These numbers are not officiall numbersبالارقام، يوضح الدويهي "اننا تخطينا منذ زمن الحد او السقف القانوني. هناك 1313 مرسوما تتعلق بتملك اجانب لأكثر من 58 مليون متر مربع سبق واستُملكت، منها ما نسبته 95 في المئة في جبل لبنان وبيروت".
اليوم، تضاف الى هذه المشكلة مسألة الشقق السكنية وربطها بالاقامة الدائمة. يعلّق الدويهي: "نحن في الاساس تخطينا الحد القانوني. ان نسبة الـ10 في المئة في بيروت التي يسمح بها القانون وصلت الى حدود الـ22 في المئة، اما نسبة الـ3 في المئة خارج بيروت فهي قاربت الـ6 في المئة، وتحديدا في المتن الجنوبي والمتن الشمالي. ببساطة، تضاعفت الارقام، فعن اي نسب تملّكٍ يتحدثون بعد، وهم تخطّوا الحدود القانونية؟"
Woops miscalculated, and didn’t incorporate the fact that it’s heads of familiesOn the palestinian/syrian danger, while permanent residency will not grant them citizenship NOW, but it paves the way for it.
Not for today or tomorrow, but a few years down the line.
A few years back, it was completely unthinkable for palestinians to have certain jobs that would've put many Lebanese out of work. It happened.
It was unthinkable that Palestinians or Syrians could get citizenship, but it happened under Hrawi and Hariri Sr.
It was unthinkable to give them permanent residency, and now the door is wide open.
Because it's the beginning of the path, refer to the above.
Laws and the constitution have been known to be broken in Lebanon....on so many occasions.
What guarantees do we have that this will stop?
Actually you're not getting this right, you need a better calculator to start with.
You used this figure with the assumption that they will buy property ONLY in Beirut.
But anywhere outside Beirut it's 330K.
The residency is automatically granted to spouses and children.
This means that it will take merely 3.3 Billion for 10,000 HEADS OF FAMILIES.
If we count on average 4 members per family, that's 40,000 palestinians for 3.3 Billion dollars.
Your 50 Billion $ actually buys the residency for 660,000 people.....basically all palestinians.
Do you know what 50B $ is for gulf states? Chump change......They blow that much on a birthday party so to speak.....
Now we all know that foreigners and refugees were granted citizenships en masse in the past, what would stop the government from doing it again?
And when that door opens, you'll have hundreds of thousands of people eligible for it.
What will you say then?
Liberal media made you do it?
Residency CAN be passed on.
It's been passed on for years.
Why change it now if it's not to incite more foreigners to invest?
The only temporary winners are real estate companies, the average Lebanes who doesn't own real estate to live in or to sell is screwed!
How will they be able to afford an aparatment if the kard mad3oum is not available anymore but the floodgates are open for gulf countries????
Price drop without a high volume of sales = stagnation. It means there is few selling at market price and the rest speculatively holding.Guys price of real estate went down 30 percent
It is acceptable know
It is around 1500 $ in most regions in mount Lebanon
1000 Dollars in other regions
3000/4000 in Beirut
Getting down more is a sign of collapse
What about 330K dollar apartments?any expat who can afford a half a million dollar appartment is welcome, especially now, how many syrians or palestinians have half a million to spare for an appartment? if you find any they are welcome
First, expats don't need residency.any expat who can afford a half a million dollar appartment is welcome, especially now, how many syrians or palestinians have half a million to spare for an apartment? if you find any they are welcome
i am not in real estate no.What about 330K dollar apartments?
Eitherway, a huge influx of money will drive prices up again and will become unattainable by the average Lebanese especially that they can't get favourable loans anymore.
Unless you're in real estate, do you think you'll see a whiff of that money?
As for palestinians and syrians, the gulf states have been pushing for a long time for the resettlement in Lebanon.
Do you think they won't get the funds from there?
sorry i ment non Lebanese not expatFirst, expats don't need residency.
Second, expats or foreigners with spare cash to buy $500,000 house and use it once a year on vacation or worse rent it to Lebanese living in Lebanon - while otherwise not interacting or offering intrinsic lasting gains to Lebanese economy - are useless.
This kind of investment should be actively taxed and discouraged, if not aggressively combated.
You are rich Lebanese expat who considers Lebanon a vacation zone? OK pay good taxes because your vacation hurts the Lebanese economy.
You are foreigner who want residency in Lebanon? Offer something to the country like opening a business that meaningfully contributes to the economy and local growth. Parking money in the form of a vacation home doesn't help the economy.
Again, palestinians will get bankrolled by the gulf.i am not in real estate no.
also 330 k in cash is no small amount by any means.
ther palestinians that have 330k IN CASH to spare can immigrate to the west easily .
prices wont go up , there wont be a huge amount of buyers plus 330K is the price of a high end appartment, if it drives up anything it would be the high end appartments , and it wont
no outside beirut its still high end, you cant get a housing loan for that value of an appartment, in fact it should be half of that , you expect the gulf to pay 3.3 billion dollars to buy high end luxury appartments for palestinians in lebanon ?Again, palestinians will get bankrolled by the gulf.
At least in Lebanon they'll get a home, western countries will hardly accept them.
And in Lebanon 330K is not high end anymore, it's middle.
The government is launching this initiative specifically to encourage investment and bring more money into the country.
Both the minister of economy and the prime minister stated that.
This means that they're expecting a large inflow of funds.
Why would they do that if they weren't?
i dont think they expect anything large in particular, just a slight push for the stagnant economy economy, they set the prices pretty high, they are targetting rich individuals, if it was low you may have something to worry about, but i am not buying itThis means that they're expecting a large inflow of funds.
Why would they do that if they weren't?