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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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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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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Carte Blanche for Investors: Golden Visas in Southern Europe

In 2008, a financial crisis began in Europe. The problems in the economy affected the state of local real estate markets: the volume of investments decreased, real estate prices fell by 20–40%. In order to stimulate capital inflows from abroad, some countries in southern Europe have launched “golden visa” programs: Greece, Spain, Cyprus, and Portugal have started to issue residence permits to foreign investors in exchange for investments in their country’s economy. Malta, where such a program has been operating since 1988, has made conditions for investors more flexible. Continue reading

Spare airfield in Greece: the top 5 holders of the Greek “golden visa”

The Greek program for obtaining a residence permit in exchange for investment is one of the most profitable in Europe. To acquire resident status, it is enough to buy one or more real estate objects in Greece for a sum of 250 thousand euros or buy a hotel or tourist furnished apartments as part of a timeshare contract. In addition to the main applicant, a spouse, their parents and children under 21 receive a residence permit. 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…

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The Bank of England raised the base rate to 0.75% - how will the real estate market react?
On 2 August, for the first time since November 2017, the Bank of England raised the base interest rate by 25 basis points to 0.75%. This is a record rate…

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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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Mortgage in Spain
When buying a property, it is not always possible to pay immediately, therefore, mortgage lending is often used in transactions. Another important plus of mortgage lending is the ability to…

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