Expat Moving News
Latest 10 news items tagged Moving
17 Jun at 6 PM 2020
British expats making a permanent move to Spain can take advantage of a fall in property prices due to the pandemic.
During the crisis, many would-be expats weren’t unable to make the move due to lockdowns and a total lack of flights. Now the Spanish wave of infections and deaths seems to be slowing, property prices in hard hit areas are falling, but those provinces with fewer infections are seeing significant property price rises.
Experts are convinced the Spanish real estate sector is in for a readjustment, although it seems...
11 Jun at 6 PM 2020
It seems the effects of the pandemic on British expats overseas are causing increased interest in the purchase of property back in the home country.
According to a survey conducted by a leading UK real estate company, increasing numbers of UK expatriate professionals are expressing interest in buying property in the home country. The majority seem to be buying in order to have a base back home to which they can retreat should economic conditions go against them. Many also seem to have realised the value of having a home to go back to...
4 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Portugal’s popular Algarve region is looking to rely on local tourists this summer.
For many years, Portugal’s Algarve region has welcomed international tourists as well as being a haven for British retirees seeking a new home in the sun. As with all other European tourism and expatriate destinations, the coronavirus pandemic has shattered the hospitality industry and caused economic chaos in the popular EU member state.
As regards the upcoming summer season, tourism experts are expecting just 30 per cent occupancy at best in...
2 Jun at 6 PM 2020
QROPs is no longer the default option for retired expats.
Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes, better known as QROPS, came in some ten years ago and were subsequently glorified as the best option for Brits determined to retire overseas. They were also welcomed with open arms by the army of expat independent financial advisors lurking in every favourite retiree destination from Spain to the far reaches of Southeast Asia. However, it seems the days of QROPS as the best option may now be numbered as several legislation changes...
28 May at 6 PM 2020
Expats in Greece are both relieved and concerned as the coronavirus restrictions are partially lifted.
Greece has now entered its phase four, lifting lockdowns on restaurants and bars and allowing domestic travel to recommence a week earlier than promised. Although the country and its famous islands aren’t a major European destination for British would-be expats, it’s still popular with tourists as well as retirees on reconnaissance trips. Whilst its initial lockdown covered just about everything from staying in and social...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2020
For would-be British expats unable to decide between European countries due to Brexit, relocating to Mexico is good for retirees, but less so for job hunters.
Everyone who’s ever been an expat or conducted objective online research as part of an emigration plan knows full well that nowhere is perfect, even although some locations may be better than others. It all depends on your requirements as well as the reasons for leaving the home country – even more so since the entire world and its economy seems to be caught up in the...
20 Apr at 6 PM 2020
Whilst the world battles against the coronavirus, expats in Andalusia are fighting the region’s desertification.
For a decade, Western Andalusia’s agricultural heartland has been under threat from rising temperatures, low rainfall and over-farming. Already, large areas are now deserted and arid, but a dedicated group of expats are determined to rescue the land using a system which reverses desertification and returns the precious acres to their full beauty and usefulness.
Some 20 hectares of formerly arid land are now a...
16 Apr at 6 PM 2020
Escaping the coronavirus pandemic in a stunning location via one-euro renovation properties.
Renovation of deserted properties purchased for just one euro is old news, but the trend is growing fast as would-be expats disenchanted with the modern world are moving
in. New communities veering towards creativity, green living, craftsmanship and re-establishment of supportive community living are now seeing the opportunities available as a way to reject today’s greed and chaos and build their own lifestyles.
Expats who’ve already...
15 Apr at 6 PM 2020
Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation is hoping to avoid the devastating effects of the holiday island’s coronavirus lockdown by bringing in huge quantities of dog and cat food.
Dog and cat lovers both in Thailand and in many other world countries including the USA all admire the dedicated efforts of the Soi Dog Foundation to rescue, care for and re-home as many as possible of the country’s stray and abandoned dogs and cats. As with the many other pet rescue charities across the country, its much-needed revenues mostly come from the...
2 Apr at 6 PM 2020
Fear of getting unlucky and catching the coronavirus has caused a sharp increase in the numbers of British expats making a will.
For the majority of expats, making a will is one of the last tasks on the agenda after moving
to a new country, especially if English-speaking lawyers are thin on the ground and the laws regarding inheritance are drastically different than in the home country. However, it seems the widespread pandemic has focused expats’ minds on the possibility of becoming victims, as the demand for wills has increased...