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Worldwide Expat News - Page 286 of 288

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

An expatriate ‘should go’ for Alberta

A potential expatriate looking to move abroad to Canada may want to consider relocating to Alberta, according to Property Frontiers.Christopher Chadd, head of research at the property company, said that future developments in Alberta will make the destination popular with employees and those looking for an investment."With continued focus from large oil companies hoping to exploit the tar sands in northern Alberta, there is an ever increasing demand for worker housing and yields should be attractive," he said.Mr Chadd went on ... Read more

An expatriate is being ‘attracted’ to Brazil

The Brazilian government is doing whatever it can to attract more people to the country's growing expatriate community, according to BuyAssociation.co.uk.Paul Collins, property editor for the website, said that as more people invest in Brazil it will become easier to become an expatriate in the country as the housing market will become more attractive."They have only just actively started attracting people to the country. They are taking steps to definitely attract people to the area," he said.Mr Collins went on to ... Read more

A solicitor is ‘essential’ for an expatriate

Any potential expatriate should always use a solicitor when attempting to buy foreign property, according to TheMoveChannel.com.Dan Johnson, director at the property portal, said that buying property in Australia can be complex so it would be important to have legal advice especially when buying a second-hand home."You should be buying with a solicitor wherever you buy in the world; you wouldn't buy in England without a solicitor," he said.Mr Johnson went on to say that Australia is more attractive than other ... Read more

UAE ‘is attractive’ for an expatriate

People looking to move abroad may want to become an expatriate in the United Arab Emirates because of the strength of the housing market, according to Select Property.Helen White, marketing director at the online foreign property estate agent, said that the property market in Dubai is faring well in the context of the global economic slowdown so the region is relatively safe for a person to buy a house."They are actually putting more regulations in place ... and are giving credit ... Read more

A potential expatriate ‘should research’ Australia

For anyone hoping to become an expatriate in Australia, researching the best places to buy before moving is essential, according to TheMoveChannel.comDan Johnson, director at the property portal, said that people should look at the areas that are being explored by the mining companies as this will likely provide cheap homes that will appreciate in value. "Look at the areas that are on the fringes of that, where you could move to and follow that trend," he said. Mr Johnson went ... Read more

Brazil ‘will become’ an expatriate destination

An increasing number of people will move abroad and become an expatriate in Brazil in the future, according to BuyAssociation.co.uk. Paul Collins, property editor for the website, said that due to its warm climate and government investment in the country's infrastructure more people are being attracted by a holiday in Brazil. "Initially it was purely for investors, but now we are seeing more and more people looking at it seriously as a holiday destination," he said. Mr Collins went on to ... Read more

Northern Portugal drawing in UK expatriates

The number of British expatriates calling Portugal home looks set to keep on rising as a series of new residential developments across the country are completed. Mirroring the boom witnessed in neighbouring Spain over recent years, property specialists Homes Worldwide has reported that interest in upmarket developments has increased markedly among those Britons looking to start a new life in the sun. In particular, demand for properties in the north of Portugal is becoming increasingly strong, thanks partly to the completion ... Read more

Expatriates fight ‘unjust’ Spanish planning laws

Hundreds of British expatriates have voiced their concerns over recent changes to planning laws in the south of Spain. Over the past decade, thousands of Britons have opted to start a new life in the country, drawn by a combination of more affordable housing, cheap air links with the UK, and excellent weather. However, for some, the dream has started to sour as local authorities have now deemed that some of the homes developed by expatriates contrary to planning laws and ... Read more

Property price ‘should not persuade’ an expatriate

People should not let a decision about moving abroad to become an expatriate be made solely by the price of foreign property, according to TheMoveChannel.com. Dan Johnson, director at the property portal, said that there are many factors that should be considered before becoming an expatriate and the price of a house should not be the main one. "I wouldn't suggest that the price should be the overriding factor for making that kind of decision," he said. Mr Johnson went on ... Read more

British expatriate community ‘is growing’ in Greece

Greece is becoming an increasingly popular country for British people to buy property and become an expatriate in, it has been claimed. According to Rough Guides, there has been a rise in the number of homes being purchased in the country by UK residents. Nick Edwards, co-author of the Rough Guide to Greece, said the country has always been an attractive one thanks to its "reliable Mediterranean climate". "The extra dimension that Greece has than other Mediterranean countries is ... Read more
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