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Real Estate in Cartagena, Colombia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 04, 2023

Summary: People living in Cartagena, Colombia offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Cartagena? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Cartagena?

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

"Finding a place to live in Cartagena involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a small apartment to a larger house, depending on your needs and financial situation. Next, you should research the different neighborhoods in Cartagena to find one that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Some popular areas include the historic Old Town, the trendy Getsemani, and the upscale Bocagrande. Once you have a general idea of where you'd like to live, you can start searching for available properties. There are several online platforms that list rentals and properties for sale in Cartagena, such as fincaraiz.com.co, metrocuadrado.com, and compreoalquile.com. You can also consider hiring a local real estate agent to help you in your search. They can provide valuable insight into the local market, help negotiate prices, and guide you through the legal process of renting or buying a property in Colombia. When you find a property you're interested in, be sure to visit it in person before making any commitments. Check the condition of the property, the amenities, and the surrounding area to make sure it meets your expectations. Finally, once you've found the perfect place, you'll need to sign a lease or purchase agreement. Be sure to read the contract carefully and understand all the terms before signing. If you're not fluent in Spanish, you might want to hire a translator or lawyer to help you understand the contract. Remember, finding a place to live in a new city can take time, so be patient and don't rush the process. With careful planning and research, you'll be able to find a great place to live in Cartagena," remarked one member in Cartagena.

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About the Author

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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