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Real Estate in Livingston, Guatemala

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 10, 2023

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

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How do I find a place to live in Livingston?

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

"Finding a place to live in Livingston, 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 Livingston to find one that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Some areas might be closer to amenities like shops and restaurants, while others might offer more peace and quiet. Once you have a clear 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 Livingston, such as Airbnb, Booking.com, and local real estate websites. These platforms allow you to filter results based on your preferences, making it easier to find suitable options. In addition to online searches, you might also want to consider hiring a local real estate agent. They can provide valuable insight into the local market and help you navigate the process of renting a property in Guatemala. When you find a property you're interested in, make sure to visit it in person before making any commitments. This will give you a chance to inspect the property and the surrounding area, and to ask any questions you might have. Finally, once you've found a place you like, you'll need to negotiate the terms of the lease with the landlord or property manager. This will typically involve discussing the rent, the length of the lease, and any other conditions. Make sure to get everything in writing to avoid any misunderstandings later on. Remember, finding a place to live in a new country can take time and patience, so don't rush the process. Take the time to find a place that feels like home and suits your needs," said one expat who made the move to Livingston.

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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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