All Posts in Category: property overseas

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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Old or new? Which is the best when buying property overseas?

Old or new? Which is the best when buying property overseas? One thing you won’t be short of when you announce you’re considering buying property abroad is advice. Whether it’s directly from friends and family or indirectly from the internet, there’s so much information out there, sometimes it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed. Just as everyone has…

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Living Life In A Tremor Zone

Living Life In A Tremor Zone There has been quite a bit in the media recently about natural disasters, including the aftermath of earthquakes around the world. If you live in an area prone to earth tremors – or were considering a move to somewhere where they can occur – it’s quite natural to feel a little…

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Renting Abroad – How Hard Can It Be?

Renting Abroad – How Hard Can It Be? In our view, if you’re considering a permanent move overseas, it’s not a bad idea to rent property before you buy. You may think you know an area you’ve enjoyed many times on holiday but, although it may be one thing in summer, it can be something else entirely…

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Time To Embrace The Lira

Time To Embrace The Lira Why property transactions in Turkey must now be in the nation’s own currency It’s no secret that the Turkish lira is going through a turbulent time. It’s partly due to the international money markets’ unease over the level of control over the country’s finances President Recep Tayyıp Erdoğan has awarded…

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You’re Having A Laugh …

You’re Having A Laugh … Although it exports quite well, with versions of TV shows from the UK shown all around the world, the British sense of humour isn’t always fully understood or appreciated overseas. Sarcasm and self-deprecation don’t always translate well; indeed, in some countries, if you say the opposite of what you actually…

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