June property sales up 28 per cent

THE NUMBER of property sales in Cyprus during June rose 28 per cent compared to June 2016 according to official statistics published by the Department of Lands and Surveys earlier today.

This increase follows a 59% increase in May, a fall of 2% in April and a 16% increase in March.

During June a total of 843 contracts for the sale of residential and commercial properties and land (building plots and fields) were deposited at Land Registry offices across Cyprus, compared with the 657 deposited in June 2016.

Of those 843 contracts, 635 (75%) were deposited by Cypriot purchasers and 208 (25%) were deposited by overseas purchasers.

Although the number of sales contracts in Larnaca fell by 20%, they rose in the remaining four districts.

Sales in Nicosia (the capital) rose 65% compared to June 2016, while sales in Limassol, Famagusta and Paphos rose 37%, 35% and 28% respectively.

Read more at: http://www.news.cyprus-property-buyers.com/2017/07/06/june-property-sales-up-28-per-cent/id=00152623
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Useful Links

We have complited a list of usful links below about Cyprus and more to help with your interest in buying abroad.

LIFE IN CYPRUS

The official Portal of Cyprus Tourism Organisation
www.visitcyprus.com

NEWS & INFORMATION

Cyprus Yellow Pages – information about hotels, travel, real estate, accountants, importers, doctors, entertainment, restaurans, clubs, land, hills, companies and services…
www.cyprus-yellowpages.com

The British Bases newspaper, Cyprus Lion, distributed with The Cyprus Weekly exclusively in the SBAs every week.
www.cyprusweekly.com.cy

FAMILY FUN

Fasouri Watermania features the largest selection of attractions and slides in Cyprus and beyond! Everything from breath taking Black Holes and Kamikaze Slide to a relaxing Lazy River…
www.fasouri-watermania.com

A visit to the Santa Marina Retreat can be a rewarding day of relaxation for the family, with something of interest for all ages. Retreat incorporates the Elias Stables – the largest stud farm in Cyprus with 250+ horses – there is the opportunity to watch the race horses being trained or the mares caring for their foals.
www.santamarinaretreat.com

Enjoy a camel caravan through the surrounding countryside of Mazotos village. Visit our small museum, the souvenir shop for those mementoes to take home and the games room for the kids. Taste the sumptuous Cypriot dishes at the parks restaurant in a traditional and hospitable atmosphere.
www.camel-park.com

Wishing to inform and bring what the ostrich can offer closer to the public, we have created an Information Center at the farm, where visitors can learn, meet the birds at close hand, taste delicious dishes from ostrich meat and buy ostrich products whilst at the same time enjoy this exceptionally beautiful natural hilly area of Lemesos.
www.ostrich.com.cy

TRAVEL

Tickets on-line, flights shedule and etc.
cyprusair.com/

Information about an international airports in Paphos and Larnaca
www.cyprusairports.com.cy/

Information portal about tourists operators & agancies in Cyprus
www.cyprustravelagencies.com/

BANKS

Bank of Cyprus Public Company ltd
www.bankofcyprus.com

Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited
www.hellenicbank.com/

USB Bank Plc
www.usbbank.com.cy/

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Why Limassol

Welcoming, friendly and spontaneous, Limassol is the cosmopolitan heart of this island. Here you’ll discover a dynamic city, an internationally renowned shipping centre and a thriving hub for local and global businesses. An exciting gateway to a new way of life.

Commerce and pleasure meet here and do business together. This is also where traditional markets, museums and festivals blend with five-star hotels and fashion boutiques, galleries and gourmet restaurants, traditional tavernas and luxury spas.

With the opening of Limassol Marina in September 2013, this already exciting city is expected to become an even more powerful magnet for business and leisure seekers, with the new waterfront development destined to become the most exclusive marina resort in the Mediterranean.

But just beyond the city limits, life moves to a different beat – a rhythm tuned in to the island’s natural beauty. Secluded beaches, picturesque villages, orchards, vineyards, nature trails and the Troodos Mountains all wait to be discovered.

And this spectacular landscape creates a natural playground for those looking for more active pursuits, with choices including a wide range of water sports and world-class, championship golf courses such as the renowned Aphrodite Hills Golf Resort.

This enticing mix defines Limassol as one of Europe’s most alluring destinations, with more and more international carriers opening up new routes to nearby Larnaca and Pafos airports.

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10 simple ways to help your Cyprus based home sell more quickly

Most people are currently afraid of the bad state of the real estate market. And it’s true, there have indeed been some problems that have arisen recently. But what’s good for a seller can be good for a buyer, and if you know how to take advantage of this, you can get your home sold more quickly. Let’s have a look at 10 simple ways to help your Cyprus based home sell more quickly!

Audit the agent’s online marketing.
An astounding 92% of people who buy homes look up houses online. Because of this, it is important to have a look at the online marketing strategy of your agent or take care of it yourself.

Set the right price. 
Many people think it’s a good idea to set a high price in the beginning and then to lower it if they don’t manage to sell it. However, this might lead to a delay in selling the house, so think well about it. There is also a matter of image involved in this sense. If people continue to see your property on the market constantly lowering the price, they will assume that it’s not worth what you’re asking for or that there is something wrong with it. It doesn’t matter how far from the truth that is as public image tends to have a strong impact regardless of that. This is why it’s important not to go overboard with pricing in the beginning as you might be hurting the house’s overall image.

Make a video about it. 
Vlogs are extremely popular nowadays, and a video can manage to convey what words and pictures can’t. Simply grab a camera (your phone will do) and walk around the neighborhood. Talk about the home, the neighbors, what you loved and what not. Make sure that whatever your video recording device of choice is, it’s of high quality. The quality of the video is the first thing that people will notice and if you show them a low resolution video of what you’re trying to sell, it’s not going to translate well. High quality video recording options are very affordable today and you should aim to make at least 1080p videos (that’s full HD and will convey a message of quality).

Make it look nice. 
This doesn’t mean to renovate it completely, but a new paint layer and some flowers can change the entire aspect.

Use your neighbours. 
Throw a huge block party before selling the house and let your neighbors spread the word. They might have friends or relatives willing to buy a new home, so why not take advantage of that?

Offer a clean home. 
A potential buyer needs to imagine himself living in that home. If the home is filled with your personal belongings, it will be hard for him to do so, so make sure you let him see a clean and decluttered home.

Use Facebook. 
In case you didn’t know, the huge social network is useful for mostly anything. Look up real estate groups and ask people to share your announcement.

Be flexible. 
You should try to adapt to your prospect buyer’s schedule, since it’s in your best interest. Going a little out of your way can help you a lot.

Offer to leave good things for the future owners as part of the sale! A small gift or something you leave behind can mean a lot, such as stainless steel appliances or some nice decorations.

Take good photos. 
Quality and professional photos can attract many people, so don’t let this opportunity slip away and invest in that if you can truly afford it. Or you could ask a friend who loves photography to help you with that.

Offer cash back as an incentive
A good incentive would be to offer a form of ‘cash back’ to your buyer. First time buyers who generally have little upfront cash would welcome this. Cash back can be used to pay for new furniture, carpets or other items necessary when buying a new house. Most of the popular mortgage providers and lenders allow up to a 5% cash back as part of the transaction.

 

by CYPRUS MAIL COMPANY LTD.

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