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Old 14th October 2015, 05:18 PM
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Hi Alex,

You are right, I did some searching and property management is quite popular. Have you bought a property already? I am trying to figure out the documents I need in order to buy a house. I have been told that now it is not possible to open a bank account in Greece. Any idea if that's true? How can you buy a house and pay bills if you don't have an account?

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Old 14th October 2015, 05:32 PM
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Hi Alex,

You are right, I did some searching and property management is quite popular. Have you bought a property already? I am trying to figure out the documents I need in order to buy a house. I have been told that now it is not possible to open a bank account in Greece. Any idea if that's true? How can you buy a house and pay bills if you don't have an account?
We did not buy, we are renting. However even to do that, you need to get a "Tax Number" and some other "Number" (I still don't know what the heck they were talking about). Our real estate agent handled the whole thing, and I suspect that is pretty common. We did have to get copies of our birth certificates, which then had to be translated into Greek by an attorney (our agent handled that too). Once you have the Tax # and the other # from the government, you can put bills in your name, and (I believe) open a Greek bank account. We are just operating in cash for now, as we don't want our $ stuck in the Greek banks.

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