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Polish palaces for sale - Is this a scam site?

David_18 Activity: 70 / 993
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  6 Oct 2008 /  #1
I found this site while i was googling on Polish palaces for sale, and i found this site who are selling palaces in Poland for really low/Sick prices.

The site.

Just an example for how cheap a palace would go for.

Are they really selling this palaces or is it something else? i mean comon 45.000-100.000 Us dollars for a big fancy palace? seriously i found palaces in Poland with the same size for about 13 milj+ Euro.

LondonChick Activity: 31 / 1,138
Joined: 19 Nov 2007 ♀
  6 Oct 2008 /  #2
That has to be one of the crappest websites that I have seen in a long time.

Plus, would you really trust a company that just gave a PO Box no and used an e-mail address like

If I weren't so busy finishing off a piece of work, I would pop on my Roger Cook anorak and investigate further for you...

David_18 Activity: 70 / 993
Joined: 4 Jan 2007 ♂
  6 Oct 2008 /  #3
Yea i did notice the crappy website too, i guess it is a scam site then.

Harry Activity: 57 / 12,141
Joined: 2 May 2007 ♂
  10 Oct 2008 /  #4
Looks legit but sh!t to me.

A palace selling for $10,000 might be worth a lot less. It could easily have no value at all!

Wroclaw Boy   10 Oct 2008 /  #5
yeh looks like a perfaect candidate for crap web site of the month award.

As a Polish palace owner i am well aware of the value of these types of properties. With the property linked above I think you will find that the photograph is probably around 80 years old. If you were to visit that particular palace today I would feel farly certain that it would be nothing but a crumbling once grand monument.

A starting price of $50,000 would there fore be reasonable, renovation costs and im talking the cheapest available would amount to between $800,000 - $1,000,000. The amount of work required to renovate is monumental.

Also many of the offers will be through government agencies who would rather sell for 1 Euro than see this heritage rott away.

INTERESTING I have just seen an associate of mine's palace at I was there last week for a christening.

It was bought over a year ago for a hell of a lot more than any of the prices listed.
This site has not been updated for years.....

David_18 Activity: 70 / 993
Joined: 4 Jan 2007 ♂
  11 Oct 2008 /  #6
I was thinking to buy me a palace in Poland and settle down there for good. But it is really hard to decide where in Poland i want to live, and how much i should spend on it. Plus i dont know what the average value/price is in Poland for this kind of properties.

I guess it's pointless to even contact the agent group on this website because the site seems to be inactive...

spiritus Activity: 53 / 292
Joined: 25 Oct 2006 ♂
  13 Oct 2008 /  #7
The website is 10 yrs old and is full of crap anyway.

Olsztyn castle isn't for sale.

Poznan Kasia   28 Oct 2008 /  #8
If you choose to splash out on a castle then be sure to do a lot of investigating beforehand - very often the ownership rights are unsettled and you may end up buying something someone is going to want to reclaim (as rightfully theirs) in a couple of years... Lots of nice places in southern Poland, BTW.

jonni Activity: 17 / 2,503
Joined: 27 Nov 2007 ♂
  28 Oct 2008 /  #9
Indeed. There are a few large houses (palaces even) in Poland that are virtually unsaleable. Sometimes because of ownership issues, but mostly because of the cost of renovating historic buildings. One of the Warsaw real estate magazines, a couple of years ago, was advertising some amazing houses, even for as low as $5000, but the downside is that they were uninhabitable, often with half a roof, and could only be restored by architectural specialists and art restorers who are not cheap.

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