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Worldwide Expat News - Page 285 of 288

Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

Smaller Bulgarian properties set to be in demand

Expatriates looking to relocate in Bulgaria may well end up in a small but perfectly formed property.That is according to Obelisk International, which has suggested that there will be a trend towards smaller homes in the European country this year.The company noted that this will likely be the case because of the continuing global credit crisis. Obelisk International quoted a Bulgarian property expert as saying: "Buildings with a floor space of 3,000 to 5,000 square metres will be the most in ... Read more

Philippines offers good property investment

Those people who are considering re-locating to another country could be wise to consider the Philippines.According to nubricks.com, the Asian country is "about to burst onto the international property scene" and has a huge number of advantages for investors.For example, the site explained, the economy is doing extremely well, the climate is wonderful and the cost of living is low.It noted that demand for property from investors in Europe, the US and Russia has increased because prices are not particularly high ... Read more

Spanish property still popular with expatriates

Demand for Spanish property from people in Britain and Ireland is still extremely strong, new research has indicated.According to a survey conducted by Andalucian Dream Homes, a property company based in Marbella, many people are seeking homes in Spain as a way to supplement their pensions.The research indicated that 74 per cent of respondents are interested in buying a Spanish property.Spain has always been popular with expatriates and people looking for a holiday home but according to the firm's study 55 ... Read more

New site launched to help expatriates find work in Thailand

A new website specifically aimed at helping expatriates to find work in Thailand has been launched.The site, www.jobsin-thailand.com, was launched very recently and already there are more than 100 available jobs listed.Jobs in Thailand is "committed to helping expats and foreigners find well paid work in Thailand" and vacancies currently listed on the site include marketing officers, test programmers and financial advisors.Users have to pay to register with the site and once they have a login they can look for new ... Read more

‘Easy’ to become an expatriate in Egypt

People looking to move abroad may want to become an expatriate in Egypt because of the country's property market, according to a website.BuyAssociation has said that the housing market in Egypt has been experiencing annual growth of between 20 and 30 per cent and the only reason people are not moving there is due to a lack of marketing. Andrew Williamson, a spokesperson for Amberlamb, said: "Egypt has been far less affected by the sheer hype of overseas property ownership that ... Read more

Research ‘important’ for an expatriate in Spain

Before moving abroad and becoming an expatriate in Spain it is essential for a person to undertake research, according to a chartered accountant.Bruce Wilson, tax partner with Campbell Dallas, said that it is important to seek local advice in order to avoid situations like Catral, where the local authority gave planning permission to build houses but the federal government had not.Now the government is threatening to pull done all the expatriate houses because they are in a 'green zone'."You need to ... Read more

Expatriate opportunities in Iceland

People who want to move abroad may want to consider being an expatriate in Iceland because the country has a lot to offer, according to Lonely Planet.Tom Hall, travel editor of Lonely Planet, said that although the capital Reykjavik is popular with the expatriate community in Iceland, the country has many beautiful locations that are attractive to those looking to relocate."Beyond the capital Iceland is best known for the steaming waters of the Blue Lagoon and the Gullfoss waterfall," he said.Mr ... Read more

Porto ‘is perfect’ for an expatriate

One of Portugal's most-famous cities has been highlighted as the perfect foreign investment opportunity for an expatriate, the Times newspaper has revealed.The country's second city, Porto, is home to some of Portugal's best property deals, while significant infrastructure work is also set to boost its tourism potential.Along with development which will improve air access, transport and hotels, the city is also said to offer significantly lower prices than the capital Lisbon, making it better value for money.A consultant with CB Richard ... Read more

Now is the ‘right time’ to become an expatriate in Germany

People who want to move abroad and become an expatriate in Germany should do it now, according to BuyAssociation.co.uk.Paul Collins, property editor of the housing website, said that there are many deals that are available from developers and agents so a potential expatriate should act immediately if they want to move to Germany."If you are in a position to go out and buy property now then this is probably one of the best times that you could do it," he said.Mr ... Read more

Cape Verde ‘is ideal’ for the exotic expatriate

People who want to move abroad may like to consider joining the expatriate community in Cape Verde because it is similar to the Caribbean, claims a travel writer.David Else, Lonely Planet author, said that people were attracted to the exotic islands because they offered a mix of Portuguese, African and Brazilian style atmosphere."The most popular attractions are the beaches, long clean beautiful and warm beaches. It's been described as the hidden Caribbean," he said.According to BuyAssociation, Cape Verde is attractive to ... Read more
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