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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“Golden Visa”: who and where gets a residence permit for investment
The general principle of operation of any “golden visa” program is simple: a foreigner invests a certain amount in the country's economy in exchange for resident or citizen status. Today,…

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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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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

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

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 to move and participate in the management of the hotel, but want to receive a guaranteed income.

It is impossible to find such an object for two reasons: Continue reading

Houses near airports: potential investment
Why is real estate more expensive or cheaper in one place than in another? Often the difference is due to the cost of transport: the cheaper logistics costs, the more…

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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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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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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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