eleanoroconner 4 | 55 18 Jan 2008 #1Where to look on the internet for Poland Real EstateI thought it would be useful to gather up useful places on the web where there is information and or services so this thread can be referred to, and added to, in the future and obviously so we can argue and bicker about how good or bad they are!So here is my 10 pence worth. If you are thinking about buying in Poland then for research I recommend the following:PolishForums.com! - there are alot of time wasters and moaners but in between there are great gems from people with amazing experience. Just be careful - is the advice coming from someone who has experience to comment .....Mamdom - good general info and live property listings in English but you have to pay.....propertysecrets - some free articles and some that you have to pay to see but very good info from professionals who have been there, seen it, done it and bought the T shirt. The maths is sometimes a little shakey on the developments they sell. I haven't bought anything through them yet but never say never.construction poland - lots of free articles about infrastructure developments in Poland that will obviously affect real estate prices in those areasbuyingpropertyinpoland.mamdom - this is really mamdom again but worth a separate mention as this is where you can buy the only sensible book I have found on Polish real estatebuyinghousepoland - this is a lovely little site. Interesting to read but limited in its scopepaiz.gov.pl - the English version of this site is bursting with facts and figures. Also check under "Polish Law" for info on buying Polish real estategratka - a property portal with tonnes on it. Only in Polish but trial and error clicking will get you there or use an online translator to learn the basic words like Domy means houses. It will give you an idea of what you can get for your money in different locationsinyourpocket - I love the way they write these guides. Real no-nonsense stuff about the country in general.If you decide Poland is the place for you to buy then this is my advice and what I did:1) Join Property Secrets - about 80 GBP2) Join Mamdom - about 40 GBP3) Buy the book from Mamdom - 20 GBP if you are a member4) If you are spending serious amounts of money by a couple of PMR reports. I bought the one about the planned airports for 1,200 EUR and for me it was money well spent5) If you want to buy something wierd like my 160,000 PLN house near Warsaw get Mamdom to find it for you. - I may be wrong but I don't know any other search agents in Poland who are not really just agents in disguise and chasing a commission.....My philosophy goes like this when it comes to investment in anything: "Spend 1% of your budget educating yourself". Trying to buy for capital gain but not spend anything learning is a false economy and you'll end up taking pot luck and advice from agents who simply want to earn a bit of commission right now. Be very careful of taking advice in forums as well unless you know the person is qualified to tell you something - otherwise its like walking into a pub where people spout off just about anything.What have I missed?