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2020


Will Airbnb be around in 6 months?

Team BigDoor24 - Monday, March 30, 2020

Staycations are not in the companies business model

Amongst the many disruptions to the global economy, many companies have suddenly rose in value as their product directly benefits the current situation. Airbnb is not one of them.

Corona Chaos - Buying PLN in a Casino Environment

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, March 20, 2020

How much is the Polish Zloty worth?

This article will probably be out of date between the time you begin reading it and when you get to the end. That is how erratic and unpredictable these markets have become.

Polish Mortgage? Should you Suspend Repayments during Corona Chaos?

BigDoor24 Team - Friday, March 20, 2020

What to consider when deciding to take a Mortgage Payment Holiday

If you have an existing Polish Mortgage you are probably aware that one of the many financial reactions to the current coronavirus pandemic is a possibility to suspend your monthly mortgage repayments for up to three months.

Coronavirus, The Polish Economy & More

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Do We Have a New Future?

"Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?" by Paul Gauguin (Image)

Have you got a Swiss Franc Polish Mortgage? Don't get cheated again!

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, February 28, 2020

Lawyers are offering a solution, that may be a problem.

In October of last year, a test case was successfully brought in the European Court by a Polish couple against their Bank over the terms of their Swiss Franc Mortgage. A complicated judgement that essentially denied the banks claim they they alone had the right to set the exchange rates when demanding repayments. This has resulted in a flood of similar claims from all over the country as homeowners received confirmation of what they had always suspected, the Banks were screwing them and they were due recompense.

Poland City Rent vs Mortgage Costs - Which is Best and Where

Team BigDoor24.pl - Monday, February 10, 2020

Q4 2019 - Are You Losing Money by Renting?

Despite, in some cases, double digit growth in property prices in Poland in the last year, we examine whether renting or buying is a better option for your finances.

Polish Property Market 2020 - A Good Time to Buy?

Team BigDoor24.pl - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

To Buy or not to Buy, that is the question

What a year it's been for both the Polish economy generally and the Polish property market in particular. Growth in the number of new build properties, prices and mortgage approvals all exceeded official forecasts. Unemployment, despite increasing marginally in the last quarter remains at an historic low of 5.1 % and salaries have increased on average by 6% in 2019.

Buying for Investment? Should you Bother Renting it Out?

Team BigDoor24.pl - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Argument for NOT Renting out a New Apartment

Buying an apartment anywhere in the world can be like booking a Ryanair flight. The headline price rarely is what it actually costs you.

The Digest - 12th January 2020

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, January 12, 2020

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are Closed

2019


The Digest - 22nd December 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, December 21, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Round Up

Today the Shops are OPEN

The Digest - 15th December 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, December 15, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are OPEN

The Digest - 8th December 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, December 7, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

Which Polish City Offers Best Value for Property Investment

Team BigDoor24 - Monday, December 2, 2019

Local Salary vs Property Price Assessment

Are you in the "right" City?

The Digest - 1st December 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, November 30, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

Are Polish Property Agents a Waste of Money - Rent

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Series 3/4 - Renting

Further to our initial articles in the series, Are Polish Property Agents a Waste of Money/ Selling & Buying we now look at Renting.

The Digest - 24th November 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, November 23, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News RoundUp

Today the Shops are OPEN

The Digest - November 17th 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, November 16, 2019

Your Polish Weekly News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

Getting a Property Valuation

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, November 14, 2019

Buying or Selling - Some Tips on Getting a Polish Property Valuation

Whether buying or selling, it's a good idea (and required if getting a Polish mortgage) to get a good independent valuation. And strangely, not all valuers are created equally.

Buying & Selling Polish Zloty - Do's & Dont's

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, November 14, 2019

It's all about the spread, 'bout the spread, 'bout the spread ...

If you are in Poland for the weekend it is unlikely you will spend enough to make any real difference to how you buy your Zloty but for anyone staying a little longer, it's worth figuring out the most efficient way of changing your currency.

The Digest - 10th November 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, November 10, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Round-Up

Today the Shops are CLOSED

Are Polish Property Agents a Waste of Money? - Buying

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Series 2/4 - Buying a Property

Following from our initial article in the series, Are Polish Property Agents a Waste of Money/ Selling we now look at Buying.

Are Polish Property Agents a Waste of Money? - Selling

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, October 17, 2019

Series - 1/4 - Selling your Property

In a recent Bloomberg article claiming that German and American property agents were ripping off their clients in high fees and low service we decided it was time to look at what Polish property Agents do, don't do and where does your commission go.

The Digest - 13th October 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, October 13, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

The Digest - 6th October 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, October 6, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

The Digest - 29th September 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, September 29, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Riundup

Today the Shops are OPEN

Rugby World Cup 2019 - Best Pubs to Catch the Action

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, September 22, 2019

We're on Tokyo Time

At BigDoor24 we are all about property, much like Rugby ....gaining ground or losing it we can see the parallels.

The Digest - 22 September 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, September 22, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

Work Permit - Why are some Polish provinces easier than others?

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The process is the same, the time taken is not

Anyone who has tried to obtain a work permit in Poland these days knows the wait time can be extraordinarily long, hampering both the efforts of the prospective worker and the employer.

The Digest - 15th September 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, September 14, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

How will Doubling the Minimum Wage affect Polish Property

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Up or Down?

The Government announced plans this week to double the Polish minimum wage over the next 4 years (Bloomberg), should they be re-elected. What effect will this have on future Polish property prices?

How Safe is your City?

Team BigDoor24.pl - Monday, September 9, 2019

Burglary Numbers by Vovoidship

The official numbers are out from the National Map of Security Risks detailing amongst others, the number of reported burglaries by Vovoidship for the period January to June 2019.

