Helping You Build a Life Overseas

Top reasons to buy overseas

Here at the Overseas Guides Company we are constantly chatting to people with wonderful plans to purchase property overseas. There are a number of reasons why people want to embark on this adventure and today I outline a couple of them for you…

Lifestyle change
When you have spent years in the rat race, rushing from A to B, in the cold and rain of the UK, it is no real surprise that people grow sick of this way of life. We speak to people who are seeking a higher quality of life for themselves and their families – perhaps they crave the fresh air and the sunshine, perhaps they want to find a better work-life-balance that allows them to spend more time with their families or on the hobbies that they never get the chance to indulge back home. Whatever the reasons, buying or moving overseas offers people a fresh start and the chance to choose somewhere which suits their needs and desires.

To get on the property ladder
With the nightmare property market in the UK being something that first time buyers have to worry about on a daily basis, it is hardly surprising that people are looking further afield for opportunities to get that all-important first foot on the property ladder. Despite hard economic times, overseas property prices are still significantly lower than the prices here – especially if you live in London. Conducting your research and buying in an up-and-coming destination at the right time could stand you in good stead for the future.

Better value for money
I dread to think how small some of the properties in the UK are in comparison with overseas property which offers far more space at a fraction of the cost. When you team this with expensive public transport, costly meals and drinks out, high fuel costs – it is no surprise that people are looking for alternative ways to get more from their hard-earned savings. This is particularly apparent with retirees who are on a set wage.

Enjoyment
Above all, people want to buy overseas so that they can spend time in the country that they love. People want the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture, the language, the food and drink…Time and time again we speak to clients who have spent years holidaying in a particular spot hoping that one day they will get the chance to buy there or relocate entirely – these people are finally getting around to making their dreams come true.