14. August 2018
Svoboda & Williams real estate has published the first volume of its Market Report which will biannually analyze the developments in the premium segment of the Prague residential market.
"For quite a long time, we have been considering how best to work with the data on the real estate deals that our business is constantly generating. Finally, we have decided, in the name of transparency, to publish the non-sensitive part of this data regularly, in the form of the Market Report. Alongside the raw data itself, the Market Report, of course, also includes our interpretations and comments – simply put, it is a view of the real estate market through our eyes," says Prokop Svoboda, Managing Partner of Svoboda & Williams.
Released twice a year, each volume of the Svoboda & Williams Market Report will focus on the past two quarters. Close attention will be paid to the rental market in Prague, which has recently been undergoing a considerable revival. Aiming to achieve an accurate interpretation of the development of the rental market, Svoboda & Williams has been using the S&W + VŠE Rental Price Index, an analytical tool that the company developed in cooperation with the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics at the University of Economics in Prague. Crucially, the Market Report only works with data concerning realized, not advertized, prices.
The current issue of the Market Report is dedicated to:
- The gradual rationalization of the property demand in the second quarter 2018
- The widening of the offer of new apartments and resales
- The impact of the Czech National Bank’s restrictions on the real estate market
- The rise of rental housing
- The influence of the cultural & gastronomic scene on residential development in Prague 7
13. August 2018
At www.svoboda-williams.com you may now use our new Watchdog service, which constantly monitors our real estate offers and sends you automatic notifications of new or repriced offers according to the filters you have selected.
Monitoring the real estate market and searching for properties and apartments is a tedious process. Moreover, sometimes it can happen that you blink and the “perfect” property for you is gone. This is the reason that Svoboda & Williams has created a service that will monitor our real estate offers 24 hours a day for you. As soon as a new listing that fulfills your requirements appears, you will receive an e-mail notification.
Using Watchdog is easy: just select the basic parameters of the property you are looking for (location, size, price range, etc.) and choose how often you want to receive e-mails. You can also set up multiple parallel Watchdogs with different filters, which will help you monitor the corresponding property types.
19. June 2018
The sale of boutique apartments in Vila Hodkovičky has been launched and will be handled exclusively by Svoboda & Williams. The elegant villa, situated in an attractive neighborhood of Prague surrounded by greenery, includes 13 modern apartments that will be move-in ready by the end of the year.
The new residential project whose timeless architecture is the work of the P6PA+Architects studio, is located in one of Prague’s most peaceful quarters, at the edge of the beautiful Hodkovičky villa neighborhood. The building includes underground parking, an elevator, and private gardens. Its bright and comfortable apartments range from studios to three-bedroom layouts whose floor areas are from 44 to 108 sq. m. The villa is made up of two connected sections of different heights: the larger section with its square-shaped floor-plan has 10 apartments and five floors while the smaller section has an elongated, rectangular floor plan and three townhouse apartments. Five ground-level apartments have private gardens that are partially fringed by mature trees. The price of each apartment includes a parking space and a cellar unit, as well as a place where residents can wash their dogs and bikes.
The apartments let in a lot of light through their large floor-to-ceiling windows and are sold in a finished state. New owners will then complete the final interior details according to their tastes. The prices of the apartments range from 4.4 to 12 million CZK including VAT, which corresponds to 95 000 to 115 000 CZK per square meter of floor area.
The final approval of Vila Hodkovičky is expected by the end of November 2018. Starting on August 1st, prospective buyers will be able to view a fully furnished show flat.
Official website of the project: Vila Hodkovičky
23. May 2018
Tereza Štěrbová is the new head of the Brno branch of Svoboda & Williams. Her team has been newly joined by Lukáš Habas and Anna Hloušková.
Newly overseeing Svoboda & Williams’s business in the Moravian region and the company’s Brno branch is Tereza Štěrbová. Ever since joining Svoboda & Williams in February 2015, her specialization has been properties in Brno and its surroundings. Before joining the company she worked in the banking sector (ČMSS and Hypoteční banka) and in education. She gained further professional experience in sales during her three-years working stay in the USA.
