Why buy real estate in East Europe? May 2004 saw many countries in East Europe join the European Union and they are now experiencing rapid growth, with the knock on effect that their property markets are also fast-growing. Financial considerations are not, of course, sufficient. East Europe has great diversity - beautiful cities rich in culture and history, stunning coasts and dramatic mountains offering excellent walking or skiing depending on the time of year.
Geographically, East Europe has always been well-suited to garden-making. The problem has been history. The region suffered badly from the wars of the seventeenth, eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Those not familar with East Europe can think of it as having a climate like Austria: cold in winter, hot in summer, well watered and lush.
Prague, Czech Republic
Croatia, country scenery
Poland - Cracow