Investment Instruments: How to Get High Yield in Europe
Investors often compare real estate in Europe with other profitable instruments - government bonds and bank deposits. Government bonds are one of the main instruments of saving funds for wealthy…

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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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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…

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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

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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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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The cost of housing in Germany: buying an apartment
Berlin: a market with great potential West Germany: liquid real estate market East Germany: dynamic market development The German economy is the largest and most stable in Europe, so the…

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Buying a mini-hotel abroad
Mini-hotel is a hotel, the number of rooms of which is not more than 30 rooms. Typically, these institutions provide services on the system Bed and Breakfast (with the English.…

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