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With such a wide selection of locations, property types and price ranges abroad, how do you find the right property in the right location for the right price? Read some of our articles relating to foreign properties.


Letting your second home abroad

Do you own a second home abroad and have decided - or for financial reasons, need - to rent it out? If so, our 5-point checklist should help you get started and begin generating some rental income. 1) Check regulations and complete the necessary paperwork. Confirm with your local town hall or municipality whether your property is eligible to be rented out. Popular tourist destinations often have local laws prohibiting or limiting the rental of properties in certain areas.  More...


What to expect from an overseas agent

It is a known fact that buying an overseas property is one of the more stressful things we choose to do in life – needless to say then, that moving house to another country can be an exciting yet highly daunting prospect. There will be much to think about; the usual things such as the type of property you want and the area in which you want to live, plus all the things associated with a foreign country. You will need to research laws, languages, prices and much more, all of which can add to  More...


Tips for viewing overseas property

It doesn’t matter which country you are thinking about moving to, there is one thing you should always bear in mind; view before you buy! This is more important than ever when you are buying in a foreign country where legal proceedings and the way things are done can be very different to what you are used to in the UK. Where possible, it is a good idea to arrange a trip to the country in mind specifically for the purpose of viewing properties or THE property if you have  More...


Estate agents – how they work

Buying a new house in the UK is daunting enough, but buying one in another country is a whole other worry. Not only are there prices, areas and different laws to consider but what about finding the right estate agent to help you through the purchase process? Along with your solicitor, your estate agent is one of the most important people involved in your overseas purchase as they will need to be trusted to look after your best interests and hard earned money. The likelihood is  More...


Property types, property styles, and areas

The decision to move abroad may be fore many different reasons. You may be moving for better weather, better quality of life, more for your money, better education systems, or even for peace and quiet. But whatever your reasons are, the type of property that you live in is definitely going to be to whatever your expectations are. Despite the fact that you may be moving to the country of your dreams, you will still be cautiously picky when it comes to the area your property is in and also  More...