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Gliwice estate agents / caravan parks


Guardian 1 | 6  
26 Jul 2007 /  #1
Hi all, new here so be gentle :)
My wife and I are moving to Poland mid October 2007 due to her changing jobs.
Unfortunately its all a bit of a rush to sell our property here in the UK and trying to find a property in or around Gliwice.

Has anyone here had any experiences with local estate agents, possibly contact details so we can get a feel for the sort of properties that might be available and their market value?

I have of course scoured Google but but I'm mostly finding apartments or flats and we really need a house as we have a German Shephard and we intend to be in Poland for at least 4 or 5 years.

As we will only be bringing our dog and the clothes on our backs (so to speak) we are actually going to purchase a caravan in the UK for the trip so we have somewhere to live temporarily so if anyone knows of any locations in our around Gliwice where we can part it up, that would be fantastic.
hello 22 | 891  
1 Aug 2007 /  #2
Poles generally like dogs, but I would suggest you not to live in the center as there aren't many designated parks to walk a dog there. Gliwice is an induatrial city, not very exciting at first.
OP Guardian 1 | 6  
1 Aug 2007 /  #3
Thank you for your comments.
I did not know that Gliwice was an industrial city so that is nice to know.
I mention the dog in case we have to temporarily rent somewhere, it might be a problem having a dog.
Hopefully we can get our house on the market by next week and start moving things along.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
1 Aug 2007 /  #4
Unfortunately its all a bit of a rush to sell our property here in the UK and trying to find a property in or around Gliwice.

In my opinion you should think about renting your property in UK... for no more than half of the rent there you should rent something similar here. On the other hand prices here will be growing (no so fast anymore but still) so If you stay here for many years or forever then that could be a mistake.

I did not know that Gliwice was an industrial city so that is nice to know.

Most of upper Silesia is one big industrial area, which used to be seriously polluted but It's much better now.
Mark  
1 Aug 2007 /  #5
October in poland may be cold to stay in a van
I would look to rent a apartment or stay at a hotel.
Most of the internet RE sites that are in english have high prices.
New homes go from 260,000Zt and up
Cost to furnish empty home or apt is about 1000zt per sq meter
Stay at a hotel, find a apartment that takes dogs,
Then look to buy or build a home.
The newspaper is the best source jarmark, www jarmark com pl
Call the paper and have them mail U a copy
OP Guardian 1 | 6  
1 Aug 2007 /  #6
Wow, thank you both for your replies.
We had thought about renting our home here in the UK as that would certainly help to offset any housing costs in Poland as far as renting goes.

We know we will be in Poland for at least 4 to 5 years and although we do not actually want to buy property in Poland purely as an investment, we think the maths works better for us selling our home - there is a predicted slump in UK property prices of the next few years.

It is still worth going over the figures again though so I thank you for the second opinion.

I'm still searching for an estate agent in Poland who has an English website but I guess the best way to do it is to come over and see first hand whats available.

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