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New expat property ownership in UAE expected to stimulate the market

New expat property ownership in UAE expected to stimulate the market
As expats are now allowed to purchase homes in Abu Dhabi, where are the best locations? The recent welcome change in Abu Dhabi’s laws now allows expatriate professionals to buy and fully own their freehold properties. Apart from encouraging formerly dwindling interest in the emirate’s real estate market, it’s also likely to...

Should newly arrived expats in Dubai consider buying rather than renting?

Should newly arrived expats in Dubai consider buying rather than renting?
If you’re heading for Dubai on a long-term contract, now’s the time to consider buying a home. The majority of expats living and working in Dubai rent a property rather than buying a home but, with real estate prices still falling, it makes more sense to buy in the emirate rather than investing in a buy-to-let in the home country....

Getting an expat mortgage in Germany

Posted on June 25, 2019 in Property Abroad
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Getting an expat mortgage in Germany
Expats living and working long-term in Germany may need advice as regards taking out a German mortgage on their dream home. The vast majority of expats on long-term reassignments in Germany as well as those with their own businesses will be able to get mortgages to finance their property purchases. EU citizens have exactly the same rights...

Affordable property in Malaysia attracts Hong Kong expats

Affordable property in Malaysia attracts Hong Kong expats
Affordable Malaysian property is now being snapped up by Hong Kong-based investors. Last weekend saw a rush of investors based in Hong Kong buying into affordable Malaysian properties, mostly as retirement or second homes, but possibly due to the increasing instability of the island as regards China’s intentions. Units costing $100,000...

Expats keen on do-it-yourself could bag a bargain property in Spain

Expats keen on do-it-yourself could bag a bargain property in Spain
As Spain continues to be highly recommended as an expatriate retiree destination, a shift in the housing market will benefit some regions but not all. The Spanish housing market finally bottomed out in 2012, coasting along at a bargain level for two years until expat demand began to grow in Marbella due to modern apartment and villa...

What do ultra wealthy property buyers get for a million dollars?

What do ultra wealthy property buyers get for a million dollars?
Recent research has shown that, in spite of perceived wisdom, one million dollars doesn’t automatically buy the home wealthy expats dream about. A study by a well-known upscale real estate agency is dispelling the perception that a million euros is enough to buy a Hollywood-style mansion in one of the world’s super-rich stomping...

Expat property purchase in Dubai

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Property Abroad
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Expat property purchase in Dubai
The past decade is now being seen as a blessing for Dubai, as ever increasing numbers of expat professionals arrived to benefit their careers, their bank balances and, ultimately, Dubai’s economy. Nowadays, opportunities for expats are booming as is property investment, and tourist numbers are soaring due to word-of-mouth descriptions...

British property still favoured as an investment by expats living overseas

British property still favoured as an investment by expats living overseas
Searches of British property websites are still rising as house prices continue falling. Overseas buyers are still seeing British real estate as an investment magnet, whether they’re UK expats living and working overseas or Brits being forced to return home due to Brexit or other issues. The growth in online searches has been marked ever...

Best districts for expats in Singapore

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Property Abroad
STORY LINK Best districts for expats in Singapore
Best districts for expats in Singapore
As with everywhere else on the planet, location, location, location is the most important aspect of of property purchase in Singapore. For expatriates living and working in Singapore on a long-stay basis, buying a home is the sensible option, as rentals are expensive and there’s no capital gains kickback when leaving for another world...

Will Brit expats in the Algarve welcome their American counterparts?

Will Brit expats in the Algarve welcome their American counterparts?
Portugal’s growing popularity with international as well as British expats doesn’t seem to have been affected by its year-on-year soaring property prices. High demand by overseas investors intending to rent, occupy or do up and sell at a later date has caused Portugal’s overall property prices to soar by 9.3 per cent in the final...