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French Mortgages: A Guide For Expat Homeowners Expatica

1 days ago . 56 people watched

  • Private Rate offers the best loan rate, stellar service and added value throughout your real estate purchase from the beginning to the completion of the transaction
  • They negotiate exceptional financing conditions for you, with a wide variety of French financial institutions at all price ranges of residential and commercial property purchases.

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Buying A House In Germany: A Guide For Expats Expatica

5 days ago . 55 people watched

  • Estate agent’s fees, if shared, of 1.5–3%, plus VAT at 19%
  • Property transfer tax/real estate transfer tax: When you buy a home in Germany, you’ll need to pay transfer tax (Grunderwebsteur)
  • This is levied from 3.5% of the purchase price, but is higher in some areas
  • Currently, the prices are the following for each region:

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Spanish Mortgages: A Guide For Homebuyers Expatica

7 days ago . 51 people watched

  • Some banks might only be willing to provide a mortgage to foreign buyers for their own real estate listings
  • In this case, your options for getting a mortgage may be closely tied to a particular property
  • In some cases, the mortgage you get may be based on the bank assessor’s valuation of the property rather than the price you pay.

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The Complete Buyer’s Guide To Russian Mortgages Expatica

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  • These include the real estate agent’s fee (2–5%), the notary’s fee (0.5–1.5%), and a registration fee (up to 1%)
  • Taxes in Russia are very simple for Russian non-residents
  • Most income sources, including income from rental properties, is taxed at a flat rate of 30%
  • Expenses associated with the property – including

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The Complete Buyer's Guide To Mortgages In Portugal Expatica

2 days ago . 61 people watched

  • If you’re interested in Portuguese real estate, you can benefit from low mortgage rates and even Portugal’s Golden Visa Program
  • You can find out more in our guide on buying property in Portugal
  • Property prices in Portugal recovered significantly in the last few of years.

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Guide To Buying Real Estate In Luxembourg For Expats

3 days ago . 53 people watched

  • Expatica provides more details on real estate and rental agencies in Luxembourg
  • Building your own home in Luxembourg With high property prices, some home movers choose to build their own home
  • The process of building your own home follows a similar system to …

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Buying A Home In Belgium: A Guide To Belgian Real Estate

9 days ago . 57 people watched

  • We explain real estate in Belgium, including the process of buying a home in Belgium as a foreigner, whether you’re after an off-plan home, new-build, or furnished apartment
  • Belgium’s standard of living is high and Belgian property prices are relatively lower …

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The Complete Guide To Buying A House In The UK Expatica

5 days ago . 56 people watched

  • Real estate agents, or simply estate agents as they’re commonly known in the UK, are the usual method for house-hunting
  • They tailor their searches to meet your specifications, have extensive local knowledge, and generally have a wider variety of listings.

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Buying Property In France: A Guide For Expats Expatica

6 days ago . 55 people watched

  • To find French properties for sale, you can look online, in newspapers and property magazines, with an estate agent or realtor (un agent immobilier) or even through a public auction (vente aux enchères).International buyers may be able to find a realtor who can communicate, and later negotiate, in English.

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Buying Property In Portugal: Portuguese Real Estate Expatica

8 days ago . 61 people watched

  • Real estate agents in Portugal can charge around 3–5% (plus 23% Value Added Tax/VAT) of the property’s value
  • Property, like other assets, is subject to cycles of growth and decline
  • Research the property market and local interest rates for …

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Is Buying Property In Europe A Smart Investment

8 days ago . 47 people watched

  • Many people now consider Germany as one of the best countries to invest in for 2019
  • In fact, major cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich are making the top-ten lists of best places to invest in real estate
  • Rents in all four cities will likely increase between 6-7% by 2020
  • Real estate elsewhere in Europe

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Russian Real Estate: A Guide To Buying A Home In Russia

6 days ago . 56 people watched

  • Costs of buying Russian real estate
  • It is the norm in Moscow for a buyer to cover all closing expenses, including notary fees, state registration fees, and bank expenses
  • Also, if using a real estate agent to find your property and/or negotiate your deal, you will be charged a brokerage fee
  • This includes property search, property and seller

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Renting In France: A Guide For Expats Moving To France

6 days ago . 55 people watched

  • If you move to France and need to sort out accommodation, renting is a popular option
  • Around 36% of the French population rent their home, which is on par with the EU average
  • This includes many expats who choose to rent, especially during the initial period of their stay.

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Taxes In Russia: The Complete Guide For Expats Expatica

5 days ago . 56 people watched

  • However, gifts of real estate, shares, and vehicles by non-family members are subject to personal income taxes in Russia of 13% or 15%, payable by the recipient
  • Gifts from immediate family – spouses, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings and half-siblings – are exempt
  • Gifts to non-residents are taxed at 30%.

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Guide To Renting In Portugal And Tenants' Rights Expatica

1 days ago . 58 people watched

  • While some estate agents will provide translators or have English-speaking staff (especially in resort areas), tenancy agreements are often exclusively in Portuguese, so you might need to hire a translator
  • The British Foreign and Commonwealth has published a list of translators and interpreters and English-speaking lawyers in Portugal.

