How to Pay for a Greek Property (even if you think you can’t)

How to Pay for a Greek Property (even if you think you can’t)

Many of us would love to buy a home in Greece but don’t have the cash to buy. Or rather, we think we don’t. The truth, however, is that for many potential buyers in Greece there are all sorts of ways to raise the money, some involving little sacrifice – simply using your assets better. Here are some of them.
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Building a home in Greece: part 1, buying the land

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So at last you own a dream home in Greece. Open a bottle, invite the neighbours round! Well, before all that you have to deal with the utilities in Greece and pay a few bills. If you imagined that Greece is blighted by bureaucracy, you would be right. But the good news is that there is always someone to help you.
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