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…

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Residential real estate market of Hungary: time to buy
Hungary is located on the border between Eastern and Western Europe. The level of wages here is lower than in most EU countries: according to the Statista portal, only 6.7…

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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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Property prices in Greece 2017–2018

Greece owns more than 6 thousand islands, but only on 227 of them people live. Rhodes, Lesbos, Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos are the most popular islands among wealthy property buyers.

The cost per square meter in Greece is lower than in most European countries: in many locations the price does not exceed 1 thousand euros. Another argument in favor of Greece is the possibility of obtaining a European residence permit when purchasing an object with a value of 250 thousand euros or more. Continue reading

Games with profitability: how to make money on real estate abroad

When I started working in this direction, I was faced with the fact that by the word “profitability” everyone understands something of their own.

For some, profitability is the net profit minus all expenses and taxes, for others – IRR, that is, an indicator calculated on the basis of cash flows taking into account discounting and the conditional sale price in 10 years, for the third – annual revenue divided by the value of real estate. Continue reading

Italy: new investor visa program

In December 2016, the Italian government presented a new program for obtaining a residence permit for investment. Acceptance of documents for a new visa is scheduled to begin in autumn 2017.

According to its conditions, foreigners have several investment options:

from 500 thousand euros to local “innovative start-ups”; Continue reading

Iran's real estate market: investment potential and risks
In 2016, the US partially lifted sanctions from Iran - a year earlier, the world powers signed an agreement to limit its nuclear program. According to The Wall Street Journal,…

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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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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…

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