Overseas Property Investment in Slovenia

By: Sacha Tarkovsky

When buying overseas property for investment you need to consider a number of factors which include: The countries stability, future economic growth and housing values at the present time i.e are they undervalued or over valued.

Here we are going to look at an overseas property investment that offers outstanding capital growth potential and low risk.

A recent survey by 'A Place in the Sun', the popular UK property program named Slovenia in its top 20 Places to Make Money in property.

With entry prices at around $50,000 and growth rates of 30 - 40% per annum savvy overseas property investors are buying property in Slovenia as a long term investment.

If you are looking at overseas property investment Slovenia has a lot to offer being relatively in expensive and with great potential for growth due to a combination of factors that are outlined below.

1. The Slovenian Economy is Growing

One of the newest members of the EU Slovenia has cemented its position as the best performing economy of the new member states.

Macroeconomic policies have seen Slovenia achieve and sustain robust growth, with small external imbalances and public debt, while at the same time lowering inflation and interest rates to estbalished euro area levels.

EU entry has increased trade and intensified growth and this has been reflected in per capita incomes reaching about 80 percent of EU-average in 2006.

2. Geography

Slovenia is small and is around half the size of Switzerland.

It has borders with Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy.

It is conveniently located for both trade and tourism with much of Europe, with good transport links and infrastructure.

3. Diversity Of Attractions

Whether you want a pure overseas investment property to generate capital growth and income, or a holiday home, Slovenia property has a lot to offer.

The country features stunning mountains, beautiful lakes, dense forests, as well as vibrant cities and a bustling capital - Ljubljana.

Ljubljana features beautiful baroque architecture and has been compared in appearance to Prague.

The capital has become a firm favorite with property investors who are taking advantage of growth rates of 30 - 40% per annum. The city is growing and land development is lagging behind, demand due to stringent and strict planning laws.

There are many places to buy in property in Slovenia and these are covered in our other articles, but if you are looking for a low risk overseas property investment, with good potential for growth, you should take a look at Slovenia property investment and you may be glad you did.

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