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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi and thanks for clicking on the thread. I'm hoping to find suggestions on either a decent quality mortgage broker (if they exist). Or if anyone has a sugegstion on how to get a good quality view of what mortgage I could possibly get - in the UK there's load of online comparison websites. I'm...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello, I live in mallorca and am just embarking on buying a property here. I have already got a mortgage preapproved without seeing a property I like (unusual I know) however they will only lend on suelo urbano. Now, the properties I seem to be most attracted to all seem to be suelo rustico...
  3. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I plan to invest one apartment in Dubai. I know it should be always engage with the real estate agent with RERA ID for the deal. But I found that the listed price of some small real estate brokers are very very attractive. I have checked some of the agents, they don't have the RERA ID for...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, Beth and I will be arriving in France in less than a month. We have a lease on a gîte in a rural area for the first six months so we need a car very soon after arrival or we'll be stuck in nowhere. I read a very helpful thread in this forum on buying a car last October (thanks...
  5. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    We are looking to buy a property and have to go through the whole closing cost stuff including the bank trust fees. I read somewhere online that you have to pay an annual price of almost $1000 US for this bank trust. Is this true? Any information would help. Thanks
  6. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    We currently live in Spain (renting) and we have a good sum of money that we want to put towards buying a holiday home (we'd be first time buyers) in the UK. We most likely will be moving back to the UK in the next few years anyway. My question is, is it easier / better / worth it to just wait...
  7. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Some of you may have read my consideration to buying a repossession from a bank, whilst I haven't gone off this idea I have been lucky enough to be helped out by my mum and this means that we can probably go down the conventional route of buying abroad. Though repossession has not be ruled out...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi! I'm new to the forum and joined in August to find info about buying a house in France. My partner and I would like to buy a house for investment/part-time residence in the Alsace, and we wish to keep our residency in Basel as it is now (including our Swiss staying permits and all other...
  9. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Up in September? down mid next year? Rising until expo? Steady? What is your prediction for residential property buying in 1-3 years? Will the Marina be overshadowed by Downtown and other newer development areas? Contemplating buying....
  10. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hello everyone. New to the forum. I'm an American with a Residente Temporal visa living in Mexico with my Mexican wife. I still need to wait a little over a year to get my Residente Permanente visa. My last car (an amazing Honda CRV) was totalled here and I finally got the cash value for it from...
  11. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi I am looking to buy a car in the UAE - possibly! I have a mate out there who is advising me to buy a new one and nothing else - citing other cars breaking down and costing a fortune to get repaired. I don't really want to spend much and have been looking on forums like dubizzle where you...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Bonjour All! I am British, 30 years old, living and working in Switzerland (on a B permit), I'm currently researching the possibility of buying a small flat/house to rent as a longterm investment. I can count on a total fund of 20k euro. Ideally a place that requires 'serious decorating' - not...
  13. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, Happy New year to all. I am in the process of buying a car in Dubai. My budget is about DHS 40,000. I have arrived at two options: Buying a NEW Hyundai i20 OR OLD Toyota Corolla. Both of them fits into my budget. Can any one suggest which option to choose? Regards, Sri
  14. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello All! We are currently in the UK, moving to the South Algarve in the next month (May 2012). We have decided to buy a car in the UK and drive it over as: a) we have heard cars are 2.5x more expensive to buy in Portugal b) we will know nobody upon arrival and will therefore have no...
  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, Where do Aussies get their product reviews from? For instance, if they're in the market for a digital camera or a fridge or something, how do they know which one to go for? Is there something equivalent to amazon.com, shopper.cnet.com or ConsumerReports.org? Or what else do people do?
  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Guys, I am Jeremy from Sydney. I am living in Sydney basically for my whole life but in small house. Now i have the money with me to buy a three to four bedroom house. But i don't know where to start looking for the house. I want house on the suburbs not in Sydney city. So anyone have any...
  17. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hello to all the Expatforum'ians, I have joined your ranks. I travel out of the UK a lot to various parts of the World. I am an Expat in the sense that I stay, live and work in foreign lands for 6-18 months at a time, then get posted elsewhere. I still have itchy feet. But, as my girlfriend...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hey, Sorry if this was covered in another thread, I'm just a bit clueless. I live in the UK so pay NI towards a state pension. Say if I move to france in 18 months and stay for the long term (couple of years, maybe more, maybe less) is it possible like under the UK system to buy additional...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Everyone, I'm moving to Sydney in a couple weeks and plan on buying a car asap. I'm wondering which models have the best reputation in Australia for reliability and affordability. What I have in mind is something with 4WD, that I can put a rack to drive my kayak here and there. But I...
  20. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Wondering if during weekends you guys go to Jatujak Market or not, if so.. to buy what? Or is it just for tourists????
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