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Settling in Poland. Where to buy inexpensive properties?

zycie888 1 | 1  
18 Nov 2008 /  #1
Hello everyone.
I am sure you have been asked this question myriads of times.

Where there is an inexpensive home to buy.

I am only a U.S.A. citizen.

I know there will be a lot of difficulties.

I am not necessarily looking to become some real estate broker and lord over a small piece of Poland. I want to move to Poland as a second home.

I was only planning to moving two of four European nations I was looking at.
I prefer Poland, not just for the price, but it was the largest country of the four and I like open spaces.

Eventually I will learn Polish and I admire the culture as well.

Since I have live in many cities in the U.S. and have become disillusioned with city life.Even with its many cultural attractions. I would like to live in the countryside.

Only amenities I would absolutely need is a nearby hospital, a train station and a sizable grocery outlet.

I would bet that lake property is more expensive. Are there any out of the way places near lakes that one can buy a home of reasonable price in relation to the suburbs of Krakow. (Preferably cheaper if that is possible) The Warmian-Masurian Province looks interesting to me.

Of course for me this is all daydreams, as I would have to secure a residence permit.

I saw a 5 bedroom cottage in Lubien. (A town 45km south of Krakow) for equivalent of 111K USD.

I am not nearly as affluent as I might seem with my carefree talk of acquiring property.I just like to visualize things that I want, before I can actually realistically have them.

It would be my second home, but it would also be like my last.
It is really funny how people esteem what something is worth by how many dollars attached to it. Baltimore has a city GDP much larger than Oslo and Dublin combined, but it would not reach a third of the quality of life of either cities.

P.S. What is the best way to learn Polish?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
18 Nov 2008 /  #2
Hello zycie888,
And welcome to the polish forum.
What is your native language?

Are there any out of the way places near lakes that one can buy a home of reasonable price in relation to the suburbs of Krakow.

Yes but it depends on what standards you are looking for and what you concider to be reasonable.

Best of luck in your search
Franek 8 | 271  
18 Nov 2008 /  #3
Are you from Baltimore.. If so WHERE? I was born and raised in Baltimore.
dcchris 8 | 432  
18 Nov 2008 /  #4
being from DC i am doing my best to refrain from saying bad things about baltimore but you guys enjoy
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
18 Nov 2008 /  #5
Where there is an inexpensive home to buy.

In Poland ? Now nowhere but the prices are falling down, so maybe you should wait a year or two, which would also give some time to sort out the paper stuff and burocracy here is terrible. But generally of course in Mazuria, Central Pommerania, Lublin area or Subcarpathia the prices are lower than around Kraków.
OP zycie888 1 | 1  
18 Nov 2008 /  #6
To SeanBM

English is my first and pretty much only language.
I just don't have a very fine use of grammar. haha

Standards I am looking for.
Must have electricity and running water and none of the building collapsing.
I can do with just a fireplace.


To Franek

I actually moved around a lot while growing up and currently as well.
My earliest memories were Maryland though.
Bethesda, Silver Springs and Rockville.
In some ways I am very spoiled. in others I have a very common and simple taste.
I noticed that many people can have many different tastes.
For example, I don't like New England. That gets me many strange looks.

The latitude of Poland is like southern Alaska.
The temperature is like Minnesota?
Or does it get colder or warmer than that?

To Grzegorz

I am happy to hear that Mazuria is not getting overcrowded.

I am curious, which region of Poland is the most religious?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
18 Nov 2008 /  #7
I am curious, which region of Poland is the most religious?

Subcarpathia (Rzeszów area) I think.
scorpio 20 | 188  
18 Nov 2008 /  #8
I am curious, which region of Poland is the most religious?

According to "Gość Niedzielny" and Church statistics, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarnów in Poland is the most religious, with 72.5% weekly Mass attendance. This is followed by Rzeszów (68.6 %) and Przemyśl (64.8 %). The referenced article has an excellent color map as well.
Danniego - | 4  
3 Jan 2009 /  #9
I would suggest you look around in Dolnoslaskie regio. This as the region next to the border of Germany (s-w) and is not over inflated like Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, etc. The housing market is very interesting and in development. I bought a house last month in Lubawka. We are making the project to make three appartments out of it and resell it. We already received two good (but not good enough for us because when renovated it has more financial gain and we can afford to wait) offers to buy it from us in the state it is now.

Also, If interested i have my private house for sale in a very beautiful and quiet region on the border of the karkonosze park. If you like remote living, open spaces and yet eveything available for shopping, doctors, dentists, restaurants contact me.

The house is in Czarnow.


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