are you seeing a significant difference in price between old apartments that need refurbishing and those that have already been done to make this worth your while?
The ones I am looking at yes, but they are few and far between and you point is well made. I agree there are alot of properties that need refurbishment that are being sold at nearly the same price/sqm as those already done, but I put that down to advise from greedy agents that see an opportunity to rip off niave foriegn investors. Not sure if these prerties are selling as fast in Warsaw, as you say is happening in Tricity though.
And to be honest if people are stupid enough to buy something for an inflated price because they haven't done their homework then I have no sympathy.
As everywere else, there are bargins to be had, but you have to look off the beaten track and know what you are doing. Anyone that thinks it's easy to make a quick buck in the property game is sadly mistaken. It's hard work and time consuming, but yes if you get it right, the rewards make it worth while.