"welcome to the land of a thousand lakes"
YOUR PLACE UNDER NORTHERN LIGHTS
Finland has long been recognized as one of the safest countries in the world with an exceptionally high quality of living. Residents of Suomi can expect a relaxed culture, where people generally feel safe walking alone in the cities. Activities such as skiing, snowboarding, swimming and sauna are encouraged by the beautiful landscape and friendly locals.
Finland is known as the 'land of a thousand lakes'. Indeed, it is reported that there is one lake for every 26 Finns. Finding the perfect bathing spot is not a problem in Finland. Neither is peace and quiet. With only 5.5 million inhabitants Finland is one of the most sparsely populated countries on Earth.
The Scandinavian archipelago regularly tops the lists for best quality of life for families, with world class cities such as Helsinki, Turku and Espoo and 40 national parks. Residents can enjoy free education, high salaries, excellent health care and be part of one of the happiest countries on earth (according to recent polls).
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What types of properties are available?
Finland offers exceptional housing in its clean and modern urban areas ranging from apartments and town houses to detached properties and holiday homes. What’s more, with 75% of the country being covered in forest Finland has an abundance of quiet woodland hideaways from log cabins to Instagram-friendly wilderness pads.
What does an expat need in order to buy in FINLAND?
If you are an EU/ EEA citizen there are no barriers to buying a property in Finland. As of 2020 non-EU and EEA citizens need permission from the Finnish Ministry of Defence to buy real estate in Finland. A permit is not needed when buying shares in a housing company. This could be relevant when planning to buy in an apartment block.
Read our deep dive blog post on how to buy property in Finland.
REAL ESTATE FACTS
- Landlord and tenant laws show no bias
- Buying costs are low and employment is good
- Buying real estate in Finland is a safe investment
RE/MAX IN FINLAND AT A GLANCE
Operations in Finland began in 2006 and since then have grown every year. RE/MAX Finland serves more than 30 offices in 15 locations. Their brokers are united by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and extensive local knowledge and experience. RE/MAX Finland always provides clients with their own personal broker, who is responsible for the smooth running of the partnership from start to finish in the sale, purchase or rental process. RE/MAX Finland now has around 400 associates working in the region.