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Real Estate in Vietnam

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 05, 2024

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.

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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," said one person in Vietnam.

"Pure business matter; we could lease an industrial land plot on good conditions; housing was more difficult because of regulations at that moment," said one expat who made the move to Phan Thiet.

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Joshua Wood 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.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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