Golden Visa Effect: How Passport Sales Impacted European Property Markets
The 2008 crisis hit most European real estate markets. One of the measures that a number of countries resorted to in an attempt to support the flow of investment was…

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Mortgage in Germany
In Germany, one of the lowest mortgage interest rates in Europe. German banks provide loans to buy an apartment or house and residents and foreigners. Mortgage registration lasts an average…

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Parliamentary elections in the UK: how will the results affect the real estate market?
According to the results of the parliamentary elections in Great Britain, none of the parties won enough seats in the House of Commons for an absolute majority. The legislature of…

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Czech Republic: reasonable investment in a growing market

The Czech Republic is a more affordable alternative to Austria and Germany: there are no territorial restrictions for foreign buyers, as in Austria, and real estate is cheaper than in Germany.

The volume of investments in the local market is growing rapidly: according to CBRE, in 2016, 3.7 billion euros were invested in Czech real estate – 86% more than in 2015. According to analysts, in 2017 the volume of investment will again exceed 3 billion. Continue reading

Eurotour: where to rent a property is more profitable?

In 2016, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recorded a new record: over the year, 1.235 billion international trips were made – 3.9% more than in 2015. Almost half of them are in Europe – this is the most popular tourist region in the world, where UNWTO estimates that over the year travelers spent about $ 447.3 billion. Continue reading

Mortgage in Germany

In Germany, one of the lowest mortgage interest rates in Europe. German banks provide loans to buy an apartment or house and residents and foreigners. Mortgage registration lasts an average month and costs about 1% of the loan amount.

If an investor buys real estate in Germany for rent, the loan increases the return on invested capital at the expense of leverage, since the cost of borrowed money is usually less than the proceeds from the lease. Continue reading

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…

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“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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Italy: new investor visa program
In December 2016, the Italian government presented a new program for obtaining a residence permit for investment. Acceptance of documents for a new visa is scheduled to begin in autumn…

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