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…

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Athens infrastructure: how will new projects change urban logistics and real estate investors?
Greece's economy is recovering from the crisis. According to the National Statistical Service (ELSTAT), after an eight-year recession in 2017, Greek GDP grew four quarters in a row. One of…

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Education in Greece
The education system in Greece is divided into three levels: primary, secondary and higher. Each of them consists of two sublevels. A child of any nationality living in the territory…

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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

Who should not invest in mini-hotels
In Tranio, investors are often asked to find a hotel for 10–30 rooms abroad managed by a large hotel operator and with a long-term contract. However, they do not plan…

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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…

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“I achieved my goal”: an interview with a Tranio client a year and a half after buying a profitable apartment in Budapest
In 2016, a lawyer from Kiev Roman, with the help of Tranio, bought a profitable apartment in Budapest - he told us about the search and purchase procedure in the…

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4 reasons to buy an apartment in Greece
48% of respondents consider the prospects for investment in the Greek real estate market in the next five years to be good or excellent - a survey by NAI Hellas…

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