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Cool new loft apartments planned on Astoria's abandoned building

The once office building that stands next to Astoria Hotel in downtown Budapest has been empty and abandoned for decades now. There's a group of people that are interested in giving the real estate a new life. 

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Hungarian Housing Prices Skyrocket

Hungary’s real estate market is in an upward spiral after years of decline due to the real estate market crisis in 2008. The expected growth is five-to-ten percent in the following two years. Beginning in 2014, property prices began to grow by over ten percent. Hungary’s low interest rate, a record low at 1.5%, and a stabilized banking system lured buyers and investors alike. The trust factor has returned to the real estate market in Hungary.

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Housing subsidiary - the Hungarian CSOK Program

At the end of 2015, the Hungarian government decided to allocate money towards a new subsidy purchase program for young families with children. The minister has set a budget of HUF 40 billion but has said that this could be increase if the demand is high enough. It is important to note that over 80% of the Hungarian population are in favor of this government action. The minister has said that the government is willing to help several hundred thousand families.

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New wing of Central European University complete

Budapest's renowned Central European University has finally completed a new wing - the first phase of an enourmous development for expanding in the next few years, the new building in Nador street is now buzzing with life. 

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Budapest: The Best Real Estate Market in Europe

While Budapest, the capital of Hungary, may not be the first city that tourists heading to Europe put on their itineraries, it's becoming a new magnet for global real estate investors. Budapest is not as saturated with buyers and sellers as cities that are more on the beaten track. That's only part of its appeal, however. The "Pearl of the Danube" is a world class location with assets that outshine more high profile markets. The advantages to buying property there may never be as ideal.

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Budapest Real Estate Continues to Attract Investors

Hungary’s capital city of Budapest continues to attract foreign investors seeking high-end apartments. Professional real estate investors see the boom in tourism and now seek to rent the properties they purchase. This boom has led to a rise in real estate purchase transactions and helped stabilize the housing market in Budapest. Many risk-averse foreign investors now consider Budapest as their preferred investment destination.


 

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Budapest is the new favorite for foreign property investors

A new wave of foreign property investors has descended on Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. According to a study recently released by estate agency Otthon Centrum, the first half of 2015 saw an astonishing increase of property transactions in the city. In fact, the total figure was ultimately revealed to be 40 percent higher than the final figure that was reported for the previous year. In a word, the property market for foreign investors in Budapest is booming at a rate that was frankly inconceivable even a few short years ago.


 

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Norbert StahlNorbert Stahl
2016-08-08
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As investors buy up Budapest apartments, prices continue to rise

When Viktor Balint and Lazslo Katona bought their first apartment in Budapest as an investment, they knew they were onto something big.

“Tourists from western Europe come here and they have a laughing fit because they can rent an apartment for so little,” Katona told Bloomberg.com. “We’re also smiling, looking at the profit.”


 

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Central Bank: Housing Price Growth “Not Excessive”

Housing prices in Hungary have rose by a stunning 21% in  2014 and 2015, much faster than the neighborhing countries, but according a report published by the Hungarian National Bank, this is not excessive growth. 

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Number Of Home Construction Permits in Hungary Go Up

According to the Hungarian Central Stastical Office, the number of construction permits and simple declaration of  new residential buildings have doubled in the first quarter of year compared to the same period in 2015. This further proves the outstanding optimism Hungarians have about the property market. 

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Real Estate Survey Index At Its Nine-Year Peak

According to a survey taken in January 2016 by GKI Economic Research Company, both Hungarian and Budapest real estate market indices were up by 3 points this quarter, representing a 35-quarter peak: 2007 was the last time the index was this high. 

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Reconstruction of Nehru wharf

Construction works have been going for a while on a large area behind the so-called “Whale”, and the Central Market Hall in the 9th District.

The municipality of the district has recently released the architectural design plans regarding the area, which are to be done at the end of this summer. 

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