There are like SO MANY…someone please explain why!! I’m super curious
The most common is running out of funds but they know when they start they don't have enough funds to complete. They start the project and continue until they run out in the hope they will have the funds to finish some time in the future .LOL this is a good and funny question to ask!
My answer is pure speculation based on years of going to Greece (and hearing family/friends stories, etc), could be a combination of the following:
- Wanting to build on a plot of land and not wanting to pay taxes.
- Running out of funding during construction process.
- Fire or another natural disaster and waiting for insurance company to repair.
- Waiting for building permits to get approved.
Again, these are some thoughts and ideas as to why buildings might not be fully built in Greece.
Yes this is true and the majority of the reason you'll see so many half built buildings. Also many people take out loans and then run into more money issues down the line. In general, there isn't a lot of financial planning and thinking ahead on Greece, people are trying to make a quick buckThe most common is running out of funds but they know when they start they don't have enough funds to complete. They start the project and continue until they run out in the hope they will have the funds to finish some time in the future .
Building insurance is not very common in Greece like it is in your country, it does exist but only a very small % have some cover . The same with comprehensive motor car insurance but a bigger % have it.
In Greece, there is a loophole tax rule (at least, there was when I asked someone in Greece this question). If the home is unfinished, you don't need to pay taxes. So, many homes were made to look unfinished to try to avoid being taxed. Then, there are also some areas where there was a housing boom, then the boom ended and the construction on certain homes was abandoned. This happened on Crete - there were many homes being built around an American military base, but then the base was closed. So there are a fair amount of home skeletons in the area where the base was.There are like SO MANY…someone please explain why!! I’m super curious