"AUSTRIA IS where tradition meets innovation"
FIND YOUR HOME IN THE HEART OF EUROPE!
With world class winter sports, breathtaking baroque cities, pristine alpine countryside, and its capital Vienna being voted most liveable city in the world for 10 years in a row, there’s no wonder close to 9 million people choose to call this central European country their home.
Located in the heart of Europe, Austria is at the crossroads of the continent. It offers its residents and businesses easy access to a host of attractive international destinations such as Germany and Switzerland to the west, the Czech Republic to the north, Italy and Slovenia to the south, as well as Hungary and Slovakia to the east.
The housing market in Austria is open to locals and foreign investors alike. RE/MAX Austria, with more than 500 associates working in over 100 offices across the country, are in a perfect position to help you buy or sell in the region.
What types of properties are available?
Austria has something to suite almost all tastes and budgets. From mountain-side chalets in Tyrol or Innsbruck that look like they are on the front of a muesli box, to newly built investment opportunities in one of the growing major cities like Vienna, Linz, or Graz.
What does an expat need in order to buy in AUSTRIA?
If you are an EU citizen there are no barriers for you to buy a property in Austria. Citizens of third-party states may also buy property but there may be some restrictions based on the region you are looking in such as Tyrol and Vorarlberg. The rate of a deposit in Austria is 10% of the sale price. It is also important to remember that the contract exchange and entry into the land register will be done by a Notary. For foreign nationals, payment for the property can be made through the Notary for a fee of 4.5% of the property’s value.
Read our deep dive blog post on how to buy property in Austria.
REAL ESTATE FACTS
- The purchase of real estate by foreigners is possible, but may be subject to some special regulations depending on the province
- Demand for commercial real estate remains high
- Imbalances on housing market lessening
RE/MAX IN AUSTRIA AT A GLANCE
RE/MAX Austria is a steadily growing region in the RE/MAX Europe Network, with over 100 offices in 9 provinces across the country. There are also more than 500 RE/MAX associates currently active within Austria. They can be proud of a culture which promotes cooperating on transactions, a practice prevalent throughout the entire RE/MAX family.