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Real Estate in Latvia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 04, 2023

Summary: An expat searching for a home to buy in Latvia should begin by researching the local real estate market. They should look for listings on real estate websites, such as Zemesgramata, and contact local real estate agents for more information. Homes in Latvia typically include basic amenities such as a kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms. Many homes also have a garden, balcony, or terrace. Foreigners are allowed to purchase properties in Latvia, but there are some restrictions. Non-residents must obtain a permit from the Ministry of Justice before they can purchase a property. Additionally, foreigners are not allowed to purchase agricultural land or land located in protected areas.

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How do I find a place to live in Latvia?

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

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Latvia is to use online resources such as real estate websites. These websites typically list a variety of rental properties, including apartments, houses, and other types of dwellings. Additionally, you can search for rental properties on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, you can contact local real estate agents who can help you find a suitable place to live. Additionally, you can also look for rental properties in newspapers and other publications. Finally, you can also ask friends and family who live in Latvia for advice and recommendations," remarked one member in Latvia.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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