The pandemic and resulting social isolation have brought attention to the issue of loneliness. These events have demonstrated that loneliness is not only oppressive and devastating but also poses a threat to human health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has addressed the issue, and the European Commission has conducted a separate research on the risks and consequences of loneliness.
As of the beginning of 2023, the activity of Russian-speaking property buyers in various foreign countries has more than doubled compared to activity levels at the beginning of 2022.
The authorities of Turkey and Georgia reported a record number of real estate deals concluded by Russians in these countries during the 12 and 9 months of 2022, respectively. The high activity of buyers from Russia was noted by official sources from Thailand and Spain based on the data on registration of ownership rights in 2022.
Cross-border property investors ramped up to or surpassed the pre-COVID-19 level of activity in most countries by the end of 2021.
For travelers, food can make or break a city; the more culinary options there are in a city, the more enticing a destination it will be among tourists and expats. Toward this end, a team of analysts at international real estate brokerage Tranio have conducted a survey on food outlet penetration across major European cities, taking into account the housing prices and quality-of-life rankings.
Retiring abroad is a growing trend. People relocating abroad can enjoy their senior living at its best: in a warm climate, by the sea, and with quality healthcare. Here is an overview of European locations for retirement with living costs and a roadmap for choosing your place in the sun.
A student visa for Italy may be of two types: a short-term and a long-term visa.
In May 2020, Italy cut in half the requirements for a residence by investment permit. In order to obtain a residence permit for Italy, it is now enough to invest €250,000 (instead of €500,000 before) in an Italian start-up or €500,000 (instead of €1,000,000 previously) in a local company.
Italy grants residence permits to financially independent individuals that earn high passive income. Wealthy foreigners may obtain a special elective residence permit or Residenza Elettiva.
A common pathway towards migrating to Italy begins with obtaining a short- or long-term visa (type C or type D) that allows its holder to enter the country.
Foreigners that go to Italy on business must apply for a business visa. This type of visa permits the holder to take part in business meetings and negotiations with foreign business partners, make supply or cooperation agreements, or participate in training sessions at production sites.
In Europe, no law prohibits foreign citizens from buying property but certain countries have put limitations on this right.
The hot climate and beautiful seas lure property buyers to Campania, Calabria, Apulia, Sicily and Sardinia in the south of Italy.
Tranio conducted its eighth annual survey, analysing the investment and property purchasing patterns of Russian and CIS nationals abroad. The survey was primarily focussed on income property, looking at the top locations for investment, yield expectations, budgets, and preferred asset classes, as well as the general presence of Russian-speaking investors in local markets.
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