Improve your Italian home and get a tax rebate

The Italian government wants you to improve your home. Or at least, it wants property owners to spend money on home improvements such as thermal insulation and solar power that gives work to Italian workers, as it coaxes the economy out of the post-Covid slump.

Your Portugal buying questions, answered!

Portugal Property Guides had planned to be spending our spring and summer at a series of Your Overseas Home events, meeting you in person and helping get you on your way to Portugal. Well, we know how that worked out!

Six stunning villages in County Cork

Nestled in its south west corner, Cork is Ireland’s largest county and is home to some of its most incredible scenery, as well as Cork City itself – widely regarded as the ‘real Irish capital’. Cork City is an exciting place to be, but today we’re venturing out of the city limits to reveal the surrounding area, investigating the best locations, climate and prices of property.

Understand American tax: your comprehensive guide

One thing most of us know (and like) about the USA is that it’s a work-hard, tax-low nation. But then you get to the check out and they ask for a “sales tax”? It’s confusing! Let’s understand US taxes…

How to start a tourism business in Portugal

Would you like to start a tourism business in Portugal, and live in the sun whilst earning from your endeavours? You have at least until the end of the transition period to do so simply. Here’s how…

How do you get a mortgage in New Zealand?

When you’ve found that dream home and it’s time to buy, chances are you’ll need to secure a mortgage to do so. We investigate how mortgages work in New Zealand, how you can lock yours in and reveal what actions you can take to make the process smooth and easy.