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Norbert Stahl

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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5 reasons why foreign students choose Budapest

Budapest has long been a popular city for university studies among foreign students. In addition to new adventures for a lifetime, Budapest has many other opportunities for them. We have summarized five reasons why this city is a popular destination for higher education studies in the region.

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Must see - Technicolor travel video of Budapest in 1938

 

A recently published 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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The iPhone of properties is already here

Modern mobile homes and container houses are getting more and more widespread. This video shows that they can also be no-compromise, high-end, smart homes.  

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Excellent TED talk on architecture in our lives

"Architecture is not about math or zoning -- it's about visceral emotions," says Marc Kushner in this fascinating and inspiring Ted talk. 

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Property of the month - August 2017

Panoramic views can always make a property extraordinary, but this little gem in downtown Budapest is a real rarity - the carefully designed and crafted interior perfectly matches the incredible views this apartment has.    

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Apartment rentals are booming in Budapest

With the new academic year starting in September, this month is certainly the season to see and expect the apartment rental market boom in Budapest.    

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Possible tax lift on long term rental income

A new proposal for the year 2018 would lift the 14% tax on rental income. 

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Capital gains in 2016 in the Hungarian Property Market

The national average in 2016 on the value increase of residential properties in Hungary was 15,4%, according to a report by the Hungarian National Bank.   

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Property of the month May

This month, our staff picked this super cool, movie-themed apartment in Budapest's 7th District. Read more to find out its best features.

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Thousands of new homes expected in 2017

2017 will be dominated by new home constructions, with an estimated total of 14,000-15,000 homes expected to be buitl this year. 

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Property of the month - March

This month's feature is a wonderfully designed and furnished 1 bedroom apartment on the iconic Andrassy Avenue. 

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