Carte Blanche for Investors: Golden Visas in Southern Europe
In 2008, a financial crisis began in Europe. The problems in the economy affected the state of local real estate markets: the volume of investments decreased, real estate prices fell…

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The Bank of England raised the base rate to 0.75% - how will the real estate market react?
On 2 August, for the first time since November 2017, the Bank of England raised the base interest rate by 25 basis points to 0.75%. This is a record rate…

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Visas, residence and citizenship in Greece
To get a Greek residence permit, it is enough to come to Greece three times. For this suit any type of visa. The whole procedure will take from three to…

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Feast on Olympus: investors are returning to Greece

In the summer of 2017, international rating agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch raised Greece’s credit ratings with a positive outlook. Analysts state: the country’s economy is recovering from the crisis. Other experts share their optimism:

According to IMF forecasts, by the end of 2017 Greece’s economy will grow by 1.8%, while the EU forecasts growth of 1.6% in 2017 and 2.5% in the next two years; Continue reading

Real estate in the Austrian Alps – a promising direction for investment

Alps – the world’s largest market for ski tourism. According to estimates of Laurent Vanat, the founder of the Swiss consulting company Laurent Vanat Consulting SARL, this region accounted for 150 million visits in 2017, which is 43% of all visits to winter resorts in the world.

An Alpine chalet and an apartment overlooking the mountains is not only a luxury item, but also a profitable investment if their owner is ready to rent the property to tourists. There is a special type of objects – tourist real estate – these are apartments with hotel services, which are organized by professional operators. The owner of such a property can lease the property permanently or several months a year. There are two control schemes for such objects: Continue reading

Property Maintenance in Greece

The maintenance of an apartment in Athens costs on average from 700 to 1.8 thousand euros, villas on the islands – from 1.5 to 15 thousand euros. The main items of expenditure are taxes and utilities.

Taxes
All property owners in Greece, including foreigners, pay an annual tax, which consists of two parts – the main and additional. Continue reading

“Golden Visa”: who and where gets a residence permit for investment
The general principle of operation of any “golden visa” program is simple: a foreigner invests a certain amount in the country's economy in exchange for resident or citizen status. Today,…

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Visas, residence and citizenship in Greece
To get a Greek residence permit, it is enough to come to Greece three times. For this suit any type of visa. The whole procedure will take from three to…

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The rich also cry: what problems when buying a profitable property abroad, Russian-speaking investors face?
Buying property abroad is not easy for those who purchase it for the first time, and for already experienced investors. What difficulties do Russian-speaking buyers most often face? At the…

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Protests in Iran could trigger an increase in demand for property abroad
Great Britain “Over the past two years, after Obama eased sanctions against Iran, there are more Iranian clients in the UK market,” said Yevgeny Tripuk, broker of the British financial…

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