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Are you thinking of buying property overseas? Land and property are one of the most stable forms of investment. This is because the price of property is more likely to rise in the future as the population increases. Buying property overseas has some additional perks, but there are a few risks as well. In order to safely purchase overseas property, and make lucrative deals, you need to follow a few basic steps.

Property-Abroad.com can help you find your ideal overseas property. We have listings covering over 170, 000 properties, across over 100 countries worldwide. We can help you with every stage of the process of buying your overseas property, whether you are looking in France or Spain, or even further afield. Whether you want a house in the Gambia, an apartment in Brazil, or a property in Japan, we have you covered.

Last week the office of National Statistics announced that over 275,000 Britons left the UK in 2011 to live overseas, thats an increase of over 15% on the previous year. Factors that have contributed to the UK's growing trend of owning a property abroad include

  • Higher earnings - higher national wages
  • Rise in UK home values - many people have used equity in their existing properties to buy a home abroad
  • Low Cost Airlines - cheaper flights from Ryanair and Easyjet have opened up cheaper overseas travel
  • Poor Pension Performance - many people have taken control of their pension funds to manage personally
    on buying property abroad
  • UK Property Ladder - many young people are turning to overseas property in an attempt to get onto a property
    ladder as the UK market spirals out of their reach
  • Lower cost of living - in most countries abroad the cost of living is cheaper than in the UK

Locations Where We Advertise Overseas Property for Sale

Property-Abroad.com has listings for properties in over 100 countries across the world. We can offer properties in the centre of Old Paris, or properties with stunning views over their own pools and sun areas out to the coastline of the Brazilian Rio Grande de Norte, beautiful houses in new Zealand with views over a nature sanctuary, or apartments in the bustling centre of Kuala Lumpur. Property-Abroad.com offers a vast range of overseas properties for sale in some of the world’s most stunning locations!

Apartments, Farmhouses and Other Types of Properties

Whether you’re looking for a farmhouse in Aquitaine, a village house in Slovakia, an apartment in Munich or even a patch of land on the Morrocan coastline, we can help. Every kind of overseas property for sale is covered in our listings.

Buying property can be an ideal way to get onto the property ladder, to grow an investment or to acquire a unique and characterful property.

Selling Overseas Property

Lastly FSBO or for sale by owner means that as a private seller looking at selling their overseas property you can save on any real estate agency fees and negotiate direct with the buyers on a number of issues. Owners are keen to sell for whatever reason and if you are in a buying position that is sure to give you an edge, make sure that you agree a suitable price and what contents are included before you place a deposit and get everything down in a contract.

We have listed properties for sale by owners for a number of years now and a full list of availability can be found on our For Sale by Owners webpage.

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Buying Overseas Property

When you’re thinking of buying an overseas property, the market can be quite daunting. If it’s the first time, sometimes you won’t know where to start! For experienced purchasers abroad, you’ll know that individual countries can have very different rules and regulations, and conditions that can make or break your choices.

Property-Abroad.com won’t just point you towards a property. In addition to our extensive listings we have detailed examinations of the rules and regulations of different countries that we cover, dedicated legal advice and guides to cities and even airports. We can explain the hurdles you’re likely to face, the boxes you need to tick - and the benefits you can expect!

Decide where you want to purchase your property

When purchasing overseas property, the first step is to ask yourself where you want to buy the property. The location depends on your plans for the property. Are you thinking of buying a holiday home for your family? Then, you might want to consider countries like Italy, Greece or France which are popular tourist locations. Are you purchasing the property with the intention of selling it shortly in order to make a profit? Then, you want to consider countries that have a more stable economic environment.

The current debt crisis that is afflicting many European nations has made the real estate market quite unpredictable. Therefore, make sure that you do your research before making a purchase.

Hire a real estate agent

Buying property overseas can be a complicated and lengthy process. There are many international regulations and legal ramifications that need to be taken into consideration. To deal with all these odds and ends, you will need the help of a professional. There are many real estate agents that deal exclusively with international property sales. These individuals will also be able to give you inside information about the current climate of the real estate market in a particular country.

You can also do your own research on the internet. Find out as much as you can about the current real estate market for international buyers, then share your concerns with your real estate agent and get their views.

Take your own property budget into consideration

Can you make the entire down payment for a house overseas? Are you looking for a loan or mortgage from international lenders? These are important questions to ask yourself and your real estate agent. Finding international lenders can be difficult especially in countries like Croatia, Slovakia, Greece, Russia and Mexico. People in these countries are not very open to lending money to overseas clients. On the other hand, there are many countries that offer mortgages for international property buyers. Again, the internet is a valuable tool to research all these points.

Beware of deals that seem too good to be true

If something seems too good to be true, then it usually is. If you find property that seems too cheap, ask yourself why that is. The unstable economy of many Eastern European countries has led to falling property prices this is true. However, it is not a good idea to purchase property from such regions because their economic futures are still uncertain. Again, common sense and good research are the best tools at your disposal when you are purchasing overseas property. Ensure that you know the risks before making your final decision.

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