Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cheap Flats

Recent years the flats in Riga became much cheaper than before.
Nowadays prices are rising again, but very slowly.
If you compare dynamic price of some 3 room flat in Old town
2006 - 500 Ls/mo
2007 - 700 Ls/mo
2008 - 500 Ls/mo
2009 - 300 Ls/mo
2010 - 350 Ls/mo
The price is average through the year

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bank Wars

Bad news from Riga and Latvia in general.
Credit crunch drove people and banks to critical situation. People don't have any cash, but banks try to rise bank interest on credits, which has been issued before.
That triggers even more problems. Clients take banks to court and vice versa.
Top 3 aggresive banks in Latvia are
  • Aizkraukles Banka
  • Parex Banka
  • Nordea

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Credit Crunch in Riga

Credit crunch in Riga changed the real estate prices drastically.
The real estate is being bought up by foreign investors, which causes irreversible consequences for Latvian economy.
In fact a lot of Latvia's estate doesn't belong to its citizens anymore.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

New address

We are testing new address of our website. :)
Do not forget about Popular Riga Photos :)

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Riga Photos

Riga Photos - Old Town
Hello to people looking for a good place in Riga.
We are still operating offline, but trying to move our offers here.
Before moving riga, we would like to recommend you Riga Photos blog, where you can find a lot of information about life in Riga.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Winter Time

January statistics for renting flat in Riga.
Vecriga 15-20 EUR per 1 Sq Meter for 1 month
Riga Center 10-15 EUR per 1 Sq Meter for 1 month
Close to Riga center 5-15 EUR per 1 Sq Meter for 1 month

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Riga Rapid Transport - Riga Tramway

Riga has no public rapid transport as in many other big cities and capitals.
No subway, no metro, jsut tramway, bus, trolleybus and microbuses.
Between some neighbourhoods you can use Elektrichka as well, which is quite fast and cheap.
But in everyday life most fastest transport is tramway. Especially for travelling in Riga center street. the price for one trip is 30 santims, which is equal to 1/2 euro.
You can buy ticket by tramway driver.
during the nights tramways are going every hour.

Riga tramway map
Riga tramway map. Today and future lines in Riga center.

Riga center tramway map
Riga center tramway map. Today and future lines in Riga borders.

Flats which are located close to tramway lines has always higher price for rent.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Vecriga (Riga Old town)

Riga old town very often called Vecrīga (in latvian prefix vec- means old)
Russian people very often call it Старый город (old town /staryj gorad/), старушка (granny /starooshka/), вецрига (/vetsriga/)
Vecriga located in the heart of Riga. It is historical center of Riga city.
Living here is quite good but not quiet, because of a lot of tourists who sometimes partying everyday and everynight.
Here is one big shopping center - Galerija Centers or simply Centers. Here you can find everything - banks, loundries, clothes shops, etc.. Small shops everywhere, because it is main tourist area in Riga.
In Vecriga prices for renting flats varies from 800 EUR per month. Or from 80 EUR per night.
Here is a lot of small bars, pubs and clubs. Mostly of them are filled up with foreigners and latvian people. Except Roxy club, which is filled with foreigners and russian people. Actually it is the biggest club in Vecriga, working almost everynight. On weekends here you can find up to 5-6 workign stages - Electronic, RnB, Russian music, Chillout, Oldies and Main Stage.
One of notable Latvian clubs is Kaļķu vārti (Kalku street Gate /Kaltju vaarti/) - free, but strict face control and always filled up with nice and good-looking people.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Riga center

Riga Center (latvian: centers; russian: центр /tsentr/)
Riga Center covers middle area of Riga on east bank of river Daugava making almost square area between Daugava on the west, Matisa street on the east, Kr. Valdemara on the north and Chaka street on north. Sometimes as center reffered surroinding territories. Riga center also includes Vecriga (Old town).
Riga center is the best area for living, business and partying in Riga, but prices for real eastate it the highest in Riga, sometimes reaching up to 10 000 Eur per square meter (e.g. Alberta street)
Vecriga is old town part of Riga. Here is a lot of pubs, bars, clubs, etc. But real nightlife is active during weekends only and sometimes on thursdays.
Most biggest clubs located outside of old town, around Brivibas street, like Fashion club, Essential club, La Rocca with Studio 69.
Riga center also famous with very low crime rate in Riga.
Riga center could be covered by food less than for one hour.
Here you can face big problems with car parking.
Huge traffic also makes some problems during rush hours: 8-11 AM and 3-8 PM workingdays.

