Houses near airports: potential investment
Why is real estate more expensive or cheaper in one place than in another? Often the difference is due to the cost of transport: the cheaper logistics costs, the more…

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Mortgage in Germany
In Germany, one of the lowest mortgage interest rates in Europe. German banks provide loans to buy an apartment or house and residents and foreigners. Mortgage registration lasts an average…

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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…

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Why to invest in Barcelona value added projects in 2017–2018

Recovering after the crisis, the Spanish economy is regaining lost positions: if in 2009 the GDP growth rate fell to a record low of −3.57%, then from 2012 the figure shows steady growth, reaching 3.2% in 2016.

Catalonia is the most developed region of Spain, the GDP of Catalonia is 20% of the GDP of the whole country. The unemployment rate in Barcelona is consistently below the national average: in 2016, the gap was 3.7%. Continue reading

What will happen to the real estate market if mortgage rates rise?

In recent years, mortgage rates in Europe and the USA have fallen, dropping to a record low by 2017, while real estate prices have grown at an accelerated pace.

However, in 2015, the US Federal Reserve System (FRS) began to gradually increase the discount rate. Many assume that, following this rate, mortgage interest will begin to rise (both in the United States and in Europe), and this will put pressure on the value of real estate, as investors will expect a higher return on invested capital. Continue reading

Investment flows in the global market
Last year, a significant increase in foreign investment was noted in several real estate markets. More and more investors are investing in real estate abroad in order to diversify their…

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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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“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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