Skopje, 27th September 2015 (MIA) – “Buy a House, Buy a Flat” caravan, implemented by the Ministry of Finance so as for the citizens to get familiar more closely with the possibilities offered by this Project, resumes from September.

The caravan starts on 2nd September in Stip, and many cities throughout the country will be visited each Wednesday.

– The objective is to visit the places not being visited before, in particular Tetovo, Strumica, Kumanovo, Veles and several other cities. However, we are going to visit Ohrid, Prilep and other cities showing interest in the Project for the second time. Goal of the Project is to bring it closer to the citizens in the interior of the country and to provide for they to get all information at one place, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, said.

So far, 630 families have resolved their housing issue by taking the possibilities offered by the Project. Most of them, or 70% of them, are from Skopje, however, citizens from the country’s interior also show interest. Hence, for instance, there are 39 families from Bitola, 34 families from Strumica, 28 families from Kumanovo … which have resolved their housing issues through the “Buy a House, Buy a Flat” Project.

– “Buy a House, Buy a Flat“ Project is intended for the citizens who generate income, however not sufficient for the first several years to repay the installment for the flat or to pay participation so as to obtain a housing credit to build a house. Hence, we provide assistance with subsidies. For instance, if the citizen wants to buy a flat and applies for EUR 30,000 credit with a bank, monthly installment would be around EUR 184, while under “Buy a House, Buy a Flat“ Project, the Government will pay EUR 92, and the citizens will pay EUR 92, Deputy Prime Minister explained.

He went on that house subsidies are higher, i.e. if someone wants to build a house, government support will range from EUR 10,000 to EUR 15,000.

“Buy a House, Buy a Flat“ is a government project, implemented through the Ministry of Finance. Citizens having no other property registered on their name and monthly income of which does not exceed EUR 900 may apply for two types of subsidized housing credit to buy or to extend a house or to buy a flat.

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