great site you guys have got here - very informative. i have a general question on purchasing property in budapest - first venture overseas. i will be buying with the help of a hungarian friend as an individual. got solicitors sorted but need advice on mortgages/financing - best arranged in the uk or in hungary? which currency? what stages of the purchase would i be advised to be in budapest, if at all? any pitfalls experienced by those who have been there done that.... thanks.