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Trapped buyers bill changes approved

The revised ‘trapped buyers’ bill designed to overcome the problems of the current law has been approved unanimously by MPs, but legal services have doubts that constitutional difficulties could not be resolved.

MPs freeze foreclosures despite warnings (update)

Despite MPs being warned that changing the foreclosures legislation would have negative repercussions on the banks and the economy, MPs have voted to change and suspend the legislation.

Massive rise in new home construction

The number of building permits authorised for the construction of new homes in Cyprus during April 2019 was a mere 41 fewer than the total number issued during the first quarter of the year.

House prices up 0.8 per cent in Q1 2019

The Cyprus house price index (HPI) rose by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 and by 4.3 per cent on an annual basis according to a preliminary estimate by the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT).

New trapped buyers bill vote tomorrow

A revised ‘trapped buyers’ bill designed to overcome the problems of the current law, which was introduced in 2015, and enable thousands of trapped buyers to get Title Deeds will be put to a vote tomorrow.

Paphos marina to have cruise ship facilities?

A proposal to look at the possibility of including cruise ship facilities as part of the proposed Paphos marina at Kissonerga Potima Bay was given a positive reception at a meeting earlier today.

Larnaca new high-rise tower projects

In Larnaca, some 20 – 30 high-rise residential developments and hotels ranging from 10 to 30 stories are in the pipeline with construction expected to begin over the coming years.

Cyprus property construction costs

The Cyprus Statistical Service (CySTAT) has just published a report detailing the construction costs of Cyprus property, including houses, apartments, holiday apartments, hotels, etc.

Cyprus NPL ratio second highest in EU

The Cyprus banks have the second highest Non-Performing Loan (NPL) ratio in the European Union after Greece, according to the European Banking Authority (EBA) ‘Risk Dashboard’.

Banks buying properties failing to sell at auctions

The banks have bought nearly 650 properties that failed to sell at the first round of auctions since the start of 2018 according to information submitted to parliament by the Cyprus Central Bank.

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