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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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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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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The procedure for the purchase and registration of real estate in Greece

To buy property in Greece, it is enough to come to Greece once. The purchase process includes 7 simple steps.                                                                                                                 1. Select an object
The buyer comes to Athens to select a property. He hires a lawyer who over the next month will check the documents for real estate (certificate of ownership of the seller and a pledge register for encumbrances and tax arrears of the object) and will help pay taxes on the purchase. Continue reading

Costa Blanca: cheap real estate on the white coast of Spain

Alicante is the most popular province in Spain with foreign property buyers. According to statistics from the Board of Registrars of Property (Colegio de Registradores de la Propiedad, Bienes Muebles and Mercantiles de España), in I quarter of 2018, 41% of all real estate transactions in Alicante were made with foreigners, while the national average was only 13 % Continue reading

“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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Athens infrastructure: how will new projects change urban logistics and real estate investors?
Greece's economy is recovering from the crisis. According to the National Statistical Service (ELSTAT), after an eight-year recession in 2017, Greek GDP grew four quarters in a row. One of…

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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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30% of new apartments in Barcelona will be allocated for social housing
The Commission on Environment, Urban Planning and Mobility in Barcelona (Comissió d'Ecologia, Urbanisme i Mobilitat) approved an amendment to the master plan of the city: according to the new rule,…

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