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Know how to buy in Greece. These are the most common questions about buying a home in Greece. From choosing an area of Greece to buy a home, to budgeting, to Forest Regulations in Greece, to choosing a rental Management Company. 30+ years of consulting experience in quick, easy to read guides. 

7 Benefits of a Property Management Company

Renting out your property in Greece is a smart investment and can be a great source of income. It comes with responsibilities, though. You need to market your rental, take applications, do accounting, and make repairs. If you don’t like the idea of all the extra work, here is why

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Determining the True Value of a Home in Greece

Greece has naturally become a popular destination for purchasing a second home because of its scenery, hospitality, culture, and ideal climate. While it is a popular place to buy property, it’s important to have an accurate estimate of the value of a property before buying or selling.    As a

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7 Tips for Buying a Second Home in Greece

Buying a second home is especially popular nowadays thanks to the growth of home rental websites like Airbnb and VRBO. Buying and managing a second home needs to be well thought-out and must come with a game plan and of course a trusted advisor. It’s best to take a step

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Renting a Car in Greece

You’ve just planned your dream vacation to Greece. Maybe it’s your first time visiting, or you’re coming briefly to view a second home that you’re interested in buying. You realize taxis aren’t an option to get everywhere – it will be expensive. And public transportation won’t give you the flexibility

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Best Islands for Retirement in Greece

The most important considerations when choosing a place to live in your golden years of retirement are affordability, low cost of living, health services, safety, and transportation. Greece is a popular country for senior expats to relocate because of its desirable climate, warm hospitality, and low cost of living.   

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Forestry Land in Greece: Building Restrictions

What is Defined as Forest Land in Greece? As part of an effort to complete its Forest Cadaster, Greece has re-surveyed its land in order to distinguish public forest lands from land which is privately owned.  The process of declaring properties to the Hellenic Land Registry has not been simple

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How to Take Real Estate Photos

Have you ever looked at a magazine spread of a house and wondered in awe “is this a real house?” This is the effect you should try to create when taking your own listing photos. 83% of buyers say that the pictures are key in deciding what home they will

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Selling your Home in Greece – A Brief Guide

There are many reasons for selling a home in Greece. Some sellers want to buy a property in a different location in Greece or simply to increase their cash flow. Other sellers may want to take advantage of a seller’s market, as prices of real estate are slowly starting to

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Buying a Home in Greece: City or Countryside?

If you’re like most real estate seekers in Greece, you’ve likely pondered whether you want a home in a city like Athens or in the countryside, for instance in the Peloponnese.    Life in the city and the countryside of Greece have a remarkably different pace and cadence. In this

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Energy Performance Certificates in Greece

What is an Energy Performance Certificate? Do I need one for my property? Is it different than an “Energy Label?” What are the costs associated with getting one? What actions do I need to take as a property owner in Greece?    It’s likely you have some of these questions

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Inheritance tax in Greece

Have you inherited Greek real estate property, and you are wondering what the related legislation is? Every country has its own inheritance regulations and according to taxation. The process of accepting inheritance when it comes from abroad may sound like a complex issue. To this purpose, we answer here some

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What are the costs of buying a home in Greece?

The more information a buyer has about acquiring a house in Greece, the better the decision. At Elxis we have outlined below the costs involved in getting that dream home in a simple, easy-to-understand manner. We have an inhouse team of 7 lawyers ready to help manage the procedure and

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