Italian Government Plans to Suspend Collection of Controversial
29 April 2013 - Bloomberg
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said his plans to cut taxes for
homeowners, consumers and companies will keep the budget deficit
within European rules. The new administration will seek to avoid a
scheduled increase in the value-added tax and suspend collection of
a controversial property levy known as IMU, Letta said. He proposed
reducing payroll levies and said tax breaks to favor the hiring of
young people will also be considered.
Will New Tax Affect Italian Luxury Property Market?
27 November 2012 - The Oversees Guides Company
Worry has been expressed over how a new council tax introduced at
the end of 2011, which came into force mid-way through 2012, would
affect the luxury real estate market - who up until this point, had
never been charged a tax on their property.
Livin' la vida loca! George Clooney shows Stacy Keibler around Lake
28 July 2012 - The Daily Mail
He only showed off his Lake Como home to girlfriend Stacy Keibler
for the first time last month but George Clooney is already
inviting her back for more as they showed up in the stunning region
yesterday. The Ocean's Eleven star has whisked his blonde lady away
for another Italian break.
A Sterling Opportunity
22 April 2012 - The Sunday Times
As the pound strengthens against the euro, and prices across the
Channel plunge, British buyers are returning to the Continent
Italian Residential Property Market Stays Stable
19 March 2012 - Novrealty
A new Italian government headed by Mario Monti, a respected
economist and former European Commissioner, has replaced the
government of Silvio Berlusconi, who had dominated Italian politics
for 17 years. Will it help Italy's housing market?
International buyers showing increased interest in Italian property
13 December 2011 - Ray Clancy
The Italian property market is likely to be buoyant in the first
six months of 2012 as buyers from Russia, Canada, the US, Norway
and Switzerland show an increased interested in real estate, it is
claimed. According to Linda Travella, an Italian Property
expert who has been selling property in Italy for 24 years, recent
months have been the busiest for four years.
Madonna House Hunting in Verona
29 September 2011 - Italy Magazine
Just weeks after making disparaging remarks about Italy's
politicians, Madonna is reportedly contemplating a move to
Italian Second Home Market Holds in 2011
7 July 2011 - Buy Association
The second home market in Italy has weathered the housing market
quite well during the housing recession and is looking like an
excellent opportunity for many overseas investors. Many have looked
upon having a second home in Italy as a lavish expense, but
property values remaining how they are and the current market show
that this expense could prove quite the investment.
Buyers Bagging Bargains in Europe, but Italy Property, really?
9 June 2011 - Novrealty
The Daily Telegraph has just published figures from foreign
exchange firm Currencies.co.uk, which shows that British buyers are
heading to Europe's distressed markets to snap up bargain
properties, with Spain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Italy being
mentioned as benefiting from the trend. However, in the case of
Italy property it is entirely possible that something else is
Increase in Capital Gains Tax in the UK
22 June 2010 - BBC News
A new level of 28% for capital gains tax to be paid by higher rate
taxpayers following the latest budget in the United Kingdom.
Chancellor George Osborne announced the new rate in his Budget
speech, but it was not as high as some commentators expected
following extended debate about potential changes.
Health Card for Pets
3 December 2010 - ANSA.IT
If confirmation were needed that domestic animals are fully fledged
members of Italian society, it has arrived with a new digital
health card for pets. The card - valid for all pets especially
Italian families' best loved four-legged friends, dogs, cats and
rabbits - aims to help the authorities avert the spread of
dangerous animal diseases by making it possible to set up a
national pet-health data bank.
Bidding war as Clooney puts Lake Como villa up for sale
25 February 2010 - The Independent
George Clooney is selling his Lake Como property which has a £26
million asking price
The paparazzi who lie in wait on the shores of Lake Como hoping
for a snapshot of a star received some disastrous news yesterday:
George Clooney, who has had an exclusive €30m (£26m) villa there
since 2001, is selling up, depriving the photographers of the
area's most bankable celebrity. But hope is at hand in the form of
David and Victoria Beckham, who are said to be locked in a bidding
war to buy the property.