Buying a house in Poland

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The house we're purchasing

This page might give you some idea of what you might get for your money when buying a house in Poland. We purchased this house at a price of 446,000 zloty, a little less than the asking price. It is normal to offer less and then negotiate.

The accommodation is on 4 levels. It has full gas central heating, double glazing and is in excellent condition.

The house we are buying is in between Krakow and Zakopane on the main road or highway. It's about 60km from Krakow in a small town called Rabka. Prices this far out of Krakow are about 50% of similar properties in Krakow. The area suits us because we also want to use it is a holiday home and not just an investment.

Rabka - 60 km south of Krakow - 1 hour's drive

Rabka is an interesting town of about 15,000 residents spread around a sprawling central park with footpaths, cycle paths, children's play parks, an ice skating rink in the winter, central park coffee shop, tennis courts and pedal car hire.

There are ski slopes on 3 sides of the town, 3 swimming pools. It's known as the town of the children of the world and indeed there are plenty of families with young children there enjoying the facilities. There are excellent links to Krakow, Zakopane and several other nearby towns via buses and rail. The taxi fare from Krakow Airport to Rabka is 200 zloty (we found 2 taxi drivers prepared to do the run for this amount).

A pub meal in Rabka can cost as little as £2.

House Prices generally

Prices vary widely depending on location. The west of Poland is slightly cheaper, as is the eastern border. The most expensive properties are those in the main cities of Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan and Gdansk where prices are rising fast.

Views of Rabka.
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