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bigEd
3/23/2015 19:14 EST

I am thinking of buying a HOME in Palanga or Klaipeda for retirement. Can anyone give me a good realtor with an English / USA website with listings ?
Labai aciu.

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richard9567
3/24/2015 03:23 EST

HI Ed, Palanga and Klaipeda are beautiful. I live in Klaipeda and have done for four years. IN answer to your question, real estate transactions are done in a vastly different way to what you and I are used to. Most people sell their homes privately rather than go through agents and agents charge both the seller and buyer a commission. The documentation is all done through a mutual notary rather than each party having a solicitor and all documentation is in lithuanian. I would suggest getting it translated, notarised and apostilled for your own piece of mind.
In regards to agencies themselves,....the most common one would be Ober Haus as most of their agents speak English. However, I would strongly suggest looking at the following sites.
1)www.skelbiu.lt
2)www.aruodas.lt

FYI the word Butas means apartment and the word Namas means house. Nuoma means rent and pardavimui means for sale. If you have any questions, p.m me and i'll try to help.

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richard9567
3/24/2015 03:23 EST

HI Ed, Palanga and Klaipeda are beautiful. I live in Klaipeda and have done for four years. IN answer to your question, real estate transactions are done in a vastly different way to what you and I are used to. Most people sell their homes privately rather than go through agents and agents charge both the seller and buyer a commission. The documentation is all done through a mutual notary rather than each party having a solicitor and all documentation is in lithuanian. I would suggest getting it translated, notarised and apostilled for your own piece of mind.
In regards to agencies themselves,....the most common one would be Ober Haus as most of their agents speak English. However, I would strongly suggest looking at the following sites.
1)www.skelbiu.lt
2)www.aruodas.lt

FYI the word Butas means apartment and the word Namas means house. Nuoma means rent and pardavimui means for sale. If you have any questions, p.m me and i'll try to help.

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bigEd
3/24/2015 21:57 EST

I thank you for the timely reply. These sites will be saved for a reference point.
Thanks for the translation reminders. I am somewhat like the rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen in respect to the fact that I could not speak English till I was 6. Still retain a good command though.

In R.E. sites I have seen there are not many homes that impress me as"neat." I'm not 'loaded' but would look to do a cash deal when the time comes.

My wife and I are very grateful for your input. Ed

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richard9567
3/25/2015 11:17 EST

No worries, in regards to homes.......I don't know what to suggest. There arent any companies here that do inspections and to put not too fine a point on it, a lot of homes are.....sh...t. btw, if your're looking round klaipeda, stick to the north of town as there are two chemical factories to the south and property values there have plummeted because of the smell. Cheers
Rich.

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