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  • Given the Conditions, Where Can Retirees Find Homes?

    Given the Conditions, Where Can Retirees Find Homes?

    Monday, 5th February 2018

    Foreigners can legally purchase property with full “freehold” and “leasehold” rights across many districts in Egypt, Mansoor Ahmed, director of development solution & healthcare at Colliers International notes. With the new investment law, the government grants foreigners the right to buy a property and obtain a temporary residency

  • Egypt To Put a Law Into Action

    Egypt To Put a Law Into Action

    Monday, 5th February 2018

    The government has already taken many steps to lure foreign investment to Egypt, setting laws to facilitate ownership of real estate properties and obtaining residency permits. Morgan-Lister is not out of the ordinary. She is among many foreign retirees who have packed their bags and moved from their countries, where it is cold and dreary, to sunny Egypt

  • Retirement Market: Is Egypt On The Map

    Retirement Market: Is Egypt On The Map

    Sunday, 4th February 2018

    After a phase of volatility in the Egyptian economy, the real estate market is still attracting inflows as it benefits from the positive aspects of the floatation imposed by the central bank last year. As the market booms, and with 10% of Egypt’s population above the age of 65, the need for retirement homes is hiking, awaiting developers to put together sustainable projects to serve a never-ending demand

  • Foreign Investors in Egypt: Few but Significant

    Foreign Investors in Egypt: Few but Significant

    Sunday, 28th January 2018

    Egypt has dozens of its own real estate developers, some of whom have been working in the market for a number of decades. However, foreign real estate developers operating in Egypt, who could be estimated at a dozen or so, have built solid grounds in the country in just a few years and have enriched the market with some healthy competition. These developers are mainly from the GCC, particularly the UAE and Saudi Arabia, including Emaar Misr, Marakez, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s Cairo Festival City, and Capital Group Properties. Invest-Gate provides some figures on the investments of these foreign real estate developers in Egypt

  • A Hub for Foreign Real Estate Investors, so Why Invest in Egypt?

    A Hub for Foreign Real Estate Investors, so Why Invest in Egypt?

    Sunday, 28th January 2018

    Despite a number of economic challenges that Egypt withstood in 2017 such as the flotation of the local currency and the cutting of fuel subsidies, aiming at achieving a long-term sustained economic development, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has named Egypt the number one spot on its list of “Where to Invest in Africa” for 2017. RMB said that Egypt’s favorable growth rate figures, an average of 4% in the past four years, has contributed to enhancing the country's investment attractiveness

  • Foreign Homebuyers: Between Challenges and Benefits

    Foreign Homebuyers: Between Challenges and Benefits

    Sunday, 14th January 2018

    From the challenges facing foreign homebuyers to prominent investment opportunities in the real estate market, Invest-Gate explores what holds Egypt back from seizing a larger share in the international market of real estate exports

  • Egypt: The Next Move To Foreign Homebuyers

    Egypt: The Next Move To Foreign Homebuyers

    Sunday, 14th January 2018

    Invest-Gate speaks to a number of foreign expats living in Egypt, exploring the reason behind choosing the country as well as obstacles facing foreign homebuyers. “I moved from the UK to Egypt specifically because it is the safest country across Africa,” Samantha Morgan-Lister, a 47-year old doctor, who rents properties in Egypt, says. Egypt’s new legislations on residency permits gives it the chance to compete with other European countries such as Greece, Portugal, and Spain, who have similar pleasant weather year-round. However, Egypt remains at an advantage due to its low housing prices as well as its low living costs

  • Where to Invest in 2018: Limitless Options, Extended Payment Plans

    Where to Invest in 2018: Limitless Options, Extended Payment Plans

    Monday, 18th December 2017

    The last few years saw a construction boom in Egypt, especially across Great Cairo and the second home destinations like the North Coast and Ain Sokhna. Some of these new projects have even been completely sold out. Invest-Gate rounds up the most notable recently launched new projects that you could invest your money in next year

  • Will Upper Egypt’s Wheel of Fortune Change?
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    Will Upper Egypt’s Wheel of Fortune Change?

    Wednesday, 15th November 2017

    Cities of Upper Egypt have been overlooked for decades as touristic destinations, especially after the 2011 revolution, despite their wealth in well-preserved archeological sites. However, there are a number of public and private initiatives that aim to promote tourism in these less-frequented cities and towns. Invest-Gate looks into tourism across Upper Egypt, highlighting governmental and private efforts to boost tourism

  • Away From The Capital Investors Are To Go

    Away From The Capital Investors Are To Go

    Wednesday, 15th November 2017

    Despite the country’s efforts to attract more investments to Upper Egypt, pumping more funds to enhance its infrastructure and increasing the housing facilities, investors are asking for more cooperation from the public sector to aid them in the process of investing away from Cairo and Giza. Invest-Gate explores the public and private sectors merge in real estate investment