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Buying Property in Budapest in 2020? This is what you NEED to know

If you’re thinking about buying property in Budapest as a foreigner, you’re among a growing number of people to do so! Consider these essentials before entering into Budapest’s real estate market.

Recent price increase in the Budapest real estate market 

According to the latest real estate market reports*, the price increase of pre-owned homes in brick buildings is above 10 percent in all districts of Budapest, compared to property sales prices in the first half of last year. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.    

Possible tax lift on long term rental income

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

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.   

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.


 

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.


 

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. 

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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