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Real Estate in Nueva Gorgona, Panama

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 02, 2023

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

How do I find a place to live in Nueva Gorgona?

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

"Nueva Gorgona has various options for finding a place to live. You can look in classifieds such as Craigslist or you can explore real estate websites and contact local agencies. You can also consider using a home-sharing website like Airbnb which is becoming increasingly popular. Lastly, you can explore the neighborhoods of Nueva Gorgona to find the right fit for you, ask locals, and check out expat websites for more information," said another person in Nueva Gorgona.

"The first condo we found in Nueva Gorgona was through VRBO. We didn't know a lot about the area here, but we rented so if we decided it wasn't for us, we could always move to another area. After that, it's been by word of mouth that we have found places to live," remarked another foreigner who made the move to Nueva Gorgona .

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Nueva Gorgona?

"Nueva Gorgona is a town situated in the Central region of Panama and is a popular destination for expatriates due to its close proximity to Panama City. Expat homes and apartments in this area tend to be modern and typically come with all the amenities one could need. Expats can typically expect apartments and homes to be spacious, tastefully furnished, and often feature modern amenities such as air conditioning, wifi, washer and dryers, and kitchen appliances. Many properties in Nueva Gorgona tend to have bigger balconies that offer spectacular views of the beach and ocean. Security is usually tight in the area and many buildings have 24-hour security guards for added protection," remarked another member in Nueva Gorgona.

"We currently live in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo on the 17th floor at the beach," explained one expat living in Nueva Gorgona , Panama.

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Panama Relocation Tours

If you're thinking about moving to Panama and haven't narrowed down where you would like to live, consider taking a tour with our partner, Panama Relocation Tours. The tour will take you from large metropolitan areas to resort beach areas that have every amenity and luxury you'd ever need, and funky beach areas with a laid back atmosphere. You'll also visit popular highland towns where thousands of expats live, and rural areas teeming with opportunity.

Learn MoreVIEW UPCOMING TOURS

Panama Relocation Tours

If you're thinking about moving to Panama and haven't narrowed down where you would like to live, consider taking a tour with our partner, Panama Relocation Tours. The tour will take you from large metropolitan areas to resort beach areas that have every amenity and luxury you'd ever need, and funky beach areas with a laid back atmosphere. You'll also visit popular highland towns where thousands of expats live, and rural areas teeming with opportunity.

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What is the average cost of housing in Nueva Gorgona?

If you are thinking about moving to Nueva Gorgona, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"The average cost of housing in Nueva Gorgona is relatively affordable, ranging from moderately priced apartments to luxurious villas and beachfront properties," said another person in Nueva Gorgona.

"Housing costs are still lower than the U.S. Smaller homes in town run 300 to 800 per month to rent. Condos rent from 900 to 1800 per month to rent. Condos for sale between 200k to 450k, depending on amenities and the floor," remarked another foreigner who made the move to Nueva Gorgona .

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Should I buy or rent a home in Nueva Gorgona?

If you have not spent a lot of time in Nueva Gorgona, you should rent before even thinking about buying. We asked expats there about the buy vs. rent decision:

"Whether you should buy or rent a home in Nueva Gorgona largely depends on your current financial situation and the long-term goals for your residence. Ultimately, it is important to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Renting a home typically offers greater flexibility if you plan to stay in the area for a short period of time, and the costs of relocation are often lower when compared to purchasing a home. Additionally, if you are unsure of the local real estate market or have difficulty obtaining a mortgage, renting can be a beneficial option. On the other hand, an owner may benefit from increased privacy and enjoy potential tax breaks or appreciation of the home value over time. Ultimately, where and how you want to live should be your primary consideration when deciding whether to rent or buy a home in Nueva Gorgona," said another person in Nueva Gorgona.

"We decided to rent. We sold everything we had in the US and want the freedom to move if we are ever inclined to do that. We rent furnished and love not worrying about maintenance or replacement of anything. Buying abroad can be tricky and I would encourage anyone buying to do due diligence. As for us, we are happy renting," remarked another foreigner who made the move to Nueva Gorgona.

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What appliances are typically included in a rental?

We asked foreigners in Nueva Gorgona what appliances are typically included in a rental, and, if there is anything else included or not included that a newcomer would not expect. Replies included:

"In the furnished condos along the beach, kitchens have all appliances.. these include refrigerator, stove and microwave, many even have washers/dryers, dishwashers, and garbage disposals. They are often furnished with toasters, blenders, coffee makers and other small kitchen appliances and table service too. Units usually have air conditioners too. It's a good idea to check the kitchen out thoroughly and see what is there," said another person in Nueva Gorgona.

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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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