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Q1 Property Report Poland Leads CEE Investment Transactions

Q1 Property Report Poland Leads CEE Investment Transactions

May 20, 2014 No Comments

The JLL report for the first quarter of 2014 revealed that Poland showed the highest sales transaction volumes in CEE and accounted for nearly 69 percent of the net transaction volume in the region. The net transactions in CEE during Q1 stood at € 1.37 billion. The transaction volumes roughly climbed up by 19 percent […]

Renting and Sales Face Steady Demand in Londons Prime Properties

Renting and Sales Face Steady Demand in Londons Prime Properties

March 11, 2014 No Comments

Central London reported a steady resilient pace in its demand for renting and home sales, as per findings by Strutt & Parker, during this quarter. The report is based on surveys conducted across Kensington, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Fulham, Belgravia and Knightsbridge. It says the prime properties saw some of the highest values in sales transactions, […]

Home from Home — Five Handy Tips for Buying a Property in Europe

Home from Home — Five Handy Tips for Buying a Property in Europe

February 18, 2014 No Comments

British home owners have historically flocked to sunny Mediterranean countries for a sun-drenched patch to call their own. Even in the tough economic times of today, holiday home purchases still make sound financial sense for UK home owners. However, it’s not as easy as just waltzing into a country, paying for the home and it’s […]

Property Taxes in Greece are the Highest in the EU

Property Taxes in Greece are the Highest in the EU

November 23, 2013 No Comments

Property owners and purchasers in Greece are obligated to pay the most amount of money towards real estate tax contributions in the entire continent. The latest Single Property Tax is expected to come into play by January 2014, and residents and property buyers are highly sceptical about their chances of survival in such an economy. […]

Could Buying Abroad be the Best Way to get on the Property Ladder

Could Buying Abroad be the Best Way to get on the Property Ladder

October 16, 2013 No Comments

For many first time buyers it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get on the UK property ladder. Huge deposits and soaring house prices mean strenuous financial demands that many first time buyers simply can’t afford. The best way to get yourself on the first rung could be to think outside the box, or rather outside the […]

Prelisting Inspections for Sellers

Prelisting Inspections for Sellers

October 7, 2013 No Comments

Prelisting inspections are a very important part of making sure that you get the best value on a house. The fact that there is a huge number of houses up for sale in today’s volatile financial market means that there are more options than ever. Studies have shown that while in previous times the major […]

Russian Urban Planners Follow the American Road Away From Downtown

Russian Urban Planners Follow the American Road Away From Downtown

July 23, 2013 No Comments

(photo by Vokabre) Large American cities are renowned for the difficulty you can have in walking around them. In a culture that deifies the car and venerates speed and directness, a new network of major arterial roads has taken the blame for draining the lifeblood from downtown streets, to the benefit of out of town […]

Backyard Luxury

Backyard Luxury

June 27, 2013 No Comments

The latest trend in home outfitting takes the modern, modular living room – and puts it in the back yard.  Furniture, fixtures and fittings, entertainment, cooking and heating, are all being modified to be taken outside as luxury property owners seek to capitalise on their views and catch some air without the downsides. While backyard […]

German Cities Face Flooding Threat

German Cities Face Flooding Threat

June 14, 2013 No Comments

Central Europe’s rivers are threatening the historic towns along the Elbe and Danube, with Prague already severely affected and large parts of the German city of Passau underwater. More than 4, 000 German Army personnel have been deployed in four German states to repair flood defences, including dykes, some of which have already burst. Tens […]

2 Key factors in currency matters

2 Key factors in currency matters

June 5, 2013 No Comments

The currency markets are never boring. They can be wildly volatile, perverse, bizarre or frustratingly flat but they are definitely never boring. Of course they are much more exciting when the exchange rate is in your favour and your funds stretch that little bit further. Equally, they are totally frustrating when the rate moves in […]

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Spanish Property Sales Jump by 8.8%

Spain’s National Statistics Institute has released data showing that residential property sales surged 8.8% year-on-year in June of 2014....