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Monthly Archives: March, 2016

Alpha Bank Cyprus in callous court action (Update)

Alpha Bank Cyprus is trying to prevent the transfer of properties on the Anarita Sunrise 1 development built by the bankrupt developer Yiannis Liasides, who borrowed in the region of €3.7 million that his company failed to repay.

Leptos Group loans restructured

The Bank of Cyprus has announced it has restructured the loans of one its largest debtors, the Leptos Group, in an agreement that involves the extension of loan maturities and a reorganisation of the Group.

Leasing alternative to mortgages

Cypriot MPs have concluded discussions that will enable those wishing to acquire a property to do so under a leasing agreement rather than purchasing it with the aid of a mortgage.

Estate agents upbeat about property prospects

Estate agents who took part in a recent survey are upbeat about the prospects for the Cyprus residential property market and expect the best year since 2008 although their opinions vary on the speed of the recovery in prices.

Property sales surge (Update)

Property sales in Cyprus rose significantly during February 2016 compared to the same period last year according to official statistics published by the Department of Lands and Surveys earlier this month.

Central Bank hopeful on property prices

The Cyprus Central Bank considers that improvements in the local economy and financial conditions will have a positive effect on residential property prices according to its latest Residential Property Price Index.

Title Deed applications exceed 8,000

More than 8,000 trapped buyers of property in Cyprus have applied for their Title Deeds under the provisions of the ‘hidden mortgage’/'trapped buyers' law that was introduced last September according to the Cypriot Interior Ministry.

Rooting out corruption in Paphos

Paphos mayor Phedonas Phedonos is investigating another case of possible corruption and although it appears that Paphos led the way, corruption had thrived in other towns for many years as well.

Bill to curb bank usury

A vote on a bill to abolish unfair bank charges, such as a fee to monitor loan transaction history, insurance, added interest rates and other hidden charges, will take place at a plenary session of the Cypriot parliament next week.

Cyprus exits economic adjustment programme

Eurogroup finance ministers have approved the Cyprus government's decision to exit its Economic Adjustment Programme and commended the Cypriot authorities for the overall successful implementation of the programme.

BoC sets up bad real estate asset unit

The Bank of Cyprus has established a Real Estate Management Unit that aims to acquire real estate in a voluntary asset-to-debt swap of non performing delinquent borrowers that would otherwise follow the foreclosure process.

Green plan for Limni golf course

A new plan for a multimillion Euro golf course project at Limni is underway following the request by the European Commission for additional studies based on environmental concerns.

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Property sales collapse hits all markets

The historic collapse of 80 per cent in property sales in April hit the local and overseas market segments according to statistics from the Department of Lands & Surveys.

Historic collapse of property sales

Property sales in Cyprus have collapsed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic to a level only seen once before when the events of March 2013 made Cyprus a household name around the world.

Building permits maintaining strong growth

The number of building permits authorised in Cyprus during February 2020 provided for the construction of 680 new homes; an increase of 18 per cent compared to February 2019 according to official figures.

Cyprus passport programme under fire again

The Cyprus citizenship by investment programme, which enables well-heeled foreigners to obtain an EU passport for investments of at least €2 million, has come under fire again from the European Union.