Best cities for investment: where to buy real estate in 2018
Most investors in overseas property choose one of two strategies: they buy the property at a low price and sell it in 1-2 years or invest in a steadily growing…

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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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Street retail in Athens: focus on the center and prosperous suburbs
Since 2010, the Greek government has taken many measures to reduce public debt and budget deficits. They have already brought the first results: according to the IMF estimates, GDP growth…

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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

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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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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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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Visas, residence and citizenship in Greece
To get a Greek residence permit, it is enough to come to Greece three times. For this suit any type of visa. The whole procedure will take from three to…

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