Are you thinking of moving to Prague? If so, great choice!
Prague is an intriguing place to live – It has a thriving social scene, ever expanding international community (and the fantastic cuisine that comes with it!), not to mention there is always something going on, so it’s very unlikely you’ll ever get bored.
That being said, finding a place to live can sometimes be a bit tricky here (the rental market sure is HOT! I lost two flats before landing in my current accommodation).
If you know where to look and what to look out for you will be set up in no time though, so keep reading for a head start in your flat search.
If you’re also looking for a little bit of advice on the actual process of renting in Prague, then keep an eye out for my upcoming article on that topic – coming soon!
WHERE TO LOOK
There are many different places to look for real estate in Prague, but if you’re not a pro at Czech, the apartment hunt and finding the best places can be a little daunting at first.
The links below are to sources that I have personally used a) when first moving to Prague with no Czech language knowledge at all and b) when deciding to purchase a property in Prague and gaining a little more Czech knowledge to help with that endeavour.
The links below are colour coded to show you which sites have Czech and English language supported. You’ll also find a “Czech 101 – Real Estate Dictionary” at the bottom to help you navigate the Czech only resources.
Happy House Hunting everyone – and do feel free to leave any questions or comments below!
CZECH REAL ESTATE – SEARCH ENGINES
CZECH REAL ESTATE – ADVERTISING BOARDS
CZECH REAL ESTATE – INDEPENDENT REALTORS
CZECH REAL ESTATE – FACEBOOK GROUPS
These are currently the biggest groups on Facebook and generally well updated.Prague Apartments
CZECH 101 – REAL ESTATE DICTIONARY
When navigating the Czech real estate websites, you will normally be able to write e-mails to the estate agents in English and get a reply back from them for viewings and such. That being the case, the list below addresses the more basic words you’ll need to find what you want on the various Czech real estate websites.
Lokalita – Location
Typ nemovitosti – Type of accommodation
Cena od/do – Price from/to
Vyhledat – Search
Vybrat vše – Select All
Types of real estate:
Nabídka (prodej) – Offers (for sale)
Nabídka (pronájem) – Offers (for rent)
Nabídka (spolubydlení) – Offers (for roommates)
Poptávka (prodej) – Requests (for sale)
Poptávka (pronájem) – Requests (for rent)
Poptávka (spolubydlení) – Requests (for roommates)
Nebytový prostor – Commercial Space
Dispozice – Disposition (layout of the flat)
Plocha m2 – Area (in m2)
1+kk – Studio with kitchenette
1+1 – Studio with separate kitchen
2+kk – 1 bedroom, 1 living room with kitchenette
2+1 – 1 bedroom, 1 living room, separate kitchen
3+kk – 2 bedrooms, 1 living room with kitchenette
3+1 – 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, separate kitchen
Type of property ownership:
Typ vlastnictví – Type of ownership
OV – Osobní – Personal ownership
DV – Družstevní – Cooperative ownership
Obecní – Municipal/Communal ownership
Ostatní – Other
Types of buildings (Typ Budovy):
Cihla – Brick
Panel – Panels
Nízkoenergetický – Low energy
Dřevostavba – Wooden
Type of furnishings (Typ Vybavenost):
Nevybaveny – Unfurnished
částečně – Partly furnished
Vybavený – Furnished
Zahrada – Garden
Terasou – Terrace
Balkon – Balcony
Sklep – Cellar
Ložnice – bedroom
Obývací pokoj – Living room
Kuchyňská linka – Kitchen unit
Kuchyně – Kitchen
Dětský pokoj – Children’s bedroom
Záchod – Toilet
Koupelna – Bathroom