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Riga most important areas

Riga is divided into 2 sides by river Daugava.
West bank is called Pardaugava (Over River Daugava)
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  • Airport (Airport area in Riga)
  • Kipsala (Very close to center and very quite due placing on island)
On East Bank are located most important neighbourhoods in Riga.
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Other neighbourhoods area quite similar, and there are mostly apartaments buildings.
Next time, read about each Riga area in more details

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Flat near by Riga Central Bus and Train station

  • bedroom in white
  • kitchen tv
  • dining room and table
  • orange bedroom
  • bathroom, shower and toilet
  • sofa and tv in lounge
Large 2 bedrooms flat with a large lounge and kitchen. Situated at most center district of Riga, in Vecriga, close to Stockmann center, Bus and Train Stations.
Laminated parquet, double glass windows to keep flat warm and noise free. Very quiet apartament.
Renovated bathroom with shower.
Clean and modern flat for everybody
Price: 70 EUR per night. Deposit 50 EUR

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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Single Bedroom flat in Riga's Old town

  • wood kitchen
  • large nice designed longue with sofa
  • bedroom
  • bathroom with shower
Not long ago renovated large flat on second floor in the central part of Vecriga (old town in Riga). 70 square meters includes large living room, small kitchen, nice bathroom and quietly 1 bedroom with double bed. Kitchen is quite good with microwave and other tools. Clean and secure entrance. Ideal apartments who likes alot of free space
Price: 45 EUR per night. Deposit 50 EUR (from 5 nights)

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Comfortable 3 Bedrooms flat in center of Riga

  • wardrobe
  • lounge
  • king bed
  • bedroom
  • sideboard
  • hall
  • toilet
3 bedrooms apartment in Riga. Flat is situated in cit center and recently has been renovated. It is located in walking distance to all Riga famous sights. Flat is on E. Birznieka-Upisha Street.
Fully equipped kitchen: gas oven, water filtering system, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave and full range of household equipment.
The apartment is fully furnished and has everything for a restful and careless stay in Riga. The apartment has big bed, double bed and sleeper's sofa where easily can sleep more 2 people.
The building entrance has a door with securing code.
The lounge room has a sofa and two cosy chairs and TV.
Flat is located in a quiet area of central Riga
Price: 130 EUR per night. No Deposit

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Nice Flat in quiet center area of Old Riga

Recently renovated sunny 1 bedroom flat in the perfect location - centre of Old Riga (the most centered district in Riga), while very quiet area. 50 square meters sunny and warm flat on 3rd floor.
big double bed, carpets on floors. Shower, wash machine
Independer gas heating system, cable TV, safe entrance.
Price: 45 EUR per night. Deposit 50 EUR (from 5 nights)

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

1 bedroom flat with kitchen. Fully renovated

  • kitchen
  • living room
  • plastic window
  • bed
  • shower
  • sink, wash machine in bathroom
  • living room
  • chimney corner
Flat with 1 bedroom in Old Riga on M. Muzeja street (near Doma laukums), about 55 square meters, 2nd floor, kitchen connected with living room, fireplace, cable TV, small bedroom with double bed, bathroom with shower, washing machine, renovated entrance with code
Price: 45 EUR per night. Deposit 50 EUR (from 5 nights)

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Looking for flat or room in Riga?

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Any kind of flats and rooms: from small to huges, from cheapest rooms to fancy apartaments.
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