Tranio experts are confident that now is the best time to buy Greek real estate, as prices have reached bottom and are ready to grow (according to the Bank of Greece, since the 2nd quarter of 2017, the cost per square meter in Athens stopped falling). Not only we see positive changes: the editors compiled a digest of the main news about the Greek economy, published in the first three months of 2018. Continue reading
In recent years, key rates in the EU have dropped to a record low. Bank financing fell in price to 1.5–3% per annum, and with it, the profitability of deposits, bonds and rental business decreased.
Investors began to look for new ways to make money. Many have turned to more profitable value-added strategies — building construction or redevelopment. As a rule, to independently engage in such a business requires an impressive budget and experience in the local market. However, now small investors can also participate in value-added projects through mezzanine credit and crowdfunding platforms. Continue reading
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 expensive a square meter.
For example, the profitability of the plant near the highway is higher than far from it, since the delivery of materials and finished products is cheaper for its owner. Also, the store’s profit is higher if it is located in a residential area: customers often go shopping on the way home. The cost of such real estate is higher, since the price of commercial properties is determined on the basis of a forecast of future income. Continue reading