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Monthly Archives: February, 2018

Cyprus passport sales revealed

Following questions raised by Giorgos Perdikis concerning the transparency of the citizenship by investment aka passport for cash scheme the Cyprus News Agency reported the figures on Monday.

Local authorities delaying title deeds process

The title deeds process is being delayed by the local authorities who need to decide what type of certificate to grant to properties depending on their condition; a final certificate of approval, a certificate with remarks, or one with a prohibition.

Strong growth in Cyprus property prices

The RICS Cyprus Property Price Index for Q3 2017 reports strong growth in property prices across the island with an annual increase of 7.4% in apartment prices and a 4.2% increase in house prices.

Citizenship scheme shrouded in secrecy

Transparency in the ‘Citizenship by Investment Scheme’ aka ‘Golden Visa Program’ aka ‘Passports for Cash Scheme’ will remove the veil of secrecy and silence those accusing Cyprus of trading in naturalisations.

Pitfalls to avoid when buying property in Cyprus

To help prospective buyers avoid making costly mistakes, Charles Savva outlines the top 10 pitfalls to avoid when buying property in Cyprus and how to ensure that property purchases move forward smoothly and efficiently.

Cyprus plans asset management company

Nearly five years after the troika of Cyprus’ international lenders proposed that the country establish an asset management company to help reduce the high level of NPLs, Cyprus will present plans for an AMC in Brussels next week.

Residential developments in Limassol

Two further residential developments in Limassol have been announced; a 21 storey development in the Germasogeia tourist area and a 12 storey development next to the beach and close to the city centre.

Driven to poverty by Swiss franc loan

A British woman who bought a property in Cyprus with a Swiss franc loan and who is now swamped in a mountain of debt after her partner left and the loan repayments almost quadrupled speaks to the Cyprus Mail.

Decision on Paphos marina urged

George Stylianou, the community leader of Kissonerga village, has urged the government to make a decision as soon as possible over the long awaited Paphos marina that has effectively been in limbo since 2008.

New home building permits up 93 per cent

The number of new homes in Cyprus for which building permits have been issued rose by 93.0 per cent in November 2017 compared to November 2016 according to the Cyprus Statistical Service.

Property sales make a good start

Cyprus property sales continued their upward trend in January with the number of property sale contracts deposited at Land Registry offices rising compared with January 2017 according to official figures.

Property for passports?

Speaking to Euronews Cypriot lawyer Dimitris Dimitriades defends the controversial Cyprus Citizenship Scheme, which has brought more than €4 billion into the Cypriot economy.

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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.