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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...

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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...

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How Much Does Buying Or Renting Property Cost In Australia

In her article Swati Iyer looks at the cost of living in Australia.  Here we cover the costs related to renting and buying a home and utilities. Taken from an article written by Swati Iyer for Instarem According to some media reports, housing prices in Australia have consistently fallen between 2017 and 2018, particularly in...

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Personal Finance In Portugal

There are many financial issues that face those who are looking to move to Portugal. Many of these issues can be dealt with easily, provided you take advice from an expert in both Portuguese tax and tax law in your home country. Something that can save you tax in at home can have the opposite...

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The Property Market In Portugal – Is It Time To Buy?

The property market in Portugal experienced a turnaround in 2015 after several years of recession, which saw property prices fall by 30% on average in the Algarve. Spurred on by property prices that are still around 13% below their 2006/07 peak, British buyers – who have long been the keenest of overseas buyers – were...

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Property Options In Australia

When moving to Australia there are several options for where to live and in what type of accommodation.  It is often necessary to find temporary accommodation while you decide where you want to live long-term. While you find the solution there are a number of options: Traditional hotels– This can be an option if only needed...

Moving to France

Moving To France? Seven Questions Could Save You Money

With early and careful planning, you can prevent costly mistakes and make the most of tax-efficient opportunities when moving to France. It is important to be wary of UK rules on residence. By Jason Porter This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by Jason Porter, Business Development Director at tax and wealth management advisors Blevins...

An Italian Idyll For Property Buyers?

Featuring high on the list of Britons’ favourite retirement destinations, Italy has a highly varied property market for you to choose from in mountains, fertile valleys and seafronts. It is best to begin your home search in Italy as soon as possible. Although good housing is available, it may take some time to find the...

Buying Property In Malta

Buying a home in Malta is made easy by the short distances – the island is only 30 kilometres at its widest – and the fact that English is an official language. Estate agents speak English, newspaper ads and many property websites are in English too – try maltaproperty.com Malta is...

Buying Property In Canada

Buying property is rarely a joy, but the process in Canada comes closer than most countries. Everything is in English (or French), the process is straightforward and well regulated, the buying costs are cheap and there is no shortage of data and information out there. Canadian homes are big and getting bigger. The average size...

How UK Inheritance Tax Affects Expats

One of the most important financial tasks you have as an expatriate is to plan how and to whom you will leave your assets. It can be a complex process, involving inheritance taxes and succession law of more than one country, but it is vital to have a solid ‘estate plan’ so your estate is...