Posts tagged as House

Latvian house prices have doubled since 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2021

According to data published October 7 by Eurostat, average house prices in Latvia almost doubled in little more than a decade,. Rents and house prices in the EU have continued their steady increase in Q2 2021, going up by 1.3% and 7.3% respectively, compared to Q2 2020. Between 2010 and Q2 2011, house prices and rents in the EU followed similar paths, but since Q2 2011, those paths have diverged…

Defense spending or house heating in Lithuania

By Dominykas Urbonas on Monday, October 4, 2021

The Lithuanian government is again trying to please NATO, without thinking about the local population. “Our key message is that we want to contribute as much as possible to NATO as a system of collective defense and deterrence, which is ready to respond to all sorts of challenges in a swift and very determined manner as speed and the ability to respond to arising challenges with clear resources is key…

Manor house in Latvia on sale for €1

Friday, July 10, 2020

Living like an aristocrat in Latvia’s Vidzeme cultural region can be quite inexpensive, as the Lielā muiža manor in Madliena parish is on sale just for €1, reported LTV July 7. But it comes with strings attached, as the next owner has to be able to prove they have the means to restore the manor, first mentioned in the 15th century. Rasma Vērpēja, a local, has researched the place, which last…

Secret Soviet documents found in walls of house in Latvia

Friday, July 3, 2020

Three large files with documents from the Committee for State Security (KGB) have been found on private property in Vidzeme region, Latvian Radio reported on July 1. The KGB was the primary security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its collapse in 1991, responsible for enforcement of security regulations, protection of political leaders, the guarding of borders, and clandestine operations abroad. The existence of the files was previously unknown.…

1300 euro green tiny house built in Smiltene

Monday, January 20, 2020

A 1,300 euro “hobbit house” was constructed by a 15 year old girl in the Lejas Varicēni (Lower Varicēni) area of Smiltene using only wood, straw and clay, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 20. Lejas Varicēni owner and German engineer Tomass Krīgers feels that Latvia is a great place for experimenting with green projects. Krīgers enjoys the Latvian nature and amount of space available. His daughter Linda…

Second quarter house price index up 5.8 percent on year

Saturday, September 21, 2019

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on Friday, the second quarter house price index (HPI) increased by 0.9 percent compared to the previous quarter and 5.8 percent on year. Compared with the same period last year, the prices of houses have increased by 6.2 percent, and the prices of apartments by 5.7 percent. Apartment prices increased by 5.7 percent in Tallinn, 6 percent in areas bordering the capital city…

House Democrats move to pass a trimmed defense bill

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Democratic-controlled House is moving to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy with a $725 billion measure that pares back the Trump administration’s defense request and its authority to make war against Iran. Democratic leaders hoped to regain their balance as their caucus still smarts from a fight between moderates and progressives over last month’s $4.6 billion border bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took heat over her handling…