Monday, February 04, 2008

Albania Investment Property: The Next Big Thing


February 04, 2008

Albania Investment Property: The Next Big Thing
-- Recently Albania has put itself firmly on the map, both as an increasingly popular tourism destination, and an emerging market on the international property investment scene. --

/24-7PressRelease/ - NOTTINGHAM, UK, February 04, 2008 - Things that shrewd investors and experts in the field like David Stanley Redfern Ltd look for are rapid growth, and/or reasons and factors that make rapid growth in the near future probable. In the case of Albania, these factors include: entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization later this year, into the European Union in 2014, and of course rising tourism, growing by 10% per year.

Other major advantages Albania offers investors are the lack of restrictions on foreign ownership of property, the only restrictions being that foreigners can only make a commercial investment if its value exceeds three times the cost of the land, and foreigners cannot buy agricultural land - they can however lease it for 99 years. Also worth a mention is that Albania is already attracting some of the major European banks, which will make financing an investment easier.

Albania also has many tax advantages like the lack of capital gains tax, no withholding tax, no inheritance tax, no Value Added Tax on property purchases, no state or wealth taxes and no transfer tax. The total round-trip transaction cost is also very low, with less than 1% going on public notary fees.

Albania's potential for growth is definitely among its biggest attractions: Gross Domestic Product growth is an almost incredible 6% and likely to accelerate, and capital appreciation can reach up to 30% depending on the investment.

As always, with a finger on the pulse of international property markets, David Stanley Redfern Ltd had to give their clients the chance to get a piece of the Albanian action. David Redfern told me why:

"Just as the other Eastern European States hit us hard and fast with their capital growth, we believe Albania will do the same. It is becoming a pattern, these under-developed states, that were once surrounded by similarly under-developed neighbouring states, see their neighbours jumping onto the international tourism and property markets with a bang, and start to take steps rapidly to ensure that they are not left behind. They have a lot of room to work with; property prices and living costs are generally low, which become immediate selling points to tourists and to overseas property investors. Their generally good climate, which is always big business in the tourism industry, means their low prices make them a low cost alternative to some of Europe's hottest tourist destinations."

David Stanley Redfern Ltd are offering investors the chance to get in on the action with 1-2 bedroom apartments in the Shengjin Beach development. Starting from 32,088, most of the apartments enjoy sea views and will be supplied finished with ceramic tiling, electrical and plumbing connections ready for installation. The development is two buildings frontline to the beach, both have lifts, the ground floors will be retail units and there is a communal garden to the rear. Activities in and around the development include, surfing, windsurfing, beach volleyball, skiing, caving, trekking and sampling the variety of restaurants and bars from the diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds in the area.

A few years ago Albania was a destination very few people (if any) would consider a holiday destination, but huge advances in democracy and development in the last few years have made Albania not only an attractive holiday destination but a very affordable one.

Albania: "it's a place where history is still waiting to be discovered", wrote Matt Gross in the December 14 edition of the French newspaper: The International Herald Tribune. In two paragraphs about Albania's history he had me wanting to drop everything and jump on a plane. Something that exponentially growing numbers of tourists are doing year upon year.

Undoubtedly not all those tourists will be going in search of the history, the climate is another big plus point. The quickest way I can introduce you to the tourism extraordinaire that is Albania is to tell you that you can rent a double room in a good hotel in Albania's Sarande for the equivalent of around 20, from where you can also take a short hydrofoil ride to the Greek Island and tourist hot-spot of Corfu.

This is symbolic of another tourist attracting feature of Albania, it's cheap. For decades Albania has been one of the poorest states in Europe and so on holiday there you will, as I said enjoy the temperatures and sunshine of Greece for a fraction of the cost.

Call David Stanley Redfern today for a free no-obligation chat.

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David Stanley Redfern Ltd is one of the U.K.'s leading overseas property investment specialists. The reasons for this are an incomparable range of international properties spanning 40 destinations worldwide, and unrivalled customer care, which lasts long after the purchase has been completed. Experienced, professional staff and membership to the overseas property market's regulatory body: the Association for International Property Professionals, as well as their stringent due diligence procedures gives buyers the confidence that any purchase with David Stanley Redfern is a safe one.

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