scorpio 20 | 188 16 Dec 2008 #31All markets, including real estate, go through a period of fluctuations, with a peak and trough (bottom). The property markets in the UK, Ireland, USA, are bottoming out and it is now more or less a buyers market. For many with cash, this presents a good time to buy. In Poland, the property market seems to be holding it's own at the moment, without any serious increases or decreases in real estate prices in the aggregate, or course, there may be regional differences. There are various segments of property when speaking of real estate: flats, private detached homes, farms, arable land, zoned building land. I think the best investments in property right now are in private homes, land / forest, and farms small or large. Flats will always be available and prices seem to have stablilized. Keep in mind, 'anyone' can purchase a flat in Poland, locals and foreigners alike without restrictions.Land (arable or building), forests, and farms in excess of 1 hectare still require permission from the Polish interior of Ministry, and foreigners (non Polish citizens) cannot just come to Poland and buy such a property. The true value of these properties will come into play around the year 2012, when permissions to buy will be revoked and anyone will be able to invest in these. True supply and demand will then take place and true fair market value prices will be established. These types of properties are good to invest in before 2012.