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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Property prices in Greece 2017–2018
Greece owns more than 6 thousand islands, but only on 227 of them people live. Rhodes, Lesbos, Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos are the most popular islands among wealthy property buyers.…

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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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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 residence permit is received by the spouse or children under the age of 18 – however, then the minimum amount of income will increase by 20% per spouse or 15% for each of the children. Continue reading

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 country attracts foreign investors. One of the ways to preserve and increase capital here is investment in real estate. Continue reading

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 from abroad in 2017 increased by 10% compared to 2016 and reached 4.8 million. Due to the fact that prices real estate in the Greek capital has not yet recovered from the crisis (according to the Bank of Greece, today a square meter costs 44% less than in 2008), investors have the opportunity to earn more on short-term leases: according to analysts of the international real estate broker Tranio, the net profit in Athena 5-7% per annum compared to 3% in most major cities in Europe. 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…

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Costa Blanca: cheap real estate on the white coast of Spain
Alicante is the most popular province in Spain with foreign property buyers. According to statistics from the Board of Registrars of Property (Colegio de Registradores de la Propiedad, Bienes Muebles…

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Protests in Iran could trigger an increase in demand for property abroad
Great Britain “Over the past two years, after Obama eased sanctions against Iran, there are more Iranian clients in the UK market,” said Yevgeny Tripuk, broker of the British financial…

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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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