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What are Houses Like in Libya?

Are you moving to Libya soon? If you’ve never been here and had the chance to look around at housing options you are probably curious as to what housing is like. What options are available for you to rent? We’ll try to give you a brief overview here of the different kinds of rentals that you have to choose from here in Tripoli.

Apartments

Like any large city in the world, Tripoli has an abundance of apartments. These can range from 2 or 3 story buildings up to those with 9 or 10 stories. Typically they are single level units, although there are a few properties we’ve had listed that have 2 level apartments. In some areas such as Ben Ashour and Nofleen, we have apartments available that are connected to or part of a villa. It really comes down to semantics as you may hear these called “villas” or “apartments”.

Villas

The term we use here when you think of a typical house is “villa”. Villas come in all sizes and configurations. If you live out in Serraj or Janzour, you can find villas with multiple levels, huge yards with beautiful landscaping, and even swimming pools. [Read more…]

2 Best Times to Rent in Tripoli, Libya

Are you looking to rent an apartment or house in Tripoli, Libya? Tripoli has an abundance of houses and apartments available for rent. The variations depend on things such as area of town, size of the property, as well as the condition or age of the house or apartment. However, one item that is often overlooked when seeking to get the best rental out there is the timing! The following are the two best times to get out and look for your next rental.

BEFORE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR FOR SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES

Before schools and universities begin their school year, many landlords are often looking for good renters. Teachers and professors who come from out of town or even outside of Libya to work and teach here are attractive renters. It is also when other expats choose to come to work in Libya because they want to get their children settled into their new house and schools at the beginning of the school term. For these reasons, landlords may be willing to offer lower rents to attract the best renters. Be sure to check around the areas of the schools and universities for the best rents during this time. It’s also an added convenience to be close to your children’s school to cut down on the commuting time it takes to get them to and from school each day!

END OF THE MONTH

Probably the best time to look for a rental here in Tripoli is at the end of the month. [Read more…]

Living in Tripoli WITH Your Family

The majority of expats who come to work in Libya seem to come without their families. Oftentimes, they get contracts that allow them to work for an extended time here in Libya and then they are given extended times off when they travel back home to be with their families. While this may work for some, most find it hard to be away from their spouse and children for these extended periods of time. We understand that there are security concerns that are behind some of these decisions. However, we have many friends and clients who have decided to move to Tripoli to work and live with their families.

Parks

A drive along the coastal road (Trek Shut) will lead you to a number of great parks to enjoy with your family. One of our favorites is the Abu Sitta Horsetrack (Fursia), located just past the LTT building as you are heading east from downtown along the coast. Here you will find well maintained and secure playgrounds, exercise stations as well as a few different track options. The tracks are great for walking, running, or even roller blading with your children!

Other parks along the coastal road have an abundance of play items. You will find blow up bouncy houses, carnival type rides for the smaller children as well as beautiful fountains and paddle boat rentals. Most also now have cafes with seating areas where the parents can sit and chat while watching the kids play on the rides! [Read more…]

3 Biggest Mistakes that Sellers Make

Those who fail to sell their properties or who take extra long to finally sell their properties tend to make three similar mistakes. In order to avoid this and sell your property faster, consider these three areas and be better prepared.

Wrong Pricing

Ultimately a buyer’s decision typically comes down to a financial one. Is the price realistic? Am I overpaying if I pay the asking price? Is it too high to even begin trying to negotiate down? Set your price fairly if you really want to sell. Check around at comparable properties in your area to see what their asking prices are so that you can better set your price to be competitive. Finally, be realistic in your price. While you may think your house is the best on the market and should get the highest price, try to think how the potential buyer thinks and sees your house in comparison to similar listings in your town.

What condition is your property in?

A second mistake is not taking into consideration the condition of your property before listing it for sale. [Read more…]

Wanted! The Ideal Property

Are you looking to for a rental property in Libya?

  • Are you WORRIED about finding the right price?
  • Are you CONCERNED that you don’t speak Arabic?
  • Are you UNSURE of which neighborhood to rent in?
  • You have come to the right place!

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    We specialize in finding the right property for each client in Libya. Our goal is to listen to you and work with you to find the ideal location, price and location!

