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Should I buy or rent a home in Lake Atitlan?

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

"Purchasing a home in Lake Atitlan is a very important decision that requires careful consideration of the many factors involved. Renting may be a more logical option if you are unfamiliar with the area, or if you anticipate only a short stay. Consider your length of stay, your financial situation, and the local housing market. When purchasing a home, you should seek assistance from a local real estate agent or lawyer who is familiar with all of the costs and potential legal issues associated with such a purchase. Additionally, you should carefully consider the upkeep involved with home ownership and if you have the time and means to keep the property in good condition. Finally, it is important to make sure that any home you purchase is legally registered and in your name to protect yourself from any potential legal issues that may arise in the future," remarked another expat who made the move to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

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Should I buy or rent a home in Lake Atitlan?

If you live in Lake Atitlan, newcomers to Lake Atitlan would love to hear your answer to this question.


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