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Cyprus banks awash with properties

Banks in Cyprus have acquired more than 14,000 properties from households and businesses through foreclosures and debt-to-assets swaps according to a report in the Phileleftheros.

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.

Property sales continue to rise (update)

The number of property sales in Cyprus continued to rise in January 2019 compared to the numbers sold in January 2018 according to official figures published today by the Department of Lands and Surveys.

Bank of Cyprus sells NPLs to APS

The Bank of Cyprus has sold non-performing loans (NPLs) amounting to some €34 million to APS, part of the APS Holdings group, which is also handling the Hellenic Bank’s portfolio of bad debts.

Larnaca high-rise developments planned

Larnaca may soon be joining Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia in the high-rise towers club, providing that the application for a town planning permit is approved by the Larnaca Municipality

617 new homes in October

Building permits for the construction of 617 new homes in Cyprus were authorised during October 2018; an increase of 13.6 percent compared with the corresponding month in 2017.

Cyprus house prices rise 0.2 per cent

The Cyprus house price index (HPI) rose by 0.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2018 and by 1.7 per cent on an annual basis according to a preliminary estimate by the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT).

December property sales crash

Following nineteen consecutive months of rising property sales in Cyprus, December 2018 sales saw a crash in their number according to official figures published by the Department of Lands and Surveys.

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.

Top ten Cyprus property stories in 2018

Cyprus property news has attracted more than 850,000 visitors in 2018 and here is a summary of the top 10 most popular stories, which include articles and news about Title Deeds, swimming pools, taxation, etc.

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