Real Estate Agencies
In Hungary, real estate agencies don’t charge clients wishing to buy property as they receive brokerage commission from the sellers. This doesn’t mean that some agents will not try and make a charge, so always make sure all costs and charges are clear in advance of making an agreement or signing anything.
Tip: The use of a specialist relocation/property company is highly recommended. A good company will have an in-depth knowledge of the property market, prices, how the system works and the possible problems to avoid. In addition, they should be able to help with the negotiation of a purchase and the drawing up of contracts. Specialists also tend to have good relationships with several real estate agencies, so you will be shown more properties
After signing the contract we can help you put utilities (water and electricity) in your name, open a bank-account, and, if necessary, arrange your insurance with an insurance broker.
Non EU-citizens will need permits from the local mayor and county authorities. These are just bureaucratic formalities – in practice permits are always granted. The lawyer will make these arrangements. An exception on this is possible if you declare in the purchase contract your intention to make Hungary your permanent home. We need to find out based on your nationality.