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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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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Carte Blanche for Investors: Golden Visas in Southern Europe
In 2008, a financial crisis began in Europe. The problems in the economy affected the state of local real estate markets: the volume of investments decreased, real estate prices fell…

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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

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 beginning of 2018, the international real estate broker Tranio conducted a survey of 476 real estate market experts from 33 countries in which they spoke about their experience of working with Russian-speaking clients: what factors most often impede or disrupt profitable real estate transactions? Continue reading

UK will open the owners of real estate, decorated on offshore

On July 23, the Parliament of Great Britain introduced a new draft law on the creation of a public registry in which foreign companies owning real estate in the country would have to disclose the names of their final beneficiaries. Those who hide this information or enter false information in the register will face fines and imprisonment up to 5 years for nominal ownership of real estate for the purpose of money laundering. If the law is adopted, the register of foreign companies will begin to operate by 2021. The UK will be the first country in the world to create such a tool. Continue reading

Spare airfield in Greece: the top 5 holders of the Greek “golden visa”
The Greek program for obtaining a residence permit in exchange for investment is one of the most profitable in Europe. To acquire resident status, it is enough to buy one…

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Education in Greece
The education system in Greece is divided into three levels: primary, secondary and higher. Each of them consists of two sublevels. A child of any nationality living in the territory…

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Residential real estate market in Hungary: time to buy
Hungary is located on the border between Eastern and Western Europe. The level of wages here is lower than in most EU countries: according to the Statista portal, only 6.7…

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“Golden Visa”: who and where gets a residence permit for investment
The general principle of operation of any “golden visa” program is simple: a foreigner invests a certain amount in the country's economy in exchange for resident or citizen status. Today,…

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