Just looking for some friendly advice on the following subjects. By way of background, I am U.S. born and bred, and my wife and her parents are originally from Taipei. We have many relatives still living in Taipei and Kaohsiung. We are looking into purchasing an apartment in Taipei, to be occupied a few months a year by my wife’s parents and by us.
Although our Taiwanese relatives are honest folks, we would prefer transacting this business ourselves. How difficult do you envision this being, especially given that we are all U.S. citizens and are living across an ocean?
Is leaving an apartment unoccupied much of the year asking for trouble?
What is a very rough estimate of the purchase price for a 3 bedroom apartment, not necessarily at Western standards but definitely on the new or nicely renovated side, in a fun neighborhood (near public transportation, night markets, etc.)?
Thanks in advance for your input.