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Real Estate in Punta del Este, Uruguay

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 05, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Punta del Este, Uruguay are La Barra, Punta Ballena, and La Mansa. The average cost to buy a nice 2 bedroom home in Punta del Este is around $400,000 USD, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around $500,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, a swimming pool, and a terrace. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in Punta del Este, however, they must obtain a visa and register with the local government. The best way for an expat to search for a home to buy in Punta del Este is to use a real estate agent or search online. There are many websites that list properties for sale in the area, and it is also possible to find properties through word of mouth.

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How do I find a place to live in Punta del Este?

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 Punta del Este is to search online for rental listings. There are many websites that offer listings for apartments, houses, and other types of accommodation in the area. Additionally, you can also search for local real estate agents who specialize in the area and can help you find the perfect place to live. Additionally, you can also ask friends and family who have visited or lived in Punta del Este for recommendations," said one expat in Punta del Este.

"We searched Punta del Este from one side to the other. We decided that we wanted to live in Punta for 6 months a year or longer and that meant a house versus an apartment since many of the apartment buildings are unoccupied 8 months of the year. We also decided that we would build a house as opposed to finding one. We wanted bigger rooms, more bathrooms and fewer bedrooms than is conventional. The difference being that we were not looking to rent the house," remarked one member in Punta del Este.

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About the Author

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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