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Old glory meets new glamour The property market in Vienna, Austria’s ‘City of Dreams’, is booming with beautiful period homes that feature modern amenities. Engel+Partner can help you find them. TEXT: SONJA IRANI | PHOTOS: ENGEL + PARTNER IMMOBILIEN GMBH
Looking to buy in Vienna? Good choice, reckons Mirka Engel ofVienna-based estate agency Engel + Partner Immobilien GmbH. “Vienna is highly attractive to investors from all around the world,” she says assuredly.“Aside from the many recreational and cultural facilities the city has to offer,Vienna also guarantees a very high degree of safety. Furthermore, economic stability and a growing population combined with above-average spending power all contribute to excellent prospects for the future price development.”
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Most liveable location A good outlook then for potential buyers to live and invest in Vienna – but there is so much more to Austria’s charismatic capital. Take the historic centre, for example, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Here, Vienna’s glorious past as the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is reflected in many architectural gems, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks. In a study of the
world’s most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit,Vienna was ranked first in 2005 and second in 2012. In addition, Vienna claimed the title of Mercer’s“Quality of Living”survey among hundreds of cities worldwide for six consecutive years (20092014). Known as the City of Music due to its rich musical heritage,Vienna is also said to be "The City of Dreams" because it was home to Sigmund Freud, the world's first psychoanalyst. Live your dream If all this has convinced you to make your own little property dream come true in this fascinating city, Mirka Engel is the perfect partner. Specialized in the high-end segment of Vienna and its surrounding areas,
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