Buying property

Buying property

Find out how you can buy property in Croatia. The latest rules and conditions of purchase. Who can buy property as a natural person, who must open a business to buy a property. See more

What to buy?

What to buy

Consult with our experts to help you in making a decision, whether to buy a building plot, dilapidated house or a new and completed villa. Each option has advantages and disadvantages. See more

Renovate property

Renovate property

A team of experienced architects, engineers and builders will help you. Our professional staff will help you renovate, equip or build from the beginning according to your wishes and conditions. See more

Legal assistance

Legal assistance

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Who and how to buy property in Croatia


Want to know how to buy properties in Croatia? Here at Croestate you will find the best seafront properties for sale at beautiful locations.

From the beginning of February 2009, the Croatian Government has removed all obstacles to EU citizens concerning the purchase of real estate in Croatia and brought a new law which treat the EU citizens the same way as Croatian citizens. With this move, ceased to apply special procedures and waiting lists as essential in our business. Because our clients are mostly foreigners, it is very important to nationality or country of origin, because it was one of the basic conditions for the possibility of the acquisition of real estate in Croatia by them reciprocity possibility of Croatian citizens to buy property in their country, or a country with which Croatia has signed an agreement on equalization of rights when buying property.

Therefore, foreign residents have easier access to purchase real estate in Croatia, thanks to good international diplomatic relations, but still they need the consent of the Ministry of Justice, which granted legitimacy to his signature, or, a valid international treaty.

An alternative to the above is the establishment of the company, which makes it faster and easier option as part offers tax breaks and similar benefits, and those who set up a business, or have already established business in Croatia, can purchase real estates on behalf of the company.

If the property is already purchased and owned by people from abroad, whether physical or legal nature in the form of the company, the same can be sold without any problem. The only difference that can allocate the tax liability. Namely, if the property is owned by less than three years, the person selling the property is obliged to pay taxes in the amount of 35%, but if it's been more than three years of ownership, the tax liability shall cease.


Of course, a real estate broker strongly recommends that all ambiguities related to the tax rules, and all other information, please contact directly our central office, by mail, by telephone or by mail, as you already handy, so that you might as thoroughly and accurately explain the functioning our legal system, and give you quality guidelines and instructions for further action.

You can contact us with full confidence, because it is important that you as our customers with a complete service, to care and protect your interests, we respect your wishes and motives, and provide you with professional and effective implementation of your investment.

Over 20,000 properties

Over 20,000 properties

With over 20 000 properties, we believe that we can comply with any request, thanks to the unsurpassed network of partners, private sellers and renters. Through this network we have access to the best Croatia real estate that can be found on the market in the most amazing and the most desirable locations in Croatia. See more

Discrete sales

Discrete sales

We find that the discretion sales are important as a form of asset protection and business image of our client vendor, who often decide just for this service and thus wanting to take their property, do not advertise generalized promotional channels, but only on our site. See more

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Top Croatia agents

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These are the answers to your frequently asked questions, feel free to contact us or come to our office for any other questions or concerns.

1. Can foreigners buy property in Croatia?

There is a difference between EU citizens and non EU citizens. EU citizens, natural and legal persons, can purchase real estate in Croatia under the same conditions as Croatian citizens. Non Eu citizens, natural and legal persons, can buy real estate according to reciprocity principle and they need to seek the approval from Ministry of justice of Republic of Croatia.

2. What taxes I have to pay when buying real estate in Croatia?

Property tax in Croatia is 3 % of tax office property estimate. It is payed by the Buyer and only once.

3. What is the best time of year to go to Croatia?

Croatia has a mild climate, so it is very nice to make a visit anytime. However, the best period to buy is between October and December, and than April to June. As a tourists country, during the summer many properties are rented thus more difficult to arrange visits of real estate.

4. What is the best place in Croatia to buy a villa?

First row to the sea is always a win-win situation. Regarding the location: along the coast from Dubrovnik to Zadar, and from Middle Dalmatian islands the most likeable are Brač, Hvar, Šolta, Vis, Korčula and peninsula Pelješac.

5. How do I find a house for rent in Split Croatia?

Split is more of an apartment place, thus easier to rent apartment for a long term . However, it is possible to find a villa for a long term rent. As lease is always unpredictable, and situation changes quickly, it is always the best solution to contact an agency to see what is currently on the market and available.

6. Is now a good time to invest in the Croatian real estate market?

Real estate market in Croatia is very vivid last years, and still rising, so it is definitely good period to invest and get a satisfying ROI.

7. What is OIB and why do I need it?

In english it is 'PIN' that stands for 'personal identity number' and it is needed for any contract. It is unique for each person, Croatian or foreigner, and is used as unique identifier in various official records.

8. Can I pay in foreign currency when buying real estate in Croatia?

All payments of real estate must be in national currency, which is HRK. However, any payment in foreign currencies will be converted into kuna.