“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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What will happen to the real estate market if mortgage rates rise?
In recent years, mortgage rates in Europe and the USA have fallen, dropping to a record low by 2017, while real estate prices have grown at an accelerated pace. However,…

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Top 7 urban areas for real estate investment abroad
How the urban area will evolve is determined by a number of factors. For example, objects in neighborhoods adjacent to central areas often generate higher incomes than those located in…

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Mortgage in Greece

Although the formal issuance of loans in Greece is not prohibited, in practice, banks do not issue loans to either local or foreign property buyers. The exception is the large Greek companies with established reputation in the market.

Loan terms
6–30 years old

Legal entities can try to get a loan secured by real estate in Greece 2-4 years after its purchase. Continue reading

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 the crisis. Their optimism is shared by other experts:

According to IMF forecasts, by the end of 2017 Greece’s economy will grow by 1.8%, while the EU forecasts growth of 1.6% in 2017 and 2.5% in the next two years; Continue reading

Barcelona real estate market: 2 months after the split

The last few years the real estate market in Barcelona has experienced a boom. in 2013, prices reached the bottom and began to grow rapidly: according to the portal Idealista, by the third quarter of 2017 they increased by 46% to 4,335 euro / m², almost reaching the pre-crisis maximum of 4,732 euro / m². According to the Barcelona City Government (Ajuntament de Barcelona), the number of real estate transactions increased from 9 thousand in 2013 to more than 14 thousand in 2016. Continue reading

Real estate in 12 districts of Berlin: prices and prospects
The real estate market in Berlin is one of the most dynamic in the world. Each year, the number of residents of the capital is growing by about 40 thousand…

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Protests in Iran could trigger an increase in demand for property abroad
Mass protests in Iran at the end of December provoked a growth of interest among local residents to foreign real estate: in particular, to the UK, Canada and Turkey. A…

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Commissions of real estate agents in different countries
Austria In Austria, the commission in most cases is paid by the buyer, its size is 3% (including VAT 20% - 3.6%). The amount of remuneration is regulated by the…

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