Best cities for investment: where to buy real estate in 2018
Most investors in overseas property choose one of two strategies: they buy the property at a low price and sell it in 1-2 years or invest in a steadily growing…

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Real estate crowdfunding: 12 major platforms in Europe and the USA
It’s hard to believe how new the idea of ​​crowdfunding really is: back in 1997, the British rock band Marillion collected $ 60,000 through an online platform - this is…

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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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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 Code of Acts for Real Estate Agents (Rechtsvorschrift für Standes- und Ausübungsregeln für Immobilienmakler), and the realtor does not have the right to demand more than what he should be. Continue reading

Why to invest in Barcelona value added projects in 2017–2018

Recovering after the crisis, the Spanish economy is regaining lost positions: if in 2009 the GDP growth rate fell to a record low of −3.57%, then from 2012 the figure shows steady growth, reaching 3.2% in 2016.

Catalonia is the most developed region of Spain, the GDP of Catalonia is 20% of the GDP of the whole country. The unemployment rate in Barcelona is consistently below the national average: in 2016, the gap was 3.7%. Continue reading

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, in 2015, the US Federal Reserve System (FRS) began to gradually increase the discount rate. Many assume that, following this rate, mortgage interest will begin to rise (both in the United States and in Europe), and this will put pressure on the value of real estate, as investors will expect a higher return on invested capital. Continue reading

How the size of the capital and the behavior of owners of foreign accounts: the study of Tranio and Adam Smith
Russia joined the agreement on the automatic exchange of financial information (Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement, MCAA), and at the end of December 2017 the OECD published a list of countries…

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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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Street retail in Athens: focus on the center and prosperous suburbs
Since 2010, the Greek government has taken many measures to reduce public debt and budget deficits. They have already brought the first results: according to the IMF estimates, GDP growth…

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