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Trapped buyers still at banks’ mercy

Despite promises made by deputies last November that they intended to resolve the ‘trapped buyers’ mess by Christmas, it seems that little (if any) progress has been made towards its resolution.

The Property Consultant …or NOT!

The fact that one is simply marketing to sell/rent an apartment, or two, or a few, does not make him a property consultant or expert in the field but merely one who is selling apartments.

Clouds gathering over the Cyprus economy

Risks, driven by world economy deceleration, Brexit as well as Cyprus’ domestic challenges are clouding the medium-term outlook of the Cypriot economy, an economic conference has heard.

Property: trust the numbers not the rumours

When it comes to property trust the numbers, not rumours says Yiannis Misirlis commenting on the views of Nobel Laureate in Economics Christopher Pissarides last Sunday.

How will property values change in 2019?

The Cyprus property portal Zyprus, which enables business to advertise their properties for sale and rent, has recently added a forecasting tool that helps owners of property assess how its value may change in 2019.

Short-term lettings, real estate & tourism

Short-term Airbnb style property lettings will have a positive impact on the Cyprus real estate market and tourism industry, but balanced legislation is needed to ensure those positive impacts are achieved.

A new property bubble in the making?

Nobel Laureate in Economics Christopher Pissarides believes there’s another bubble being created in the Cyprus property sector although George Mouskides refers to the rise in transactions as a “healthy increase”.

Communal fees – sinking fund

Some Management Committees in Cyprus have set up a ‘sinking fund’; money set aside to replace/renew/repair items like swimming pool equipment, watering systems, external redecoration, etc.

KPMG Cyprus real estate report

KPMG’s ‘Cyprus Real Estate Market Report – The Insights’, now in its ninth edition, provides an overview of the Cypriot economy and assesses the performance of the real estate sector.

Is it safe to buy property in Cyprus?

“Is it safe to buy property in Cyprus?” is a question I’m constantly being asked and although changes to the law in recent years have improved the situation, some buyers are still at risk.

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