Archive

2019


The Digest - 22nd June 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

Top Property Search sites in Poland - Ranked - # 2

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, June 7, 2019

Buying & Selling - Who Does What Best

The second part of our series on Polish property search portals we look at buying & selling and who does what best.

Top Property Search sites in Poland - Ranked

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, June 6, 2019

Renting & Letting - Who Does What Best

They are not all the same...

The Digest - May 19th 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, May 18, 2019

Your Polish Weekly News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

Is Polish Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, May 17, 2019

Get the (f)Low Down on Polish Tap Water

With the onset of summer, (whenever it arrives!) and the recent publication of the UN Global assessment report, we at BigDoor24.pl thought a lot about what we could do, in our own little way, to stop or slow down the findings of this report.

The Digest - May 12th 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, May 11, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

The Digest - May 5th 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, May 5, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

The Krakcast & BigDoor24

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Krakcast interviews with BigDoor24

In partnership with The Krakcast podcast, a popular and growing Krakow based podcast for Expats, members of the BigDoor24 team provide expert insights on Polish property, including Polish rentals, buying in Poland, Polish Mortgages and more

Wroclaw Uncut & BigDoor24

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wroclaw Uncut & BigDoor24

In partnership with Wroclaw Uncut, The premier English language Wroclaw magazine, BigDoor24 will be publishing exclusive Wroclaw centered articles on renting, buying , letting or selling property in Wroclaw.

The Digest - 28th April

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, April 28, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are OPEN

The Digest - 21 April 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, April 20, 2019

Your Polish Weekly News Update

Today the Shops are CLOSED

The Digest - 14th April 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are OPEN

The Digest - 7th April 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, April 6, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Round-up

Today the Shops are CLOSED

The Digest - 31st March 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, March 30, 2019

Your Polish Weekly News Roundup

Today the Shops are OPEN

The Digest - 17th March 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, March 16, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

St. Patricks Day Events in Poland - 17th March 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

You don't have to be Irish to have a Party

The Irish call it Paddy's Day, the Americans, Saint Patty's Day, and the Poles, Festiwal sw. Patryka as the celebrations by Irish communities around the world for St. Patrick's Day only gets bigger.

The Digest - March 10th 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, March 9, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Today the Shops are CLOSED

The Digest 3rd March 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, March 3, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Round Up

Poaching Nurses / Warsaw - Doughnut Journey/ Krakow - Arresting Amps/ Gdansk - Trupa Trupa Trumps/ Wroclaw - Best Start up City/ Katowice - "Nazi" Cameraman in the Clear/ Jewish Revival and more....

Rent by District Q1 2019 - Gdansk

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Are you a Goldilocks?

Are you paying too much rent or to little? ... or, as Goldilocks would say, just right!

The Digest

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, February 23, 2019

Your Weekly Roundup of Polish News

Signs of Spring/ Warsaw - Gay & Gay is OK/ Krakow - Copernicus/ Gdansk - Toppling Totems/ Wroclaw - Bad Smak Attack/ Katowice - Iranian Italian/ 30 under 30, Rental agreements and more....

Polish Rental Agreement - 5 things you need to know

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, February 16, 2019

What's in the contract, What's not, and What should be....

Not knowing some basic things about a Rental Agreement is just a gamble.

The Digest 17th February 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, February 16, 2019

Your Polish News Roundup

The Tower Cats & Kaczynski/ Warsaw - We need to speak about the economy/ Krakow - Anti-smog scam/ Gdansk - Tolerating Kids/ Wroclaw - Expats exasperation/ Int'l - I-RaN Mike, surrender monkeys and more....

The Digest February 10th 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, February 10, 2019

Your weekly Polish News Roundup

Crazy Cows/ Kaczynski Caught (again)/ Wisla Krakow Golden Boy/ TriCity Charter/ Wroclaw Floating Gardens/ Lodz Liked/ Making waves in Poznan and more

The Digest

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, February 2, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Full must-watch documentary about those sick Polish cows with English subtitles... and other news from Warsaw, Krakow,Gdansk, Katowice & Poznan followed by a weird German/Polish/Russian false flag attack in Ukraine and more

Are you paying too much rent? - Krakow

Team BigDoor24.pl - Thursday, January 31, 2019

Krakow Rent by District - Jan 2019

As part of a new series we at BigDoor24 are happy to kick things off with the Krakow - Average Rental Costs by District.

