Spanish Pavilion - “the Olympic Games of the real estate”
Spanish Pavilion - “the Olympic Games of the real estate” where THE BEST. TRUSTWORTHY. CHECKED & VERIFIED real estate companies will present their exclusive projects! We look forward to seeing you in Brussels! #spanish #realestateagents #realestateexhibition Second Home Belgium Second Home The Netherlands Domus AllianceSee more
Services Area at the Spanish Pavilion
Organised by Domus Alliance, Spanish Pavilion is a dedicated area for high profile Spanish companies, at the largest real estate events in Belgium, Sweden and Holland.
Exhibiting in the Spanish Pavilion is a great opportunity to showcase your services in a DEDICATED AREA, ensuring clients can easily locate you on the exhibition floor
State - of - Art pavilion was designed to match the taste of the Benelux & Scandinavian client
Powerful pre-event marketing campaigns means your company will be in the center of attention, attracting the most lucrative clients and...
Domus Alliance Team Visited SIMA EXPO Madrid
Domus Alliance has been appointed by Sotheby's International Realty (Italy)
Domus Alliance, the leading real estate marketing firm with expertise in the has been appointed by Sotheby's International Realty (Italy) to carry their . “We are honored and excited to have been selected by Sotheby's International Realty (Italy) - a luxury brand, present in 70 countries. There is a tremendous demand for the luxury Italian properties among our clients. It is definitely the right time to enter the lucrative ” – said Jurga Skrabulyte, Founder of Domus Alliance. Date: 31st of May 2018See more
Dedicated to the Best Spanish Properties
Organised by Domus Alliance,Spanish Pavilion is a dedicated area for high profile Spanish companies, at the largest real estate events in Belgium, Sweden and Holland.
Exhibiting in the Spanish Pavilion is a great opportunity to showcase your projects in a DEDICATED AREA, ensuring buyers can easily locate you on the exhibition floor.
State - of - Art pavilion was designed to match the taste of the Benelux & Scandinavian buyer.
Powerfulpre-event marketing campaigns means your company will be in the center of attention, attracting...
Scandinavians Flock to Spanish Real Estate
Did you know that Swedes are now the fifth biggest foreign buyers in the country!Second-home buyers are the main factors that help the Spanish property market recover, including a growing number of Scandinavian buyers.Swedish nationals made up the fifth largest of foreign buyers in Spain in 2017, accounting for 6.4% out of all foreign purchases, according to government statistics that were released this year. In the fourth quarter of 2017, foreigners made up 13.6% of all Spanish property transactions—the highest percentage in at least two yearsSwedes have increased their...
Powerful and practical seminar attracted 256 Belgian real estate buyers
Seminar: “Mistakes to Avoid when Buying Overseas”In association with: Second Home ExpoWhere:Brussels ExpoWhen: 29th of September - 1st of October, 2017Hour: 14.00 -14.45Mrs. Jurga Skrabulyte, Founder & Managing Director of Domus Alliance has been selected by Second Home Expo to hold an educational seminar for lucrative real estate buyers in Brussels, Belgium. “The interest from the Belgian buyers was enormous, and I wish we would have had a bigger seminar theater booked, as we ran out of seats available- says Jurga Skrabulyte, who is known in the industry as...See more
Did Brussels Go Well?
OUI! Nobody in Brussels generated more leads than Domus Alliance! Total number of leads: 645 !Total Visitors: 4, 065Numbers of Selfies Taken: 1,2, 3 ... Would you like to be represented at the next largest real estate exhibition in Scandinavia? NEXT STOPS:✔ Buying Properties Abroad Stockholm (Sweden) 17th-18th of February, 2018✔ Buying Properties Abroad Gothenburg (Sweden) 3rd -4th of...See more
Was Stockholm a Success?
OH YES! Nobody in Stockholm generated more leads than Domus Alliance!Total number of leads: 223!Total Budget: EUR 78.3 Million Would you like to be represented at the next largest real estate exhibition in Benelux? Next Stops:✔ Second Home Expo Maastricht (The Netehrlands) 27th-28th of January, 2018✔ Second Home Expo Ghent (Belgium) 3rd -5th of February, 2018✔ Second Home Expo Namur (Belgium) 3rd -4th of March, 2018✔ Second Home Expo Utrecht (The Netehrlands) 9th-11th of March, 2018✔ Second Home Expo Antwerp (Belgium) 28th-29th of April, 2018✔ Second Home Expo Brussels (Belgium) 21st-23rd of...See more
Let the Lead Generation Marathon Begin...