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Everything You Need To Know About Investing In Belgium

5 days ago . 55 people watched

  • Property investments in Belgium
  • After an early 21st-century housing boom, Belgium’s property market has slowed down in recent years
  • Real estate investors can benefit from relatively low property prices compared with Belgium’s neighboring countries as well as low mortgage rates in Belgium.Transaction costs and property-related taxes are high, however.

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The Tax System In Portugal: A Guide For Expats Expatica

6 days ago . 56 people watched

  • From 1 January 2022, real estate investments will only count towards a golden visa in inland parts of Portugal, the Azores, and Madeira
  • Portuguese residents must pay personal income tax on their earnings
  • Most workers are taxed automatically through their payslips, but everyone must still complete an annual tax

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A Guide To Investing In Qatar And The Options For Expats

2 days ago . 57 people watched

  • They should assist, for example, with drafting a purchase agreement and registering at the Ministry of Justice’s Real Estate Registration Department; registration cost is 0.25% of the total property price
  • Once the Property Title is in hand, it will need to go to the ministry’s Lease Registration Office if the property is to be rented.

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Buying Property In Spain: A Guide For Expats Expatica

5 days ago . 54 people watched

  • Many British real estate websites also list Spanish properties, with some online portals listing thousands of options
  • However, these mostly focus on holiday homes
  • As a result, you may prefer to use a Spanish site instead
  • It is possible to buy a home before you arrive and move in directly
  • However, this naturally comes with risks.

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The Tax System In The Netherlands: A Guide For Taxpayers

2 days ago . 57 people watched

  • Onroerendezaakbelasting (real estate tax) is a property tax in the Netherlands, which is calculated on the deemed rental value of the property

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The Cost Of Living In Luxembourg As An Expatriate Expatica

8 days ago . 59 people watched

  • The cost of utilities, real estate in Luxembourg, eating out, childcare, and other elements of daily life, are likely to differ to that of your home country
  • See if you can truly afford the cost of living in Luxembourg
  • Dubbed as the Green Heart of Europe, Luxembourg …

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An Expat's Guide To Renting In Saudi Arabia Expatica

4 days ago . 53 people watched

  • As a result of this, the government is propping up measures for property purchases and investments in the real estate market
  • Due to the volatile geopolitical conditions – coupled with the fact that living long-term in Saudi is not really an attractive option – most expats prefer to …

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Taxes In France: A Complete Guide For Expats Expatica

6 days ago . 54 people watched

  • In 2018 France abolished wealth tax on financial assets, replacing it with IFI (Impôt sur la Fortune Immobilière), which is only applicable to real estate assets
  • The tiers of wealth tax are the following: €800,000 to €1.3 million: 0.50%; €1.3 million to €2.57 million: 0.70%

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Inheritance Law, Wills, And Inheritance Tax In Germany

6 days ago . 55 people watched

  • Real estate that has a public interest, and community- or jointly-owned property, is also exempt
  • In cases where the property is in another country, Germany has estate tax treaties in place to avoid issues of double taxation
  • This applies in countries such as Denmark, France, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.

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A Guide To Finding Russian Apartments As An Expat Expatica

9 days ago . 59 people watched

  • The rental real estate market in Russia has been very competitive following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990
  • At the time, all property was state-owned and allocated to individuals to use based on their occupation
  • Post-communism, Russian housing, in particular Moscow property,

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Inheritance Tax In Belgium: Taxation On Estates Expatica

4 days ago . 57 people watched

  • Inheritance tax in Belgium (erfbelasting in Dutch or les droits de succession in French) is levied on all assets other than real estate outside Belgium (if the deceased lived in Belgium), and on real estate inside Belgium (if the deceased was based abroad).There is an exemption for inheritance tax purposes for diplomats living and Belgium and working at the European

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Taxes In Luxembourg: A Guide For Expats Expatica

6 days ago . 49 people watched

  • Income from letting out a residential property located in Luxembourg is subject to progressive income tax rates
  • The maximum marginal tax rate on rental property owned by resident taxpayers is 42.8% or 43.6%, depending on the property owner’s annual taxable income.

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UK Inheritance Tax, Law, And Wills For Foreigners Expatica

9 days ago . 59 people watched

  • The UK inheritance tax rate on the estate can lessen to 36% if at least 10% of the estate is left to charity
  • You can find a list of charities and an inheritance tax calculator
  • If the main home is left to children (including adopted, foster, and stepchildren) or grandchildren, there is a tax-free threshold of up to £2,000,000 on this property.

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Inheritance And Estate Taxes In Russia

5 days ago . 38 people watched

  • When an heir inherits real estate, they must pay land and/or property taxes from the date of the testator’s death (from the date of opening the inheritance)
  • This is the case even if they only receive a certificate of ownership later on
  • However, an inherited car only becomes liable for transport tax from the date of re-registration of the

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The Complete Guide To The UK Tax System Expatica

7 days ago . 49 people watched

  • Inheritance tax in the UK is a one-time payment paid on the value of a deceased’s estate if above a set threshold, currently £325,000
  • Any value higher than the threshold is taxed at 40%
  • For example, your estate is worth £500,000 and your tax-free threshold is £325,000.

