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Real Estate in Kuwait City, Kuwait

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 03, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Kuwait City, Kuwait are Salmiya, Hawally, and Jabriya. The average cost to buy a nice 2 bedroom home in Kuwait City is around $200,000 USD, and a nice 3 bedroom home is around $250,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, high-speed internet, and satellite TV. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Kuwait City, but there are certain restrictions. For example, foreigners are not allowed to own land, and they must obtain permission from the Ministry of Interior before purchasing a property. The best way for an expat to search for a home to buy in Kuwait City is to use a real estate agent or a property search website. These agents and websites can provide detailed information about the properties available in the area, as well as help with the paperwork and legal requirements.

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How do I find a place to live in Kuwait City?

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

"My company and most companies provide housing here. There are some bad places to live, as the locals, they LOVE Americans and are happy to help," said one expat who made the move to Kuwait City.

"To find a place to live in Kuwait City, you can start by researching the different neighborhoods and areas within the city to determine which one best suits your needs and preferences. Some popular areas for expats include Salmiya, Salwa, and Fintas. Next, you can browse online property listings on websites such as 99acres.com, propertyfinder.kw, and mourjan.com. These websites allow you to filter your search based on your preferences, such as the type of property, number of bedrooms, and budget. Another option is to contact local real estate agents who can help you find a suitable property. They have extensive knowledge of the local market and can provide valuable advice on the best areas to live in and the types of properties available. You can find real estate agents through online directories or by asking for recommendations from friends or colleagues who have already settled in Kuwait City. Once you have shortlisted a few properties, arrange for viewings with the landlord or real estate agent. During the viewing, make sure to inspect the property thoroughly and ask any questions you may have about the property, such as maintenance fees, utilities, and any additional costs. After you have found a suitable property, negotiate the terms of the lease with the landlord or real estate agent. Make sure to read the lease agreement carefully and ensure that all the agreed-upon terms are included in the contract. Finally, once the lease agreement is signed, you will need to register the lease with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Justice. This is a legal requirement and ensures that your rights as a tenant are protected under Kuwaiti law," explained one foreigner living in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

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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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