Articles about Romania Property Market

Bucharest Property BOOM    
January 8th, 2008
    Capital of the country, Bucharest has over 2 million people population and a fantastic appeal for investments. Recent history of the city was quite confusing, communist regime changed major part of the old, historical Bucharest. In mid ‘80s a lot of old buildings were demolished and replaced with concrete blocks. There are a few charming places with very interesting houses from ‘20- ... read the article
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Iasi - historical city with good perspective    
January 8th, 2008
    Most important city in Moldova, Iasi is a big cultural and economical center with fantastic architecture. Many big companies are investing in Iasi region with other investments on the way. The IT sector is booming with many call centers and IT centers transforming the economical landscape. IBM Romania has expended to Iasi, Transaction Systems Architects (TSA) recently opened its new division ... read the article
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Black See. Coast Line- suny beaches in Romania    
January 8th, 2008
    Black See. Coast Line. Black Sea resorts are a tourist magnet from May to September, with high season in July and August. Biggest city on the seaside is Constanza (Constanta), biggest port at the Black Sea, important economic center, tourist destination, just 2.5 hours drive from Bucharest. Main resort is Mamaia, few kilometers from Constanta. The dream of having a seaside property ... read the article
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Timisoara - invest west!    
January 8th, 2008
    Timisoara Symbol of ’89 revolution, Timisoara sits at the west-east conjunction routes and is an industrial, commercial and cultural center. Close to Hungarian border, Timisoara is considered to be the most “civilized” city in the country with strong western culture. From an economical point of view the city is a booming place to invest in, with many international compa ... read the article
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Sibiu - Good investment for smart investors.    
January 8th, 2008
    Sibiu European Capital of Culture in 2007, Sibiu is a medium size, well developed city in center Romania. Important economical, tourist and university center, Sibiu was a german community in the past known as Hermannstadt. (the mayor is a representative of german community). The city has his own international airport with regular flights to Germany and Italy cities, also to Paris, Vienna ... read the article
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Cluj - property market is HOT, HOT, HOT!    
January 8th, 2008
    Cluj Situated in north-west of the country, Cluj is the 4th major city in Romania. E60 Vien-Budapest-Bucharest road is passing through, and new Budapest Bucharest highway is set to pass close by. Cluj economy is well developed, many foreign investors are in place with more then 3,000 foreign-registered companies. The city is also a strong university center with good name and tradition. ... read the article
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Brasov and Prahova Valey - Properties to buy and make money.    
January 8th, 2008
    Brasov and Prahova Valey Fantastic tourist city, main destination for ski lovers, Brasov is the hart of Prahova Valey, an extended tourist region. With a population of 320,000 people, Brasov is the economical leader in the region, located nearby Poiana Brasov, Romania’s most famous skiing resort which is referred in ski directories all over the world, often compared to other major reso ... read the article
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Ploiesti: interesting investment opportunity    
January 8th, 2008
    Ploiesti. 60 km from Bucharest A new trend for businesses is to rent houses for their employers in cities close to Bucharest. A good example is Ploiesti, just 60 km north. It takes 40 minutes to drive from Ploiesti to Bucharest’s north area (where many companies have their offices) with time to be reduced when road upgrades on the way will be completed (2008). To cross the capital at h ... read the article
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Secret Investment Destination: Pitesti, Craiova, Ramnicu Valcea    
January 8th, 2008
    Pitesti Big city, only 120 km from Bucharest, connected by the first Romanian highway (built in communist regime and rebuilt in 1999), Pitesti is one of the most developed cities in the country. This is the home of national car company, Dacia, own by Renault. The big company’s success is Logan, a popular car with sales all over the world. Renault is planing to open a very big producti ... read the article
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Houses in Romania.    
