Mortgage in Greece
Although the formal issuance of loans in Greece is not prohibited, in practice, banks do not issue loans to either local or foreign property buyers. The exception is the large…

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Short-term rental market in Athens: where to buy to earn more?
Athens is the second city in Europe in terms of the growth rate of the number of tourists: according to estimates by research company Euromonitor International, the number of arrivals…

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Buy, repair, sell: how to make money on redevelopment in Europe
Rental rates for rental businesses in Europe have been falling for the past few years. According to a PwC study, Emerging Trends in Real Estate, in the eurozone, they dropped…

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Four largest banks in Greece successfully passed the ECB stress test

On May 5, the European Central Bank (ECB) published the results of the stress test of the four largest banks in Greece: with an unfavorable scenario, in the next three years their capital will fall no less than the minimum requirements of the ECB, which indicates the successful completion of a multi-year restructuring period.

To assess the state of banks, the ECB uses the coefficient of basic capital of the first level (Common Equity Tier 1, CET1) – this capital must be sufficient to cover possible unexpected losses of the bank in case of recession, low interest rates, currency weakening and falling real estate prices. The ECB is considering two scenarios: in the baseline scenario, the ratio should fall not lower than 8%, while unfavorable – 5.5%. Continue reading

Property taxes in Greece

Non-residents of Greece pay real estate taxes at the same rate as the residents of the country.

Purchase
The amount of tax when buying a property can vary greatly:

for new buildings, the construction permit of which was issued after January 1, 2006, the buyer pays VAT of 24% of the value of the object.
for real estate built before 2006, only the tax on transfer of ownership is valid – 3.09% of the value of the object. Continue reading

Property Maintenance in Germany

The cost of maintaining a property in Germany consists of taxes, insurance and utility fees. The average amount varies depending on the federal state: for example, in Bavaria, maintenance of an object is more expensive than in other regions.

The cost of maintaining a property in Germany consists of taxes, insurance and utility fees. The average amount varies depending on the federal state: for example, in Bavaria, maintenance of an object is more expensive than in other regions. Continue reading

Athenian Riviera: a place to live and invest
Athens Riviera called the southern suburbs of Athens, which occupy the coast of the Saronic Gulf from Piraeus to Cape Sounion. These include Paleo Faliro, Glyfada, Voula, Vuliagmeni and Varkiz.…

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How to get Greek citizenship?
Greek passport provides free access to 174 countries of the world. Its owner gets the opportunity to live, work, travel, study, buy real estate and conduct business in any country…

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Currency games: to whom and where it was profitable to buy overseas property
Currency fluctuations are affected by various factors: monetary policy, inflation, consumer confidence, GDP dynamics, and the balance of payments. As a rule, along with the growth of the currency, real…

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The procedure for the purchase and registration of real estate in Greece
To buy property in Greece, it is enough to come to Greece once. The purchase process includes 7 simple steps.                     …

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