Lukáš Habas, who was hired for the position of a real estate consultant, focuses on mediating sales of residential and commercial properties as well as searching for suitable acquisition opportunities for investors and developers. Before joining Svoboda & Williams, he worked at the Welfare Advisory consulting company and at Fincentrum.
Another new addition to the Brno team is Anna Hloušková. She specializes in property rentals in the South Moravian region. Before joining Svoboda & Williams, she worked in education.
16. May 2018
Brought to the market by Svoboda & Williams, the intimate residential project of Vila Hodkovičky offers attractive, family-friendly housing in a pleasant, tranquil Prague location.
Vila Hodkovičky offers a total of 13 apartments which range from studios to three-bedroom layouts whose floor areas are between 41 to 104 sq.m. Worth a special mention are three duplex apartments, each of which has its own private garden. The prices of the apartments range between 4.4 and 12 million CZK including VAT, which corresponds to 95 000 to 105 000 CZK per sq.m. of floor area. The price of each apartment includes an underground parking space.
Situated on a hillside of the Vltava river valley, between Braník and Modřany, the peaceful Prague quarter of Hodkovičky is characterized by plenty of greenery, low urban density and easy access to the city center. Thanks to this desirable mix, the Vila Hodkovičky will surely be of interest to those longing to escape the hustle and bustle of the city center while keeping it close at hand.
The villa exhibits an intriguing architectural face. It consists of two connected prisms of different heights – the larger and higher part of the structure has five floors and faces the street while the lower part only has two floors and features a roof covered with greenery under which the duplex apartments are situated. The ground floor of the building is partly embedded in the terrain, which is why the entrance is placed at the level of the first floor. The project was designed by the P6PA+Architects studio, whose portfolio comprises a number of smaller residential projects whose architecture respects the context of their surrounding buildings.
"Vila Hodkovičky is an excellent option for those looking for peaceful living in a location with low traffic density and ubiquitous greenery – especially for families with children. This target group is reflected in the prices of the apartments – despite the project's high quality and – in the context of the capital city – unique location, the purchase prices do not exceed the current Prague average," says Prokop Svoboda, the Managing Partner of Svoboda & Williams. The sale of the 13 apartment units in the Vila Hodkovičky project will be launched in mid-June 2018.
Official website of the Vila Hodkovičky project.
25. April 2018
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has moved its Brno branch to Kapucínské náměstí.
The new Brno branch of Svoboda & Williams is situated in a completely renovated building located on the corner of Kapucínské náměstí (Capuchin Square) and Masarykova Street. The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency, which has been active on the Brno market since December 2014, is now based in an attractive office on the 5th floor with views over the popular pedestrian street.
"The amount of business activities operated by Svoboda & Williams in the Moravian region is growing steadily. Offering a more attractive environment for our clients in a busy, easily accessible location, the new space on Kapucínské náměstí highly meets our current demands," said Tereza Štěrbová from Svoboda & Williams.
Svoboda & Williams offers complex services in the premium real estate segment, property management and investment management. In 2017 Svoboda & Williams was selected by Christie's International Real Estate global network as its exclusive affiliate for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This network consists of leading real estate agencies from 46 countries all over the world.
The new address of the Brno branch:
Svoboda & Williams
Kapucínské náměstí 307/15
602 00, Brno-střed
24. April 2018
The Sun Houses by Mušov project consisting of premium low-energy houses with gorgeous views of the Pálava Hills and the Mušov Lakes that are just 300 meters away, is entering phase II. Out of the 13 houses featured in the first phase of the project, only one is still available. The exclusive sales agent for the houses in this exceptional gated resort inspired by Mediterranean architecture is Svoboda & Williams.
The Sun Houses by Mušov project, designed by architect Boris Hála, is set at the edge of the South Moravian village of Brod nad Dyjí, in a picturesque wine region near Mikulov. The project offers stylish one-story houses with spacious roof terraces in a gated resort with a reception, private wine cellars and neatly manicured park areas. The resort will feature an outdoor swimming pool, infrared sauna and also an atmospheric common wine cellar with wine repositories.
