2012 July

31 Jul: Retail Sales In Estonia Continuing To Grow

More hopeful signs of economic recovery in Estonia comes with a recent report on the Statistics Estonia site which states that retail sales in Estonia increased by seven per cent y-o-y to June 2012. Furthermore this trend has been continuing since March 2012; every month between March and June saw an increase in retail sales…

30 Jul: Estonia’s Credit Rating Affirmed At A1 By Moody’s

Bond credit raters Moody’s Investor Services have affirmed Estonia’s A1 government bond rating and stable outlook. As reported on this blog, Fitch had already upped Estonia’s rating to A+, so this is more good news. The rating was based on factors including the Estonian government’s budgetary rigour and financial strength during the continuing crises of the 2008-10…

29 Jul: Estonia Vs Slovenia

An item first published on this blog on 6th July, 2012. An interesting and detailed post here, from the redoubtable Edward Hugh, about one of the two other CEE countries, apart from Estonia, that have acceded to the Eurozone, namely Slovenia (the third country is Slovakia). Having consistently outperformed Estonia and even ‘older’ Eurozone countries…

27 Jul: National Conservation Strategy Developed For Estonia

According to a recent report by Robin Ilves on the Estonian Public Broadcasting English language site, the Estonian government has announced plans for a nationwide scheme for nature conservation and protection. The new plan, to be carried out by the Ministry of the Environment, appropriately enough, spans until 2020, the report said. Estimated at a…

25 Jul: Dos And Don’ts When Letting Out Rental Property In Tallinn And Estonia: Part Two-The Don’ts

Following on from our article yesterday in which we outlined what you should do when letting out property in Estonia, here as promised is part two, in which we detail the ‘don’ts’… 1) Don’t wait to secure the highest rental rate possible. Profits can be washed out by the additional vacancy time; in addition, market…

24 Jul: Dos And Don’ts When Letting Out Rental Property In Tallinn And Estonia: Part One – The Dos

Following hot on the heels of our recent posts on where to buy in Tallinn, Estonian real estate terminology getting lost in translation, and top tips when buying in Estonia, all of which we hope you’ve found helpful, we thought we’d continue on that trajectory. This time, the topic is letting out properties. So here…