Being rich in today’s Greece uncomfortable

Being rich in today’s Greece – uncomfortable

For
the majority of ordinary Greeks any
the outcome of negotiations for their suffering
the crisis in the short term
It will be poor. Even if the international
lenders will save Greece, the road to financial
stability is arduous. People
He experienced all the “charms” of cuts
pensions, increasing taxes, reducing
social payments and other disasters, to the
which we have become accustomed residents of the euro area.
Against this background, wondering how to feel
Greeks themselves, there is a large
capital.

Uncertainty – not the best purchases driver

secured
Greeks, business people, working with
high-end real estate in the hotel
business and the sale of luxury goods,
They told the news agency on CNBC
that in conditions of uncertainty
People stopped buying.

agents
for the sale of premium real estate in
the elite seaside towns warn
a marked downtrend and
demonstration of luxury among the richest
residents of Athens.

“Rich
try not to demonstrate too
the wealth of others. even expensive
cars on the streets of wealthy Athenian
the suburbs can be seen today
rarely, “- said in an interview. – “Rather
To go for a walk on the Porshe
and Ferrari, streets flooded
more modest Audi “.

One
of the managers of the exclusive night
club near Athens noted significant
changes in the behavior of well-endowed
customers in the Sunday referendum background.
“Over the past ten days has changed
very much – and the amount spent
their money, and the frequency of visits. we
surprised. Rich clients behave
as the middle class. ”

Manager
Athenian agency for the sale of luxury
property told CNBC on
a sharp decrease in the number of contracts
last week. According to him, it
We are talking about millions of euros: large
of the wealthiest Greeks decided
take a step back and see what
It will happen next. They do not want to expose
their wealth on display in this turmoil.
Many of them prefer today
rent rather than buy property,
until it becomes clear whether there will be
Greece in the eurozone.

slowdown
real estate sales began even earlier.
According to experts, the Greek market
property “seriously dropped” for
the past few years. The number of transactions
real estate in the year decreased from 220 000
in 2008-2009 to 15,000 in the last year. “Market
almost dead, “- noted the above-mentioned
manager.

injected
capital controls,
limiting cash withdrawals at ATMs
to 60 euros a day, the closure of banks and
uncertainty of the future – in principle,
it is not surprising that wealthy Greeks
are hesitant to spend money on the property
and squander them in bars, restaurants and
clubs. Another sector, which is now
expectedly suffer – retail
elite objects.

Georgios
Giannopulos owns two elite
clothing stores in prime locations
Athens. He said that since coming
to power in January left government
the cost structure of its clients and
clients has changed dramatically. In other
words, luxury clothes became much
buy less. Recent days have shown
Critical decline in sales. As
main reason for this decline
Mr. Giannopulos sees trouble
people for their future – for example, to
It is still unclear what currency will
live Greece. “Money spent very
a small percentage of people. ”

psychological factor

AT
Greece recently and already has been
circulated economy mode. About
26% of Greeks are now unemployed,
and the figure for young people rises
up to 50%. On the horizon difficult times. AND
Giannopulos says that
the average Greek sternly
It refers to a demonstration of wealth.
“Of course, it is true that in the coming
conditions ultradorogie cars or
hours, boldly claiming wealth,
can be perceived with hatred
a high degree of suffering citizens.
It is a thing of the discharge psychology. Many
of our customers are now simply can not
afford to come to work in
cool car or handbag
worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Stay at the level of the middle class
for them today – a matter of survival, “-
says Mr. Giannopulos.

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