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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“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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Residence permit in Malta, how to get citizenship of Malta, visa
Residence permit (permit) in Malta: for the investment in the purchase of real estate. How to get citizenship of Malta to a Russian or a resident of another country. Malta…

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economic situation

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 estate prices simultaneously rise and profitability decreases (and vice versa). Continue reading

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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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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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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