The Digest - 25th August 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, August 25, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Round-up

Today the Shops are OPEN

25% of Ukrainians may leave Poland in 2020 - National Bank of Poland (NBP)

Team BigDoor24 - Monday, August 19, 2019

How this may affect the property market

According to a recent report from the NBP's Dept. of Economic Analysis the expected 2020 legislation in Germany, allowing work permits for non-EU citizens, may result in a reduction of the number of Ukrainians working and living in Poland by 20 to 25 % from current levels.

The Digest - 18th August 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, August 17, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

The Digest - 4th August 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, August 4, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Round-up

Today the Shops are CLOSED

Love the Sun, Hate the Heat - Air Conditioner Tips in Poland

Team BigDoor24 - Monday, July 29, 2019

Be Cool

There are lots of articles out there that detail the different types of Air Conditioning to get this summer. From the small portable units with their varying prices, energy efficiency and bacterial effects to the built-in multi-room wall controlled ones, there is a lot to choose from.

Top Property Search sites in Poland - Ranked - # 2

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, June 7, 2019

Buying & Selling - Who Does What Best

The second part of our series on Polish property search portals we look at buying & selling and who does what best.

Top Property Search sites in Poland - Ranked

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, June 6, 2019

Renting & Letting - Who Does What Best

They are not all the same...

Is Polish Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, May 17, 2019

The Krakcast & BigDoor24

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Krakcast interviews with BigDoor24

In partnership with The Krakcast podcast, a popular and growing Krakow based podcast for Expats, members of the BigDoor24 team provide expert insights on Polish property, including Polish rentals, buying in Poland, Polish Mortgages and more

Wroclaw Uncut & BigDoor24

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wroclaw Uncut & BigDoor24

In partnership with Wroclaw Uncut, The premier English language Wroclaw magazine, BigDoor24 will be publishing exclusive Wroclaw centered articles on renting, buying , letting or selling property in Wroclaw.

St. Patricks Day Events in Poland - 17th March 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

You don't have to be Irish to have a Party

The Irish call it Paddy's Day, the Americans, Saint Patty's Day, and the Poles, Festiwal sw. Patryka as the celebrations by Irish communities around the world for St. Patrick's Day only gets bigger.

Rent by District Q1 2019 - Gdansk

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Are you a Goldilocks?

Are you paying too much rent or to little? ... or, as Goldilocks would say, just right!

Polish Rental Agreement - 5 things you need to know

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, February 16, 2019

What's in the contract, What's not, and What should be....

Not knowing some basic things about a Rental Agreement is just a gamble.

Are you paying too much rent? - Krakow

Team BigDoor24.pl - Thursday, January 31, 2019

Krakow Rent by District - Jan 2019

As part of a new series we at BigDoor24 are happy to kick things off with the Krakow - Average Rental Costs by District.

Where I Live, Krakow, Grzegorzki

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, January 25, 2019

Grzegorzki, Krakow

Name David McG.

Where I Live - Krakow, Kazimierz

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, January 25, 2019

Kazimierz, Krakow

Name Josh S.

When & How to apply for a Polish Mortgage - 6 Tips

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, January 25, 2019

When to apply, How to apply, What to consider - Polish Mortgages

6 Tips that may save you serious Zloty

Where I Live - Krakow, Pradnik Czerwony

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pradnik Czerwony, Krakow

Name John A.

2018


Kiss your 2018 shopping days goodbye !!!

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Only 15 out of 52 Sundays are open for shopping in 2019

A lot of you knew it was coming but may have forgotten.

Choosing a Language School - things to consider

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Why you want to learn is as important as where you study

While it's true that a lot of Poles speak English and in many cases a third language, to really experience the country you may want to learn Polish, or at least enough to get around.

Rental Deposits - How Much, When and Getting it Back

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, December 8, 2018

Just Easier When You Know

As in most countries, it is perfectly normal that a tenant is required to pay a deposit to a new landlord to cover any outstanding utility charges or damages to the property during a tenants stay.

Best city for an Airbnb Investment Q II 2018

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, August 2, 2018

Which city offers the greatest return on investment

Everyone is doing it so why can't you?

Is this the most expensive residential home for sale in Poland today?

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

"Buy land. They're not making it anymore" - Mark Twain

No doubt the really really expensive properties currently for sale are whispered about amongst the worlds elite and not posted on websites for all to see. But this one is.

(Fake) Media in Poland

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Not Real Media, Just Property Media !

OK so the headline was fake ...ish.

Where I live - Warsaw, Wlochy

Thanasis - Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Where I Live - Thanasis

Name: Thanasis

English Language Media in Poland

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, June 14, 2018

What's happenin'

Just a few News sources we recommend for the English speakers amongst us.

Home or Investment - Don't ignore the secondary market

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, June 14, 2018

Everyone wants new, which means there are bargains to be had

Case Study

Getting a Property Valuation

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Buying or Selling - some tips on hiring a property Valuer

Whether buying or selling, it's a good idea (and required if getting a home loan) to get a good independent valuation. And strangely, not all valuers are created equally.

Renting without an Agent - A Checklist

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Going it alone

When renting a property through an agent you will normally pay a fee equivalent to one months rent ( or less if using BigDoor24 ).so you may decide you would like to avoid paying anything.

Where I Live

Team BigDoor24 - Monday, June 11, 2018

Where do you live ?

Can you help your fellow expats (and promote your business/interests for free)?

Where I Live - Krakow,Suburb West

BigDoor24 Team - Sunday, June 10, 2018

Where I Live - John N.

Name John N..