Domus Alliance is proud to announce the start of the 2017Autumn Real Estate Exhibitions Season IN SWEDEN, BELGIUM, HOLLAND & FINLANDDomus Alliance,a full-service real estate marketing consulting & PR company opening the doors to Benelux, Russia and Scandinavia, has officially started today the 2017 autumn season.Domus Alliance has been participating for the last 12 years at these real estate exhibitions, making it possible to create a database of over 30,000...See more
Foreign buyers snap up Greek property
Property buyers from abroad are this year growing at the fastest pace in a decade, as booming Greek tourism has had a positive impact on the property market too.According to the latest data from the Bank of Greece, in the first quarter of the year the inflow of capital from abroad for real estate acquisitions increased by 61.7 percent on an annual basis. The March figures have signaled a further improvement, since in the first couple of months the yearly rise had come to 56.7 percent.If the existing growth...See more
Happy Holidays from Domus Alliance team!
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR 2017?
“I typed in »holiday home for sale in Spain« and got 10 million results” said Mrs. O.S., Real Estate buyer from Sweden Stockholm, September 2016When you share the market with tens of thousands of other real estate agencies and developers, how do you get noticed?Big brands spend millions each ear to rank well on search engines, magazine adverts, tv spots, radio advertising, fancy private or public events and many other “interesting” strategies.But what can small and medium size agencies and developers do? The question that bugs many marketing...See more
24th of June, 2016: Probably the busiest morning ever for Domus Alliance team
Losing British buyers must not result in losing business. Swedish are buying properties abroad like Brits used to do 10 years ago. Belgian nationals account for every third property sales in Spain and wealthy Russian investors still looking for “exit from Russia” strategies.“I have always been a great believer in Swedish, Russian, and Benelux markets – says Ms. Jurga Skrabulyte (Co-founder and Managing Director of Domus Alliance – leading real estate marketing consulting & PR company inBenelux, Scandinavia and Russia). We started investing in the Benelux, Swedish and Russian...See more
An inspection trip to the land of colours, tastes and aroma!
“What an amazing project and what a friendly and professional team – I kept repeating to myself during the inspection trip last week to Kusadasi, whilst visiting Domus Alliance client Global Sun Estates.“I wouldn’t find a better time if you want to make money from investing in property, than now”- said Ms. Isabel De Vloet: a lovely Belgian lady and a Managing Director of Global Sun Estate (with Turkey’s GDP being ahead of the ones of the EU states)During the trip, we had an opportunity to admire the beautiful...See more
Foreign Home Buyers on the Increase Last Year
Foreign home buyers, taking advantage of the strong decline in prices registered in the real estate sector since the bursting of the housing bubble, bought more homes than ever in Spain during the last year. Specifically, these international investors acquired close to 48,000 homes, which represents a year-on-year increase of over 13% and also represents over 13% of the total number of housing transactions carried out.According to data from the Property Registrars House Price Index of Repeated Sales, citizens of the United Kingdom accounted for the greatest volume of...See more
Golden visa scheme back up to speed
So far this year the state has handled 1,611 cases within the scope of the golden visa fast track scheme for those non-EU citizens meeting criteria including property investments, Foreign Minister Augustos Santos Silva said before a parliamentary commission on Tuesday.Santos Silva said that his figures were for the period through to 22 April and that after difficulties due to the restructuring of the system last year, the processing was now running at speeds similar to 2014.The Foreign Minister made a point of stating that the aforementioned total covered...See more
Secrets of selling to Scandinavian, Benelux & Russian clients unveiled in an exclusive seminar in Lisbon
APR (Association of Portuguese Resorts), Domus Alliance and Second Home Expo combine the strengths for Portuguese property promotion. Over 40 leading Portuguese Resorts, Banks, Law firms and independent agencies attended the presentation organized by the Portuguese Association of Resorts (APR) and Domus Alliance (21st of January, 2016, LISBON). Marketing opportunities for in the , , and Russia were presented by Jurga Skrabulyte, managing director of the leading, full –service marketing consulting company Domus Alliance, which opens the doors to and Scandinavia. The professionals enjoyed Jurga’s know-how on...See more
