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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How the size of the capital and the behavior of owners of foreign accounts: the study of Tranio and Adam Smith
Russia joined the agreement on the automatic exchange of financial information (Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement, MCAA), and at the end of December 2017 the OECD published a list of countries…

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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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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

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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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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Afghanistan's real estate market: chaos and uncertainty
Afghanistan, torn apart by internal strife for decades, is still home to nearly 30 million people. More than a third of them (according to the World Bank for 2014) live…

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