Patrimony

It is highly important to carefully plan and manage your personal and family estate. VILLAS offers a selection of interesting articles with wise and useful investment advice and inspiration for your asset management. Whether you are interested in private banking, high-end real estate in Belgium and abroad, or prefer to invest in luxurious collectibles such as vintage watches, the finest jewelry or collectors cars, VILLAS magazine is the medium for you.
Discover Art nouveau and Art deco heritage in Brussels

Brussels Art nouveau Art deco. When these 2 movements come together, we can discover or rediscover some architectural gems of the Belgian capital. From 5 to 23 March, the BANAD Festival invites us to visit some remarkable sites. The internationally acclaimed annual event takes place over three consecutive weekends. Buildings normally closed to the public […]

Belgitude at the peak of its popularity!

Belgium may be a small and, admittedly, rainy part of the world, albeit brightened up by the characteristically sunny disposition of my compatriots, but I can safely say that it is also a rich country. A four-letter word that could be interpreted in a thousand and one different ways. I use the adjective here in the sense of profusion.

A profusion of talent, ideas and genres in so many sectors! Including our living environment. Belgian architects based here and elsewhere have already demonstrated what they are capable of in terms of project quality, perspective, harmony, tone and functionality. Belgian taste is highly appreciated abroad, and how many times have I heard it said on my foreign travels: “Ah, the Belgians, they’re so friendly and epicurean!” We get good press, and that suits us just fine…

VILLAS is looking ahead to 2024 with pleasure and passion. New ideas are coming thick and fast.

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Inheriting property abroad: double taxation?

Many Belgians own property abroad. The most common situation is that of the Belgian resident who has acquired a property abroad. It may be an account in a foreign bank or shares in foreign companies. In case of death, which countries will tax these assets? Do the heirs have to pay inheritance tax abroad and […]