The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016
The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.Where should you go?1) Algarve, PortugalFor the third year running, Algarve, Portugal, is our pick for the world's best place to retire, thanks to its low cost of living, low cost of real estate, great weather, established expat community, user-friendly and low-cost retiree residency...See more
Selling successfully to Dutch, Belgian, Scandinavian and Russian clients
Topics to be covered:1) Market overview. Benelux & Scandinavia: cold countries with Hot Economies2) 30 TIPS FOR 2016: medium and long term marketing strategies3) Agent networks: how to recruit active real estate agents in Benelux and Scandinavia? Do they really exist?4) Dutch, Belgium, Scandinavian and Russian clients - buying behavior and where, what, why and how they are buying in Portugal5) Exhibition marketing: what to do to achieve the highest ROI6) Newspapers, exhibitions, radio, TV, websites, word of mouth, private events….What WOULD and what WOULD NOT WORK in Benelux...See more
Moving and Retirement - Best Places to Retire in the World
According to International Living (IL), a magazine and website devoted to expat living and retirement overseas, there are several places in the world where your retirement dollars will stretch a little further while enjoying a comfortable lifestyle. So, if you’re getting ready to retire, check out this list of the top places to retire overseas.France: If you’re looking for good health care (best in the world, but foreign retirees need to purchase private insurance), a rich culture and cities with moderate climates, France is another alternative. With many properties...See more
Berlin Condo Market Enjoying Strong Growth in Luxury Segment
According to a new report by Ziegert, Berlin - Germany's largest housing market - states that condominium prices will keep seeing sustainable growth in the coming years, driven by both growing domestic and foreign buyer demand, mainly in the luxury price tiers."For condominiums in the Mitte district, we predict a continued growth in the double-digit range," said Nikolaus Ziegert, Managing Partner of Ziegert - Bank und Immobilienconsulting GmbH. "Within five years, we will achieve a price level of 10,000 euros in the high-end segment." At 4,500 to 6,000 euros...See more
House Hunting in ... Portugal
The Lisbon metropolitan area, with more than 2.8 million residents, suffered after the global financial crisis of 2008, with home prices falling by 20 percent to 25 percent, agents said. But several actions taken by the government in 2009 — including the passage of an attractive new tax program for part-time residents — have helped the housing market in the Lisbon area, which includes Setúbal, to recover completely.The new tax program for part-time residents “allows the people who live in the countries that have high income tax levels to...See more
13 Percent of Russians Want to Move Abroad – Poll
Thirteen percent of Russians would like to move abroad, while 17 percent of Muscovites would like to do so, a poll revealed Monday.Almost half of those who want to leave Russia for good — 38 percent — are young people between the ages of 18 and 24, research by the state-run pollster VTsIOM showed.Twelve percent of those who said they wanted to emigrate would like to move somewhere with a better climate.Eleven percent would choose to live in a country with a higher standard of living, and another 11...See more
Will Euroreferendum affect housing prices in the UK?
In 2015 for the first time in the history, according to the poll, the number of Britons advocating a British exit from the EU has exceeded 50%. In 2017 the country will host a nationwide referendum on EU membership. More than half of residents believe that the referendum will have a significant impact on property prices.Moreover, opinions are divided – about half of respondents believe that the price of their property will increase, the other half believes the opposite – that prices will fall in case of British exit...See more
12 Interesting Fun Facts About Portugal
