Finding an Apartment in Prague

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 Only  Czech & English

 

CZECH REAL ESTATE – SEARCH ENGINES

BezRealitky   SReality   Realingo   Reality IDNES

Prazske Reality   Reality CZ   Realitní ESO   RealityMix

 

CZECH REAL ESTATE – ADVERTISING BOARDS

Annonce   Expats.cz   Hyper Inzerce

 

CZECH REAL ESTATE – INDEPENDENT REALTORS

At Home Prague   Donna Reality   Dum Realit   Happy House Rental

MM Reality   Reality Hozova   RE/MAX   Svoboda & Williams

 

CZECH REAL ESTATE – FACEBOOK GROUPS

These are currently the biggest groups on Facebook and generally well updated.

Prague Rent a...   Rent/Buy/Share   Flats for Rent   No Fees Rentals

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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.

General:

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

 

Flat layouts/Sizes:

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

 

Housing features/rooms:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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