Buying property in Croatia

Krk island - an emerging Croatia property hotspot

Nov 30th, 2007 | Category: Buying property in Croatia

A recently published article examined the investment potential of Croatan property, specifically looking at the potential that the Island of Krk has to offer, concluding that property prices on the Island have grown by over 19% in the last 12 months.

New report on EU benefits for Croatia

Sep 18th, 2007 | Category: Buying property in Croatia

The Economy Institute of Zagreb recently published a report on the forecast benefits to Croatia of joining the EU. Published over the summer, the report finds that the likely effect of Croatia joining the EU will be an increase in the overall standard of living coming from higher salaries and reduced unemployment. Overall, EU membership [...]

Building on land in Croatia - location permits

Jul 20th, 2007 | Category: Buying property in Croatia

Today we were asked a question regarding “Location Permits” for building plots, and how they differ from “Building Permits”. So here is a bit of information about them.
First things first. You can build on a plot of land as long as its been officially zoned as building land. You then need to obtain a Location [...]

Positive news for Croatia’s entry to the EU

Jun 14th, 2007 | Category: Buying property in Croatia

The news wires are reporting that the Czech Foreign Minister, Karel Schwarzenberg, is in favour of Croatia joining the EU in 2009. The Czech Republic will be taking over presidency of the EU in that year and this statement is certainly a positive development for Croatia.
The country is aiming to be the EU’s 28th member [...]

Property buying guide

Jun 6th, 2007 | Category: Buying property in Croatia

We’ve been meaning to add a section on buying property in Croatia to our site for a little while now. Well finally we’ve created the start of what we hope will become a useful resource. You can view the page here: Croatian Property Buying Process Overview
Do let us know if you have any questions or [...]

Property prices advertised in euros

May 9th, 2007 | Category: Buying property in Croatia

JD has posted the following question:
“Properties in Croatia are all advertised in euros, but the currency is the Kuna? Whats the deal here pls?”

Hi JD - it’s largely for historical reasons, a bit of a hangover from a number of years ago when Croatia was part of Communist Yugoslavia and inflation rates were running at [...]

Building permission timeframes

May 7th, 2007 | Category: Buying property in Croatia

We’ve had a question from Susan who asks:
“Hi, I’m thinking of buying a plot of land in Croatia to build my own property. How soon after I buy the land can I start building?”
Hi Susan - you can apply for building permission as soon as the land is registered in your name with the Croatian [...]