By Dr. Christian H. Kälin and Andrew J. Taylor
When it comes to buying property, people are increasingly looking beyond their own borders. Improved transport links and global communications, the political stability and integration of Europe, and increased cross-border activity with prolonged stays in foreign countries have made the acquisition of real estate abroad a global trend. The International Real Estate Handbook is essential for anyone who is serious about acquiring, owning, or selling property outside their home country. It is a useful tool for advisors of private clients, such as private bankers, tax consultants, lawyers, and fiduciaries. At the same time, the handbook is invaluable to individuals and private investors looking to acquire, structure, or sell real estate abroad. This book is a unique reference manual that first introduces the reader to all key aspects of international real estate, and then provides 16 country-specific chapters authored by leading real estate lawyers from their respective jurisdictions, unique tables with international overviews, comparisons covering topics such as purchase costs, tax rates, and inheritance laws relating to real estate, and many more relevant aspects.