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.
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.
The property market recession in Greece, which has lasted for 10 years, is over. In 2018, the Bank of Greece has observed a year-on-year increase in prices for the first time since 2008.
At first glance, residence-for-investment programmes are beneficial to both parties: investors get free access to the Schengen area, while countries offering ‘golden visas’ attract billion-dollar investments. However, some recipients can use the granted advantages to avoid paying tax, bringing the scheme under increased scrutiny.
Booming German property prices have led some experts to predict an impending price decline per square metre in the country. But Boris Eliasson, Head of Tranio in Germany, thinks otherwise; here, he explains why the prices will not stop growing in the near future.
On 2 August 2018, the Bank of England (BoE) raised the key interest rate by 25 basis points to 0.75% - a record rate value in the last nine years. The BoE sees this as the way forward to try and decelerate inflation down to the target value of 2%.
The UK plans to launch a public registry of property-owning foreign company owners within its territory by 2021. Owners concealing information will be penalised with up to 5 years’ imprisonment.
International real estate broker Tranio has assisted a Russian investor in purchasing a land plot for the construction of a residential complex in Hamburg.
The world’s most senior PropTech summit for real estate innovators with over 300 attendees from over 45 countries is back in London on 26 September 2018.
Tranio has conducted a survey of 476 real estate market experts from 33 countries to find out what factors complicate or cause transactions to be aborted that involve Russian-speaking foreign property investors.
The most popular location with property buyers in Hungary is the capital, Budapest. This city is known as one of Eastern Europe’s cultural centres and is renowned for its magnificent architecture and historic thermal baths.
Costa Blanca, the province of Alicante’s coastline, is one of Spain’s most popular destinations for tourists and international property investors alike.
Greek real estate is one of the most affordable among the European countries with an average property price under 1,600 euros per sq.m in the major metropolitan areas.
A small hotel is typically a hotel with fewer than 30 rooms. What type of investor does this category of real estate suit best, and what should one look out for when choosing a property?
Barcelona authorities have approved the modification of its General Metropolitan Plan. Under the new regulation, developers must set aside 30% of new-build or renovated apartment buildings over 600m² for social housing.