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Real Estate in Bruges, Belgium

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 03, 2023

Summary: The average cost of a nice 2 bedroom home in Bruges, Belgium is around €250,000, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around €350,000. These properties typically include modern amenities such as central heating, double glazing, and a fully equipped kitchen. Some may also include a garden or terrace. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in Bruges, however they must obtain a permit from the local government. The best way for an expat to search for a home to buy in Bruges is to use a real estate agent or search online. The most desirable neighborhoods in Bruges are the historic city center, the Sint-Andries district, and the Sint-Michiels district.

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How do I find a place to live in Bruges?

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

"I visited estate agents and one of them introduced me to my gorgeous furnished flat. It's difficult to find furnished properties for rent in Bruges. They're mostly unfurnished. I paid the commission and administrative charges happily. The rent is ludicrously cheap," said one expat who made the move to Bruges.

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Bruges is to search online for rental listings. Websites such as Immoweb, Immovlan, and Zimmo are popular rental sites in Belgium and offer a variety of listings in Bruges. Additionally, you can search for rental listings on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, you can contact local real estate agents who specialize in rentals in Bruges. They can provide you with more information about the rental market in the city and help you find a suitable place to live," explained one foreigner living in Bruges, Belgium.

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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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