Capital Real Estate is one of the premier real estate agencies in Hungary. For its own benefit, and that of its clients, Capital Real Estate seizes the extraordinary opportunities which exist in owning real estate in the newly ascended Central European countries, specifically in the capital cities such as Budapest . Such a strategy employed in the burgeoning Budapest real estate market (Hungary joined the EU in May, 2004), has produced historically per annum returns on investment in excess of 20% or more taking into account rental income and modest renovations.
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- Hungary was the first Country in Central Europe to join the World Bank and IMF in 1982.
- 70% of the total FDI (foreign direct investment) injected into Hungary is allocated to Budapest. Over 30 Billion euros have been injected since 1989, and the growth rate of FDI in 2003 reached 45%.
- Hungary was the first Country in Central Europe to join NATO in 1999.
- Hungary became a full member of the European Union on May 1st 2004.
- The average price of good centrally located properties in Budapest is between €1 300 - €2 000 per m²
- Hungary gets nearly one third of all foreign direct investment flowing into Central Europe, with cumulative foreign direct investment totaling more than US$185 Billion since 1989.
- €22.6 Billion of EU funding currently being invested in the country.
- Budapest is a popular location for large multinational companies, over 45 of the 50 blue-chip multinationals are located here.
Did You Know?
• The English word "coach" came from the Hungarian kocsi ("wagon from Kocs" referring to the village in Hungary where coaches were first made).
• Wolfgang von Kempelen invented a manually operated speaking machine in 1769.
• János Irinyi invented the noiseless match.
• In 1827 Ányos Jedlik created the first device to contain the three main components of practical direct current motors: the stator, rotor and commutator.
• David Schwarz invented and designed the first flyable rigid airship (aluminium-made). Later, he sold his patent to German, Graf Zeppelin.
• Donát Bánki and János Csonka invented the Carburetor.
• Ottó Bláthy, Miksa Déri and Károly Zipernowsky invented the modern transformer in 1885.
• Ottó Bláthy invented the Turbogenerator and Wattmeter.
• Kálmán Kandó invented the Three-phase Alternating Current Electric locomotive.
• Tivadar Puskás invented the Telephone Exchange.
• Dezsõ Korda invented the Rotating Capacitor (Tuning Capacitor).
• József Galamb was the inventor of many parts of the Ford Model T and co-developer of the assembly line
• Sándor Just invented the Tungsten electric bulb (1904)
• Imre Bródy invented the krypton electric bulb.
• Loránd Eötvös:weak equivalence principle and surface tension
• Kálmán Tihanyi:Electronic Television and camera-tube (1926) and Plasma TV (1936).
• József Mihályi was co-designer or designer and inventor for KODAK the following cameras: Kodak Ekstra, Kodak Medalist, Kodak Super Six-20 and Kodak Bantam Special.
• Béla Barényi designed the Volkswagen Beetle and is the father of passive safety in automobiles.
• Ervin Kováts invented the concept of Kovats retention index, a concept used in gas chromatography
• Csaba Horváth constructed the first high performance liquid chromatograph
• Ferenc Anisits created the modern diesel engine.
• Mathematical tools to study fluid flow and mathematical background of supersonic flight and inventor of swept-back wings "father of Supersonic Flight" (Theodore Kármán)
• holography (Dennis Gabor)
• the ballpoint pen (László Bíró)
- Vitamin C and the first artificial vitamin Albert Szent-Györgyi
• thermonuclear fusion and the theory of the hydrogen bomb (Edward Teller)
• BASIC programming language (John Kemeny with Thomas E. Kurtz)
• Low level laser therapy or "light therapy" (Endre Mester)
• Ferenc Pavlics was one of two co-developers of NASA Apollo Lunar rover
• Antal Bejczy developed Mars Rover Sojourner
• Rubik's cube was created by (Ernõ Rubik)
• ArchiCAD, 3-D software was developed by Bojár (1987)
• Charles Simonyi was chief-architect at Microsoft and oversaw the creation of Microsoft's flagship Office suite of applications.
• Gömböc, a new geometrical body, was invented in 2006 by Hungarian scientists Gábor Domokos and Péter Várkonyi
• Dániel Rátai invented the three dimensional monitor: Leonar3do.
• The three dimensional scanner microscope 3D Alba (international patent in 2007) was developed by Katona Gergely and Rózsa Balázs
- In August 1939, Szilard approached his old friend and collaborator Albert Einstein and convinced him to sign the Einstein–Szilárd letter, lending the weight of Einstein's fame to the proposal. The letter led directly to the establishment of research into nuclear fission by the U.S. government and ultimately to the creation of the Manhattan Project. Szilárd, with Enrico Fermi, patented the nuclear re actor).
• Ramjet propulsion Albert Fonó, Turboprop propulsion by (György Jendrassik)
• (Leó Szilárd): nuclear chain reaction (therefore he was the first who realized the feasibility of an "atomic bomb".
• Prezi, a web-based presentation application and storytelling tool, developed by Adam Somlai-Fischer and Peter Halacsy in 2007.
• Áron Losonczy invented the LiTraCon, a Translucent Concrete building material.
• Tamás Péter Bródy invented the active-matrix thin film transistor technology which underpins the LCD and OLED displays commonly used today.