Things to Consider Before Buying Slovenia Property

By: Kelly Price

Slovenia was recently named one of the top destinations in the world in which to buy property. More overseas investors than ever before are now buying Slovenia property for sale, for a combination of long term capital gains, as well as solid rental incomes. With prices in many areas rising as much as 30% per annum and forecast growth for the next 10 years to be 284%, buying Slovenia property has a lot to offer potential investors.

In this article, we will look at the reasons you should consider investing in Slovenia property for sale.

1. Location

Slovenia is located to the right of the Trieste region of Italy, and also has borders with Croatia, Austria and Hungary and is at the crossroads of Europe.

While a beautiful country in itself, it also makes a great base to explore nearby attractions in other countries with cities such as Venice, Prague and Budapest all in close proximity.

2. Beauty

Slovenia may only be a small country, ( about the size of Wales or Switzerland ) it has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty including:

Snow capped mountains, fairytale alpine forests, rolling hills, beautiful valleys, as well as lakes, rivers and waterfalls.

In addition to this natural beauty, there are historic towns such as the capital Ljubljana, with its soaring church spires, beautiful baroque architecture and cosmopolitan way of life.

3. Economic stability

Slovenia's recent membership of the European Union (EU) which it joined in 2004, has seen capital investment flow into the country. Slovenia now boasts the highest growth rate of any new EU member state , which is running at just under 5% per annum. This strength in the economy is the major driving force, behind the boom in Slovenia property prices.

4. Housing Shortage

In many areas there is a shortage of quality housing, as demand outstrips supply.
An example of this is the capital Ljubljana, where strict restrictions on land development

Many of the major tourist resorts are also suffering a shortage, as the increasing numbers of tourists puts pressure on local accommodation and forces rental incomes up.

5. Tourism

The government is committed to expanding revenue from tourism.

Although the country does not have such a well developed tourism industry as some of its neighbors numbers are set to increase over the next few years, as Slovenia advertises its attractions more vigorously. In addition number of frequent low cost flights to the country has increase which is making travel to Slovenia cheaper than ever.

6. Capital gains & income

you can focus on capital gains or income or a mix of the two.

7. Its Still Affordable

Slovenia property is still affordable and Slovenia property prices still seem to have a long way to move to the upside. The trend has already started, but like most strong property markets the strength is likely to last for decades.

The potential to make solid capital gains for the foreseeable future is one of the reasons Slovenian property investment is becoming so popular.

8. Ease of Purchase

The buying process is straightforward and designed to protect both buyers and sellers. Unlike in many other destinations ownership is transparent.

There are now several specialist Slovenia estate agents which specialize in helping foreign property investors, buy Slovenian property for investment and can help you find the property that suits your investment aims and budget.

9. Finance Options Available

There are now banks offering mortgages that are secured on your property in Slovenia. This is an added bonus for those wanting to maximize their investment capital.

10 Slovenians are Friendly

Slovenians are warm and welcoming by nature, the country has very low levels of crime and is simply a nice place to live.

Add up all the facts

Slovenia property for sale offers you a great overseas investment destination for your money.

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