgage on immovable property in South Africa without restrictions. Loans to legal aliens of up to 50% of the purchase price are […]

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Travel Like Royalty on The Maharaja Express in India

If you would like to be treated like a Maharaja, then the Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd has the ideal offering. A joint venture between Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Cox and Kings India, Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd allows you to experience a majestic train journey that is out of this world.

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Philippines Real Estate Resources

We have Philippines real estate resources listed in numerous categories below. Philippines click on the link. Buying Guides Economics & Statistics Forums & Blogs Landlord & Tenant Laws Mortgages Taxes Yellow Pages & Directories General Country Links Country Description Investment Climate Newspapers, Magazines & Blogs Travel & Tourism Click on the image below to view […]

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