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An expatriate can ‘buy homes in Spain’

Anyone looking to move abroad to become an expatriate in Spain may be interested to know that there are plenty of properties available, according to the Spanish Property Owners Guild (SPOG).Paul Bradley, a spokesperson for the SPOG, said that currently there are a significant number of unsold houses on the Costas but he has advised any potential expatriate not to buy before the property market stabilises."There are over 600,000 unsold properties at the moment, I personally wouldn't buy any of them ... Read more

Credit crunch ‘bites’ expatriate pensions

Expatriate pensioners have seen their income decrease due to the current economic climate, according to a new study.Research by HiFX revealed that some expatriate pensioners living abroad in Europe have witnessed their incomes decrease by 20 per cent over the past two years due to the falling strength of the pound against the euro.Mark Bodega, director at the currency specialists, said: "In the current economic slowdown everyone is feeling the pinch. However Brits living in Europe and receiving a fixed income ... Read more

Brazil ‘is a popular destination’

There are many reasons for a person to move abroad and become an expatriate in Brazil, according to the Embassy of Brazil.Tom Falcao, general manager of the Brazilian tourist office in London, said that Brazil has a cheaper cost of living and the currency exchange rate favours people moving to the country from England."Due to the exchange rate the pound can go a long way," he said.Mr Falcao went on to say that it is very easy for a foreigner to ... Read more

‘Brits still want to escape to Spain’

British people still have a romantic notion of Spain and many are willing to move abroad and become an expatriate in the country, according to the Spanish Property Owners Guild (SPOG).Paul Bradley, a spokesperson for the SPOG, said that there are still hundreds of thousands of Brits who want to get away from a broken UK society and join the expatriate community in Spain."Spain is one of their favourite escape routes as it is so near, has a great climate and ... Read more

Turkey ‘will be a popular expatriate destination’ in 2009

An increasing number of people will become an expatriate in Turkey in 2009 as they will get more for their money during the global financial crisis, one foreign currency expert has claimed. According to Recep Yavuz, the general manager of Oger Tours, the effects of the credit crunch have led to the country attracting a large expatriate community looking for more value for their money. He stated that recent movements in exchange rates mean that Turkey will be relatively inexpensive, particularly ... Read more

Spanish property ‘to continue to fall in value’

People who want to move abroad and become an expatriate in Spain may be interested to know that house prices in the country are set to fall even further, according to the Spanish Property Owners Guild (SPOG).Paul Bradley, a spokesperson for the SPOG, said that the Spanish property market has crashed substantially and still has further to go with house prices down 16 per cent in 2008 and expected to keep falling throughout 2009."Developers of all sizes are going bankrupt every ... Read more

It will ‘be easier’ to become an expatriate in Croatia

People wanting to move abroad and become an expatriate in Croatia should be aware that buying property in the country will become easier, according to Investment Group Croatia.Andrea Marston, general manager of the firm, said investment in Croatia will be more straightforward for any potential expatriate looking to relocate following new laws set to be introduced in 2009."In February 2009 they are going to change the law to allow foreigners to buy a lot easier. That will mean that some people ... Read more

An expatriate ‘should check their finances’

It is important for people to look at the financial cost of moving abroad before becoming an expatriate, according to Alliance and Leicester International Limited (ALIL).Simon Ripton, joint managing director of ALIL, said that people should think about not only the physical cost of moving abroad, but also the financial stability of the economy of the country they want to become an expatriate in."There are a number of very important considerations that will be central to how your new life abroad ... Read more

Dubai property market ‘is safe’ for an expatriate

People who want to become an expatriate in Dubai may be interested to know that its property market is safe for investment, according to Homesgofast.com.Nicholas Marr, chief executive of the overseas property portal, said that like the rest of the world, Dubai has been affected by the global slowdown but the emirate is one of the safest places to buy real estate abroad."[A] worthwhile comparison is the prices in Dubai when compared with the major cities of the world. Dubai prices ... Read more
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