Croatia, Pula - Semi-detached house on two floors

Ref. : 4041/30 - House / Villa - For Sale
Selling price: 95.000 €
Living space: 64 Land space: 1000 Rooms: 4
Number of floors: 2

Located in the heart of the village, the building itself is semi-detached on two floors with two rooms on each. Access to the property is via a drive-through main gate that is shared with the neighbor; this and the neighbor's property are situated around a courtyard area suitable for cars. The property is of old Istrian stone construction and at present plastered over. Attached to the building is an old water tank, also of old stone construction with an antique well atop; the tank also acts as a terrace and would be ideal as an additional room to the building with a little renovation.

The building has a new roof, mains electricity and water supply although will require construction of a septic tank for waste water. Otherwise it is a sound shell construction requiring full interior renovation and a perfect basis for a project.

Ground Floor - Main Room (5m x 4m); The front door leads straight from the central courtyard into this large room with stone floor. There is at present one window that also faces out to the courtyard. At one end of the room is an arched wall that leads to the smaller room and at the opposite end is the staircase leading up to the first floor. This room would make an ideal kitchen diner or large living room.
Smaller Room (3m x 4m); Access is through the archway from the main room. The smaller room has a window to the courtyard and an old Istrian fire place.
First Floor - Main Room (5m x 4m); Ideally the master bedroom, this room has windows on two sides and lofty ceiling with exposed rafters. There are new wooden floorboards and the expanse of front wall could be adapted with French windows to give access to the outside terrace that is atop the water tank (cf. below).
Smaller Room (3m x 4m); At present the room has no floorboards but has one window and also a high ceiling to the rafters. Access is via a doorway from the Main Room and would be well suited as an en-suite bathroom.

Water Tank - The water tank (4m x 4m), like the house, is of old Istrian stone construction and in this instance has not been plastered over. it abuts the Main Room on the ground floor and could be knocked through with a doorway to provide an additional room (perhaps a kitchen).
There is a stone staircase running up the side of the water tank to the top which is a large concrete floored area, in the center of which is an old stone well. The top of the water tank is level with the upper Main Room and therefore ideal as a terrace from the first floor with views down the garden and to the countryside beyond.

Garden - There are approximately 1000 square meters of garden, which is bounded on three sides by a thick dry stone wall. Within the garden are two fig trees and mature wild cherry and mulberry tree. The rest of he garden is grass. Beyond the wall at the bottom of the garden is a farmers field and then woodland.

Location description
Pula or Pola (Croatian pronunciation: [pǔːla] Pola Italian and Istro-Romanian; Latin: Colonia Pietas Iulia Pola Pollentia Herculanea; Slovene and Chakavian: Pulj, German: Polei, Ancient Greek: Πόλαι, Polae) is the largest city in Istria County, Croatia, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, with a population of 57,460 (2011). Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, smooth sea, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. It has also been Istria's administrative centre since ancient Roman times. Click for more
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1. Can foreign nationals buy real estate in Croatia?

Foreign nationals belonging to EU Member States can purchase real estate in the same way as Croatian nationals. Foreign nationals belonging to non-EU countries can purchase real estate in Croatia with cumulatively fulfilled two conditions: reciprocity agreement with the Republic of Croatia and consent of the Ministry of Justice.

2. What is the real estate tax in the Republic of Croatia?

The Republic of Croatia has a unique real estate tax rate of 3%. The amount of tax is determined on the basis of the price from the contract of sale and the assessment of the competent tax administration. According to the law, the buyer pays tax on the received solution only once.

3. What is the tax on real estate swap?

The tax is also 3%, so each property owner pays 3% of the estimated value of the property for the new property when swapping.

4. In what time span real estate sales tax must be paid?

The tax liability arises at the time of the conclusion of the contract or other legal transaction that acquires the real estate. The notary is obliged to submit one copy of the document to the Tax Administration within 30 days from the signature on the sale documents. The taxpayer is obliged to pay the determined tax within 15 days from the delivery of the decision on determining the real estate sales tax.

5. What is a down payment and how much is it?

A down payment is an insurance that the buyer pays to the seller as a sign that the contract has been concluded and a certainty that the obligation will be fulfilled. In practice, the down payment is given on the Pre-contract and is usually 10% of the agreed purchase price. In case of fulfillment of the contract, the down payment is calculated in the total amount of the agreed purchase price.

6. Can the amount of real estate purchase be paid in foreign currency?

In principle, no. Every sale in the Republic of Croatia must be paid in EURO. If a foreign currency payment is made, the bank will convert it to EURO.

7. Is it possible to conclude and certify a contract of real estate sale abroad?

Yes, if it is a citizen of the Republic of Croatia then it is best to certify the contract with our diplomatic mission. If it is a foreign national then with the notarization of the purchase contract with a public notary, the Apostille of public document issued in that state is required.