Finding a cheap flight should be easy, what with airlines holding regular sales Ryan air recently ran a seat sale offering a million flights for 5 but you cant always count on the budget airlines to help you save money on trips to your holiday home.
Oz stamp duty slashed and 10 flights !
Planning to emigrate to Australias New South Wales or to invest in a home there? Buy a new-build home there before the end of this year and youll get 50 per cent off stamp duty. Part of the Housing Construction Acceleration Programme, a scheme to kick start construction in the state, the discount is available to buyers who purchase a new home valued at up to 292,000 before 31st December2009.
Don't lose out to the Spanish taxman
If you own a holiday home on the Costas, are you confident you have done allyou can to minimise inheritance tax when you leave it to your loved ones?
Many second home-owners are unaware of how severe inheritance tax in Spainis and dont realise that a beneficiary could end up paying tax in both the UK andSpain, and that includes a spouse of the deceased.
Cigars, rum...and a beachside home
You may have visited Cuba as a tourist to lap up the seductive ambiance of Havana or to enjoy a Caribbean beach holiday, but now its also possible to own property there.
Homes on the new beachfront Carbonera Club development in the islands resort of Varadero have gone on sale and there is nothing stopping foreigners, bar Americans, from buying there. This represents the first time in 50 years that non nationals can own in Cuba, as Fidel Castros government nationalised all property when itcame to power in 1959.