The Digest 27th January 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, January 26, 2019

Your Weekly Polish News Roundup

Poland - Preparing Poland for Brexit/ Warsaw - Mr. " You talkin' to me?" hits town/ Krakow -Uber Dollars/ Tri-city - Circles of Art/ Wroclaw - Racist attacker sentenced/ International - A Good 30/ Sport - Record Breaker/ Odds & ends - Millionaires rapid rise/ Krakcast - BigDoor24 speaks

Where I Live, Krakow, Grzegorzki

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, January 25, 2019

Grzegorzki, Krakow

Name David McG.

Where I Live - Krakow, Kazimierz

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, January 25, 2019

Kazimierz, Krakow

Name Josh S.

When & How to apply for a Home Loan in Poland

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, January 25, 2019

When to apply, How to apply, What to consider - Polish Mortgages

Tip 1 . It costs nothing to apply so do it early

Where I Live - Krakow, Pradnik Czerwony

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pradnik Czerwony, Krakow

Name John A.

The Digest 20th January 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, January 19, 2019

Your weekly Polish news roundup

Poland - Atro-city/ Warsaw - Money for nothing/ Krakow - Loyalty Pays/ Tri-city - Why?/ Wroclaw - Hateful comments/ Poznan - Pigeon Paradise/ International - Italian Invite/ Sport - National Hero/ Odds & ends - Teachers know their numbers/ Krakcast - Wisla woes ( again)

The Digest - January 13th 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, January 12, 2019

Your Weekly News Roundup

Poland - Kill 'em all/ Warsaw - Conspiracist conspiracy/ Krakow - Clean Kaz/ Tri-city - Radio Gdansk/ Wroclaw - Escape rooms/ Poznan - Bear Care/ International - Hu-What?/ Sport - Favourite son/ Odds & ends - Mining the depths/ Krakcast - Wisla woes

The Digest - January 6th 2019

Team BigDoor24 - Sunday, January 6, 2019

No escape from tragedy

Just one story this week. Five teenage girls are dead after a fire in an escape room party event. With over 1,000 escape rooms operating in Poland, recriminations and regulations will surely follow but for now we believe no other news should crowd out this horrifying event.

2018


Kiss your 2018 shopping days goodbye !!!

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Only 15 out of 52 Sundays are open for shopping in 2019

A lot of you knew it was coming but may have forgotten.

Buying or Selling Polish Zloty - do's & dont's

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, December 13, 2018

It's all about the spread, 'bout the spread, 'bout the spread

If you are in Poland for the weekend it is unlikely you will spend enough to make any real difference to how you buy your Zloty but for anyone staying a little longer, it's worth figuring out the most efficient way of changing your currency.

Choosing a Language School - things to consider

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Why you want to learn is as important as where you study

While it's true that a lot of Poles speak English and in many cases a third language, to really experience the country you may want to learn Polish, or at least enough to get around.

Rental Deposits - how much, when and getting it back

Team BigDoor24 - Saturday, December 8, 2018

It's easy when you know

As in most countries, it is perfectly normal that a tenant is required to pay a deposit to a new landlord to cover any outstanding utility charges or damages to the property during a tenants stay.

Best city for an Airbnb Investment Q II 2018

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, August 2, 2018

Which city offers the greatest return on investment

Everyone is doing it so why can't I?

Is this the most expensive residential home for sale in Poland today ?

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

"Buy land. They're not making it anymore" - Mark Twain

No doubt the really really expensive properties currently for sale are whispered about amongst the worlds elite and not posted on websites for all to see. But this one is.

(Fake) Media in Poland

Team BigDoor24 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Not Real Media, Just Property Media !

OK so the headline was fake ...ish.

Where I live - Warsaw, Wlochy

Thanasis - Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Where I Live - Thanasis

Name: Thanasis

English Language Media in Poland

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, June 14, 2018

What's happenin'

Just a few news sources we recommend for the English speakers amongst us.

Home or Investment - Don't ignore the secondary market

Team BigDoor24 - Thursday, June 14, 2018

Everyone wants new, which means there are bargains to be had

Case Study

Getting a Property Valuation

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Buying or Selling - some tips on hiring a property Valuer

Whether buying or selling, it's a good idea (and required if getting a home loan) to get a good independent valuation. And strangely, not all valuers are created equally.

Renting without an Agent - A Checklist

Team BigDoor24 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Going it alone

When renting a property through an agent you will normally pay a fee equivalent to one months rent ( or less if using BigDoor24 ).so you may decide you would like to avoid paying anything.

Where I Live

Team BigDoor24 - Monday, June 11, 2018

Where do you live ?

Can you help your fellow expats (and promote your business/interests for free)?

Where I Live - Krakow,Suburb West

BigDoor24 Team - Sunday, June 10, 2018

Where I Live - John N.

Name John N..