In Germany, foreign nationals can buy real estate of all types — land plots, residential and commercial properties — without limits. Germany is a seller’s market, so owners typically dictate the sales terms, and buyers pay agent (realtor) fees.
In 2018, Tranio offered clients new turnkey investment solutions, namely its own overseas property development and redevelopment projects. Plans for 2019 include the creation of a cross-border online property investment platform for investors with budgets starting from €500.
The investment volume in international property has grown 80% over the past five years. However, only five countries, that account for more than half of all transactions, deliver growth.
Tranio experts examine the world's top five tech hubs, according to Expert Market, to find out how the density per square metre of IT professionals affects property prices.
On 20 November 2018, the OECD published a list of the countries whose citizenship or residence-by-investment programmes it regards as high-risk. The OECD recommends that banks more thoroughly check the documentary evidence of the investors’ physical presence in certain countries.
How are things going on the global real estate market? What future challenges does it face? International real estate plaftorm Tranio presents an overview of the main trends that investors can focus on today and for the next year.
Phuket is one of Thailand’s main tourist destinations. Investors from all over the world put their funds into the island's infrastructure development. However, Phuket does not only attract prominent entrepreneurs: investors with modest budgets can also make money on local real estate. Tranio partner, the Phuket9 development company, explains how.
Buyers of Slovenian property pay a 2% purchase tax and a registration tax ranging from 0.01% to 0.50%. The annual property tax rate ranges between 0.1% and 1.0%.
Stays in Slovenia are governed by the Foreigners Act (Zakon o tujcih), in force from 5 June 1991. The procedure of nationality acquisition is described by the Citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia Act (Zakon o državljanstvu Republike Slovenije), in force from 5 June 1991.
Experts from Deutsche Bank speak of a ‘supercycle’ in Berlin's real estate market. They expect Germany's capital to become the most expensive urban agglomeration of the country, despite the city currently ranking only fifteenth in residential property prices.
The Greek government has already approved reducing corporate tax and VAT, and is discussing the possibility of lowering the annual real estate tax for inexpensive properties.
Germany does not have a citizenship-by-investment programme like Cyprus, for example. Naturalisation is the only way to become a German national by law.
On 30 August 2018, Greece launched a digital registry for commercial residential property owners. The necessity to regulate the country’s short-term rental property market has arisen. Why is Greek property so attractive to investors?
The Golden Visa is a quick and easy way to obtain residency by investment. Tranio describes the most popular programmes, and on what terms a residence permit can be obtained in another country?
To obtain a Montenegrin passport, investors must buy local property for €250,000 in the north of the country or €450,000 in the south and put €100,000 into a special fund for national development.