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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Eat, pray, get well - Greece is developing new destinations for tourists
Greece is experiencing a tourist boom: the number of tourist arrivals from abroad increased from 14.9 million in 2009 to 24.8 million in 2016. According to the Minister of Tourism…

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Medical tourism in Greece - investment opportunities
According to a survey of the European Commission, almost 50% of Europeans would like to be treated abroad. And their number is growing: according to forecasts of the Radiant Insights…

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Latvia and France

Best cities for investment: where to buy real estate in 2018

Most investors in overseas property choose one of two strategies: they buy the property at a low price and sell it in 1-2 years or invest in a steadily growing market and receive rental income for 5-15 years.

Strategy, in turn, determines the choice of the market. The international real estate broker Tranio studied the price dynamics in 40 cities of the world over the past 10 years and found out where it is profitable to buy housing for two types of investors in 2018. Continue reading

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 from an average of 6% in 2009 to less than 4% in 2017. Many investors have switched to redevelopment projects (they are also called value added projects), with which you can earn 10–20% per annum on invested capital.

The essence of such projects is that an investor or a group of investors acquire real estate in poor condition below market value, repair or rebuild the object and lease it or resell it to end customers at an elevated price. 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

UK will open the owners of real estate, decorated on offshore
On July 23, the Parliament of Great Britain introduced a new draft law on the creation of a public registry in which foreign companies owning real estate in the country…

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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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Mezzanine loan and equity partnership: pros and cons
Investors can invest in value-added projects (construction or renovation of real estate) in two ways: - Providing a mezzanine loan (mezzanine financing): the investor gives the developer a loan in…

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Mezzanine loan and equity partnership: pros and cons
Investors can invest in value-added projects (construction or renovation of real estate) in two ways: - Providing a mezzanine loan (mezzanine financing): the investor gives the developer a loan in…

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