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Title Deed delays affect 30,000 non-Cypriots

During the last three and a half years, 4,400 properties have been transferred to non-Cypriots while the transfers of a further 29,949 are still in the pipeline according to figures published by the Department of Lands and Surveys.

Cyprus property loans surge

ACCORDING to figures released on Tuesday, property loans have surged by 33%. The loan portfolios of the Cyprus banks grew by 34.86% in August compared with 35.24% in July and 21.9% in August 2007. Loans totalling €49.8 billon were granted compared with €36.9 billion in August 2007. Consumer loans grew by 38% while business loans, […]

Cyprus property market: crisis expands

A new StockWatch survey among twenty developers and real estate agents carried out last week shows that the crisis in the Cyprus property market has expanded. It has started to affect the value of shops and offices as well as plot prices. The crisis is exceptionally intense on housing properties, where prices have declined up […]

Cyprus property price correction

THE Finance Minister, Charilaos Stavrakis, is reported as saying that Cyprus property prices will go through a phase of correction, boosting beliefs that the sector is facing a crisis. “Normally, property prices will be corrected. Although the downturn in the market is expected to affect the public revenues, the government has taken into account this […]

Cyprus banks impose stricter borrowing measures

RISKS lurking in the Cyprus property market are forcing domestic banks to take stricter borrowing measures to limit their exposure. The measures include increased collateral, fewer grace periods and changes in loan payment terms. The banks already screen property investors, developers and non-Cypriots who want to invest in Cyprus. But things are now much tighter […]

Details of new Title Deed law emerge

DETAILS of the proposed legislation concerning Title Deeds and designed to protect property buyers in Cyprus have recently emerged in the local news. The Interior Minister, Mr Neocles Sylikiotis, admits that the problems concern both foreign and Cypriot buyers and confirms that the new legislation will be ready by the end of the year. Speaking […]

Cyprus property market enters recession

In a recent interview with StockWatch the Land Registry manager, Andreas Christodoulou, advised Cyprus property investors to expect a lower return on their investments as the market has entered a period of recession. In his interview, he said that property prices will stabilize in the next four years – then they will recover but at […]

Cyprus Title Deed scandal reported by Overseas Property Professional

In its latest issue, the Overseas Property Professional (OPP) magazine published an article about the Title Deed scandals experienced by thousands of people who have bought property in Cyprus. (The OPP is a very well respected international trade magazine published for overseas property agents, developers and associated professionals). “OPP has learnt that disgruntled expat buyers […]

Police raid BuySell Larnaca offices

POLICE have raided the BuySell offices in Larnaca. The company, which is the largest advertiser of property in Cyprus, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. In the meantime, it has been ordered to suspend operations pending the court’s decision. On Monday, the Larnaca District Court ordered the company to close its three local […]

Real estate agents concerned over Cyprus property prices

According to the Pancyprian Association of Real Estate Agents the slump in Cyprus property prices has now spread from Paphos to other parts of the island. Interest rate increases, inflation and other factors have pushed demand from the domestic and foreign markets down resulting in severe problems across the island. Chairman of the Pancyprian Association […]

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