Investment in Real Estate in Europe
Investment in real estate in Europe is attracting an increasing number of foreign investors. Property can be an excellent investment for the buyer with an average yield of between 5% and 7% a year and a good level of legal security and political stability compared to other places of the world. Commercial properties offer higher return and attract both individuals looking to diversify their portfolio and international real estate funds looking for prime buildings.
When buying or selling real estate the legal, contractual, tax and estate planning issues will need to be considered carefully. They will differ from country to country. We consider some of these aspects below, using France and Monaco as examples.