Hotels in Europe: markets and prospects
According to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in 2016 the number of tourists traveling abroad broke a new record: 1.235 billion people. Nearly half of them (615 million) traveled…

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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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Immigration, foreign real estate, financial consulting - how is it connected?
Obtaining a second citizenship or status of permanent residence / residence permit, the withdrawal and preservation of capital, the declaration of assets and income in developed countries - these issues…

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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

Property taxes in Germany
When buying, owning, renting and disposing of real estate in Germany, foreigners pay taxes at the same rates as residents of the country. Purchase After the conclusion of the transaction,…

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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…

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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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