    Tell us what you want
  • Which neighborhood are you looking to live in?
  • How much do you want to pay for your place?
  • How many rooms do you need?
  • Do you need a garden or swimming pool?
  • What concerns do you have about security?
  • Our Company

    Almanazil has 2 offices in Tripoli! The main office is located in Serraj with our newest office downtown near Omar Mukhtar Street. We have an international staff with a wide range of experience. Many of our team speaks English and we are ready to help anyone looking for the perfect property.

    If you want to look at our LISTINGS, please have a look at our PROPERTY LISTING WEBSITE that showcases all of our thousands of properties. You can browse by neighborhood or even use the search feature.

    If you want to just talk to one of our representatives, please give us a call at +218 (0)21 714 7773 or +218 (0)954037775.

    3 Tips to Rent out Your Property Faster

    Are you trying to rent out your apartment or villa? There is still a shortage of available housing here in Tripoli. Rentals are not easy to find, which is a good thing for those with properties to rent out! In order to more quickly rent out your property, follow these 3 tips.

    Ensure that the Property is Clean and Well Maintained

    Potential renters will often make their decision to rent or not based on their first impression of your property. Make sure that their impression is a positive one. The key to this is ensuring that the house/apartment, garden area, pool and even the areas outside of the gates by the street are all clean and neat. Be sure to pick up dead insects. Trim the trees and bushes around the house. Pick up garbage that may be in the street in front of the property. Finally, fix loose or hanging cupboard doors, broken windows and shutters.

    List with a Reputable Agency

    Another key to renting out your property faster is the real estate agency that you use. Check out the reputation of the agencies that you are considering. Look for agencies that excel at advertising and that have a good name in the community. These are the agencies that likely have a better stream of clients who are coming to them to find properties to rent. [Read more…]

    How to Sell Your House Faster – 4 Tips

    Are you looking to sell your house here in Libya? Now is the time as sell as Libya is growing and beginning to open up to the world! There is still a housing shortage causing buyers to have to really search to find the right house to buy. It is to your advantage to think and plan ahead in order to sell your house faster and get the price that you want. These 4 tips will help you to sell your house faster.

    Clean the House AND Property

    First impressions are VERY important in real estate. You want potential buyers to have a positive feeling about your house from the moment they first see it. Make sure that your house and property are neat and clean. This includes the area outside of the gate, your garden area, as well as the inside of the house. Don’t leave boxes or miscellaneous items laying around. If the property has been vacant for awhile, be sure to sweep the floors, dust and do a general clean. Nothing turns off potential buyers more than seeing dead cockroaches on the floors!

    Set a Fair Price

    For most buyers, the key factor in deciding whether to buy a particular house or not is the price. You will want to think through what is a fair price for your house. Setting the price too high will make buyers pass up your house when they see other comparable properties at lower prices. On the other hand, setting the price too low may make them suspicious that something must be wrong with the house or neighborhood causing the price to be so low. Look around at other similar properties in your area and be sure your price is reasonably comparable. [Read more…]

    How to Get the Most for Your Money When Buying or Renting in Libya

    There are a few things you should keep in mind when finding your next home or office in Libya. Whether you are looking to rent or buy, these 3 tips will help you get the most for your money!

    Do Your Research to Define What You Want and Need

    Many people come and see properties without really knowing what they want and need. Take the time to think through the requirements your home or business has in terms of space, number of rooms, parking, etc… Part of your research could include speaking with friends, colleagues or others who have made the move to Libya. You can likely learn a lot based on their experiences and recommendations.

    See Many Properties

    It is also wise to see as many properties as you can. This helps you to get a better grasp of the spectrum of available options. While it is tempting to settle on the first one that catches your eye, you never know if the next one the agent has to show may just be even better! [Read more…]

    Moving to Libya with a Family – 3 Things to Remember

    As you begin to think about moving to Libya, you need to consider a few very important things. After communicating with a number of families that have recently moved to Libya, you should think about…

    The best neighborhood for your family

    Choosing a location for your family is not an easy task. We recently wrote a post on the Best 3 Neighborhoods in Tripoli; you may want to check that out. You will want to make sure you find a place that had easy access to supermarkets, schools, and green-space (especially for the kids).

    We would recommend that you make a list of the key “needs” for your family before you start looking at different properties.

    Where are the schools located?

    As you looking to settle in Tripoli, you will want to make sure that you find a suitable school option for your children. There are a number of different types of schools around the city, so make sure that you do your research before coming. [Read more…]