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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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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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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Barcelona real estate market: 2 months after the split

The last few years the real estate market in Barcelona has experienced a boom. in 2013, prices reached the bottom and began to grow rapidly: according to the portal Idealista, by the third quarter of 2017 they increased by 46% to 4,335 euro / m², almost reaching the pre-crisis maximum of 4,732 euro / m². According to the Barcelona City Government (Ajuntament de Barcelona), the number of real estate transactions increased from 9 thousand in 2013 to more than 14 thousand in 2016. Continue reading

Toronto: how rent restrictions will help hoteliers

The proliferation of online services that allow you to rent housing quickly and without intermediaries quarreled residents of large cities with the authorities and hoteliers. Now many cities in Europe and North America impose laws restricting Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO, and the like. Continue reading

How blockchain and distributed registries will transform the real estate market

The blockchain technology (English blockchain – “block chain”) has become famous thanks to Bitcoin – the cryptocurrency based on it. In everyday life, the word “blockchain” is also applied to other digital currencies and other projects – from the Everledger diamond registry to the Follow My Vote online voting system, but not all of these projects use the blockchain in a technical sense. Continue reading

Parliamentary elections in the UK: how will the results affect the real estate market?
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…

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Czech Republic: reasonable investment in a growing market
The Czech Republic is a more affordable alternative to Austria and Germany: there are no territorial restrictions for foreign buyers, as in Austria, and real estate is cheaper than in…

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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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