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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Barcelona: investment in a city tired of tourists
Tourism accounts for more than 14% of Spain’s national GDP and 2.6 million jobs. Barcelona is the country's economic center and one of the most visited cities in Europe: according…

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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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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 the “golden visa” program, under which governments issued passports and a residence permit in exchange for the purchase of real estate. Continue reading

Parliamentary elections in the UK: how will the results affect the real estate market?
According to the results of the parliamentary elections in Great Britain, none of the parties won enough seats in the House of Commons for an absolute majority. The legislature of…

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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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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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