Given the considerable demand for the project, in which only one house is still available, the developer is currently preparing its second phase. The new part of the resort will feature another 17 low-energy houses with one and two-bedroom layouts and roof terraces offering charming views of the Pálava Protected Landscape Area.
The project is set in a beautiful location with excellent active relaxation possibilities, including great conditions for cycling, hiking, water sports and fishing. Among other destinations, you can visit the popular Aqualand Moravia in the neighboring village of Pasohlávky, where a large thermal spa is planned to be built in the future. The gorgeous Lednice-Valtice complex is situated less than 30 km away from the resort. Thanks to its dazzling countryside, long wine-growing tradition, fascinating history and typically sunny weather, this area belongs among the most desired recreational areas of the Czech Republic. Moreover, it is easily accessible from Brno (a 30 minutes’ drive as well as other Central European cities including Vienna and Bratislava.
Official website of the project: Sun Houses by Mušov
03. January 2018
Svoboda & Williams newly adds home staging to the portfolio of its services. The purpose of home staging is to display a property´s true potential and thus secure a better market position for it when it is offered for sale or lease. This service is provided by Svoboda & Williams as a part of an exclusive cooperation and is offered free of charge.
The key aim of home staging is to make the interior of a property for sale or rent more attractive and get better photos for its marketing. This is usually achieved by means of design furniture, works of arts, flowers, curtains and other accessories. Using these, a home stager is able to present the target apartment, house, office or retail space in the best possible light. At the same time, home staging allows the possible buyers or tenants to see how the given property may look when furnished and thus understand its full potential. Few, after all, are able to visualize this in empty rooms.
In the initial phase of home staging, Svoboda & Williams provides an interior designer who proposes an optimal solution. Subsequently, the company lends furniture, works of art and other accessories and arranges a professional photo shoot of the property. The photos are then used as a basis of the new visual identity of the property and of the marketing campaign.
Svoboda & Williams provides home staging free of charge in select apartments, houses, offices and projects to those developers and private owners with whom the company cooperates on an exclusive basis.
13. November 2017
The FeelHome by Svoboda & Williams brand recently sponsored the presentation of the Czech brand Meyto at this year's Designblok international festival and launched FeelLike – a new lifestyle project.
As a result of a cooperation between the Tvarmetal company from Vysoké Mýto, the D3 studio of the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague (UMPRUM) and the Olgoj Chorchoj studio, Meyto, a new brand of design furniture, came into existence. At this year's Designblok, the Meyto brand presented two collections of chairs and tables, based on the Czechoslovakian pieces of school furniture which were used throughout the 1970s and the 1980s. The presentation was sponsored by FeelHome by Svoboda & Williams.
FeelLike... Artists, Interior & Fashion Designers and Architects
FeelHome also recently launched FeelLike, a new lifestyle project which allows you to visit – by means of short videos – the homes and studios of Czech artists, architects and interior & fashion designers. Thanks to FeelLike, you can discover how these creative people work & live.
11. October 2017
FeelHome will be a sponsor of the presentation of Meyto, a new brand of Czech design furniture, which is to be introduced at this year's Designblok international festival at the Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště).
The Meyto brand is the result of a cooperation between the Olgoj Chorchoj studio, the D3 studio of the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague (UMPRUM), and the Tvarmetal company from Vysoké Mýto. The first project, pioneering a future collection which is to tell the story of Czech furniture, is the nostalgic Czech School Chairs collection. It will involve two types of chairs, one designed by Tereza Froňková with the Olgoj Chorchoj studio, while the other comes from Aleš Kachlík from UMPRUM. The collection’s design concept is based on the school chairs that were used in primary schools throughout Czechoslovakia. In comparison to the original pieces, the chairs by Meyto are significantly modified, both ergonomically and technologically, being completely adjusted to today's textures, color schemes, etc.
Designblok Prague International Design Festival will be held at the Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště) from the 26th to the 30th of October. It is the biggest festival of design and fashion in the CEE region and dates back to 1999 when it was established.