Relocating Abroad but don’t Want to Completely Leave your UK Lifestyle Behind?

According to 2013 research, more than 400 British citizens are leaving the country every day and recent research revealed that there are an estimated 4.7 million UK citizens currently living abroad, in popular destinations like France (173,000 citizens), Spain (411,000 citizens) and Canada (675,000 citizens). So are you someone that finds yourself dreaming of joining the thousands of British expats enjoying a sunnier lifestyle abroad? But the fear of leaving your friends and family behind … [Read more...]

A Guide to Netherlands Housing

  The Netherlands is densely populated and finding the right house for you can be a challenge.   If your expat assignment is a medium (three years) to long term one (more than five years) and you are looking at a property segment where the monthly rent is considerable, then buying maybe a good option for you.   If you are staying in the Netherlands for less than three years it may well be preferable to rent.   Netherlands Housing - Renting a House   There … [Read more...]

Italy Property Market: A Guide for Expats

  If you are considering a life in Italy then one of your first considerations will certainly be a place to call home.   Here are some tips to help you find your way through Italy property market, whether you are looking at buying or renting property in Italy.   Italy Property - Buy or Rent?   Expats are faced with the option of buying or renting property when they are moving to Italy.   Ultimately the decision to buy will be determined by the reason for your … [Read more...]

Making Sense of France Housing Market

  The real estate market in France and France housing is attractive to foreign investors because it remains stable, housing is in demand, new build projects are numerous and mortgage rates are low.   If you are relocating to France and looking to buy or rent a house, here are the essentials:   Finding a Property to Rent   The demand for housing in big cities like Paris can make finding a rental property an arduous task for expats. Furthermore, be sure to avoid … [Read more...]

Advice on Germany Housing and Rentals for Expats Relocating to Germany

  Housing is one of the primary considerations when you move overseas and a relocation to Germany is no exception.   Here’s what to expect when searching for property in Germany.   To Buy or to Rent in Germany?   This is the first question to consider when you are living in Germany – and for most expats the answer is simple enough. Renting is the choice of the majority of expats in Germany. However, there are no restrictions on foreigners buying property in … [Read more...]

Jamaica Real Estate and Rentals

  Gathering information about Jamaica real estate and rentals in Jamaica is essential for expats who are moving to Jamaica   Why?   Because, knowledge is power.   If you know all the information and details before renting or buying a property in Jamaica then most chances that you make less mistakes.   Rentals in Jamaica - How does it Work?   The Rent Assessment Board in Jamaica sets the rental for all commercial and residential premises.   The … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Real Estate Spain

  Housing is one of the primary considerations when you move overseas and Spain is no exception. Here’s what to expect when searching for a property in Spain.   To Buy or to Rent in Spain   Many expats in Spain move with the intention of a long-term stay. Buying property is therefore a common choice and investment property in Spain is popular.   Even for those who have decided to buy property in Spain a property rental may still be an attractive first move whilst … [Read more...]

Britain Real Estate and the British Housing Market

  Finding somewhere to live when you move overseas is a top priority and researching the property market is vital before you rent or buy in Great Britain.   Britain’s Rental Market   Deciding whether you should be renting or buying a house in the UK can be a difficult decision.   One factor is the length of your expat assignment or the time you expect to spend in the UK. For short-term assignments, it is probably best to concentrate on the rental … [Read more...]

Legal Hurdles When Trying to Migrate

  It’s an understatement to say that there is a lot to think about when migrating. The laws of your destination country are an important part of this.   Three of the most important legal matters you are likely to encounter when trying to migrate are immigration, buying property and accessing healthcare.   Visas   If you want to live and work abroad you will almost certainly need a visa. The exception to this is where your home and destination countries have an … [Read more...]