“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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UK: new conditions for wealthy immigrants?
The British investor visa has always been popular among Russians: the nearest European metropolis attracted usable culture and full protection from the state. Now, some investors will probably think about…

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Why property prices in Greece will grow?
Greece is one of the last real estate markets in Europe, where the monetary “drought” continues and the market has not started to grow since 2008. Athens real estate prices…

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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

UK: new conditions for wealthy immigrants?
The British investor visa has always been popular among Russians: the nearest European metropolis attracted usable culture and full protection from the state. Now, some investors will probably think about…

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Best cities for investment: where to buy real estate in 2018
Most investors in overseas property choose one of two strategies: they buy the property at a low price and sell it in 1-2 years or invest in a steadily growing…

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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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