Buying House in Croatia
Why you should buy a house in
Whether you want to buy an investment or a holiday
property overseas, it's a wise investment decision when done rightly. Do your due dilligence and you will find that
this diversification of your assets will pay handsomely in due course.
It's no different when buying a house or an
apartment in Croatia, where you can ideally combine both purposes - have a holiday and an investment property in a
country that's widely known as a great tourism and travel destination.
This is because Croatia is not only one of the
most beautiful and a scenic countries in Europe, but it is also very safe and a perfect place to call home. During
the first decade of this century many foreigners, from England, Germany, France, Austria and other places have
decided to call Croatia home. Some of them have even set up their own business here, not the least converted their
home property into village tourism private holiday house.
|Croatia has many old and stone houses that are popular choice with buyers, such as
these houses in Dubrovnik. (Image by Pixabay.com)
Here are some reasons why you should buy a house
in Croatia and why it was placed in the world's top 12 retirement havens by Forbes two years ago.
low crime rates
When one sets about buying a house overseas which
they will call home, there are many factors that have to be put into consideration. One of the first factors is
habitability of the location. In that regard, buying a house in Croatia is a wise decision. The country is not only
one of the most beautiful and scenic countries in Europe, but it's also very safe and a perfect place to call
Controlled real estate
Although during the independence war of the 90s there was
little government control over Croatia's real estate development, the country is now asserting control over its
property development and getting it highly controlled. During the second half of 2012 and the first half of 2013
the government has undertaken the process of legalizing homes, houses and apartments built without permit, to get
its property books in order, for the anticipated EU membership in the second half of 2013.
This increasingly controlled development is a beautiful aspect
of Croatia's real
estate, as it assures enough personal space,
minimal pollution and convenient proximity to services. Being a sparsely populated country, rarely will you find
property in a crowded area and so one is assured of peace and quiet in their home. This is unlike many countries
where even in the suburban areas, one cannot avoid the ever increasing encroachment of shanties and trailer parks.
This ruins the aesthetic of the place and also breeds high crime rates. Croatian cities are among the safest places
one can live in the world and the thrill of owning a house in Croatia is just irresistible.
|A large house in Croatian countryside - ideal for those who enjoy scenic, country
living. (Image by Freeimages.com)
A safe haven
Croatia earned the top 12 spot title in the best retirement
haven for 2011 from the Forbes
magazine, describing it: "Sitting across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, Croatia offers great beauty, a mild
Mediterranean climate, ancient culture, tax breaks for retirees and low cost of
For safety and security, The Institute for Economics &
Peace ranked Croatia even higher than the U.S. This is why more and more people are coming here to spend their last
days in solitude and peace in this holiday paradise.
Not only is the buying rate of luxury property in Croatia
increasing, most people are willing to relocate permanently in their chase for a safe haven for their families. It
has also continuously emerged among the top tourist destinations in Europe because of the beauty and the serenity
that comes with it. You simply cannot go wrong, buy a house in Croatia and it will be your best investment for the