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What do I need to know when buying property in Panama?

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When we asked expats what advice they would give a foreigner before buying a property in Panama, they said...

"DO your due diligence, engage a realtor who A - speaks English, B-is responsive and pro-active, where EVER you are calling them from. KNOW what you are looking for (we made a LIST of 'must haves' and 'must NOT haves'! We found our DREAM here," said another in San Carlos, Panama.

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"It is important to hire an experienced and licensed real estate attorney to help guide you through the process of buying property in Panama. Additionally, the title search should be conducted to ensure the property is properly registered with the local public registry and that any legal liens are properly handled. Make sure to get a due diligence review of any contracts and documents associated with the purchase to identify any potential risks. Before signing the closing documents, verify that all taxes, fees, and assessments are properly paid and any other conditions associated with the purchase are met. Lastly, confirm that the deed to the property is written in the buyer's name and ensure that all necessary details such as a correct street address and owner's name are included in the document," explained one expat who made the move to Panama.

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