Finding an Affordable Home Abroad

Whether you're looking to make a permanent move or to find that perfect vacation property, there are still destinations out there where can you find an affordable home abroad. 

Surprised, you say? Well, I'm the first to admit I never thought we'd ever be able to buy a condo in Costa Rica, but we did! And we got a bargain at that. I'm not talking about building a new home abroad (of course, that's certainly possible!), but more about 

finding an existing home that can become your forever home away from home, 

at a reasonable price.


Let's take a look at the best places for finding an affordable home abroad! And a few that are in the US as well...

Bulgaria

Burgas, Bulgaria - Realtor.com
There are so many properties for sale in the beautiful and diverse country of Bulgaria, it's really hard to make a choice. Here's a great example in Burgas, on the edge of the Black Sea. There's a 4-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot flat with 2 baths and 2 terraces. It comes completely furnished, plus there's a shared pool and the beach is 5 minutes away. The price? USD $49,600. And even better? If you're looking for a studio apartment, there are 7 pages of properties listed that fall under $25,000!

Koi Samui Condo - Realtor.com

Thailand

Here's a modern 1-bed/1-bath condo in a new housing complex located in gorgeous Koi Samui that's listed for USD $35,600! Not quite sure of the overall size but it's only 2 minutes from Choeng Mon beach. Crazy cheap pricing, right??!



Louisiana

New Orleans - Realtor.com
With the natural beauty of the state, I've never thought of Louisiana as being an affordable place for finding a home abroad (I'm in Canada, so I'm counting this as abroad!), I thought it would be pricey. I've always loved the city of New Orleans and was surprised to find a great selection of properties available for sale ranging from $35,000 fixer uppers, to a 1-bedroom 750-square-foot condo with a balcony, 2 shared pools and a boat slip/dock included for $75k (just 20 minutes from New Orleans), and a 2,200-square-foot condo with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths for the same price.

Vietnam

Real Estate Vietnam
Wow, here's a brand new traditional-style 4-bedroom home, 30 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), offered at $65,000 for 1,600-square-feet. Imagine being able to check out area's many museums, temples and pagodas at your leisure!

Mexico

Realtor.com
If you love going south to popular Puerto Vallarta, here's a 2-bed/2-bath condo, 1,000-square-feet, with a shared hot tub for USD $45,000. Think of all the money you could save every winter if you're a regular snow bird! Even if you take a taxi to the beach every day and back, you'll still be way ahead of the game money wise.

Realtor.com
If you love the seashore, beaches and casino gambling in Biloxi, you'd be hard pressed to find a better deal than this contemporary 739-square-foot, 2-bed/1-bath condo with onsite laundry and a shared pool, for just, wait for it - $29,000. 



Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador - Realtor.com
As the capital city of Ecuador, the Spanish Colonial city of Quito sits at an altitude of of 9,350 feet above sea level. The historic center of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers a wealth of attractions to see including Parque Metropolitano Guanguiltagua, the largest urban park in all of South America, along with an abundance of churches, basilicas and cathedrals. Here's a deal on a 3-bedroom/1-bath apartment with 828-square-feet for the list price of $50,000 USD. 

BudapestLiving.com
Imagine wandering across the 17th-century Chain Bridge or taking the funicular to the Budapest History Museum in Old Town. Here's a 731-square-foot apartment in Budapest, 1-bed/1-bath with a balcony for just USD $25,400. 

Be sure to check out the 17th-century opulence found at 

Vaux le Vicomte just outside of Paris!


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