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Cyprus Central Bank: home prices rising

The Cyprus Central Bank’s ‘Residential Property Price Index’ reports that home prices in Cyprus rose 0.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2017 compared to the previous three months; the third consecutive quarterly increase.

Cyprus property prices continue to rise (Update)

RICS (Cyprus) reports that Cyprus property prices are continuing to rise in the thirteenth edition of its Index, with the prices of apartments and houses across Cyprus rising by 1.3 per cent and 2.3 per cent respectively during the first quarter of 2017.

Cyprus villa in charity raffle

A Somerset man is offering his Cyprus villa, which is situated in the Paphos village of Kathikas, as the prize in a charity raffle that aims to raise £40,000 to support numerous charitable causes including one to support a four-year-old with a rare cardiac tumour.

Cyprus 7th most popular spot in Europe for Brits

Cyprus is the seventh most popular European country for Britons seeking to relocate or buy a second property with Paphos being the most popular region according to search statistics collected by Rightmove.

Cyprus slips in property chart

Cyprus has dropped out of the top 10 of the July edition of the TheMoveChannel.com’s Top of the Props chart, which records the most searched for overseas destinations to buy property.

Mixed signals from Moody’s

In two recent reports Moody’s said that banks will benefit from increased loan demand but warned that lack lustre performance in loan restructuring is a credit negative and that overall improvement in asset quality to date has been “lethargic”.

Cyprus 7th in citizenship by investment

Cyprus has emerged as one of the most popular jurisdictions for EU and non-EU nationals in the Citizenship by Investment Index, published by Financial Times group’s Professional Wealth Management.

New homes construction surges

The number of new homes in Cyprus for which building permits have been issued surged by 52.5 per cent in May 2017 compared to the same period in the previous year according to the Cyprus Statistical Service.

Bank of Cyprus fined €170,000

The Bank of Cyprus has been hit with a €170,000 administrative fine by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (CCPS) following its investigation into the bank’s commercial practices relating to mortgage loans.

Cyprus property sales up 18% in July

Property sales in Cyprus rose 18 per cent in July compared with July 2016 with sales increasing in all districts (with the exception of Larnaca) according to official figures from the Department of Lands and Surveys.

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