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Cyprus: buying property

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office has recently updated information for British nationals wanting to buy property in Cyprus; further information be found on the UK.GOV website.

Land Registry values down while prices rise

The Cyprus Land Registry has come under attack over its valuation of properties on the island and while its 2018 valuations are lower than those in 2013, property prices continue to rise.

Foreclosures highlight we are the eternal victims

A personal view on foreclosures, the banking system and the Cypriot mentality of never taking responsibility for actions & decisions by 'Patroclos' a regular columnist in the Sunday edition of the Cyprus Mail.

Non-EU citizens residence permits

In 2017, Cyprus granted residence permits to 18,971 non-EU citizens, according to figures published by Eurostat on Monday, with the majority being granted to citizens of India and Russia.
construction production plummets

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.

Residential property values based on rents today

In quite general terms, the use of the rental capitalization method for the valuation of an income producing property is based on the rental value of the property capitalised by the appropriate rate (cap rate) based on the yield.
construction production plummets

Cyprus building & construction driven by passports

Although the years of austerity in the Cyprus building and construction sectors appear to be over, pundits believe that they remain heavily dependent on the passport for investment scheme.

Energy saving measures grant scheme

There are opportunities for those living in Cyprus to the reduce their energy costs through a new energy saving scheme that encourages the use of renewable energy sources and energy saving in households.

Pissouri landslide: the living hell

As the landslide in Pissouri gains momentum destroying everything in its path more residents are living in hell in the village once described by Gordon Honeycombe as being on 'The Edge of Heaven'.

The Property Consultant …or NOT!

The fact that one is simply marketing to sell/rent an apartment, or two, or a few, does not make him a property consultant or expert in the field but merely one who is selling apartments.

Clouds gathering over the Cyprus economy

Risks, driven by world economy deceleration, Brexit as well as Cyprus' domestic challenges are clouding the medium-term outlook of the Cypriot economy, an economic conference has heard.
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Property: trust the numbers not the rumours

When it comes to property trust the numbers, not rumours says Yiannis Misirlis commenting on the views of Nobel Laureate in Economics Christopher Pissarides last Sunday.

How will property values change in 2019?

The Cyprus property portal Zyprus, which enables business to advertise their properties for sale and rent, has recently added a forecasting tool that helps owners of property assess how its value may change in 2019.

Short-term lettings, real estate & tourism

Short-term Airbnb style property lettings will have a positive impact on the Cyprus real estate market and tourism industry, but balanced legislation is needed to ensure those positive impacts are achieved.

A new property bubble in the making?

Nobel Laureate in Economics Christopher Pissarides believes there's another bubble being created in the Cyprus property sector although George Mouskides refers to the rise in transactions as a "healthy increase".

KPMG Cyprus real estate report

KPMG's 'Cyprus Real Estate Market Report – The Insights', now in its ninth edition, provides an overview of the Cypriot economy and assesses the performance of the real estate sector.

Is it safe to buy property in Cyprus?

"Is it safe to buy property in Cyprus?" is a question I'm constantly being asked and although changes to the law in recent years have improved the situation, some buyers are still at risk.

Cyprus property market on the up

Specialists are confident over the future of the Cyprus property market, saying that the upward trend in house prices is combined with an ongoing increase in demand for real estate.
Cyprus agreement impossible

What the new foreclosure bills mean

The new foreclosure bills passed by the Cyprus parliament expedites foreclosure proceedings, makes it easier for financial institutions to remove bad loans from their balance sheets, and increases the number of borrowers eligible for insolvency schemes.
Cyprus Property Transfer Fees

Land Registry & Property Transfer Fees

In Cyprus, Property Transfer Fees are the local equivalent of the UK's Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), is a tax that is paid by a purchaser when they buy property or land; so why are so many people complaining?

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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.

You have insurance but are you insured?

The heavy winter rains have resulted in many insurance claims but as many have found to their horror, although their insurance premium has been paid, they discover that they're not insured when they make a claim.