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Real Estate in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 12, 2023

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

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How do I find a place to live in Sihanoukville?

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

"Finding a place to live in Sihanoukville involves several steps. First, you need to decide on the type of accommodation you want. This could be anything from a small apartment to a large villa, depending on your budget and needs. Next, you should research the different areas of Sihanoukville to determine where you would like to live. Some popular areas include Serendipity Beach, Otres Beach, and the city center. Each area has its own unique vibe and amenities, so it's important to choose one that fits your lifestyle. Once you have an idea of what you're looking for, you can start your search. There are several online platforms where you can find listings for rentals in Sihanoukville, such as Khmer24, Realestate.com.kh, and Facebook groups like "Sihanoukville Real Estate" or "Expats in Sihanoukville". You can also work with a local real estate agent. They can help you navigate the local market, arrange viewings, and negotiate contracts. Make sure to choose an agent who is reputable and has good reviews. When you find a place you're interested in, arrange a viewing. This will give you a chance to see the property in person, check its condition, and ask any questions you may have. Before signing a lease, make sure to read it carefully and understand all the terms and conditions. If possible, have a lawyer or someone fluent in Khmer and English review it to ensure there are no misunderstandings. Finally, once you've signed the lease, you'll need to pay a deposit and the first month's rent. After that, you can move into your new home in Sihanoukville," remarked one member in Sihanoukville.

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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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