Street retail in Athens: focus on the center and prosperous suburbs
Since 2010, the Greek government has taken many measures to reduce public debt and budget deficits. They have already brought the first results: according to the IMF estimates, GDP growth…

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…

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…

Continue reading →

housing stock

How to make money on a value added project in Germany

In recent years, in major European cities, housing prices have grown faster than rental rates, and the yield from the delivery of real estate has decreased. According to the site Wohnungsboerse.net, in Germany, the average yield of apartments of 60 m² decreased from 4.4% in 2011 to 3.7% in 2016. In the most liquid markets, this figure is even lower. For example, in the center of Munich, housing brings only 2-2.5% per annum. 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 Code of Acts for Real Estate Agents (Rechtsvorschrift für Standes- und Ausübungsregeln für Immobilienmakler), and the realtor does not have the right to demand more than what he should be. Continue reading

Real estate in the Austrian Alps - a promising direction for investment
Alps - the world's largest market for ski tourism. According to estimates of Laurent Vanat, the founder of the Swiss consulting company Laurent Vanat Consulting SARL, this region accounted for…

...

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…

...

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…

...