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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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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Property Maintenance in Germany
The cost of maintaining a property in Germany consists of taxes, insurance and utility fees. The average amount varies depending on the federal state: for example, in Bavaria, maintenance of…

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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 the main growth drivers is the tourism sector. According to research firm Euromonitor International, today Athens is the second city in Europe in terms of the growth rate of tourists (the first is Greek Heraklion): in 2017 almost 5 million people visited the capital of Greece, 10% more than in 2016. Athens International Airport accepted in 2017, 14.4 million foreign passengers – 12% more than a year ago. Continue reading

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 new buildings, the construction permit of which was issued after January 1, 2006, the buyer pays VAT of 24% of the value of the object.
for real estate built before 2006, only the tax on transfer of ownership is valid – 3.09% of the value of the object. Continue reading

4 reasons to buy an apartment in Greece
48% of respondents consider the prospects for investment in the Greek real estate market in the next five years to be good or excellent - a survey by NAI Hellas…

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Investment Instruments: How to Get High Yield in Europe
Investors often compare real estate in Europe with other profitable instruments - government bonds and bank deposits. Government bonds are one of the main instruments of saving funds for wealthy…

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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…

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The rich also cry: what problems when buying a profitable property abroad, Russian-speaking investors face?
Buying property abroad is not easy for those who purchase it for the first time, and for already experienced investors. What difficulties do Russian-speaking buyers most often face? At the…

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