Purchasing real estate, especially foreign property, is one of the surest ways to invest capital. If it is a property in a beautiful area, with unique nature, culture and history, in a tourist paradise, this safe capital investment turns into a lucrative business. Why is it worth investing in real estate in Croatia? Check!
Why is it worth investing in real estate in Croatia?
Real estate prices in Croatia and Poland are similar, but the Croatian market is full of really favorable and bargain offers, because even for 120-150 thousand euros you can buy an atmospheric, old stone house with a garden or a small apartment in a good standard – perfect for a couple or a small family. Croatia is a great place to live permanently, but it is also an ideal place for a holiday home and an accommodation business. Tourists are happy – as is the sunny weather and endless opportunities to spend an unforgettable holiday. Croatians are famous for their hospitality and they like Poles.
A great place to live, perfect for digital nomads
Many foreigners living in Croatia are people who came here for vacation and fell in love with the warm, clean Adriatic Sea, wild nature, sun, climate and lifestyle. And they started thinking about moving to. Croatia attracts especially the so-called digital nomads. If you work only/mainly remotely and earn well or even average in Polish zlotys or euros, you will be able to successfully live here at a good standard and, after work, enjoy the charms of the pearl of the Adriatic Sea. It is also not very difficult to find a job here, especially in the IT industry and tourism, and if you know Croatian, English or German. In Croatia, you can start a company quickly and without any problems, and business ideas multiply here.
Second home and holiday base
Purchasing real estate in Croatia is a great solution for people who are not tied to their workplace all year round and are looking for a second home, a slightly more recreational or typical holiday home, or who can work remotely for a longer period of time. Here they will find endless opportunities for recreation and active recreation. It’s not only the sea, sailing or diving, but also wild mountains and beautiful national parks and a lot of history and culture to get to know, in the form of atmospheric old towns, churches, castles and palaces that remember ancient times.
The journey by car from Warsaw to Split takes approximately 14 hours. You can also use trains now, and the availability of flights is high. A big advantage is the short distance and efficient organization of the trip, even in a short time.
Profitable and convenient short- and long-term rental
You can use a house or apartment in Croatia for your own use, as a holiday home or as a “second” home for a few weeks or months a year, and for the rest of the time you can rent the property– both short-term and long-term rentals are popular here, facilitated by online platforms that connect apartment owners with tourists. In this way, you provide yourself with a capital investment, a holiday base in one of the most beautiful places in Europe and additional income – and you can always sell this property at a profit.
Growing property value in Croatia
The value of houses, apartments and plots in Croatia is systematically and steadily increasing, and forecasts predict that the trend will continue. A well-developed real estate market and relatively low purchase prices attract more and more foreigners, so you can make good money by selling an apartment or house. In addition to many offers on the primary market in Croatia, you will find beautiful, old stone houses in need of renovation at a bargain price, which, after restoring them to their former glory, you can sell for a large profit.
Several million tourists a year, a paradise for hoteliers
Real estate in Croatia is not only houses and mieszkania, but also modern apartments and furnished equipped guesthouses and hotels, ready to welcome guests, of which there is never a shortage. In 2022, the Croatian coast and islands were visited by over 16 million tourists – almost 40% more than a year earlier and almost twice as many as in 2019. In times of crisis, more and more people are changing Mallorca, Ibiza and the French Riviera for the no less beautiful, but much cheaper Croatia, and the country’s joining the euro zone has become a big advantage.
A wonderful climate, up to 300 days of sunny weather a year, azure and crystal clear sea, beautiful wild national parks and the spirit of history of old towns are the allies of hoteliers, of which there are many in Croatia, but not enough. Thanks to this, accommodation services are a great business idea here, with a quick return on investment. The amount of income from renting accommodation on the Adriatic Sea and on the Polish seaside is similar, but in Croatia the season is incomparably longer and more abundant with tourists.
Why is it worth buying a property in Croatia?
The benefits of investing in real estate and the advantages of buying a house in Croatia are your own home in one of the most beautiful places in Europe and a private holiday base, a stable capital investment and earnings on rental or profit on resale – but that’s not all. What is also of great importance is how easy it is to buy real estate here and how you can count on the help of Polish companies operating on the Croatian market. Another advantage is the diversity of the market itself: you can buy the house or apartment you dream of.
Capacious and diverse real estate market
Real estate in Croatia is, on the one hand, large luxurious villas with swimming pools and panoramic terraces, and on the other hand, atmospheric stone houses. It is splendor, gilding, marble contrasting with strict modern minimalism and, on top of that, traditional architecture in the Mediterranean style. Here you can buy a small studio apartment, a large family apartment in a good standard, but also a large apartment on two floors, with a private swimming pool and decorated by a renowned architect. There are also building plots, both right next to the beach and marina, and in a quiet mountain village. And all this means that Croatia will give you what you expect. You will find the house of your dreams here, but you need to know how and where to look. Fortunately, specialists in the Croatian real estate market will help you with the latter.
Assistance from Polish real estate agents in Croatia
Even if you were only on holiday in Croatia and don’t know the language or topography, not to mention Croatian law, you can invest on the Adriatic Sea quickly, reliably and safely – all you need to do is use the help of our NESTOVIA real estate agency. We will find the property of your dreams that meets your expectations, we will thoroughly check it, engaging a lawyer, a surveyor and an architect, and then we will complete the transaction from the initial contract to the transfer of ownership. We will also help you move and settle in a new place, sign contracts with utility suppliers or start a business.
Minimum of formalities when purchasing real estate
A big advantage of buying a house or apartment in Croatia is the minimum of formalities. You don’t need to obtain permits. You can buy real estate on the same terms as Croatians. In fact, all you need is to obtain an OIB identification number – to report to the Croatian tax office. The purchase and sale agreement is concluded before a notary. Only slightly differently than in Poland, it does not automatically confer ownership rights to real estate – it is necessary to transfer it during the entry in the land and mortgage register, and for this a special clause from the previous owner included in the contract or outside it is required. And that’s it!
We fell in love with Croatia many years ago. We decided to buy our own place here – which was difficult without knowing the language and the law. But we did it, and we decided to devote our lives to helping people who want to invest and live here. And both as specialists in the Croatian real estate market and as its boundless admirers, we highly recommend this decision.
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