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Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis of Casa Granada Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
House for rent in Granada, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingA good way to start when renting a house or apartment in Nicaragua is through Airbnb because Airbnb is a company that qualified the houses they are displaying and provides reviews with the experience with the owner of the house and the rental history. 
 
In the cities, you can look for a local housing company and determine if that company really has experience or not. Do not go and choose the first rental option because it is cheap. Acclimate yourself first with the locals to find out who the best rental companies are that have a good history and with a good reputation or use Airbnb. Check if the local company can cut a better deal.  
 
(Pictured: house for rent in Granada, Nicaragua.)
Mario Robleto of SAENICSA Accounting and Tax Services – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Vacation home to to rent, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe best method to rent a house or apartment in Nicaragua is to go online and look up the classifieds to investigate, to visit and see what you like. Find out quickly what you do not like.
 
Keep in mind that there are a lot of renting options that are furnished, which is one of the pluses of Nicaragua. Also, contracts are very negotiable. For example, the contract I have now is for 6 month, which works out well. If you’re new, you want to explore, you want to get to know Nicaragua, rent an apartment for 3 or 4 months or every 6 months and if you like it, then extend for another 6 months or however long you want to be there.
 
(Vacation home to to rent, Nicaragua, pictured.)
Frank Martínez of DISCOVER Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Apartment for Rent in Pinares de Santo Domingo – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWhen renting a house or apartment in Nicaragua, first, you need to establish a budget. Secondly, you need to determine how many people will live in the house or apartment. Third, you have to decide whether you will live within the inner circle or the outskirts of the city. The closer you are to the city, the more expensive the rent. Then you ask a credible real estate agent to take you to see the houses. That is part of our company’s service. We do not charge our clients for showing them around. Recommending places to live is part of our job and service to foreigners.

It is better for an expat to go to an agent than going online and looking for a house or apartment to rent on his own because owners of the house prefer foreigners who come with a real estate agent. As for the real estate agent, they have to get to know their foreign clients first before recommending them to a landowner. Any expat can disappear the next day. It happens. They rent the house and then the next day, they are out.

If you come with me and I take you to a house, I can speak with the owner on your behalf.  If, on the contrary, you come on your own to speak with the owner and declare that you are from the United States and are going to rent for a year, the landowners are not sure if you’re going to stay that long.  I recommend that you go with us and we will help you look for an owner. Our services are free.  Also, it would cost you more for your rental if you go on your own.   On the contrary, we can make arrangements and ask for discounts or rebates or whatever you need to take the price down.

Nicaraguans see foreigners as having big fat wallets, so why should they give you discounts? But if you send me with my big mouth and my knowledge, I will speak on your behalf and I will look for an owner willing to rent to you for a price that you have in mind. That’s the difference. We can negotiate from a better position because we know our local culture and sometimes, we know the owner personally. We have friends who have houses for rent, so we can just call our friends and get you a place to stay.
 
We also have a reputation to uphold to two different parties. We have a reputation to uphold to the landlord because we don’t want the landlord to think that we’re bringing them bad renters. We also have a reputation to uphold to the clients to make sure that we get them a good deal because we want to stay in business.

And if our clients are satisfied, they will talk to their friends and recommend us to them. They will call us the next time they are in Nicaragua. We make sure that both parties are happy and satisfied with our business.
 
(Outside of apartment for rent in Pinares de Santo Domingo, pictured.)
Gabriel Sánchez of PRONicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Boaco, Nicaragua at night – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
The best way to go about renting a house or apartment in Nicaragua is to contact a real estate agency. You can talk to them and explain exactly what your needs are and what you’re looking for. They can find a match for your needs and will take you to see houses or apartments that meet your needs. You can see the options that they are offering and there’s no charge. It’s a very practical, easy way to find an apartment or a house in Nicaragua. 
 
(Boaco, Nicaragua at night, pictured.)
John-Marc Gallagher of Granada Property Services – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account

You will find many listings for the home rentals in the big cities of Nicaragua such as Managua, Granada, and Leon, but it is difficult to find listings for home rentals in the smaller towns in Nicaragua.  The Nicaraguan newspapers have listings, too. There is also a home rental section in the Yellow Pages just like there is in the States.
 
There are many vacation rentals in Granada, one of which is a company that we manage. We have over fifty vacation rentals, homes, condominiums, and apartments.
 
If you were to go to Nicaragua, and get to either Managua, Granada, Leon, or Matagalpa, check in with the real estate agencies. Most of the real estate companies have rentals and if they do not have anything for you, they will always have an uncle or any family member who has a house for rent or a room for rent so it is actually easy to find a rental.

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