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A Guide To Buying And Selling Property In America

40% of Americans agree that property transactions are one of the most stressful life events. Whether you’re a budding first-time buyer or seller or an American newcomer engaging in a property transaction from abroad, it’s best to know about the buying and selling process in America.  Knowing what you’re in for ahead of time will...

10 Best Real Estate Business Ideas To Get Started In The Property Market

Jay-Z’s “The Story of O.J.” champions real estate as the key to wealth, urging us to value substance over materialism. In this piece, we unpack actionable insights: ten captivating real estate business ideas crafted to empower seasoned investors and newcomers alike. Discover how these strategies can pave your path to lasting financial success in today’s...

7 Reasons Why It’s Better To Buy Than Rent When Moving Overseas

Whether you’re contemplating retirement under the Mediterranean sun, taking the family to Australia or a career relocation to the Far East, moving abroad is an exciting, life-changing prospect. But when it comes to finding a home, the question is whether to buy or not to buy. Renting a home has its merits, but so does...

Renting Vs. Buying: A Guide For Expats Navigating New Jersey’s Housing Market

New Jersey’s housing market has long been a topic of interest for locals and newcomers, particularly expatriates looking to establish a new life in the Garden State. The decision to rent or buy a home in New Jersey can be daunting, given the state’s unique real estate landscape. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore...

Managing Foreign Exchange When Buying Property Overseas

We are pleased to introduce you to Regency FX, our forex and international payments partner.  They are able to assist you in all your requirements for all aspects of managing your foreign exchange risks and international payment requirements.  Here they outline the assistance they can provide when you are buying a property abroad. Regency FX...

renovating your property

Renovating Your Property? Here Are Some Ideas For Better Interiors

Are you thinking about renovating your property? Whether it’s a small room in your house or an entire apartment complex, making improvements to the interior of your property is one of the best ways to make it attractive and inviting. However, with so many design options available today, it can take time to figure out...

U.S. real estate financing

Foreign Property Investors: Guide To U.S. Real Estate Financing

U.S. real estate financing is one of the more difficult tasks for foreign investors interested in the residential U.S. real estate market. While the U.S. has a culture that is acclimated to personal debt – in 2018, the average amount of personal debt for Americans (not including mortgages) was $38,000 – it can be tricky...

fluctuating exchange rates

How Fluctuating Exchange Rates Can Affect The Price Of An Overseas Property

The foreign currency market is the largest and most traded financial market in the world, with more than $6 trillion traded each day, and over 80% of the foreign currency trading is for speculation purposes. The main drivers that influence exchange rate movements are economic and geo-political events, and technical trading by investment banks. These...

Buy A House Back In America

How To Buy A House Back In America When You’re Living Abroad: 5 Essential Tips

Taking the plunge to purchase a home in America while residing overseas may sound like a tall order. But, fret not! Equipped with the right insights and tactics, this process can be simpler than you ever imagined. Today, we’ll guide you through some essential tips to streamline this process, from researching your desired market to...

7 Great Things About Renting Out Property

Renting out property can be a lucrative and rewarding venture for many individuals. Whether you own a single residential property or have invested in a portfolio of rental properties, the benefits of being a landlord extend beyond the financial gains. This article will explore the great things about renting out property and how it can...

get your home ready to rent out while you're living abroad

How To Get Your Home Ready To Rent Out While You’re Living Abroad

Renting out your property while you’re living abroad presents an opportunity for income generation and property maintenance. However, getting your home ready for rental can be a complex task, especially when you’re physically absent. In this article, we’ll provide you with essential steps to prepare your home for renting while abroad. From selecting a reliable...

Finance A Land Purchase

4 Options To Finance A Land Purchase – A Complete Guide

Picking up a plot of land and making it your own is an aspiration that lots of people hold, and the main barrier is money.  You can pay for such a significant purchase in all sorts of ways, so let’s go over the main options so you know what to expect if you decide it’s...