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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Christmas Fairs in Budapest Open

If you are new in Budapest and this is your first Christmas, don't be dismayed, there are loads to do and if there is one place that does it well, it is Budapest. Though it might come as a surprise for many newcomers here who are used to Christmas Eve as the day when Santa Claus comes, here in Hungary, the Mikulas nap (Santa Claus Day) falls on the 6th of December, where children shine their boots and leave them out for Santa Claus to fill them with treats and leave presents. 

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Further Growth In The Hungarian Residential Real Estate Market

 

A high 150 to 155 thousand residential property transactions are expected to happen this year alone within Hungary. This high number is almost parallel to the pre-crisis transaction stats of 2008. Most real estate experts concur that the trade will continue to grow within the coming years, and will most likely exceed the 170-180 thousand yearly transaction number, which was the case in the pre-crisis years. 

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Property Investment Forum 2015

The 11th Portfolio Property Investment Forum is organized this year in the Hotel Intercontinental in downtown Budapest.
The all-day professional program is organized in association with RICS, and it offers 70 speakers, paralell thematic sections, and a standing reception in the evening. 

 

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Property of the month - October

This month, we feature a small, but unique and modern 1 bedroom apartment located in a high-end, newly developed apartment complex in Budapest's 2nd District, in a beautiful area next to the iconic "Rose Hill".   Read more

Property Market News October

When the Financial Times writes about a property market, that’s when you know things are really hot.  In the article published last week, the British leader of business news writes about the Budapest property market.  Read more

Real Estate sales in Hungary booms in July

July has been the strongest month of the year so far in Hungary’s real estate market, as residential property deals were over 12,000 transactions. 
 
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