UK increases stamp duty for foreign property buyers
The stamp duty surcharge will begin to be collected from April 2021. This decision may lead to a temporary surge in the activity of foreign investors in the country's market,…

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Named countries with the fastest growth in real estate prices
Last year was a good year for the world's main housing markets. However, global uncertainty does not contribute to the continued boom in property prices, writes Global Property Guide. Real…

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French businesses temporarily exempt from property payments
The French President introduced a delay in utility and rental payments for small businesses. The country's authorities are trying to support the economy in connection with the spread of the…

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UK increases stamp duty for foreign property buyers

The stamp duty surcharge will begin to be collected from April 2021. This decision may lead to a temporary surge in the activity of foreign investors in the country’s market, writes Mansion Global.

The Chancellor of the exchequer of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, announced that from April 2021, an additional stamp duty of 2% will be introduced for foreign buyers of real estate.

Despite the fact that the amount of the fee was less than expected, the new tax may be an unfortunate step for the local real estate market, which has just begun to recover. Continue reading

The UN has published a rating of the world’s happiest countries

Russia lost to Tajikistan and Moldova in the world ranking of happy countries.

The UN presented the annual global ranking of happy countries World Happiness Report. It assesses the level of happiness in 156 countries around the world.

The rating is based on the analysis of indicators such as well-being, life expectancy, social support, freedom and the level of corruption. Continue reading

Spain has imposed a 15-day quarantine
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France closes schools and universities due to coronavirus
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Rental rates in Athens rose to 30 % over the year and exceeded pre-crisis indicators
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Real estate agencies in Bulgaria will receive clients from Tranio
International real estate broker Tranio gives partners-agencies from Bulgaria preferential terms of cooperation: Agency partners place their objects in the Tranio catalog for free. Agencies work directly with the client.…

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