Owner advice

A page to discuss topics of interest to owners, from home improvement to buying/selling to noisy neighbors to ways to find a good tenant or buyer.

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Why AIRBNB is MUCH less efficient than long term rental

As a real estate broker, I get requests almost every month from people wanting to buy an investment flat for use as an AIRBNB,...

Life hack: get the most from real estate brokers

The following essential advice will show you how, as a buyer, seller or tenant, to get the most from using a real estate broker...

Buying a noisy new apartment in Romania?

if you are thinking of buying a new apartment in Romania, read on. There are many things to consider that are well documented & easy...

Ready to sell your Romanian property? is your paperwork ready, legal & correct? –...

You’ve decided to sell your property. Congrats! I am attorney at law Ionel Vacarescu and in this article I want to make you aware of...

Taking back control of your Romanian property – by guest writer Ionel Vacarescu

I am attorney at law Ionel Vacarescu and during the past month I had requests from persons who lost track of their properties in...

How & why to transfer your property from a Ltd company to a natural...

I am Ionel Vacarescu, attorney at law and I have been frequently asked, more and more recently: “- How should I transfer my real...

Searching for David Howe / InvestmentRomania

We currently to get requests to locate David Howe or the company, Investment Romania (www.investmentromania.com & www.propertymanagementromania.com) for Bucharest & other cities. Usually, the...

5 factors To Selling/ Renting Your Property & How To Modify Them

In principle, there is a market place for every kind of property. A buyer exists for everything. It is a question of targeting the...

Six Reasons To Use A Real Estate Agency

With the rise of online tools to help you search to buy, rent or sell your property/ workspace, you might think a real estate...

Rent versus buy? a waste of money or not?

The age old question of renting versus buying is one I have wanted to address to help people decide, for quite a while. After...

Dealing with nightmare neighbours – how should you deal with them?

Do you have experience of noisy neighbours? can't sleep due to late night footsteps from the flat above yours? working on their car at...

Need help furnishing an apartment?

If you are looking for a furnished apartment or office but you found only an unfurnished place, our Maintenance & Interiors team can transform...

Earthquake Action Plan – before, during & after the event

The key to surviving an earthquake, should you be unfortunate enough to experience one, is to some very basic rules & procedures. During everyday...

Earthquake preparedness tool kit

Heaven forbid the day should ever come but around the world, earthquakes appear very frequently, as the diagram below demonstrates.  When that happens, don’t...
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DIY SoS / Client SoS

A quarter past midnight. Just finished carrying a washing machine to the 5th floor.  I'm jotting this down before a 4am departure for my...
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Beko – fire risk warning

There have been a number of fatal fires proven to be caused by poor quality components within certain Beko appliances. To check if you...
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Good property management companies in Romania

This year, I have received 7 separate cases from investors who had had anything from a poor to a ridiculously poor ownership/ investment return...
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Property Management Romania – Landlord issues: claiming on an electrical appliance gaurantee

As we have experience of thousands of rental months across through the properties we manage, it is likely we have seen most things before,...

Useful tax information for owners of 5 or more rented properties from January

General Directorate of Public Finance (DGFP) Brasov announced that from 1 January 2008, has changed the way income tax of individuals contained in records...
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“Romania is back in the top 5 places to invest”

By Liam Reed.....(& with thanks to AC for passing it on!) It's been a funny old year 2011, with the funniest unfunny thing that happened being...