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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...

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...

buyer's agent

Why Using A Buyers Agent Is A Good Idea

Navigating the intricacies of the real estate market in Australia can be a daunting task, particularly for first-time homebuyers and people new to the country. It’s a world of negotiations, legal terms, and complex processes where making the right choices can mean the difference between a dream home and a costly mistake. This is where...

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...

Diversifying Your Portfolio With International Real Estate Investments

When you’re investing in real estate, it can be a good idea to diversify your portfolio. Diversification helps spread out the risk of any investment and keep your portfolio stable no matter what happens with any single investment. Investing internationally is one way to diversify your portfolio because there are different types of properties available...

Cost To Build A Home In Australia

What’s The Average Cost To Build A Home In Australia In 2022?

There were two major unexpected outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic in the real estate industry in Australia: the intense rise in property values and the increasing cost of new home builds.  Thanks to various factors (including disruptions to global supply chains), the cost of seeing an empty lot transform into a new home is...

expat home

How to Make Your Expat Home Feel Like Your Own

We’ve learned that being overwhelmed by the sense of unfamiliarity that surrounds you – particularly in your new expat home overseas – is one of the most prevalent causes of ‘homesickness.’ Your surroundings have changed dramatically, and you now feel out of place no matter where you go. As you...

sell your home abroad

7 Uncommon Tips To Sell Your Home Abroad In The Best Way

Selling a home is not easy nowadays, especially if you need to sell it fast. Generating interest for your property is the first thing you should do, but it can be a challenge. The international market is unpredictable and risky at times.  What are the best ways to sell your home abroad? ...

Construction Project In A Foreign Country

How To Successfully Complete A Construction Project In A Foreign Country

Moving abroad and building a new home and life for yourself and your family is an enchanting idea. This is especially true if you have been visiting the same country for years and have always imagined yourself living there.  Here we give tips on successfully completing a construction project in a foreign country. ...

Move Abroad And Leave Your House Behind

Time To Move Abroad And Leave Your House Behind

Moving abroad can be a cost-intensive exercise that requires you to start over in another country. Before moving you should secure accommodation in your new environment. This arrangement means buying or renting a home abroad.  If you are moving to change your environment, then you should consider selling your house at home to boost...

securing your home

The Expat Guide To Securing Your Home Away From Home

Thinking about whether the house you left behind is secured can be disconcerting. More so if you do not have plans to let your property go yet.  To ease your mind, here are six ways you can secure your home while you are away: 1. Get a home monitoring system When improving...

Renovating Real Estate Abroad

6 Tips For Renovating Real Estate Abroad

If you own real estate abroad or you have decided to buy a property that needs a little TLC, then you are about to embark on an exciting yet challenging adventure. Whether you are looking to sell and make a profit or you want to turn it into the vacation home you have always...