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High-end Cyprus property sales boom

PwC Cyprus reports that 260 high-end properties in Cyprus (in excess of €1.5 million) were sold during 2017, which contributed to the wider recovery of the real estate industry and the rise in prices for the first time in several years.

Foreign buyers driving property recovery

The recovery in the Cyprus property market is being driven by foreign purchasers and is expected to gradually push up prices according to the Chairman of the Cyprus Real Estate Agents Association.

Rich foreigners being fleeced over local taxes

The practice of councils fleecing foreigners continues despite a conclusion by the ombudswoman in her 2011 report that there was a prima facie issue of a possible indirect (covert) discrimination against them on the grounds of nationality/citizenship.

Big losers may apply for citizenship

President Nicos Anastasiades has announced that the Cyprus “Citizenship by Investment” programme will be revised to reduce the required minimum investment amount for acquiring Cypriot citizenship to €3 million.

EU to investigate community tax discrimination claims

British expatriates who are outraged at paying higher taxes than their Cypriot friends and neighbours living in their Community at Kouklia, a village some 10 miles south of Paphos, are taking their case of alleged discrimination to Europe.

Community taxes discriminatory to foreigners?

An article appeared in today’s Cyprus Mail concerning excessive taxes being levied by a Community (a local government authority) on foreigners with property; a practice that the Island’s Commissioner concludes may be discriminatory.

Drug dealing Briton jailed over property fraud

A Cypriot court has sentenced convicted drug dealer and former Teesside rave club owner Gary Robb to ten-months in jail in connection with a case involving the appropriation of Greek Cypriot property, in the northern Turkish occupied areas.

Sales to non-Cypriots improving slowly

Foreign interest in the Cyprus property market is showing signs of a slow recovery following last year’s disastrous performance, with sales during the first half of 2010 up 9.6% on last year.

We have not learnt our lesson

George Mouskides, airs his views on some of the issues besetting the Cyprus property market and issues a call to action by the state to deal with these issues before matters get out of hand.

Price cuts fail to attract foreigners to Cyprus

Price cuts of up to 30 percent being offered by some developers are failing to attract foreign property buyers to Cyprus following negative publicity and government inaction.

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