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Pension Incomes in Europe – Are you prepared?

2 November, 2017 By Matthew Crisp Pension Incomes in Europe For as long as I have been working in the foreign currency industry (11 years) I have dealt with thousands of individuals that have moved overseas to retire or to seek new opportunities, most of which have been retirees. The average age of an overseas home buyer is […]

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Take Heed of These 5 Things When Buying Property in France as a Foreigner

19 October, 2017 Bt Properbuz.com With delightful sights and enticing cuisine, it’s no wonder France is at the top of the list for many tourists. And not only tourists, people who are banking on profiting from these fascinations are snapping up properties fast too. France also boasts collections from masters of both modern and contemporary art. However, if […]

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Was buying in Spain really cheaper in 2007?

20 July, 2017 Since the 1970s, a huge score of Brits have been packing up and buying in Spain in search of a better lifestyle. There was a huge boom in the 1980’s and has been on the increase ever since. For those of you now thinking of joining the estimated 800,000 Brits now resident in Spain, you […]

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Mortgages for French property

13 December, 2016 If you are taking a mortgage to buy your French property, first of all you will need to decide whether to take a Euro (French) or Sterling (UK) mortgage. Your choice will be limited by your circumstances. If you are re-mortgaging a UK property to release equity then you can organise this in the UK, […]

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Mortgages for Spanish property

21 September, 2016 Mortgages are fairly accessible in the Canaries, though they can take some time to sort out (typically 6-8 weeks). Standard mortgages work on loan to value ratios, not to purchase price. The current LTV (Loan to Value) to non-Spanish residents is 70%. Most Spanish mortgages cannot exceed the price declared on the Escritura (title deeds). […]

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