Real Estate in Tanzania
Last updated on Jun 08, 2023
Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in Tanzania should begin by researching the local real estate market. They should look for listings on websites such as Property24, Zoopla, and Tanzania Property. It is also important to contact a local real estate agent who can provide more detailed information about the properties available. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Tanzania, however, they must obtain a permit from the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Human Settlements Development. Houses in Tanzania typically include basic amenities such as running water, electricity, and sanitation. Many homes also have access to a garden, a garage, and a security system.
How do I find a place to live in Tanzania?
We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:
"Finding a place to live in Tanzania can be a daunting task. It is important to research the area you are interested in living in and to consider your budget and lifestyle. You can start by looking online for rental listings, or by asking friends and family who may have connections in Tanzania. Additionally, you can contact local real estate agents who can help you find a suitable place to live. It is also a good idea to visit the area in person to get a better feel for the neighborhood and to make sure it is a good fit for you," said one person in Tanzania.
"After moving here you can post what you are looking for in a house on the Arusha Mail Out email service, that sends an email to most expats and companies in Arusha, you pay 10,000 tzs at Meat King, downtown Arusha. Or you can find a real estate agent that You drive around to show you houses," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Arusha.
What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Tanzania?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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