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Unique government lounge at the airport threatened

Unique government lounge at the airport threatened
Published: 2 weeks ago

A UNIQUE government lounge from the 1970s may disappear from its current spot at the Bratislava airport. The Interior Ministry is preparing to reconstruct the site, explaining it does not meet current requirements for security and accepting foreign visits. However, observers point to its high cultural and architectural value and are calling for its preservation.

Delayed Bratislava bypass reduces real estate prices

Delayed Bratislava bypass reduces real estate prices
Published: 3 weeks ago

THE PROMISED but yet to be constructed Bratislava bypass is causing people to lose interest in villages around Bratislava. Some residents who bought homes there several years ago under the impression that the so-called zero bypass, or the D4 highway, as the bypass is known, would be built within several years, are now selling their homes and moving back to Bratislava. The main reason is the daily commuter traffic snarls that last several hours.

Old apartments are the most affordable housing in Bratislava

Old apartments are the most affordable housing in Bratislava
Published: 1 month ago

OLDER apartments have been the most affordable housing on the Bratislava residential market for more than two years. In April, financing for an old apartment was 60 percent cheaper than financing for a comparable newly built apartment and 21 percent cheaper than financing for a rental of a comparable apartment, Bencont Investment, which provides real estate market analyses, wrote in a press release in mid May. It based its analysis on data of 1,000 apartments collected in April.

Swedish proposal wins in Trenčín

Swedish proposal wins in Trenčín
Published: 1 month ago

The Swedish team Mandaworks AB and Hosper Sweden AB from Stockholm won the international urban design competition ‘Trenčín – City on the River’, with their Tracing Trenčín proposal, the Trenčianske Echo weekly wrote on May 22.

Košice market revives

Košice market revives
Published: 2 months ago

AFTER Bratislava, Slovakia’s second largest city, Košice, is experiencing a development boom of its own, as there are plans to build hundreds of apartments, offices and retail premises, the Hospodárske Noviny economic daily wrote on May 19.



Sales of flats in new buildings up in 2Q

Sales of flats in new buildings up in 2Q
Published: Yesterday 2:18 pm, Compiled by Spectator staff

THE NUMBER of flats sold in new buildings in the second quarter of 2014 has reached pre-crisis numbers. Altogether 802 flats have been sold in Bratislava, the most since the end of 2008. Many of these flats were sold “on paper”, meaning that they have not been built yet, the survey carried out by Bencont Investments showed.

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