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Our Guide To Living With Wildlife Abroad

It’s Only Natural … Our Guide To Living With Wildlife Abroad If you’ve lived overseas for a bit and come across some of the more exotic wildlife, there’s probably every chance you’ve shared pictures on your social media accounts. Friends and family at “home” have more than likely marvelled at your bravery while vowing they…

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Property Purchase in Turkey – New Regulations for Non-Turkish Clients.

Property Purchase in Turkey – New Regulations for Non-Turkish Clients. Buying a property overseas is always a bit nerve wracking.  No matter how much homework we think we’ve done, there are always some aspects of the process for which we need to put our trust in others even though we might not be feeling completely…

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When Property Gets Personal

When Property Gets Personal If you’ve spent any time at all in the property business, you will probably have already realised it’s personal. We are supposed to be what we eat – but, more often than not, we are also where we live. An army of property geeks who spend their lunchtimes browsing homes on…

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Avoiding The Flood Risks Abroad

Avoiding The Flood Risks Abroad If you follow our social media accounts at all, you will probably have noticed that the winter weather this year has been presenting Mediterranean nations with some pretty severe challenges. January has been among the worst in living memory in Turkey while Storm Leslie battered Portugal and Spain with some…

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Home and Away; the Pros and Cons of having a place at home and abroad

HOME AND AWAY The pros and cons or having a place at “home” and abroad If you set aside the usual obstacles – family, friends, work commitments and the like – and you could move to a new place abroad in 2019, what would you do with your home? Would you put it on the market…

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Checking Your Connections; A guide to phones and internet overseas.

Checking Your Connections … A guide to phones and internet overseas If you’re considering investing in a holiday home or a place in the sun for yourself, then making a wish list of features isn’t a bad start. You may want a garden of your own, for example, and perhaps a swimming pool; maybe you would prefer…

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LIVING ABROAD – COPING WITH LIFE OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE

LIVING ABROAD – COPING WITH LIFE OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE One of the biggest obstacles which so often defeats us when we think of a new life in a different country is the prospect of being well outside our comfort zone. At home, we walk familiar streets, speak the same language as everyone else and even know…

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Will You Be Here Next Year?

Will You Be Here Next Year? Here we are once again at a time of year which tends to lead to reflection as we bid one year goodbye and ready ourselves for the next. We’ll make promises to ourselves, using resolutions to give ourselves a sense of purpose and direction in January – and, for…

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AVOIDING THE PROPERTY SCAMS ABROAD

AVOIDING THE PROPERTY SCAMS ABROAD If you’re considering investing in property abroad, it’s almost a given that, although many will share your excitement, someone you know – either a friend or a family member – will try to warn you off. After all, let’s make no bones about it, there is always an element of risk and none…

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FOUND A DREAM HOLIDAY HOME FOR SALE?

FOUND A DREAM HOLIDAY HOME FOR SALE? Beware the property equivalent of “batteries not included”. The villa in Portugal you viewed was everything you hoped it might be; it had some lovely features and even some of the little touches you’ve secretly craved in your own home. You picked a property from the best estate agent in Lisbon, you…

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