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Real Estate

Falling demand pushing down flat prices

By Jan Záluský | Hospodářské noviny |
22 Apr 2009

Those interested in buying a flat have reason to cheer. In the first quarter of this year, real estate prices have fallen by 3% since the last quarter of 2008.

Reality 21 joins Century 21

CBW |
7 April 2009

Czech real estate agency Reality 21 this month purchased a Century 21 Real Estate franchise. US-based Century 21 is considered world's largest real estate franchise while Reality 21 is one of the largest real estate brokers on the Czech market.

Back to future overhaul of Prague's Karlovo náměstí under consideration

Radio Prague |
1 April 2009

Prague's biggest square, Karlovo náměstí could be getting a facelift which could transform it from being a scrappy green traffic intersection into something much more attractive.

Deloitte: Demand for Czech flats to halve in 2009

REUTERS |
19 March 2009

The Czech Republic country saw demand for housing surge in recent years when it was growing by around 6%, but developers have taken a hit due to falling demand and banks, prompted by the credit crisis, have cut back on lending.

Slowdown can allow more ‘win-win’ situations

CBW.cz |
19 March 2009

Real estate companies are disappointed as buyers are reluctant to sign on the dotted line.

Sogeprom enters the Czech market

Czech Business Weekly |
10 March 2009

Developer Sogeprom Česká republika, a member of the French bank Societé Générale, last month made its debut on the Czech market with the sales of apartments in the Rezidence Oáza Michle project in Prague 4.

Expanding despite economic downturn

Czech Business Weekly |
10 March 2009

In grim times—with property developers postponing the start of construction work on sites, offer projects for sale and look for joint venture partners—announcements by domestic real estate firms over their commitments to expand in foreign markets raise eyebrows.

Praguescape: Time travel at Kotva

By Kristina Alda |
PRAGUE DAILY MONITOR |
10 Mar 2009

praguescape icon

Should the Kotva building at náměstí Republiky, once Czechoslovakia's biggest department store, be awarded heritage status? To some it's a landmark, to others an ugly relic of the socialist era.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Tearing down 60s architecture – Part II

By Karolína Vitvarová-Vránková |
Respekt |
27 Feb 2009

Bohnice housing project (ČTK)

Who is responsible for the sprawling housing projects built under the socialist regime?

Tearing down 60s architecture – Part I

By  Karolína Vitvarová-Vránková |
Respekt |
26 Feb 2009

The Ještěd department store in Liberec will be torn down despite protests from some architicts and historians. (ČTK)

Which socialist-era buildings deserve landmark status? And which should be torn down? Architects, historians and the public cannot come to a consensus.

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