17.10
2018

Croatia weather: Visit also during the winter!

Croatia weather is famous for its sunny and very warm days. It keeps attracting  millions of tourists yearly, willing to spend their holidays either on the side of a swimming pool, along the numerous promenades extended through the Croatian coast line, or on the beautiful beaches.

But one thing that many tourists don’t expect or even consider, is Croatia as a winter holiday destination. And believe me, it is as stunning as the sunny glorious days of summer.

 

Croatia weather fluctuations

 

Croatia weather can go as high as 36 °C during the summer, but surprisingly can drop as low as 7 °C in the winter. However this temperature drop doesn’t interfere on the fact that, Croatia is a perfect holiday destination, regardless. So, instead of visiting the popular winter destinations on your holiday, be surprised by what Croatia has to offer during the not so sunny seasons.

The food will make you warm and happy

 

One thing is for certain, the food is spectacular on any season of the year. During the summer you can delight yourself with delicious and fresh seafood meals. During the winter it is no different, you will also delight yourself but with hearty, warm and meaty dishes.

Traditional Croatian food have some similarity with Italian, Austrian, Hungarian, and Turkish. But the Croatian culture gives it its own twist. These include manestra, a bean soup prepared only in Istria, or fuzi, a hand-rolled pasta typical for Istria. In the cold days of winter you can be served Sarma, which is sauerkraut stuffed with minced meat and rice with spices.

 

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01.10
2018

Where to stay in Croatia? Try Istria and you won’t regret

If you wonder where to stay in Croatia, first you have to ask yourself what are you looking for and what you expect from your holidays in the country. If you would like to have a classy, refined and relaxing holiday, with quality stay and experiences one place you should definitely aim to Istria.

 

 

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09.08
2018

Return on Investment: Taxation in Croatia

Don’t be mistaken. Tax in Croatia isn’t like it is in a haven such as the Cayman Islands. It can be quite high. However, this won’t be the case with your Candy Brick investment property that gives you a high return on investment.

If you purchase your villa as a natural person you will have to pay VAT which in Croatia is 25%. This would be an additional €87,500 which you wouldn’t be able to claim back.

 

 

That is why we recommend you open a private limited company in Croatia (d.o.o.).

This is more advantageous as you can claim your VAT back in 30 days! If you can’t cover this amount for the 30 days, we can offer you an interest free loan to cover it.

 

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21.07
2018

Real estate in Croatia: Tourist arrivals and stays in June 2018

It is attractive to invest on real estate in Croatia at the moment, and tourists come to enjoy the wonders of the country.

Real estate in Croatia is currently on the spotlight.

  • The country offers beauties, unspoiled natural paradises, activities, and rich heritage.
  • Private, government, and European Commission investments are taking place in Croatia, improving infrastructure, services and accessibility.

The combination of both factors attracted Candy Bricks attention to develop luscious investment properties in Croatia.

The location of the villas are crucial for stress free financial return.

For that reason, Candy Brick is currently building two projects in Marcana, central Istria area.

The Municipality of Marcana has an area of ​​131 km2. According to the Ministry of the Interior at the end of 2014, in its area of ​​residence there are 4,566 citizens.

The area has an indented coast with a total of 36 km of coastline starting from the Raska bay in the north to the Budava bay in the south.

June Data

With the data collected by the Istria Tourist Board and analysis made by Candy Brick, it is possible to note and compare the monthly increase of tourists and show you why Marcana is an advantageous location for your investment property.

Last month, June 2018, the region of Marcana shows an increase of arrivals of 43% in comparison to June 2017, generating 4000 more overnight stays.

Out of 32 regions, Marcana was where the number of tourists increased the most in June 2018 in the whole Istria, meaning that tourists prefer staying in further regions than overcrowded central areas and  making it the perfect region for investing in real estate in Croatia.

That is due to the profile of high spending tourists, who prefer distant and private locations to relax alone or with their family and enjoy the things Croatia has to offer.

Another interesting data from Istria Tourist Board is a half yearly analyses of arrivals to Istria, divided by regions, in which Marcana had an increase of 100% arrivals and around 50% increase of overnight stays.