December 7th, 2007
    The state politic during the communist regime was to build huge blocks with many small apartments offering very poor living conditions. People who owned private houses were forced to move out, many of these properties being demolished. After the communist fall economic crises made difficult for most people to buy or build private house. Only a small percent of the population had resources to i ... read the article
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Middle class apartments in Romania    
December 7th, 2007
    Developers targeting middle class buyers are investing in more affordable areas like Militari, Titan, Vitan. These new projects are built in traditional residential neighborhoods. A two bedroom apartment area will be 80-120 sqm, with medium finishing, often superior to those available in top projects from the 90’s. TYPICAL FINISHING MATERIAL FOR MIDDLE OF THE RANGE APARTMENTS: L ... read the article
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Luxurious new apartments in Romania    
December 7th, 2007
    Exclusive projects in central and northern Bucharest. New apartments projects could be found in areas considered suitable for houses, such as the Bucharest northern area. The key factor in this new approach is still the land price. The main target for those projects is the upper class, with apartments area at around 120-150 sqm for a two bedroom apartment. TYPICAL FINISHING MATERIALS FOR TO ... read the article
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Off Plan Buyers’ Profile in Romania    
December 7th, 2007
    Off plan buyers are currently just 40% investors, 60% of the properties bought directly to live in. Local investors buy usually up to 10 units, foreign buyers taking from 10 to 40 units. When contracting more units is a common thing to negotiate a discount. After years of investments mainly in houses for upper class and land for speculation, investors are profiting from the increasing deman ... read the article
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New apartments in Romania    
December 7th, 2007
    New apartments are the new trend on the residential market mainly because of the increasing land cost. Developers prefer to build on hight to maximize the profit and diminish the land cost in the final price. As demand for new properties is higher then ever, the current number of new developments on the market seams pretty low. Only 5000 units up for sale in 2006 and an estimate of 6000 in 2007 ... read the article
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Land Market in Romania    
December 7th, 2007
    Useless to say that every real estate business is a land business first. Since the beginning of 90’s, immediately after communism fall, land was targeted by some investors. In 2000 construction land price in Bucharest was about $20-60 per sqm. The same land property is now evaluated around €500-800 per sqm. In top-of the market areas such Primaverii land is worth about €2,000-4, ... read the article
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Follow the money. Invest in Romania!    
December 7th, 2007
    Investing your money where the big players are going has proved to be a winning strategy. This is the place to take a close look to real estate market when it comes to big corporate investments. Recent years have seen a fantastic increase in foreign investments in all Romanian economy, real estate playing a major role. Recent EU admission has reduced considerably the risk level perception, n ... read the article
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Consider the property's maintenance costs before investing    
September 29th, 2007
    Maintenance cost is an issue you have to think carefully about as it might affect the value of the property. Higher maintenance will make it harder to rent and less attractive for potential buyers. If you look to invest in medium price property maintenance cost must remain within €50-150 per month. The limit will be higher for properties targeting the top level of the market, with cost up ... read the article
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How to buy a property in Romania    
September 19th, 2007
    There are a few tings to do when buying properties in Romania: 1. Inform yourself about the real estate market. Decide what type of property is best for your investment and what is the best location. You’ll have plenty offers to choose from. There are new apartments, off plan investments, houses and villas, construction land, agricultural land. You can buy a property in Bucharest or other ... read the article
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Renting your Romanian property    
September 10th, 2007
    Bucharest and medium-large cities offer a fantastic growing rental market sustained by the ever-increasing number of Romanians that came to work and live in big cities. Another important segment of the market is represented by expatriats working in multinational companies or having their own business in Romania. Bucharest is not a targeted tourist destination but short rental is highly demande ... read the article
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Earthquake, a problem you have to consider when investing in Romania    
September 10th, 2007
      Romania is affected from time to time by minor earthquakes and once in a while by a sever earthquake. The last big one was in 1977, with important life and property loses. Bucharest, the capital of the country is especially exposed, so a property investor must look for solid buildings when buying there. Some important things to know: After the 1977 earthquake new construction regu ... read the article
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Off Plan investment in Romania    
September 8th, 2007
    Romania property markets offers some fantastic opportunities for investors ready to buy off plan properties. Successful off plan investments depend on the global factors acting within the property market it self. You obviously have more chances to make a profit in a growing market. Romania emerging property market offers the right conditions for an off plan investment to prove profitable: Ec ... read the article
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Why the property market crisis won't affect Romania    
September 6th, 2007
    If you are just a little interested in economic news you certainly know there is a credit crisis in US affecting the real estate sector as well. This situation acts on the US market and some voices are saying that it will influence the European property market as well. It may surprise you to read that you can still find good places to invest in real estate properties and still expecting a stro ... read the article
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Can foreigners buy land in Romania?    
