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Old Jul 26th 2021, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Peter_in_Hungary
Estate agents are not bound by the trading standards that consumers enjoy in the UK so more so than in the UK it is buyer beware.

I have found that a good many Hungarian businesses that are not very forthcoming with pertinent information that would likely affect a consumers purchasing decision, no doubt some by an honest lack of knowledge and some knowing full well a consumer would likely not complete a transaction with full knowledge about the sale. I.E. a refurbed desktop computer I bought a few years ago at a major computer repair shop located in Kaposvar with what turned out to be a bootleg copy of the operating system. The computer worked great until it started getting a message to valadate Windows. Needless to say I was less than happy.I had to purchase a copy of Windows with a product key and have it installed by another shop. The first shops deceit lost them the sale of 2 more computers and a printer. So you really cannot be too careful about dealing with many businesses in Hungary not just estate agents.
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Old Jul 26th 2021, 8:27 pm
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I mostly used Ingatlan when I was looking for a property in the village where my wife's family live. One big annoyance with the Ingatlan website is that the photos don't always appear as though the owners or estate agent really want to sell the property! Another is that they very rarely show a photo of the front of the property but if the street name is given and the number of the property then you can look at Google Street View to get an idea. If no number then you should be able to work out from the fencing, brick walls, hedges, etc. which house it is.

Our estate agent sometimes told us not to bother with a certain property because he didn't believe the owner really wanted to sell it. Even when we pushed and pushed insisting we wanted to look at it we realised with his contacts and other colleagues he knew more about what was going on so left it.

It took us two years to find the right house.
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Old Jul 26th 2021, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by FenTiger
I mostly used Ingatlan when I was looking for a property in the village where my wife's family live. One big annoyance with the Ingatlan website is that the photos don't always appear as though the owners or estate agent really want to sell the property! Another is that they very rarely show a photo of the front of the property but if the street name is given and the number of the property then you can look at Google Street View to get an idea. If no number then you should be able to work out from the fencing, brick walls, hedges, etc. which house it is.

Our estate agent sometimes told us not to bother with a certain property because he didn't believe the owner really wanted to sell it. Even when we pushed and pushed insisting we wanted to look at it we realised with his contacts and other colleagues he knew more about what was going on so left it.

It took us two years to find the right house.

If you try to rush a purchase it seldom ever ends up being a happy purchase. You can expect to look for months if you have a big list of needs and wants. I looked around for a good 18 months before settling on the house I purchased.

Fen is right there are a good number of properties that it is obvious the seller really does not want to sell the property. Sometimes its a sale to settle an estate among sibblings, sometimes it could be the seller is upside down in debt and a bank is pressuring a sale to collect money the owner owes on credit cards. Among sibblings or multiple heir situations their seems to be a lot of them that value a property way more than it can fetch.
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Old Jul 27th 2021, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Jack_Russells4ever
If you try to rush a purchase it seldom ever ends up being a happy purchase. You can expect to look for months if you have a big list of needs and wants. I looked around for a good 18 months before settling on the house I purchased.

Fen is right there are a good number of properties that it is obvious the seller really does not want to sell the property. Sometimes its a sale to settle an estate among sibblings, sometimes it could be the seller is upside down in debt and a bank is pressuring a sale to collect money the owner owes on credit cards. Among sibblings or multiple heir situations their seems to be a lot of them that value a property way more than it can fetch.
It depends on the purchaser surely? I spent 6 months researching property in Hungary and asking for information from the estate agent I'd chosen before I came over from South Africa to look at property. By that time the estate agent had a pretty definite idea of what I was looking for and the price I could afford to pay. It took three days to find the house I've now lived happily in for the past 14 years
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Originally Posted by Sachina
It depends on the purchaser surely? I spent 6 months researching property in Hungary and asking for information from the estate agent I'd chosen before I came over from South Africa to look at property. By that time the estate agent had a pretty definite idea of what I was looking for and the price I could afford to pay. It took three days to find the house I've now lived happily in for the past 14 years
6 months research sounds like a job well done. I have heard of people coming over for a 2 week holiday with the intent to buy a house, that approach rarely works.
So people decide to move the Hungary, well when people buy a house usually there are some drivers and limiting factors e.g work place or family. If you decide to move to a new country without those drivers then the first problem is where to go when you have the whole from which country to choose and that can be more difficult than choosing a house in a given area.
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