It’s a constant joke: People talk about wanting to snap up Greek villas and islands if Greece leaves the Eurozone and the currency collapses.
Well we’ve got bad news. The rush to buy cheap Greek property has already begun.
George Petras is back in business. The real estate broker and head of Engel & Völkers office on the Greek holiday island of Rhodes this year has sold twice as many lots and houses as last year. In the crisis months of May and June 2012, when the country was without a government, there was no indication for a strong sales year. On the contrary.
At that time, the phone of the German Greeks had often stood for hours still. “Only with the pro-European election results in late June have the buyer back inspire confidence in the housing market,” said Petras. Since then, there is the office of the broker who grew up in Stuttgart bustle: 50 per cent more inquiries than in the first half of 2011, he noted.
We checked out the listings for luxury properties on Greek islands on the website for Engel & Völkers and it’s not hard to see why there’s a huge rush to buy them up. They’re stunning. And cheap.
We’re talking real architecture, right off the glistening water, for less than the cost of an average condo in Manhattan or London.
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