Cost, cost, cost - and I thought that it was the Poles who were cheap according to the PF members :)
Not just cost but easier, quicker and cleaner, as it all gets done at the same time with little to no movement of fittings and fixtures.
That is an exagerration. I moved in to a newly finished building with over 100 flats as one of the first inhabitants. There was drilling, sure but not continuous nor taking years. In short - nothing to write home about.
I get the impression you only know about the Polish (or more precisely, ex-commie) way of doing things. Have you bought anywhere out side of ex-communist countries to have a comparison with?
It would be ridiculous if you were led to believe that you are buying a finished apartment.
Hahaha, why on Earth would it be ridiculous to buy a finished apartment?
Would you buy a car without an engine and without a colour so you could make it yourself according to their own taste or vision?
How about pieces of material instead of finished clothes? so you could sow your own clothes together and dye them, specially made for your 'unique' tastes?
it's good that there is such possibility.
There is always such a possibility.
Again I see that you have only ever known the ex-commie way of doing this and therefore think it is the best by default, It is not.
You keep seeing the subject as a half-empty glass and I'm telling you that the natives prefer it this way because it's better (to us, maybe not to SeanBM).
I don't believe you have seen the that the cup can be full.
The natives prefer the ex-commie way because they have no choice and are too busy justifying why the way it is, is the best way.
Shake things up a bit man, don't go with the established procedures :)
And you will find you'll have more time on your hands and a few more paregroszy in your pocket.
Is this a bad time to buy an apartment in Poland?
No but do not expect huge returns, especially over a short period, those days are gone.
Is this not the question?
I believe this has lead on to other things. It would be wrong to speak about buying apartments and not mention what could be seen as a hidden cost.
Ah, you can see where someone would think it impossible to build a bathroom for the price of a house.
It does boggle my mind though, say you have a jacuzzi, sauna, plunge pool, swimming pool, showers and a toilet that makes the queen of England's throne look like a common school desk chair, it'd still be very expensive but if you included medical equipment, that'd be a different story. Gold pipes for purity, the whole shabang.
I am glad to say that a little bit of the Polish wise-buy has rubbed off on me over the years.
Just out of curiosity, what do you mean?
There are several things that are done here better than in Ireland/England. First and formost are the doors, they are like forth-knocks here, when I go back to Ireland, I look at the pitiful lock on the front door and wonder how people feel secure at all :)
You'd probably enjoy and add to this W: Construction (Poland Vrs where you are from)