Scenarios for the New Year are well known. The most massive - at home, looking at the TV. You can still go to visit - there we are likely to wait all the same TV and Russian salad. Slightly more creative and wealthy citizens go to a restaurant or resort to the warm sea ... Scripts is not that bad (and for many the first - and still only possible for finance), but too boring, hackneyed. Offer next year to consider an alternative - and this from which breathtaking. Castle in Europe .
This option , of course, not cheap - but, as columnist found the "Journal of the real estate MetrInfo.Ru», sometimes for the money it is more affordable than it seems at first glance.
Turbulent and dramatic history of the European continent has left many traces , and one of the most prominent and notable - locks . "In Europe there are quite a few castles are found in Austria , Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, but most of them , perhaps, in France and Italy , - says Natalya Pronin , marketing director of Chesterton. - There are such objects , indeed, sometimes cheaper than in Moscow, elite apartment or vacation home in the suburbs . "
If we talk about specific numbers , the average (if this concept here at upotrebimo ) castle stands 2-3, sometimes up to 5 million euros. But there are much cheaper - at a cost of 750 thousand euros. And Igor Indriksons , managing real estate investments , the founder of the portal Indriksons.ru, calls even price in ... 1 euro! What is the reason ?
"As a rule , the regional authorities interested in transferring monuments to private investors - says Maxim Klyagin analyst of " Finam Management " . - The cost is quite low or even nominal : the main motivation is the ability to shift the costs of expensive repairs and maintenance of such facilities on the business. This is a fairly common practice in Western markets . "
I found a pair of cheap effects - very unpleasant for the acquirer. First, have to spend huge amounts of content . " The annual cost of the estate with a lock up 10-40 % of its value : depending on the price , the date of construction , general and field area - said Julia Kozhevnikov , expert internet center overseas property Tranio.Ru. - Often have to fully restore the building , reconstruction costs could reach about 20 % of the project cost. Repair is fraught with difficulty , if the castle is a monument of architecture and history and is under the protection of the authorities : not allowed to alter the design , attach additional floors . Any change to an object , whether replacement windows or roof , you need to be agreed with the municipal authorities . "
Secondly , the castle , the legal owner of which you will never be completely yours. About the need to negotiate with the authorities of redevelopment, even the smallest , we have already said . But there is also the problem of access to tourists in the historical heritage. " In Spain, the castle never 100% will not belong to you , - says Victoria Kutuzov , sales director at Grupo mahersol. - You can be the owner of it legally , but close castle to visit is almost impossible . You have them , care for them , but never be able to feel it like in your own home , because the castle - the keeper of history! ".
Rent : from $ 1.5 million in a week
Option is quite possible. Rent , of course , you can not just lock: many owners of the property (or any other ) fear giving it in the wrong hands. But , on the other hand, there are professional and rentiers - those who have made the provision of castles in the rental business. Lessors locks , said Victoria Kutuzov (Grupo mahersol), have an official site - often it is made not only in the language of the country of domicile , but also English . " These sites are easily searched by search engines - said the expert . - In the castle you can organize a wedding and celebrate the anniversary . " And New Year - note we have from him.
Igor Indriksons (Indriksons.ru) draws attention to the fact that renting castles is not very popular among Russians . " Historically, these objects have always been built in the heart of the country , away from the coast , - he says. - And our fellow citizens are more interested in the sea and the warm climate . " But if the interest will be - it is quite possible to find and bid. "The average cost of renting apartments in the castles of Scotland is about $ 2520 a week - says Igor Indriksons . - In France, this amount will be approximately $ 4.5 thousand in Austria - about $ 1.5 thousand . "