188: Pros & Cons of Relocating to Barcelona vs. Kyiv

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Sam and Johnny compare each of their respective cities they chose to relocate to since the Covid-19 pandemic. Sam bought a condo in Barcelona to get the elusive 'golden visa' and has since completed renovations, but is now finding the visa process harder than expected. Johnny went with Kyiv and bought not one, but two condos! Johnny's in the middle of renovations on his Kyiv condo and already got his temporary residency. But, is still in the process of obtaining permanent residency. Find out what each boss has learned in the process and why they chose each city as their new home base.

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Time Stamps:

  • 04:00 – What were the big benefits of investing in real estate?
  • 10:50 – Benefits of the Golden Visa.
  • 13:41 – What's the progress with Johnny’s and Sam’s permanent residency?
  • 15:54 – What is the cost of getting a temporary and then permanent visa?
  • 22:44 – What was the procedure in selecting both properties?
  • 33:54 – Some of the pros of the location and size of the properties.
  • 40:52 – How long did the renovations take?
  • 51:54 – What did you learn from the experience of renovating a property?
  • 55:52 – How much did the Designer fees as well as furnishings come to?

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