Portugal is a fascinating country with a proud history that can be felt all throughout the country - from its capital, down to each tiny, picture-perfect village. I've been living in Portugal for over a year now and have learned loads of fascinating facts about the charming country, which I’m eager to share with you!Are you planning on visiting this westernmost country in Europe soon? Or maybe you have Portuguese roots and want to learn more about your ancestors. In any case, below are twelve facts that are bound...See more
10 Things you did not know about Croatia
1) The Independent (the most popular newspaper in UK) places Croatia on the list of safe holiday destinations in Europe, after the recent events in Paris, Egypt and MaliSource: Date: 20th of November, 20152) Croatia is hugely popular with German tourists. In the first 11 months there were 2 million tourists coming from Germany.Source: Date: 13th of September, 20123) From the period 1 January – 30 November 2014, 12.9 million tourists visited Croatia, which is 4.6% more than the same period last yearSource: Date: December, 20144) “Much of the...See more
€ 2 billion for 2 years: the result of "Golden Visas" sold in Cyprus
It definitely can be called a success of the investment policy of the country: over the past two years Cyprus has attracted more than € 2 billion due to various schemes of "gold visas". The most popular ways of getting residence permit and then permanent residence in Cyprus - is the purchase of real estate worth at least € 300,000, the commission contribution to the economy of Cyprus from € 2 million. (Eg, purchase of government bonds), or making donations of at least € 0,5 mln. in government technology...See more
Great Inspection trip to Pirin Golf & Country Club
Domus Alliance is thanking Mr. Milen Mikov and Mr. Zanko Draganchev for such a great stay at Pirin &Golf and Country Club!Living Space: Beautiful houses made out of wood and stone with big windows and fireplaces in the living rooms. Every room has an amazing view of the surrounding areas.Leisure: An amazing spa and a country club that offers all the services of a 5 Star ResortSports: Pirin Golf Resort offers all year round activities from horseback-riding and golf in the summer, to tracking and skiing in the near...See more
Former CEOs retire in Portugal
Three former chief executives of major listed companies have recently moved from Finland to .Matti Halmesmäki, a 62-year-old former chief executive at Kesko, Sakari Tamminen, a 61-year-old former chief executive at Rautaruukki, and Kim Gran, a 61-year-old former chief executive at Nokian Tyres, have all transferred their residence to Portugal in the course of the spring.Finns can receive their pensions tax-free by moving to as the country imposes taxes on neither earnings-related nor supplementary executive pensions. They can qualify for the tax exemption by transferring their residence to...See more
Tax-free Portugal attracts Finnish pensioners
The waiting staff bring out additional tables as more and more people turn out for a lunch meeting of the Finnish Society in Algarve, southern Portugal.Raimo Luokomaa, the chairperson of the society and a long-time resident of Portugal, is surprised by the recent popularity of the monthly meetings. “One-third of them are people I don't know,” he estimates as roughly one hundred retirees sit side-by-side around the tables of a restaurant in the town of Quarteira.Most members of the nearly 25-year-old Finnish Society in Algarve are retirees living in...See more
Russians find the good life in Bulgaria
Looking to escape the stress of Moscow? For middle-class Russians, Bulgaria has become a popular place to acquire a second home.“It’s a place where Russians feel welcome,” says Elena Ahmedanova, a journalism student at Moscow University, who was studying for exams at her parents’ home near Nessebar on the Black Sea coast. “There are similarities in language and the culture feels familiar.”An estimated 400,000 Russians own properties in Bulgaria and an increasing number are becoming year-round residents, thanks to the easy availability of long-term residence permits, according to Mihail...See more
Russian-Owned Properties in East Bulgaria Number 500 000
As many as 500 000 properties in Eastern Bulgaria are owned by Russian citizens, the country's General Consulate in the country estimates.At the same time, five Russians have become Bulgarian citizens by paying BGN 1 M in 2014, an option allowed under Bulgarian law.Most Russians, who are temporarily or permanently based in the districts of Varna, Dobrich, Shumen (in the north-east) or Burgas, Sliven and Yambol (south-east) are involved in business activities such as real estate or tourism.Many tend to purchase a dwelling in Bulgaria to live here and...See more
Where have the ultra-wealthy Russian buyers gone?
