How to get a Greek residence permit for financially independent persons?
Greek residence permit for financially independent persons is issued to foreigners whose income in their home country exceeds 2 thousand euros per month. Together with the main applicant, such a…

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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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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…

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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

“Now it's the other way around”: investors choose Valencia after a referendum in Barcelona
On October 1, 2017, a referendum on independence was held in Catalonia, 90% of those who voted in favor of separating the region from Spain. Since then, uncertainty has reigned…

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30% of new apartments in Barcelona will be allocated for social housing
The Commission on Environment, Urban Planning and Mobility in Barcelona (Comissió d'Ecologia, Urbanisme i Mobilitat) approved an amendment to the master plan of the city: according to the new rule,…

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30% of new apartments in Barcelona will be allocated for social housing
The Commission on Environment, Urban Planning and Mobility in Barcelona (Comissió d'Ecologia, Urbanisme i Mobilitat) approved an amendment to the master plan of the city: according to the new rule,…

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How to invest in redevelopment in Germany with a small budget?
In recent years, key rates in the EU have dropped to a record low. Bank financing fell in price to 1.5–3% per annum, and with it, the profitability of deposits,…

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