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"Money poured from the sky": where Chinese investors buy real estate
For the past seven years, China has been demonstrating continuous growth in overseas property investment. In 2017, the volume of investments in commercial and residential properties grew by 18% and…

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German citizenship for investment ... time and effort
Germany is the largest and most stable economy in Europe. German passport offers visa-free access to 188 countries of the world. Germany ranks fourth in the list of the best…

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Popular Lisbon: 5 reasons to buy a property
Today, it is safe to talk about a new trend in the real estate market: at the peak of popularity among investors, the capital of Portugal - Lisbon! A stable…

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Save on lawyers later, and not at the beginning: Dew-diligence of commercial real estate in Germany

German real estate is one of the most reliable assets in Europe. Partly because of this, modern Germany is considered to be the seller’s market: good properties are bought up quickly, and in most cases, realtors prefer to work with local customers. Another thing is larger and more risky transactions: for example, for objects with a low yield, but located in a prestigious place, foreign investors are often ready to offer a higher price than the Germans. Such a property should be checked especially carefully by the buyer – the procedure for evaluating the object is called due diligence (from English. “Due diligence”). Continue reading

Rental business in Germany: what does an investor need to know before buying?

The German real estate market is one of the most stable in the world. Today it’s a seller’s market: there are fewer facilities here than investors who want to buy them. The easiest investment option is to buy residential property for rent, which will bring the investor an average of 2-3% per annum. Low profitability is compensated by high liquidity: the object can be easily and quickly sold at any time. What else does an investor need to know before buying a profitable property in Germany? Continue reading

Business in Athens: not a catastrophe, but an opportunity

Greece returns business confidence. In February 2018, the international rating agency Moody’s raised the rating of the issuer of Greece from Caa2 to B3. The volume of foreign direct investment in Greece, according to the official Greece Agency Enterprise Greece, grew by 30% in 2017 compared to 2016 and reached 3.6 billion euros. Greece’s GDP has been growing for the fourth quarter in a row, and, according to forecasts of the European Commission, the Greek economy will continue to grow by 2.5% per annum in 2018 and 2019. The disposable income per capita, according to estimates of the European Central Bank (ECB), in 2017 increased for the first time in five years. Continue reading

Areas of Athens: where to look for real estate with potential

For Greece, the worst is over, says Deutsche Bank CEO John Krayan. “The light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel. The forecast for 2018 remains positive, but the road to full recovery will be long and difficult, ”the Greek publication Ekathimerini quotes him. The statistical agency published data on the dynamics of Greece’s GDP in 2017: for the first time after an eight-year recession, Greek GDP grew four quarters in a row. Continue reading

Cross-border commercial real estate transactions: how is the global market changing?
Although North America remains the largest volume of transactions in the commercial real estate market, only 15% of their number is with foreign investors. At the same time, in Europe,…

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German citizenship for investment ... time and effort
Germany is the largest and most stable economy in Europe. German passport offers visa-free access to 188 countries of the world. Germany ranks fourth in the list of the best…

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How to invest in micro-apartments in Germany?
The German micro-market is booming. Students are one of the main groups for which this type of property is designed. The volume of transactions in the student housing sector in…

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How to make money on a short-term lease in Athens: an investor's guide
Greek real estate returns the interest of foreign investors. According to the Bank of Greece, the total value of transactions that foreigners entered into the Greek real estate market in…

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