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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Investments in utility meters: coworking, coliving, spontaneous shops and warehouses
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…

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Feast on Olympus: investors are returning to Greece
In the summer of 2017, international rating agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch raised Greece’s credit ratings with a positive outlook. Analysts state: the country's economy is recovering from…

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Mortgage in Germany

In Germany, one of the lowest mortgage interest rates in Europe. German banks provide loans to buy an apartment or house and residents and foreigners. Mortgage registration lasts an average month and costs about 1% of the loan amount.

If an investor buys real estate in Germany for rent, the loan increases the return on invested capital at the expense of leverage, since the cost of borrowed money is usually less than the proceeds from the lease. Continue reading

Greek phoenix: how tourists revive the real estate market in Athens

The decline in the Greek economy, which began in 2009, is slowing. The IMF predicts GDP growth already this year, and the unemployment rate has been slowly but surely falling for the last couple of years. In a survey conducted by PwC, today’s Greece is called “more modern” and they note interest in Athens by international investors: the Middle East consortium bought Astir Palace Hotel in Athens, businessmen from Qatar and Dubai are planning a project for the redevelopment of the former Ellinikon Airport. 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,…

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Mortgage in Spain
When buying a property, it is not always possible to pay immediately, therefore, mortgage lending is often used in transactions. Another important plus of mortgage lending is the ability to…

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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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