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What next for the Cyprus real estate market?

The Cyprus real estate market is changing faster than ever and its predicted that the positive trend will continue as the market is constantly developing and becoming more attractive to global investors.

Cyprus passports really are ‘golden’

A new index shows that Cyprus passports really are ‘golden’ ranking its power at eight as its holders can visit 166 countries including 122 visa-free and 44 by obtaining visa on arrival.

Passports: the barometer for real estate

Stricter criteria imposed earlier in the year before a Cyprus passport can be acquired have impacted real estate sales, according to a recently-released Central Bank of Cyprus financial report.

Overseas property sales drop 15%

Sales of property in Cyprus to the overseas market fell 15% in November in a continuing trend that started in June following the introduction of stricter criteria for foreigners seeking Cypriot citizenship.

Top ten Cyprus property stories in 2019

Cyprus property news has attracted more than three quarters of a million visitors in 2019 and here’s a summary of the top 10 most popular stories, which include news and articles on a broad range of subjects.

First auction of foreclosed properties

The first online auction of foreclosed properties will be held Wednesday morning kicking off at 10:00 and continuing for two hours unless a one-hour extension is granted when 16 properties will go under the hammer.

Cyprus: Surge in new home construction

Building permits authorised in Cyprus during September 2019 provided for the construction of 1,114 new homes, compared with 576 in September 2018 according to official figures published by the Statistical Service.

November saw slight fall in property sales

There was a slight fall in Cyprus property sales during November compared to the corresponding month last year according to the latest official figures released by the Department of Lands and Surveys.

EC wants answers to risky citizenships

The European Commission has asked Nicosia whether it would investigate “possible misconduct” in the scandal involving the granting of Cypriot citizenship of 26 high-risk individuals.

New scheme to speed building permits by 2022

A new scheme to simplify and speed up building permits should be fully rolled out by 2022 provided that 18 other actions take place, including amendments to the law and ministerial orders.

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