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OECD tightens banking checks for investment citizenship and residence permit participants
On November 20, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development Countries (OECD) published a list of countries whose investment citizenship or residency programs it considers to be risky. The OECD…

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Green building: fashionable and profitable
In October 2017, Saudi Arabia presented an ambitious project of a “smart” and environmentally friendly city on the coast of the Red Sea “Neom”. According to the authors, the city…

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OECD tightens banking checks for investment citizenship and residence permit participants
On November 20, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development Countries (OECD) published a list of countries whose investment citizenship or residency programs it considers to be risky. The OECD…

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UK will open the owners of real estate, decorated on the offshore

On July 23, the Parliament of Great Britain introduced a new law on the creation of a public registry, in which foreign companies owning real estate in the country would have to disclose the names of their final beneficiaries. Those who hide this information or enter false information in the register will face fines and imprisonment up to 5 years for nominal ownership of real estate for the purpose of money laundering. If the law is adopted, the register of foreign companies will be operational by 2021. Continue reading

Carte Blanche for Investors: Golden Visas in Southern Europe

In 2008, a financial crisis began in Europe. The problems in the economy affected the state of local real estate markets: the volume of investments decreased, real estate prices fell by 20–40%. In order to stimulate capital inflows from abroad, some countries in southern Europe have launched “golden visa” programs: Greece, Spain, Cyprus, and Portugal have started to issue residence permits to foreign investors in exchange for investments in the economy of their country. Continue reading

The Bank of England raised the base rate to 0.75% – how will the real estate market react?

On 2 August, for the first time since November 2017, the Bank of England raised the base interest rate by 25 basis points to 0.75%. This is a record rate over the past nine years – so the financial regulator is trying to slow down inflation from 2.4% to a target value of 2.0%. How will the real estate market change? Continue reading

Russian-speaking investors in profitable real estate abroad: an analytical study of Tranio

In early 2018, Tranio once again investigated the behavior of Russian-speaking investors abroad. We relied on the results of an online survey, which involved 476 real estate market leaders from 33 countries.

The survey covered both Russian-speaking realtors working in foreign countries and Tranio partners who do not speak Russian (19% of respondents). Continue reading

Montenegro will launch a program for obtaining citizenship for investment

On July 26, the Montenegrin authorities announced the launch of a citizenship for investment program. To get a passport, an investor must buy property on its territory and invest 100 thousand in a special development fund of the country. For the lagging regions in the north, the minimum cost of facilities is 250 thousand euros, for developed southern ones – 450 thousand. Continue reading

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How to make money on short-term rentals 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 on the Greek property market in…

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Russian-speaking investors in profitable real estate abroad: an analytical study of Tranio
In early 2018, Tranio once again investigated the behavior of Russian-speaking investors abroad. We relied on the results of an online survey, which involved 476 real estate market leaders from…

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What pitfalls are fraught with high yield?
According to the data of the German Institute for Economic Research (Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung), in every fourth case, real estate yields a zero return, and every twelfth investment is…

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Property in Turkey: a profitable asset or a risky investment
The real estate market is one of the most important growth drivers of the Turkish economy. In recent years, the rapid development of the sector was supported by the state…

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