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Norbert Stahl

How to find the perfect apartment as a foreign student in Budapest

Budapest is a truly vibrant European city, famous for its excellent universities. In a previous post, you can read about why this city is so popular among foreign students. If you are going to continue your higher education in the Hungarian capital, finding the perfect accommodation for you will soon become urgent.

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Must see - Technicolor travel video of Budapest in 1938

 

A magnificient video by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer company shows how Budapest looked back in 1938, before all the destruction of WWII. What's more, the video was shot in Technicolor. 

 
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Property of the month - May 2019

This month we would like to introduce a great rental opportunity - the Property of May is an ideal choice for those looking for a well-located, cozy home in the heart of Buda.

 

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Budapest became the fourth most Instagrammable place in Europe

According to the Big 7 travel website, Budapest is the fourth most Instagrammable place in Europe this year. The city is ahead of many popular touristic destinations like London, Paris or Barcelona on the list.

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Budapest’s housing prices are the fastest growing, demand increases as well

The rise in the Hungarian capital’s housing prices has reached a record level: according to the Global Residential Cities Index from Knight Frank, Budapest property prices rose 23% in 2018.

 

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Budapest voted as Europe's Best Destination 2019

Budapest, capital of Hungary has been just been named the the best Destination of Europe for 2019. 

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Hidden treasures of Budapest - The Garden of Philosophers

The previously presented Károlyi Garden and ELTE Botanical Garden are located on the Pest side of the city, but Buda hides exciting sights as well. One of these is one of the locals' favorite viewpoint places that tourists usually don’t know at all.

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Here’s what to expect in the Budapest housing market in 2019

After five years of massive growth in the residential property market, it reaches a psychological limit of 1 million forints per square meter of more and more downtown apartments.

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Incredible price increase in the Hungarian housing market - 19% growth in 12 months

According to the "Global Residential Cities Index - Q3 2018." report by Knight Frank, Budapest shows the highest 12-month residential property price growth in Europe.

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Property of January 2019

The property of January is an ideal choice for those looking for a quiet, comfortable home or an investment in the lively part of Budapest, close to the downtown.

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Discovering Budapest - The Belváros & Lipótváros

Budapest is a truly European capital, which besides attracting tourists with countless attractions, provides a livable environment for the people living here in the heart of the city. 

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Demand for residential properties continues to grow in Budapest

According to the report released by the Hungarian National Bank (MNB), the Hungarian housing market continued to intensify in the first half of 2018, which in addition to the dynamic rise in the apartment prices, was reflected in the increase in the sales volume.

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Budapest property prices still low as compared to other CEE cities

Budapest is not only the favorite choice of tourists in the region but the Hungarian capital is also the top pick among real estate investors. According to the latest data, in the Central-European region, Budapest provides the best value for money if you are thinking about buying an apartment in the city center.

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Property Of The Month - November

The property of November is an excellent choice with its uncommon layout for those looking for a unique home and the first-rate investment in one of Budapest's most beautiful neighborhoods.

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Resale property prices in Budapest increased in 2018 Q1 and Q2

According to the most recent data of Central Statistical Office (KSH), the pace of price increases of residential properties in Budapest, Hungary was exhilarated again in 2018. As reported by KSH, in the first half of the year, 59 000 homes were sold in the country, it means a 7% rise compared to last year.

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Hidden treasures of Budapest - The ELTE Botanical Garden

Budapest welcomes the locals and the visitors with beautiful buildings and amazing sights, but sometimes, besides the great hustle and bustle, the proximity of nature is a welcomed gift.

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Property of the month - October

The property of October offers a great opportunity for people who dream of their new home in a beautiful and unique environment or looking for an excellent investment.

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The expansion of Airbnb continues to grow in Budapest

In recent years, more and more investment properties popped in downtown Budapest to serve the needs of travelers who rather avoid hotels and opt for short term vacation rental apartments.

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The end of the 5% new residential property VAT – What to expect in the future

According to the summer announcement, the government does not intend to extend the validity period of the 5% VAT on new residential properties which is in effect until December 31, 2019.

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The construction of the first smart shopping mall of Budapest has started

The currently under construction Etele Mall (Etele Plaza) will be the third largest shopping and entertainment center in Hungary, located in Újbuda (Kelenföld) with its 55 000 m2, at the biggest intermodal transport node of Budapest.

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Hidden treasures of Budapest - The Károlyi Garden

Budapest is a true capital with many famous sights attracting tourists. At the same time, there are places that only locals really know, but are real treasures such is the Károlyi Garden (Károlyi-kert) in the iconic district V. Despite its busy surroundings, its small size and the tall buildings around the park make it easy to miss.

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The number of new apartments continues to rise in Budapest

In Budapest there are currently 20 000 apartments being built or planned to be built.

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Budapest real estate prices have increased up to 80% in the past years

Over the last 3-5 years, the Hungarian real estate market has gone through tremendous changes. In 2013, there was a slow downturn in the pre-owned home market, followed by an accelerating rise in prices. This rise was moderated in 2017, but the real estate prices are still increasing.

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Property of the month - September

The property of September is unique in terms of location and neighborhood as well. The outstanding property offered for sale is located in Buda, in the popular district XI, also in one of the most frequented parts of the city, on St. Gellért Square.

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