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 investment portfolios and protect their wealth from risks at home. Tranio experts analyzed cross-border transactions made on the world market in 2016 and examined the preferences of the largest groups of investors. Continue reading
Since the mid-2000s, an economic model of joint consumption has spread throughout the world. Its main idea is that it is more convenient to pay for temporary access to a product than to own this product. In the transport sector, this way of thinking has led to the emergence of car sharing – services for short-term car rental, in trade – Internet sites, aggregating offers from different vendors. Continue reading
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 Scotland and Wales (Northern Ireland – the exception) independently determine the direction of housing policy in these regions. Tranio experts analyzed party manifestos to understand what investors should expect from local property markets. Continue reading
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
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