Since the Russian political crisis and collapse in the value of the ruble, anxious overseas property agents and developers have been battling to retain as many wealthy Russian clients as they can and replace whatever business has been lost.Conflicting reports have come out of London and other major European markets about just how much real estate investment has been affected by the political and economic fall-out that saw the ruble lose up to nearly half of its value in the 12 months to February 2015, although it has since...See more
Portugal property sales up 47%
The number of houses sold in Portugal in the first quarter of 2015 was the highest in five years, marking a ‘fingers crossed’ end to a depressed market where both prices and volume collapsed in many property segments.Prices now are rising steadily and the number of transactions also is booming as the British are back with exchange rate swollen wallets and French and Scandinavians drift southwards away from punitive tax rates.The slide started to slow in third quarter of 2013 when prices ending a series of 12 quarters of...See more
Partnership with I.T.E Siberia Signed - February 2014
According to official Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs statistics, ITE Siberian Fair is among the top five exhibition organisers in Russia — the largest in terms of number of events and the second in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers.Siberian Fair was established in 1989. Since then, it has organised over 1500 industry exhibitions in Novosibirsk, Moscow, St Petersburg and other cities in Russia and abroad. In April 2008, Siberian Fair became part of the ITE Group.ITE Siberian Fair’s events calendar now contains over 70 exhibition events, including...See more
Russians looking for the exit
If Russia is alarming its neighbours with its actions in Ukraine and its anti-Western rhetoric, many of its own people are also uncomfortable with the prevailing atmosphere of bellicose nationalism. Some are preparing to leave, discovers the BBC's Caroline Wyatt, a former Moscow correspondent - and some have already left.Moscow is at its loveliest in May, when the usually forbidding expanse of Red Square is bathed in sunshine, and the delicate scent of lilac fills the air around the crazy ice-cream spirals of St Basil's Cathedral. Tourists from across...See more
Russians love Spain
Over 45 million tourists visit Spain each year (Spain is the second most visited country in the world)The number of tourists from Russia exceeded one million per yearRussian buyers are already leading the way as the current the visa system limits them to a 90 day stayQuoting a rise of 25-30% year-on-year by the summer, Turespaña attribute the increase to more direct flights from Russia, relaxed visa rules and the growing interest in Russia’s middle-class to take foreign holidaysRussian tourists injected a major boost into Spain’s tourism economy after...See more
Facts about wealth in Scandinavia
Did you Know that:- Sweden is among top 5 richest countries in Europe- The minimum salary in Sweden is: 1,612.25 €- Average salary in Sweden is: 16,122.46 €- Sweden is among top 3 countries with the highest value added tax in Europe. (Hungary has the first place with 27 %). The value added tax rate in Sweden is 25%, with exceptions for food and services like hotel room rental fees (12%), and for sales of publications, admission tickets to cultural events and travel within Sweden (6%);See more
General Facts about Russia
Did you know that:- In Russia there are 142 million people and over 320 million including ex USSR countries- Russia is the 9th largest country in the world in population- Russia has 9 time zones- Russia is bigger than Pluto- Russia and America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point- The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867- Finland is the most visited destination by Russians- Russian science is famous. There are around 4000 organizations in Russia involved in research and development-...See more
Facts about RUSSIANS’ HABITS ON HOLIDAYS
72% of Russian tourists pay for their holiday in cashRussians book very late – 80% of holidays are sold in the last four weeks before departureOnly about 15% of Russia’s 142 million populations have ever traveled abroad – there is huge untapped demand for foreign travel.Many new routes are being added by Aeroflot and Trans aero, Russia’s two major airlines.Travel operators report that Russians are high-spenders: Russians spend on average $1,000 per head on their holidays20 years ago in the days of the Soviet Union, Russians were banned from...See more
Did you know that Russia is one of the wealthiest country in the world?
In Russia there are 110 billionaires and most of them live in Moscow (According to Forbes Magazine)Moscow is the first billionaire capital of the world. This is the fourth time in the past five years that Russia’s capital stays ahead of New York. (According to Forbes Magazine)Moscow is home to 11 million people and is Europe’s largest cityIt is fifth in the list of rich millionaire families, with an average family wealth of $2.1 million. The largest number of billionaires in the world lives in RussiaSiberia holds just under...See more
Facts about RUSSIANS BUYING ABROAD
Russia is among top 3 countries that are going for the golden visa (in 2014 Portugal handed out 1500 Golden Visa, Russia is the second country, after China).The quantity of Russian visitors looking for up-market property priced at €.1 million and over has increased from 4-5%. Those looking for luxury property above €.2 million increased from 5 to 8%Russians spent more than $12 billion on overseas real estate last yearThe number of households whose wealth exceeds $1 million in Russia has grown by 18.5 percent in 2014The major difference...See more
Facts about Non Habitual Residence regime
