Parque Central Square in Leon, Nicaragua
Parque Central Square in Leon, Nicaragua
Parque Central Square in Leon, Nicaragua

Real Estate in Nicaragua

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Nicaragua? How do you find a home in Nicaragua? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Nicaragua?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"I worked with a realty company that I had found while at a conference. I went on the web to narrow down some choices and then spent a day looking at my short list. It quickly became apparent that I would not feel safe in all neighborhoods as a single female and so I chose the best and safest neighborhood in the city. This was a good decision as I can walk my dog at night with no fear," remarked another foreigner who made the move to Leon.

"I would stay in different parts of the town each time I came to get a feel for the different sights, sounds etc," explained one person living in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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