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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 for those living outs ...

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What’s Happening To House Prices In The UK? March 2022

  Most of us expats decided to either rent out or sell our property in the UK, before the big move. But that was a long time ago. So much has happened over recent years which has sent the UK property market sky high! But with recent events and general turmoil affecting the UK and Europe for that matter, what should we expect for house prices in the UK in 2022?     Written exclusivel ...

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Recovery And Strength In The UK Housing Market For 2022?

  2022 was welcomed with a surge in interest, as UK homeowners listed their houses for sale, creating a healthy and strong foundation for the 2022 mortgage market. According to Rightmove, the 30th of December 2021 was one of the most popular days for prospective sellers seeking house valuations. Traffic on the application website has only been higher a maximum of nine times, according to Righ ...

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Buying Or Refinancing A UK Property? A Guide For British Expats

  If you’re living and working overseas as a British expat, you’ll probably still have your eye firmly fixed on the UK property market. But it can be difficult to get the property finance you need, as many mortgage lenders will see you as a higher risk.         Written exclusively for Expat Network by Clifton Private Finance   Whether you’re a first-time buyer, lookin ...

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UK’s Expat Demographics & Latest Mortgage Trends

  Research conducted by ExpatMortgages-uk.com shows that as of 2019, people born outside the UK – typically referred to as expatriates or expats – made up around 14% of the UK’s residents. That adds up to just under 10 million people. Now, all of these people need somewhere to live, so there is a lot of movement in the UK expat mortgage market every year.     At the same time, many ...

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Mortgages In The US For Expats And Non-Residents

Owning a home is a dream come true for any United States citizen. However, not everyone gets to fulfill this fantasy. Wishing to purchase a home in the US as an expat and a non-resident is a whole other ballpark. Even once you’ve solved the issue of money, there are many things you’ll need to familiarize yourself with in order to go through this process without any fuss. Make sure to s ...

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The Dos And Don’ts Of Mortgages For Expats In Dubai

  Dubai is an excellent destination for international professionals looking to start a new chapter in their lives.  However, there are many factors to consider when you want to buy a property with a mortgage in this city. From finding the best property to calculating mortgage and finding the best mortgage rates, there are some things you should and not do.     Buying a property is a ...

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The Importance Of Establishing Good Credit When Moving Abroad

  When you decide to move abroad from the U.S. you will need to set yourself up financially in a new country and one of the challenges is establishing good credit when moving abroad.  You need to establish a new credit record in your new home country but should not neglect maintaining your credit score in the U.S.       You may have heard that U.S. credit scores are not relevan ...

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Don’t Get Stung On Foreign Property Deposits

  As lockdowns and disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic continue, there’s no doubt it has changed the way we live and work. One impact is that jobs which were previously thought to be only office-based are now effectively done remotely, and whether you call it flex or hybrid working, working from home looks here to stay.       Written exclusively for Expat Network by Victoria ...

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How Do Different Countries Treat Mortgages For Over 60s?

  With the current economic turmoil due to both Brexit and Covid-19, many UK mortgage brokers have continued to be accused of being ‘ageist’.  Mortgages for Over 60s can be difficult to obtain.   This is because many are lowering their maximum age limits on traditional mortgage lending for an older borrower from 80/85 to an upper age limit of 70 years.     Since the last recession o ...

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