Did you know that?There is no double taxation for pensions or for employment and self-employment income obtained abroadThe Non Habitual Residence regime, which is a beneficial Personal Income Tax (PIT) regime, is available to individuals becoming tax residents in Portugal, provided they were not Portuguese tax residents in the previous five years and the status is granted for a period of 10 consecutive yearsNHR's are subject to a reduced flat 20% personal income tax rate on salaries as well as on business and professional income of a Portuguese source...See more
Scandinavians Buying Abroad
Did You know that?Passports issued by the UK, Sweden and Finland offer visa-free travel to more countries than any other passportsA study carried out among 1,200,000 Swedes born between 1945 – 1954 shows that – 26 % (312,000) will buy properties in a warmer country when they retire – 67 % want early retirement (55 – 62 years)Swedish people can save up to € 3,000 if they retire abroad. For example, Swedish pensioners, who haven’t been residents...See more
Golden Visas Cyprus
Cyprus is one of the most affordable countries in Europe for residency through its golden visa program. Cyprus is outside the EU Schengen visa zone but it is unique in its offering of immediate citizenship by investing €2.5 million in property.This grants a Cypriot passport and EU citizenship then allowing the freedom to work, travel, study and live anywhere within the EU including the UK.Benefits•Free movements within Europe (Schengen area);•Flexible. No requirement to reside.It is important to note that, although it is not required that the foreign national reside...See more
Golden Residence Permit in Spain
Spain Golden Visa Law was approved on 30th September 2013 to attract foreign, non-European- investors in exchange for 5 years Schengen Visa.Benefits•Free movements within Europe (Schengen area);•Very low minimum stay periods (There is no minimum stay requirement. In fact family could reside and the main earner is overseas. Children could reside at university for example.Multiple entry and re-entry is allowed.);•Residency extended to family members (including children up to 18 years. The Act also includes your children over 18 years old who, due to health issues, are not objectively capable...See more
The Golden Visa Program in Portugal has proved
The Golden Visa Program in Portugal has proved to be the most popular scheme in Europe with investors attracted to its flexibility and benefits. Launched in 2012 the program has been actively promoted internationally by the Portuguese government.Benefits • Free movements within Europe (Schengen area); • Very low minimum stay periods (7 days during the first year and 14 days during each subsequent period of two years); • Residency extended to family members (including children); • Permanent residency after 5 years; • Citizenship after 6 years; • EU Schengen visa travel.Requirements • Acquisition of real estate...See more
The ultimate pension freedom: Retire in Portugal and reduce your tax
New freedoms mean you can move your pension abroad. We show you where you'll pay the least taxIt is the ultimate dream for many people - to work hard, build up a nest egg and retire abroad to a climate with year-round sunshine. Now there is an added financial motive to move overseas.The new pension freedoms will allow you to move abroad, take your hard-earned savings with you - and potentially escape some of the taxes that would otherwise apply here in Britain.If you move to sunny Portugal for...See more
Owning a second home remains highly popular
Belgians massively keep on looking for second homes abroad. From the number of registered sales it appears that many of them decide to stop dreaming and start doing. In the past year, the Belgians entered the top three of foreigners who own a property at one of the Spanish coasts. Spain, together with France, is the most popular country, followed by Austria, Italy and Portugal.Given the broad interest in purchasing real estate abroad, Second Home International is opening its doors in Antwerp for the first time. From 5 to 7 June the new edition in Antwerp...See more
First evidence that Golden Visa is attracting non EU buyers to Spain
US, Chinese and Russian buyers were among the most active foreign buyers in Spain in the first quarter of 2014, according to new data from the General Council of Notaries in Spain.The number of Spanish properties bought by these nationalities increased by 88.9%, 83.1% and 62.6% respectively in the first quarter compared to the same period a year earlier.Foreign buyers accounted for 19.4% of all Spanish property sales in the first quarter of 2014 and non-residents accounted for 47.9% of these.The regions seeing the strongest rise in foreign buyers include The Basque Country with an increase...See more
Almost 40 million Russians travelling abroad
The World Travel Organization reported that Russians spent 15% more on holidays. According to the Global Blue Refund, Russians are the second biggest spenders while traveling abroad, after Chinese. In Austria, for example, they spent 52.4 million euros in the first half of the year for shopping.Apart from traditional summer destinations such as Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Spain, popular by Russians within the three summer months, increased numbers in Russian arrivals were recorded by long-haul, exotic, winter sun destinations which are preferred by Russians in autumn, winter, and spring.According...See more
The number of golf players in Russia is now increasing fast
The number of golf players in Russia is now increasing fast and with the short local season, more and more Russian golfers are attracted abroad especially during the winter months.Overseas property sales from Russia, did not fall even during the recent economic conditions as practical thinking Russian buyers took advantage of the special "antirecession" discounted prices on global real estate markets. In many countries it is considered that prices have now reached their lowest levels and are beginning to grow. This has kindled a great interest for Russian buyers...See more
