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A lot of people are dreaming about building a house abroad. But the question is, where should you start? This article will guide you through the process of buying a home in a foreign country and how to save money, so you can afford it.

Legal Issues You Should Consider When Buying Land Abroad

When people decide to buy property abroad, there are a few things to consider. These include the legal issues which vary from country to country.

When buying land, the first thing that you should consider is whether the site is suitable for residential use. You should also take into account what zoning regulations and restrictions there are in that area.

What is the Average Cost for Building a House?

If you want to build a house in the U.S., you can expect to spend around $250,000 on average. This is for a median-priced home.

This number is likely going to be higher for those who live in more expensive areas like the San Francisco Bay Area or New York City. This number is also going to be lower for those who live outside of metropolitan areas, or at least within commuting distance of one.

Depending on the country where you like to invest in this number can be a lot lower.

Consider Renting a Property in the Country Before Building on Your Own

If you are looking to rent a property or buy a new one in the country, then it is worth considering renting first. You may find that you don't like living in the country as much as you thought, which would save you a lot of time and money.

However, if you find that living in the country is what your heart desires then you know for sure, building your own home there is for you.

Then it is time to find that perfect site for your home. Best is to browse some free real estate ads – you will most likely find some good deals there by private sellers as well as real estate agents.

Find a good architect who looks after everything

“Good architects look after everything.”- Leonardo da Vinci

Architects should be in charge of designing the building. They are responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met. Ideally the architect looks after everything from start till finish. Like that you make sure your construction project is in capable hands. Just make sure you are choosing an English-speaking architect to ensure a good communication.


Building a house overseas is a great adventure. From the importance of choosing the right location, to finding workers and materials.

There are many things to consider before to make sure that your project is successful and doesn't fail.

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