Real Estate in Vietnam
Last updated on Mar 14, 2023
Summary: An expat should search for a home to buy in Vietnam by researching the local real estate market and consulting with a real estate agent who is familiar with the area. It is also important to consider the location, size, and price of the property. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Vietnam, but there are restrictions on the type of property that can be purchased. For example, foreigners are not allowed to own land, but they can own apartments, villas, and houses. Houses in Vietnam typically include amenities such as air conditioning, internet access, and security systems. Depending on the location and price, some houses may also include a swimming pool, garden, and other luxury features.
How do I find a place to live in Vietnam?
We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:
"One way to find a place to live in Vietnam is to enlist the help of a real estate professional. Most cities will have reputable agents that specialize in finding rental properties for expatriates and travelers. You can also search online for rental listings in Vietnam and reach out to the posted contacts. Additionally, the Vietnamese government operates a database of available rentals open to the public. It is likely that you will be able to find a range of options, from modest apartments and small homes to upscale condominiums and villas. Finally, networking with other expats who are familiar with the housing market in Vietnam is a good way to gain insights regarding potential rental opportunities," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Vietnam.
"Having spent the past 6 years doing a long commute to work I decided to live close to my job if it was feasible - and it was. I live in District 7 of HCMC on the 14th floor of a group of 25 storey apartment blocks. In the centre of the 4 blocks is a sort of village square with several swimming pools, a gym, small shops/cafes/ hairdressers, a large good supermarket and two tennis courts. More shopping centres are within 5 minute's taxi ride, and I can get into District 1 shopping in 20-30 minutes depending on traffic. I used a local real estate office to find my apartment, someone recommended by a work colleague," explained one person living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Vietnam?
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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