Advice from other ex-pat Americans? I am very happy here - retired, not wealthy, but I could afford a cheap house. Is there any reason I should NOT buy (will it mess up my tax filing - I'm leaning on the reciprocal tax treaty so I will continue to just file in the U.S. I only have a small pension coming in as income.) My rental is becoming a problematic place and I feel that owning a small cottage would at least put maintenance and noise levels within my control a bit. Is there a big pitfall that I don't know about? All advice gratefully appreciated. Thanks.