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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...

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Buying Property In Spain

Step one is to get your professionals lined up and ready. That should certainly include a lawyer who is independent of the estate agent or developer whose property you are viewing, who is qualified and who is a specialist in property in Spain and land law, known as urbanismo. By Christopher Nye It is also...

10 Must-Ask Questions When Purchasing Property Overseas 

Buying a property abroad might be a dream for many, but for some, it can quickly become a nightmare. With different buying processes to the UK, legal systems, languages and currencies there are lots of potential areas for things to go wrong. However, YourOverseasHome.com believe that potential problems can be avoided, as long as prospective...

Seasonal Selling Strategies: When To List Your Home In The UK

Selling your home in the UK can be a strategic decision, influenced by various factors including market trends, economic conditions, and notably, the season. Understanding the nuances of each season can significantly enhance your chances of a successful sale, potentially leading to a quicker transaction and a better selling price. This article explores the best...

What To Know When Buying A Second Property Abroad

Owning a second property abroad has become increasingly popular among UK residents, offering a blend of lifestyle enhancement and investment diversification. Whether you’re purchasing a holiday home, an investment property or somewhere you are looking to retire, purchasing real estate overseas requires careful consideration and thorough research. Here’s what you need to know before taking...

Outlook For The Spanish Property Market In 2024

Buying property in Spain remains a very popular option with people looking to move there to enjoy the climate and lifestyle as well as with people looking for a holiday home or investment opportunity.  2023 saw the Spanish property market exceed expectations with record levels of international buyers.  What are expectations for the Spanish property...

Monaco Real Estate: A Guide For International Property Buyers

Monaco is one of the world’s most exclusive destinations and for international property buyers, it offers the ultimate real estate investment opportunity. Indeed, to own property in Monaco is to join an elite club of some of the world’s wealthiest individuals who can afford to own a home in the most expensive and sought-after real...

Top 8 Countries With Affordable Real Estate For Expats

One of the most significant considerations for expatriates or people thinking about relocating to another country is the affordability of real estate. Finding a place where the cost of living aligns with your budget is crucial for a smooth transition and comfortable lifestyle. In this article, we present the top 8 countries with affordable real...

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Buying Property In Portugal

Portuguese estate agents must be licensed and qualified, so ask to see their INCI certificate and AMI licence. With typical agent fees of more than 5%, private sales are common – look out for boards saying vende-se or para venda. By Christopher Nye Among Portugal’s largest online property portals are casa.sapo.pt and imovirtual.com, or a...

Buying Property In France

The property buying system in France is completely different to what you might experience elsewhere. It is better regulated than in many countries, making a purchase safer, but more expensive. For a start, agents (immobilier) are licensed. They will have a Carte Professionnelle, be professionally insured and work under the Loi Hoguet, their code of conduct. They may...