Germany is still the responsible for the greatest amount of tourists coming to Croatia, a total 140 thousand arrivals generating the incredible number of 1.1 million overnight stays.

You can also compare the statistics of May 2018 on the link below

Tourism in Istria: New record in May!

Candy Brick is progressing with the construction of its luscious investment properties in Croatia, and soon will be ready to receive the guests at your villa in Marcana.


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11.07
2018

Your villa in Croatia: June report 2018

Why is the choice of the terrain important for your villa in Croatia?

The location and ground dictates how the architecture and the project of your villa in Croatia will take shape. Your project can suffer if the choice of the terrain is poor, affecting the project’s plan and vision.

 

Location and terrain

The region of Marcana in Istria is constantly increasing in tourism, which is extremely beneficial for your rental income.

Some of terrains on which Candy Brick villas are being built, have a very interesting and favourable anatomy for the construction of a modern and unique villa in Croatia.

Candy Brick construction keeps showing great progress, and in only a month. As a result, each house is visibly progressed and the structure of three villas is near to be finished.

 

Materials

For your villa in Croatia choose Candy Brick who uses right materials. 

When you invest in a property, maybe the first thought is financial return generated by an income.

But what might not come to your mind straight away, and is also extremely important, is the quality of materials that will ensure durability.

As a result of this durability, when deciding to monetise your villa in Croatia, your property will still be in exceptional conditions. 

The materials also impact the performance of your property.

For example, if the works are done with poor quality materials, the heating systems will be affected making them not as efficient as they should be, resulting in more consumption.

Candy Brick not only builds high quality structure, but also implements high performance, low consumption and sustainable heating systems.

 

For that reason trucks arrive constantly in Matelici, filled with wood, insulation, tiles and concrete of the best quality for your villa in Croatia. 

 

Wood

Croatia has a variety of wood eating insects that could damage your foundations, and that is why Candy Brick takes all the precautions, focusing on high quality and long term durability.

Every wood used on your villa in Croatia, is treated with special products against insects. Those products must be applied using high pressured air, making sure it covers and penetrates every wood vein and wholes.

 

 

Concrete

The ground concrete slab of all properties in Matelici are completed. You can find more information about the concrete and how the weather can affect it on the link below.

Weather conditions can influence your property

 

The very first property you see when entering the terrain in Matelici, is property number 1

First of all, the anatomy of the first house is divided by 2 floors, ground and first. 

Due to the terrain, the ground floor is divided by two levels. Lower, having the living room and kitchen and the upper having 2 bedrooms with bathrooms and storage room.

The walls for the lower ground floor and upper are completed. Windows and wholes are placed and, the next step is reinforcing the frames and passages with concrete slabs.

Floor

The floor can receives two different types of insulation:

  • Hydro (bitumenized paper) prevents the passage of steam from the ground.
  • Thermal, stops the water to pass and reach the concrete slab and allows any steam to evaporate, this kind of insulation also prevents noise propagation.
  • Around the floor by the walls, 1cm of stiropor prevents contact between tiles and walls, this is called floating floors.

As a result the more layers of insulation materials the floor receives, the less it propagates the noise.

 

Heat energy is lost from buildings through their roofs, windows, walls, floors and through gaps, if the insulation is not made properly.

Having heating systems, is not enough if the insulation is done wrong.

Candy Brick foundations for the chimney on the second and first house are in place. Next step is building the first floor concrete slab and progress with the construction of the master bedroom.

 

Property number 2

The anatomy of the second house is similar to the previous one (lower and upper) with the similar characteristics of the first one.

Construction is progressing to the first floor leading to the top concrete slab where the master bedroom is. The master bedroom of your Candy Brick villa has a really spacious L shape terrace.

 

Last but definitely not least, there is house number 3

The anatomy of this property is a little particular, consequently, this property has 5 different roof levels. The three concrete slabs are completed and the roofing process already started on the lower roof.

 

 

 

Candy Brick is already making the next steps and contacting water and electricity companies, in order to move forward from the structure, to the next stage of the villas construction. 

 

 

 

Candy Brick is already making the next steps and contacting water and electricity companies, in order to move forward from the structure, to the next stage of the villas construction.