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  1. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi, My husband and I have just returned from the Santarem area looking for our new home. We found a property old farm house and wanted some advice. All the Estate Agents say you don't need a lawyer or solicitor and houses don't have surveys done. All the books and advice we have received is that...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, I have been renting in Melbourne close to the city (Brunswick) over a year now, and I love living to the city. However I do not have enough money to put a down payment on decent house near the CBD (average price of a decent family home is now an easy (1 million and above). We all know...
  3. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Looking for information on best or most desirable location to rent / buy in the Ajijic and Lake Chapala area. We understand there are many factors involved however would like to hear back from those members who live in that area and their reasons or opinions.
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    In the Uk average rent is about £650/£700 for three beds. If and when we move to the costa del sol we would go for a two bed, What is rental prices like in comparison to the UK and is it wiser to buy your property? Do they have stamp duty? etc Any help on purchasing or renting greatly...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Having been here almost four years now and seen the rents subside post 2009 and then make a remarkable rebound not long after, it has come the time where I have to weigh up the option of purchasing a place to avoid the exponential rent rises or keep renting. It seems it is not as transparent as...
  6. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello! I just joined this community; nice to meet you all. :) My husband and I are United States citizens who would really like to move to Portugal. We have found the perfect home through a wonderful realtor and would like to make this our primary residence and live there full time. We both...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I'm an American citizen from America and my husband who is a British citizen with an American green card, wants to buy a house in England. We applied for an expat mortgage in England for a house and got denied because they could not do a credit check in America, and my husband has not worked...
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