Currency games: to whom and where it was profitable to buy overseas property
Currency fluctuations are affected by various factors: monetary policy, inflation, consumer confidence, GDP dynamics, and the balance of payments. As a rule, along with the growth of the currency, real…

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“Now it's the other way around”: investors choose Valencia after a referendum in Barcelona
On October 1, 2017, a referendum on independence was held in Catalonia, 90% of those who voted in favor of separating the region from Spain. Since then, uncertainty has reigned…

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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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How to invest in redevelopment in Germany with a small budget?

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

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 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

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

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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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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Russian-speaking investors in profitable real estate abroad: an analytical study of Tranio
In early 2018, Tranio once again investigated the behavior of Russian-speaking investors abroad. We relied on the results of an online survey, which involved 476 real estate market leaders from…

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Greece News Digest: Light at the End of the Tunnel
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…

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