Thank you for help! Thank you for assistance and guidance through the buying process! Thanks for driving me hundreds of kilometers to my accommodation after you picked me up at the ferry port. You are reliable and very professional! Your information and advices were very helpful and whole process was so quick and simple thanks to you! We were very happy to purchase our Silba house through your agency, therefore we decided to continue our cooperation with you through the property management of our house.
I purchased with help of LuxuryCroatia cozy stone cottage in Stomorska on Solta island. Without Marija this buying process would be impossible for me to go through, so much administration which Marija resolved with local institutions. I am so grateful for her guidance, help, advisory and patience. She is trustworthy, reliable, efficient and the best problem solver I have ever met! Great thanks Marija!
We have been looking for a house in beautiful Croatia for two years, primarily on Peljesac or Korcula. The first year we met several brokers in the quest for the right house – we met Marija from Luxury Croatia and directly found her sincere and warm. The next year we selected her and another broker to look at almost twenty houses. Marija is great and said her honest opinion about the houses and she understood our needs and wishes. We bought a house in Korcula through Marija and Luxury Croatia. She has helped and still helps us throw the process with the bureaucracy in Croatia( which is extensive). As a foreigner it is not easy to buy a house in a country where you do not speak the language and away from where you live.
We highly recommend Luxury Croatia and Marija for her honesty, opinions, recommendations and connection to various people you will need during and after you purchased a house in Croatia.
We will be happy to talk about our experiences and give you advice about buying a house in Croatia.
Marc and Mari Moström, Sweden( Marija has our contact info)
Thanks for your help and advices! This house is now our new home!
Thanks for providing contacts of architects, geometers, that was very helpful.
We love Croatia and Korcula island, feel like locals already!
We hope to renovate before next season, to generate some rental income!
We are happy for purchased house in Solta, now we are renovating it.
This house is so special, perfect second home for us!
Thanks for your valuable assistance!
We highly recommend your agency!
When I saw this house, I knew, it was the one I want.
Thank you for good advices and all what you did in this process.
Since two weeks, i am the happiest man on the world!
I will start renting to tourists as soon as I finish pool!
It was very good to see you! Thank you again for all your valuable assistance. Your help and kindness are very much appreciated! Very professional and helpful, with a warm, personal touch.
This is why we love the Croatian people!
Thanks a lot for all your assistance and help, thanks for recommending architect for my project!
Well done! We are so happy to have finished our new villa on this beautiful land plot with fantastic sea view!
Your negotiation skills were precious in this process! And your organizational skills!
If foreigner is natural person with European Union citizenship, acquiring property in Croatia is same way as Croatian citizens, except agricultural land and land in protected zones such as national parks or maritime good (sea shore or beach).
If foreigner is natural person but non EU citizen, such person may acquire real property in Croatia under condition of reciprocity. List of countries for which this rule applies are listed on the website of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As of January 2019. tax on property purchase is reduced to 3%. Tax is paid once, in 15 days after Tax office deliver bill.
No, there is no tax for owning real estate in Croatia. There is small fee for owners of second home, which tax is annually about 200-300 EUR, depending on the size of home.
In Croatia, public notary only notarize signatures of persons signing purchase/sale contract. Lawyer/solicitor/advocate prepares draft of the contract and apply for registration of buyer in title deed in Land Registry Court.
Many lawyers speak fluent English, German or other language so they can draft contract in Croatian (obligatory) and additional language in which you need contract to be. Lawyers’ fees vary, some take 1-2%, some have fixed fee. We’ll be glad to recommend experienced lawyer at lowest possible fee.
In many countries public notary prepare text of the purchase/sale contract and register ownership in Land Registry, but in Croatia public notary is only notarizing signatures of the parties who sign contract and rest is done by lawyers/solicitors/advocates to whom you give power of attorney to apply with signed and notarized contract to the Land registry court for registering your name in title deed. Public notary fee is 30-50 EUR, depending on how many documents are to be notarized.
According to the Croatian law about mediation in real estate transfer, real estate brokers’ fee is not limited, so brokers are free to set the fee level according to their own policy. Usually it is fee/commission of 3% + VAT that real estate brokers charge from buyers.
We have all answers, we are experienced team working in Croatian real estate sales for more than 15 years, and another 20 years in sales on the international market. Read more about buying procedure on our old website LuxuryCroatia.net or email us