€800M ELOUNDA HILLS project unveiled at Park Hyatt Vienna

On February 7th, 2024, Santorini Invest  and Ad Astra Slovakia hosted an exclusive event at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Vienna, Austria, to reveal the highly anticipated €800M Greek ‘Elounda Hills’ Project. The event drew nearly 100 esteemed guests, including influential figures from both the real estate and diplomatic spheres. During the event, guests enjoyed presentations from the developer Mirup…

Our new partnership with MIRUM Group

At Ad Astra Slovakia, we are constantly bringing our clients the most interesting  and the most exclusive new investment opportunities. This month we had the privilege to visit our strong partner, MIRUM Group, to explore a unique new development project that will redefine luxury living on the stunning island of Crete. Elounda Hills project is located in the…

What’s better now, renting a residential property or owning it?

You may have caught in the news lately that it’s better to rent now than own a property. But before you let that statement influence your decision, it’s a good idea to understand what it’s based on. In many cases, these reports assume facts that are not realistic for the average household. For example, the methodology behind one of…

Are you looking for accomodation in Bratislava but don´t want to finance buying a property right now?

Many people think that although they live in Bratislava and at the moment it is the best place they can imagine, but who knows what will happen in 2 years… Will I still want to live in the same city, or will I be somewhere else? And so they choose renting. Brand new is just new construction, anyone who has…

Are you planning to retire? Choose a new home according to your (not only) current lifestyle needs

The average American retires at age 62. In Slovakia, the state-guaranteed retirement age is 64. If you are younger than 1966, your retirement age still moves up, according to your age and the life expectancy in Slovakia. Although retirement may not be your everyday topic now, it’s a good idea to think about it a little earlier. Retirement marks the…

Čo možno očakávať od trhu s bývaním v roku 2023?

Trh s bývaním v roku 2022 definovali dve kľúčové veci: inflácia a rýchlo rastúce sadzby hypoték. A to v mnohých ohľadoch postavilo trh do pozície resetu. Keďže Federálny rezervný systém (FED) aj Európska centrálna banka (ECB) podnikli v roku 2022  kroky v snahe znížiť infláciu, sadzby hypoték sa viac ako zdvojnásobili, čo sa v jednom kalendárnom roku ešte nikdy…

Property prices in Slovakia are rising at a much faster pace than elsewhere in CEE

House prices globally are currently growing at their sharpest rate since before the financial crisis of 2008, with Slovakia seeing the fourth fastest increase among 55 countries included in the latest Global House Price Index published by the real estate agency Knight Frank. Prices globally grew 7.3 per cent on average in the first quarter of 2021, the strongest pace…

Growth drives investment in real estate

Bratislava is getting a new downtown area. The changing skyline of Bratislava reflects the sound economic growth that Slovakia has been experiencing in recent years. A brand new downtown area has been rising in the former industrial zone on the edge of the old town, while new real estate projects, including Slovakia’s first skyscraper, a Silicon-Valley-style IT campus and a…