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Expats Putting a Strain On Housing In Auckland, New Zealand

January 30, 2015 General

New Zealand seems to be suffering from expats all wanting to live and work in the capital city with a committee hearing that this is putting a strain on Auckland’s property supply. There are also concerns that an increase in immigration is fuelling a huge rise in property prices in the city as 2014 ended […]

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Expats in Spain buying more property, official figures show

January 23, 2015 property

Expats in Spain are buying more property, but they could find themselves competing with an influx of buyers from abroad, according to real estate firms. Figures from the Spanish Ministry of Public Works shows that foreigners resident in Spain bought property worth €6,077.4 million between January and September 2014, a rise of 28.4% compared to […]

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Experts claim market is good for expat mortgages

January 15, 2015 property

Expats paid in US dollars and currencies linked to the US dollar are sitting pretty when it comes to planning their 2015 property purchases in the UK and Europe, it is claimed. Over the last 12 months, as the US economy has recovered and the Eurozone slumped, currencies have moved to reflect these changes. For […]

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Mortgage bargains to be had in Europe, new index suggests

November 27, 2014 property

Would-be expats looking to move to popular destinations such as Spain and France can find some of the lowest mortgage deals ever available, according to new research. British buyers in particular can use the strength of the pound against both the Euro and the dollar to their advantage, according to the latest quarterly index from […]

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New range of mortgages for UK expats wanting buy/let opportunities

July 18, 2014 property

A new range of mortgages aimed at British expats who want to buy and let a property in parts of the UK has been launched. Skipton International is offering a maximum loan to a value of 75% on residential properties for buy-to-let, but the property must be purchased in England and Wales. Applicants will need […]

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Asian cities becoming among the most expensive for expat accommodation

April 17, 2014 China

Four of the top 10 cities with the most expensive rental accommodations for foreign expats are in Asia, an increasingly popular expat location, according to a new report. Asia is becoming increasingly popular with expats from Europe and the United States with many major firms setting up offices in Hong Kong, China, Japan and India, […]

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New York and London top X-factor index of global cities

April 11, 2014 America

New York and London are the leading cities in terms of wealth generation and economic growth which means they are likely to appeal to expats seeking a world class city to live and work in. A new report from international real estate adviser, Savills, classes leading cities on their prominence and fame, as well as […]

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British expats increasingly look to buy to let properties in home country

April 9, 2014 Britain

British expats are showing increased interest in buying property as an investment in their home country, according to new research. Brits living in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, France and Switzerland are the most likely to seek a buy to let property in the UK, says the study from Lloyds Bank. Only 11% […]

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Authorities clarify tax position of expats from New Zealand

April 4, 2014 General

Tax authorities have announced that New Zealand expats will not be regarded as a tax payer in their home country if they rent out their home when they are living and working abroad. The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has issued an interpretation of New Zealand residency rules last year which implied that expats would be […]

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Higher UK taxes could tempt people to move abroad, it is claimed

March 28, 2014 Britain

Higher taxes could encourage more British people to leave and seek a life as an expat abroad, according to one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. Changes to the higher rate tax threshold could tempt not just high flyers but middle of the road tax payers to look for jobs in more flexible […]

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Expat employees lacking support for their move abroad

March 18, 2014 Britain

Being prepared is a key component of a successful life as an expat but getting help is not always easy. If your employer is moving you to an overseas position you may get help every step of the way, but not all employers do so. And if you are going solo you are less likely […]

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Rental costs for expats highest in Hong Kong

March 7, 2014 General

If you are moving to live and work in Hong Kong you will pay more to rent an apartment than anywhere else in the world, according to a new study. In US dollar terms, rents in the city are now more than 50% higher than Asia’s next most expensive location of Tokyo. In contrast, Karachi […]

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Hong Kong most expensive city for companies to place expat workers

March 5, 2014 General

Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city for companies to locate employees, significantly ahead of London and New York, which have been vying for second place over the past two years. Paris completes the list of the top four cities where renting a living and working space for a single employee costs more than […]

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