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The Cost Of Living In South Africa: A Guide For Expats

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  • Cost of real estate in South Africa
  • Property prices in South Africa are significantly lower than most European countries, North America, Australia, and much of Asia
  • Furthermore, foreigners are free to purchase property in South Africa with limited restrictions
  • The only condition is that property must be endorsed as non-resident even if you

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Renting In The UAE: A Comprehensive Guide For Expats

6 days ago . 53 people watched

  • Rents in the country are governed by the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA)
  • If you are living in Dubai, you can use the Rental Increase Calculator to get an idea of rental prices in the city
  • As for the rest of the emirates, the rent index is fairly transparent.

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The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Lisbon Expatica

1 days ago . 50 people watched

  • Príncipe Real – which literally means Royal Prince – is often hailed as one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in Lisbon – and it’s not hard to see why
  • It is home to some of the city’s hottest restaurants, bars, art galleries, and alternative shops, making it …

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German Housing Terms For Finding An Apartment Expatica

9 days ago . 55 people watched

  • If you are thinking of getting a house, the best thing would be to find a real estate agent (immobilienmakler) who speaks English
  • (Read our guide to buying a property in Germany ) You might want to find a flat or just a room in a ‘WG’ ( Wohngemeinschaft = flat share, housesharing), but let’s first start with housing terms for finding an

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Mortgages In Saudi Arabia: A Guide For Expats Expatica

5 days ago . 55 people watched

  • Real-estate loans can be difficult to obtain, with some borrowers waiting for a decade or more
  • This over-subscription has resulted in hundreds of thousands of residents being on the fund’s waiting list
  • The government announced that women would be …

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A Guide To Planning Estates In Wills In Luxembourg Expatica

5 days ago . 60 people watched

  • For example, a full communal property contract means that any shared real estate and assets will be allocated to the surviving spouse until he or she dies
  • Dying without a will and unclaimed inheritance in Luxembourg
  • The remainder (or unreserved portion) of an estate is divided as specified within the deceased’s will.

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Where To Live In Eindhoven: A Guide For Expats Expatica

8 days ago . 56 people watched

  • Eindhoven real estate in surrounding villages
  • The villages closely surrounding Eindhoven’s centre are popular with expat families
  • Some international schools in the Netherlands are still within cycling distance and the sense of community is greater.
  • Nuenen was home to Vincent van Gogh (1883–1885) and the older center stretches around a leafy village green.

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Russian Inheritance Law And Writing Wills In Russia Expatica

7 days ago . 61 people watched

  • Getting your estate valued in Russia
  • Before drafting a Russian will, it is advisable to have your estate valued
  • Your estate will include movable and immovable assets, for instance, Russian real estate, investments, Russian pensions, Russian bank accounts, cars, and more
  • Russian inheritance lawyers can help you find an appraiser to value your

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Inheritance Tax And Law In The Netherlands Expatica

8 days ago . 52 people watched

  • If real estate located in the Netherlands is gifted, however, transfer tax applies
  • No inheritance tax applies to a non-resident’s real estate in the Netherlands
  • However, a resident’s worldwide property is subject to inheritance tax
  • Note that for the Dutch authorities, the residence of the donor or deceased is more relevant than the

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Real Estate In Paris: A Guide To Buying Property Expatica

5 days ago . 58 people watched

  • Real estate in Paris: a guide to buying property
  • Home Housing Buying & Selling Real estate in Paris: a guide to buying property
  • Last update on October 26, 2020
  • How to find the perfect property in Paris, whether you want to live in an apartment in Paris’s city center or find a house in the quieter Parisian suburbs.

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Finding A Flat Or House For Renting In Belgium Expatica

7 days ago . 56 people watched

  • Finding a house to rent in Belgium
  • There are two main options in Belgium when finding a place to rent
  • Either using a real estate agent ( agences immobilières/ makelaar) or an online property portal, like BBF
  • Properties are also available through small ads online and in local papers.

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What are the working conditions of a real estate?

Real Estate Agents - Working Conditions. In a typical work setting, real estate agents: Have a high level of social contact. They are in constant contact with buyers, sellers, and other agents. Are often placed in conflict situations in which buyers and sellers may be rude or angry.

What to do to sell your house successfully?

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What you should know before becoming a realtor?

Before becoming a realtor, know that requirements vary from place to place. However, all states mandate that candidates have a high school diploma and be 18 or 19 years of age. To perform real estate duties, the person must complete state-approved courses and pass an examination to earn their license.

How much does it cost to sell a house?

The cost ranges from about $500 to $1,000. The title company will run a title search on the property during the sale process. If a lien on your home is revealed, you’ll also need to settle it before you can sell the house.

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