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Are foreigners allowed to own property in Norway?

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When we asked expats in Norway if foreigners are allowed to own property, they answered...

"Yes, foreigners are allowed to own property in Norway. However, they must obtain permission from the Norwegian government before they can purchase real estate. This permission is usually granted if the foreigner can demonstrate that they have a legitimate reason for wanting to purchase property in Norway, such as having a job or business in the country. Additionally, the property must be used for personal use and not for commercial purposes," explained one expat living in Norway.

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