Imagine a country of alpine peaks, rolling hills, beautiful coastline, valleys dotted with vineyards, strong flowing rivers and waterfalls - It could be California but its not - its one Europe's undiscovered investment hot spots which was recently voted one of the top 10 investment countries.
Slovenia real estate is hot and savvy investors are snapping up bargains and making big capital gains.
So where exactly is Slovenia?
Many people have not heard of Slovenia and many get it confused with Slovania!
It's just to the east of the Trieste region of Northern Italy and a day trip from Venice.
It also has borders with Hungary, Austria and Croatia.
It's a small, compact country about half the size of Switzerland and its got a booming economy and this is increasing Slovenia real estate values.
Why is Slovenia Real Estate Rising In Value?
There are two major reasons:
The first is, the economy is expanding.
Slovenia joined the European Union in 2004 and now has the highest growth rate of any of the new member states.
Slovenia recently adopted the euro as its currency and investment from other member states is rising - this combined with solid government economic policies, is seeing economic growth running at about 5% per annum.
This economic growth is seeing a rise in tourism and the government is actively promoting the country abroad and with the recent arrival of budget airlines and cheap flights, tourist numbers are on the rise and will continue to rise.
These two factors are driving Slovenia real estate prices higher, as there is a lack of affordable property in many of the urban areas such as the capital Ljubljana.
This also applies to many of the major holiday resort areas of the country, such as:
The Soca Valley Promoska, Bled, Bohinj and Kranska Gora - to name just a few.
At present in many areas real estate prices are rising at a rate of up to 30% per annum.
A recent real estate survey has estimated that prices could rise by as much 300% in the next 10 years.
Ljubljana Real Estate
The potential for real estate prices can be seen if we take a look at the capital Ljubljana.
This medieval city is beautiful and has been likened to a smaller and less crowded version of Prague.
Ljubljana real estate is cheaper but is catching up, as a lack of quality housing and strict planning regulations force prices higher.
Capital gains or Income?
Of course, there are many other destinations to look at and they cater for all tastes and all budgets.
The piece of Slovenia real estate you choose is up to you - you can go for a holiday home, capital gains, income or a mixture of all three.
You can buy Slovenia real estate on its beautiful Adriatic coast, in the lively historic towns, near alpine ski resorts in the magnificent Julian Alps, by lakes or rivers, or buy a retreat on one of the many beautiful Alpine forests that cover large swathes of this beautiful country.
Don't forget its great position!
Slovenia has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty within its own borders, but don't forget your close to such great towns as:
Prague, Budapest and Venice and if you are a skier, you can ski in three countries on one pass Slovenia, Austria and Italy.
Buying Is Easy
Buying is easy and the process is designed to protect both the buyer and the seller.
Ownership is transparent and finance is available locally.
There are many Slovenian estate agents that cater for overseas buyers, to help them buy a property that suits their investment aims and their budget.
Risk to Reward
The risk to reward of buying Slovenian real estate is good - the property boom is in its infancy and the price outlook for the future looks solid due to - Slovenia's stability, economic performance and expanding tourist industry.
Slovenia real estate is a good long term investment, that's still affordable and if you are considering an investment in overseas property, then Slovenia real estate is well worth your consideration.