September 5th, 2007
    The article 4 of Real Estate Law translates: “The citizen of a member state without legal residency in Romania, the stateless non-resident having residency in an European Union country and the non-resident foreign legal entity (company) incorporated per the stipulations of the EU legislations, are able to gain ownership on land for secondary residences, respectively secondary headquarters, i ... read the article
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Romania Property Market: Taxation on transfer of property    
September 5th, 2007
    The taxation depends if the seller is a private person or a company. PRIVATE PERSON The tax is applied on the value of the transaction with no exceptions. The Romanian Fiscal Code distinguishes now two categories: 1. If the property was transferred before a three years term has lapsed from the acquisition data the tax will be 3% when the value of the transaction is up to 200,000 RON and ... read the article
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Why the prices will rise for next 10-15 years in Romania Property Market    
September 5th, 2007
    Mortgage factor. Mortgage was not used until 2002. The same year the prices started to go up from $6000-7000 for a one bedroom apartment in Bucharest to €70,000-90,000 for the same property in 2007. Mortgage is still pretty expensive and qualifying conditions still have room for relaxation. Actual regulations are set to change in close future in order to guarantee credit access to a bigger ... read the article
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Romania Property Market    
September 5th, 2007
    History For a better understanding of the current Romania property market you have to know some historical facts. Before the communist regime, Romania’s economy and real estate market was similar to other European countries’. Bucharest was even called “the little Paris” because of the architectural similitude. In the 50’s the properties were illegally confisc ... read the article
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Romania is not like Bulgaria. Property Market Overview.    
September 5th, 2007
    Useless to say that Bulgaria is promoting itself as a great investment opportunity. I’m not assuming is not, I just claim that Romania is a better and safer investment and with bigger potential. WHY? Put yourself a few questions: How often have you read or saw a commercial about investing in Bulgaria? I think quite a lot. How often have you seen Romanian properties having commerci ... read the article
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How a Romanian estate agent may full you: Living Area    
September 1st, 2007
    One thing to be careful when buying properties in Romania is the living area. This is especially necessary when investing off plan. First of all you have to understand the difference between "living area" and "total area": Living area is what you will really get, the surface of your apartment. Total area is what you really pay and it will include the living area p ... read the article
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Do you really need a company when investing in Romania Property Market?    
August 31st, 2007
    Vast majority of estate agents will tell you that a company is absolutely necessary when foreign investors buy properties in Romania. This is not always true! Why they do that? First of all because they make some money from that. You’ll be charged between €800 and €2000  for company formation. You will need an office, accountant, manager. The agent will probably arrange f ... read the article
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Strategy for Romania properties first time buyers    
August 9th, 2007
    Investing in Romania Property Market can be very profitable but you have to respect a few rules. First of all you have to stick to some general successful proved steps: 1. SET YOUR OBJECTIVE This is an obvious thing but many of the first time investors don’t do this as it should be done. There is a difference between buying a house for you and your family and investing in a property ... read the article
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Romania Property Buyers. Who is buying your investment    
August 9th, 2007
    One crucial thing in real estate investments is a GOOD EXIT. Yes, you can find a beautiful property, yes it can be cheap, but to make a profit you have to sell it. Have this in mind since the very beginning. When buying for investment, ask yourself who is going to buy form you. Is it going to be another investor? Is it going to be a local buyer in search for a house to live in? Well, ... read the article
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Romania Property Market: Local Buyers Profile    
August 9th, 2007
    Medium buyer living in big city   • age: 25-50 years   • income: €500-2000   • owns a property or has €20,000-40,000 from savings and family   • active life Property they look for:   • Old apartment (communist apartment) in good position.   • New built apartment in modern complex. There is a limitate number of new apartm ... read the article
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