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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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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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…

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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

Houses near airports: potential investment
Why is real estate more expensive or cheaper in one place than in another? Often the difference is due to the cost of transport: the cheaper logistics costs, the more…

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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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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…

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