Originally posted on April 8, 2020 @ 10:31 pm
If you love to travel and spend a large portion of your time traveling to the same area over and over again, it may have crossed your mind to simply buy some property in that area rather than having to rent something or book a hotel each time you visit. However, while purchasing property can be complicated even within your own country, buying property in another country can be a whole new ordeal.
So if you�re determined to take this on, here are three tips for purchasing property in another country in order to make your travel there easier.
Learn About The Law
Before you get started on your search for a home to buy, you should first learn about the law in that country regarding non-citizens buying property. Depending on what country you�re wanting to buy property in, the laws and rules will vary greatly.
According to Rebecca Lake, a contributor to Smart Assets, you may be completely restricted from owning property. In other situations, there might be certain permits you need to have in place before you can get started on this process. So before you set your heart on having your own home in this area, be sure you do your research and speak to a professional to see how plausible it is for you to make your own home there.
Get Local Help�At A Price
While it�s easy to look for real estate in America and other developed nations, this may not be the case for the country that you�re looking to buy a home in. Because of this, it�s going to be very helpful for you to work with someone who has their boots on the ground there and understands the exact area you�re wanting to buy property in.
Although having local help can be beneficial for finding the right place for you, Finbarr Toesland, a contributor to the Telegraph, shares that you should expect to pay a decent commission to anyone you�re getting help from abroad. As a result of this, you may wind up paying more for your property and its acquisition than you anticipated, so make sure you figure out all the finances ahead of time.
Figure Out Your Financing
Speaking of finances, you might find that it�s not as easy to get financing for a home in a foreign country as it may be in your home country. But luckily, you still will have at least a few options.
According to Kathleen Peddicord, a contributor to U.S. News and World Report, you can try to get financed from a bank, borrow money against your current assets, dip into your retirement accounts, or a few other options.
If you�re wanting to buy a piece of real estate in a foreign country, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you figure out this process.