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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello! We are buying an apartment, currently at the compromis. As this is our first ownership, having always rented before, are there things others wished they knew before the adventure? Particularly that should be done between the compromis signing and final sale? Hope your day is bright!
  2. Life in Australia
    My main motivation to leave behind a cushy job back and move to Melbourne is to provide my wife and kid a far better and simpler life. I want us to get enriched with the culture, work ethics, cuisine, sports, arts, nature of Australia. Of course this is easier said than done but I'm sure if I...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, I'm looking into investing in Real Estate in France, as I would love to stop throwing my salary into my rent, and rather have my own house. I have a CDI in France but I'm having the toughest time finding banks who will back me up. Any ideas?
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hiya - does anyone know if there is a single source of information on how each consello in Galicia is interpeting the building regulations for renovations of rural buildings. In principle, the relevant regulation is Art 40 of the Ley de Suelo, "Artículo 40. Edificaciones existentes de carácter...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear all, I am looking to buy an apartment in France (Paris and close to it) and even visited one which had all the nice properties etc. Now following the discussion between the Agent and my Notary it turns out that out of 60 co-propetaries (other flat owners) about 10 of them have problems...
  6. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I have been curious about buying a property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the first time a lot recently. I have been traveling to Puerto Vallarta for vacation over the last few years and have been thoroughly enjoying it. That being said I have been obsessed with buying a property there. The...
  7. Fully Furnished & Renovated Office For Sale

    -Beautifully designed integrated commercial cum residential development situated in just minutes distance from KLCC with a view of the Twin Towers. KL Trillion contains many facilities and features suitable for work-life balance with a roof-top bar for entertainment after office hours, swimming...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, I’m gifting my child an apartment outside France worth less than 100,000€ and we’re wondering - since it’s below the threshold of gift tax (every 15 years), how and where to declare it on the French tax declaration. Is it even needed if there is no taxable amount? If yes, where to...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I have a question regarding identifying and viewing properties. In the US there is a central repository for all properties for sale in a particular area, so you only have to go to one agent who can show all relevant properties listed with any company. Is this the same in France? ie. can an...
  10. Other Americas
    Hi All I am expanding my real estate company from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico. I need help with the following: Obtaining a real estate license (Best place to study) Opening a bank account (Non-resident) General networking opportunities for Expats All advice (with positive vibes!)...
  11. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    As my lease is up in January, I emailed my landlord about renewing. He asked me if I would be interested in buying the apartment. Maybe. I live in the very center of Madrid, off the Puerta del Sol. Its a very spacious apartment. It’s not super deluxe but it was an Airbnb and has an IKEA chic...
  12. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    I'm a semi-retired entrepreneur from Colorado looking to immigrate to NZ or Portugal to design and build an elegant modern home sanctuary / retreat with views. We have a healthy budget, but not unlimited (about USD$3M). I'm a 45yo male semi-retired entrepreneur / real estate investor /...
  13. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Heya everyone,I wanted to ask you for advice regarding selling a property on the Costa del Sol...I haven't found this topic on here, if there is one, I apologise in advance. What would you recommend is better, to find a good agent/agency and give them an exclusive listing or to have it up for...
  14. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hola a todos, I currently live in Playa del Carmen 6 months a year but am retiring to Mexico this fall. I own several apartments that i rent out for income so do not need to make a lot of money. My wife (Mexican0 and i are going to move to Valladolid in the winter as PDC is not what it used...
  15. Articles: Middle East
    Expats and foreign nationals in the United Arab Emirates are increasingly investing in the British property market as the currency rates make prices extremely competitive, new research suggests. The latest data shows a 20% year on year increase in expats and foreign nationals within UAE...
  16. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Has anyone bought real estate in Nazare and can recommend a knowledgeable local realtor experienced in working with expats? Having recently bought property - truthfully, a shoebox - in Lisbon, I am emboldened enough to roll the dice again on Nazare. I am looking specifically in Sitio for a...
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