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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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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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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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

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…

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Property Maintenance in Greece
The maintenance of an apartment in Athens costs on average from 700 to 1.8 thousand euros, villas on the islands - from 1.5 to 15 thousand euros. The main items…

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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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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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