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Promote your Holiday Apartment as a Mid-Term Rental

With Corona times and consequently travel restrictions landlords offering holiday apartments are having hard times to sustain their business. Keeping this in mind they try to find new ways until holiday travels pick up again. As a platform that wants to help expats find apartments in Vienna, Expats.Properties is offering these apartment owners their own dedicated section on its website where they can...

Expats.Properties during the Corona outbreak

As more than 2,5 billion people are in lockdown around the world the Corona Virus outbreak has brought many parts around the globe to a sudden halt. With more than 400 000 confirmed cases and almost 20 000 reported deaths many people are still trying to cope with this unusual situation. People are trying to hoard enormous amounts of toilet paper. Something that was unimaginable a few months ago....

Vienna at a Glance

Vienna is a historically grown city with roots back to at least Roman times. It is the capital of Austria and is the second largest city in all German speaking countries. Vienna has around 1,9 million inhabitants which accounts to almost a quarter of Austria's population. The rise of Vienna certainly started with the Habsburg Empire from the 13th century onwards. With the second half of the 19th century...

Renting an Apartment in Vienna

Whether you are renting an apartment in Vienna through a real estate agent or from the owner him-/herself, finding the ideal apartment when moving to a new city is always a challenge. Firstly you don't know the city and its good areas. Secondly, there is the language barrier. And thirdly, there is everything else - from maybe moving your own furniture to buying new one, finding an ideal location for your...

Vienna and its Bureaucracy

Settling in a new city might not be an easy task. Bureaucratic hurdles are one of the main challenges. In this short introduction we hope to point you in the right direction when it comes to settling in Vienna and dealing with its bureaucracy. Vienna, like many cities, relies heavily on its bureaucracy. So as an expat there are some aspects you need to follow. First most of bureaucratic issues are...

Education in Vienna

Education in Vienna and in Austria in general is compulsory for children. Essentially, compulsory education is divided into three parts. In general kids in Austria start school at the age of 6. The first 4 years they attend primary school. Depending on their success during these first 4 years they continue their education for another four years in either a new secondary school (Neue Mittelschule), a...

Finding Real Estate at Trade Exhibitions

They might not be the starting point when you first try to find real estate and apartments in Vienna. But how useful are trade exhibitions when you are trying to find real estate in Vienna? First thing we need to acknowledge: there are not that many trade exhibitions for real estate in Vienna. Essentially there are two major ones - the Erste Wohnmesse currently taking place at the Museum of Applied Arts...

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