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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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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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Residence permit in Malta, how to get citizenship of Malta, visa
Residence permit (permit) in Malta: for the investment in the purchase of real estate. How to get citizenship of Malta to a Russian or a resident of another country. Malta…

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Mortgage in Greece

Although the formal issuance of loans in Greece is not prohibited, in practice, banks do not issue loans to either local or foreign property buyers. The exception is the large Greek companies with established reputation in the market.

Loan terms
6–30 years old

Legal entities can try to get a loan secured by real estate in Greece 2-4 years after its purchase. Continue reading

Greece News Digest: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tranio experts are confident that now is the best time to buy Greek real estate, as prices have reached bottom and are ready to grow (according to the Bank of Greece, since the 2nd quarter of 2017, the cost per square meter in Athens stopped falling). Not only we see positive changes: the editors compiled a digest of the main news about the Greek economy, published in the first three months of 2018. Continue reading

Currency games: to whom and where it was profitable to buy overseas property

Currency fluctuations are affected by various factors: monetary policy, inflation, consumer confidence, GDP dynamics, and the balance of payments. As a rule, along with the growth of the currency, real estate prices simultaneously rise and profitability decreases (and vice versa). Continue reading

Wealthy Russian investors in Germany: a Tranio study

In 2017, the company Tranio studied the audience of investors from Russia and other countries of the former USSR, buying in Germany profitable real estate worth from 1 million euros. The study was based on the results of a survey of Tranio partners: private agents and representatives of real estate companies operating in the German market.

In Germany, there are no restrictions for foreigners to buy real estate, and this country is called the “center of attraction for key investors” in the “Emerging Trends in Real Estate – Europe 2018” report prepared by PwC in cooperation with the Urban Land Institute. Continue reading

Tranio in 2017: foreign customers and new projects

In 2016, the international real estate broker Tranio set itself global challenges for the next few years: to become the largest company in the global real estate market, provide clients with various investment tools and give the opportunity to make transactions in the same window. In 2017, we continued to develop in this direction.

The growth of attendance and sales
The Tranio website has become even more popular: more than 2 million people visited it in 2017, which is two times more than in 2016. Continue reading

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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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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Property Maintenance in Greece
The maintenance of an apartment in Athens costs on average from 700 to 1.8 thousand euros, villas on the islands - from 1.5 to 15 thousand euros. The main items…

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