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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Investment flows in the global market
Last year, a significant increase in foreign investment was noted in several real estate markets. More and more investors are investing in real estate abroad in order to diversify their…

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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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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 2017.

According to its conditions, foreigners have several investment options:

from 500 thousand euros to local “innovative start-ups”; Continue reading

How to make money on a value added project in Germany

In recent years, in major European cities, housing prices have grown faster than rental rates, and the yield from the delivery of real estate has decreased. According to the site Wohnungsboerse.net, in Germany, the average yield of apartments of 60 m² decreased from 4.4% in 2011 to 3.7% in 2016. In the most liquid markets, this figure is even lower. For example, in the center of Munich, housing brings only 2-2.5% per annum. Continue reading

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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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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Self-governing mobile homes: how unmanned vehicles will change the real estate market
Self-governing transport is already a reality. Driverless taxis drive around Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Singapore. In Colorado, the first delivery was made by an unmanned truck, and in London an…

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