“Now it's the other way around”: investors choose Valencia after a referendum in Barcelona
On October 1, 2017, a referendum on independence was held in Catalonia, 90% of those who voted in favor of separating the region from Spain. Since then, uncertainty has reigned…

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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…

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Who should not invest in mini-hotels
In Tranio, investors are often asked to find a hotel for 10–30 rooms abroad managed by a large hotel operator and with a long-term contract. However, they do not plan…

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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

Golden Visa Effect: How Passport Sales Impacted European Property Markets
The 2008 crisis hit most European real estate markets. One of the measures that a number of countries resorted to in an attempt to support the flow of investment was…

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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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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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