Buying a home
Buying a flat or a house here is an easy process. You are allowed to buy a home without any restrictions (there are only restrictions for purchasing agricultural land); there is no need to get permission from local authorities.
However, the prices have been rising recently and if you are looking to buy a modern ~50 square meters flat in a new building in a prestigious area of Vilnius, you can expect to pay above 200 000 Euros. The prices depend on the city and its area, the condition and size of the flat and other factors (heating system in the flat, closeness to nurseries and schools etc).
You can find ads for buying a home at: aruodas.lt, domoplius.lt, skelbiu.lt and other websites.
The property can be sold directly by the owner or through a real estate agency representing the owner. All what you need is to sign a sales contract and to make a payment. There are two options for the payment: cash or a mortgage loan granted by a bank. Please note that the sales contract should be notarized, and it is recommended to register ownership at the State Enterprise Centre of Registers.
Important: buying a property does not grant a residency in Lithuania.