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New slant on corporate accommodation for relocating expats

New slant on corporate accommodation for relocating expats
Whether your relocation to Asia is via your present company, because of a new job or you’re emigrating to start up a new business, an innovative new slant on accommodation could be just right for you. Singapore-based MetroResidences are a striking new idea in corporate accommodation as well as an easy solution for those looking to...

Survey shows French favourites for retirement and second homes

Survey shows French favourites for retirement and second homes
For Britons considering retiring as expats in France but unable to make up their minds as to an exact location, choosing a town beloved by French second-home owners might solve your dilemma. France has always been one of the most popular European mainland destinations for Britishers seeking a second home or a permanent retirement refuge,...

Expats in Spain see private home rental charges soar

Expats in Spain see private home rental charges soar
Expats living in Spain are seeing rentals on private homes soar, with government ministers believing the increases are due to continue. Record rents are being charged for properties in the Balearics and Catalonia, with rents in the rest of the popular expat destination due to catch up in the near future. According to a report from the...

Paris property prices hit all time high

Paris property prices hit all time high
Britons wanting to live in Paris are now caught in a shocking rise in apartment prices, with a record €9.000 per square metre now considered the norm. It’s believed that pre-Brexit demand for Paris apartments has played a large part in the dramatic increase, bringing the cost of a Paris pad to its highest ever level. It’s not just...

Buy to let investments lose ground to holiday let properties

Buy to let investments lose ground to holiday let properties
The reason behind the increase in investors looking to purchase European short-term holiday let properties may well be spurred by the need to have a foothold in an EU member state before Brexit kicks in. Whatever the initial reason, short-term lets in popular overseas holiday destinations provide attractive rental yields mostly gained...

Citizenship for sale to the highest bidders

 Citizenship for sale to the highest bidders
A recent development making it easier for wealthy would-be expats to avoid complicated visa requirements by purchasing a second passport could be described as ‘citizenship for sale’. The countries advertising the relatively new service prefer to call it ‘citizenship by investment’ as it mostly involves significant amounts of ready...

Britons still rushing to emigrate to Europe despite Brexit

Britons still rushing to emigrate to Europe despite Brexit
In spite of uncertainty over just about any aspect of expats life in the EU post-Brexit, Britons are still rushing to leave the sinking ship. Initial reactions to the referendum result from would-be UK expats were a combination of fury, fear and the stiff British upper lip as regards the probable destruction of long-held dreams. Over a...

Andalucia the most popular for Brits buying second homes in Spain

Andalucia the most popular for Brits buying second homes in Spain
Whether the purchase of a second home in Spain is for family holidays, couples and singles retreats or eventual retirement, Spain’s Andalucia province is al all-time favourite. In a recent survey by a major international real estate construction firm, Mijas and Marbella came second and third, topped only by Torrevieja in Alicante,...

UK MPs gather info on pensions freedom windfall spending

UK MPs gather info on pensions freedom windfall spending
British lawmakers are gathering evidence of how pension savers are using their tax free pension freedom cash withdrawals of up to 25 per cent. The information is to be discussed during parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee’s pension freedom inquiry on the success or failure of the relatively new scheme. The pension freedom...

Oz tax reforms to affect Australian and international expats

Oz tax reforms to affect Australian and international expats
The latest changes in Australia’s housing affordability laws are likely to have an effect on property sales tax liabilities for Australian citizens and associated property taxes for expats living and working in the country as well as property investors. Firstly, Aussie citizens living overseas may lose their Capital Gains Tax exemption...