The Costa Blanca is going Russian
In Alicante, the euros are flowing in from Moscow. Russians have become the saviors of the Mediterranean province's property market and tourism sector.Russians are turning to Alicante to lay down their money. First they come on vacation for a few days to check out the beaches and the climate on the Costa Blanca, and later they return to purchase a holiday home, cash in hand - no down payments, no mortgages necessary.Half of the 7,000 residences sold to non-Spaniards in Alicante province last year went to Russian families, a...See more
2014 Russian Property Investment in Europe
Russian interest in real estate, both domestic and abroad, has increased steadily over the last decade.However, this has led to a lot of conjecture among European estate agents. The western mentality creates the assumption that the typical Russian buyer will be spending an extravagant amount of money in the sunniest possible destination, with a keen interest in new citizenship.The research shows that the key priority for Russian buyers looking to invest in foreign property is stability, making the UK the current number one choice, with Germany and France following...See more
RUSSIAN BUYERS INVESTING ABROAD
Investment is the major reason that drives Russians to buy overseas, according to Gordon Rock international.“What makes a country popular with Russian buyers depends on a number of factors,” said Stanislav Zingel, president of real estate agency Gordon Rock International, speaking to The St. Petersburg Times. “Buyers consider the historical and cultural similarities between the two countries, how many Russian speakers live there, ease of transport and accessibility and whether it is a popular tourist destination for Russians,” he said.When it comes to location, affluent buyers tend to look for property in London, Manhattan and Monaco,...See more
As the Ruble Falls, Russians Look Further Afield To Emerging Markets For Second Property Purchases
• Ruble reached a 5-year low on Monday 3rd March 2014 (CBR)• 88% increase in searches for homes in UAE (Feb – March 2014, Idinaidi.ru)• Turkey remains the most searched for emerging market on Idinaidi.ru2014 hasn't been particularly kind to the ruble. Russia's national currency has fallen by about 10% since the start of the year, reaching a 5-year low against the US dollar and the Euro earlier this week according to the Central Bank of Russia (CBR).With policymakers and most analysts agreeing this trend will continue into 2014,...See more
Algarve - the Russians are coming
This summer four charter flights each week will be bringing Russian tourists to the Algarve, courtesy of travel company Natalie Tours.According to a statement today from the Algarve Tourism Association, Natalie Tours is organising meetings in the Algarve between 27 February and 4 March with Turismo de Portugal and the Algarve Tourism Association and at a press conference will announce the lucky hotels that will be stocking up on vodka.One of the hotels that will receive the Russian tourists is known to be the Dom Manuel in Lagos.Natalie Tours...See more
Russian investors in search of high-end real estate properties abroad
Russian property investors keep looking for real estate properties for sale abroad despite the global economic crisis. Property buyers are interested in finding their ideal home in the sunshine. They look for value-for-money investment opportunities and carefully examine the price of properties.Russian investors look for spacious ideally-located buildings with impressive architecture, abundant modern facilities, security equipments, car park and easy access to an international airport. They want seclusion and privacy. They are interested in prime-class properties – with prices staring from 150 000 euros – but also in buildings...See more
More and more Russian citizens to buy property abroad
Yet not so long ago to buy property abroad simple layman not even dreamed of such a privilege to benefit only wealthy people . Today the situation has changed in the root , and is a simple , ordinary citizen under the Russian force not only to buy an apartment but even a small house in Spain or Italy .Buying real estate in Europe became profitable investment of capital , which can quickly recover , especially if it is purchased at low prices during the crisis. Will not have...See more
Russian Billionaires Invading U.S. Real Estate Market?
The Russians are coming.The mass protests that have sent shock waves across Russia's political landscape over the last month appear to have fueled Russian activity in the U.S. luxury home market. The spike in interest builds on a trend that has steadily gained steam over the last few years.The political turmoil in Russia, says Edward Mermelstein, an attorney and consultant who guides Russians through real estate transactions in the U.S., is "definitely" leading wealthy Russians to make purchases outside of a region that "is being perceived as to some...See more
Property Residency Plan Attracting Russian Buyers to Spain
A proposed new law in Spain that would result in people buying property being given residency is set to attract a large number of buyers from Asia and the Middle East. The move is regarded as an attempt to boost Spain’s beleaguered property market and targets well off people from outside the European Union who currently need visas.Russian buyers are already leading the way as the current the visa system limits them to a 90 day stay but if the proposals are adopted they will be granted residency if...See more
Russia's new middle class fly in to save Spanish tourism season