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British Buyers Shocked By The Hidden Costs Abroad

As the allure of owning a home overseas beckons and prospective buyers are diving headfirst into property markets across Europe’s sun-soaked hotspots. But beware: the headline price of the charming villa might not be the whole story. Beyond the initial shock, are a labyrinth of fees waiting to surprise you.  The overseas property specialists at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Landlord Self Assessment Tips – How To Complete Your Tax Return

Many UK landlords, possibly you included, do their own annual Self Assessment tax returns, even though it’s a task that most dislike. It’s boring and it takes up precious time you would rather spend doing anything else. Here are our landlord self assessment tips. Article written by GoSimpleTax But you can save a few quid...