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The Best Destinations in Europe to Buy a Second Home

Many of us have dreams of buying a second home abroad and whether we are seeking a sunnier climate, a residence to escape from the realities of everyday life or a holiday let, there are many reasons why we look to buy in Europe. However, before you buy it’s important to weigh up the benefits of each destination, after all it’s a big investment to get wrong. Aside from finding your dream property, you should also ensure you’ve researched the lifestyle of the area and any heath, educational and work regulations you may need to know about. We’ve put together a…

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Having A Baby Abroad – What You Need to Know

Having a Baby Abroad – What You Need to Know So, you’ve escaped the rat race and you’re living the dream abroad in the haven of sunnier climes, rural countryside or perhaps you’re city based. Maybe you relocated on your own, as a couple or as a family, but what do you need to know about having a baby in a foreign country? Take a look at our top tips to consider when having a baby abroad and how to make the journey as smooth as possible. The Move Firstly, research, research, research. Whether you’ve already moved abroad or are mid…

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Why Building More Homes in the UK is Not Enough

Why Building More Homes in the UK is Not Enough The lure of foreign living is becoming far more desirable for financial reasons than it is for those seeking that work/life balance, as reports of the UK’s “dysfunctional” housing market has left many of Britain’s residents wondering if their money is better spent elsewhere. Owing to the hangover from the credit crunch, an ageing population remaining in larger homes, and the significant gap between property prices and earnings, this culmination of factors is making the UK the toughest housing market in Europe. Bob Pannell chief economist of the Council of Mortgage…

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How to Move to Germany

Guide to: Moving to Germany Germany, stereotypically known as an orderly and uptight country also happens to be one of the cleanest and most beautiful countries in the European Union. Birthplace to important historical figures such as Bach, Beethoven and Goethe. Germany is rich in culture, history and architecture with a diverse landscape, they also have a surprising amount of festivals and community celebrations to be enjoyed! The German economy is the largest on the continent; with a population of 81 million, Germany has one of the lowest rates of unemployment at only 5.2% and because of this the job market…

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10 Safety Tips for Travelling Expats

10 Safety Tips for Travelling Expats There is an extraordinary amount of information and advice readily available to travellers – below we have put together 10 of the best tips to aid you on your adventures! Visit your potential new home before you dive in If you plan on staying in one place for a number of months, it is worth visiting for a week or 2 and renting an apartment to make sure that the reality meets your expectations. It’s important that you feel comfortable and secure in your new potential surroundings, so be sure to carry out some daily…

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How to Relocate to Spain

How to Relocate to Spain If the sunny climate of Spain appeals to you then you may be one of nearly 400,000 Brits that opt to swap their rain macs and Sunday roast for espadrilles and paella on a permanent basis. As well as the promise of glorious weather and a slower pace of life, crime rates have dropped by a minimum of 3% in recent years and a stable, strong economy remains. Although it is advisable to have enough funds to be financially secure without working for several months; Preparation is key, even if you are not planning on starting…

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International Removals – How Does it Work?

International Removals – How Does it Work? “Ones destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”- Henry Miller So, you have made the mammoth decision to move abroad, and who could blame you? The climates and cultures of faraway lands coupled with the promise of new adventures in both work and play are enough to make anyone question staying the UK at some point in their lives. Whether you are pursuing a change in career or are taking some time out of the daily grind, there are some critical points to consider to ensure a smooth transition…

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How To Guide On Moving To and Living In Australia

Guide To Moving To Australia Moving to Australia is highly appealing to many people – the sun, sea and sand seems a lot better than a lot of the dreary days we are too often faced with here on the British Isles! Of course, it’s not all about the sunshine, and there are many reasons to immigrate to Australia, from career opportunities right through to quality of life and more. There are a few different ways of making the dream a reality, from using the temporary visa system in place for 18-30 year olds, or moving permanently either through a sponsor…

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How To Guide On Moving To and Living In America

Guide To Moving To America Moving to America is not a decision you can take lightly. Moving requires a lot of thought and pre-preparation, not unlike when you choose to move to any other country in the world. However, when it comes to the United States, the culture – although seemingly so very Western like our own – is actually very different, and can vary across each of the fifty different states. Americans do not take the decision to let foreigners move into their country lightly, and for that reason, you will have to adhere to very strict visa rules, which…

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CML Says Housing Market Sitting on a Plateau

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said that the UK housing market is now “sitting on a plateau”, backing previous claims by experts that the rise in prices had slowed. According to the CML gross mortgage lending totaled £17.8bn last month, falling 1 per cent from August 2014. However, the figure was still 10% higher compared with the same period in 2013. Furthermore, it was reported that activity in London had finally slowed, too, after prices rose 19.7% in August this year. It now appears that worries the Bank of England might have had about a UK housing market ‘bubble’…

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