Afghanistan's real estate market: chaos and uncertainty
Afghanistan, torn apart by internal strife for decades, is still home to nearly 30 million people. More than a third of them (according to the World Bank for 2014) live…

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Why property prices in Greece will grow?
Greece is one of the last real estate markets in Europe, where the monetary “drought” continues and the market has not started to grow since 2008. Athens real estate prices…

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Games with profitability: how to make money on real estate abroad
When I started working in this direction, I was faced with the fact that by the word “profitability” everyone understands something of their own. For some, profitability is the net…

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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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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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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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