My name is Mauricio Jaimes, and I've been in the construction and real estate business in Colombia for over 25 years, and I have helped foreigners to buy and invest in real estate in Colombia for over a decade.
During my working experience, I had been in contact with many international buyers.
Some of them were married to Colombians, some others sought to invest in Colombia properties. Whatever was the case, I would often found myself helping them with their one major concern: How to safely buy property in Colombia as a foreign investor.
I quickly realized that there was very little information available in English about the real estate buying process in Colombia, and no information that was specially supplied for a local expert.
It is especially difficult for you as a foreigner buying property in Colombia for the first time. Sometimes you don't know the language, laws, local customs, and neighbourhoods.
Acquiring that little piece of paradise could easily turn into a horrendous nightmare!
So the idea of buying a property in Colombia is great. (I love to promote my country!!) But unfortunately for many people the actual process can be very stressful, fraught with worry and financial concerns.
I know it is quite a lot of information to start with. After all you are just beginning to plan your new adventure in Colombia for any of the following reasons: