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US House Prices Post Another Increase

House prices in the US increased by 6.3% year-on-year until the end of November, according to a new survey. The figures are for single family...

New Zealand Tightens Tax Rules For Expats

Expats owning property and having family ties in New Zealand face a strict residency test following a tax ruling. An appeal court decision looked at...

Australia Bans Expats From Buying Homes And Land

New rules banning expats who illegally own property in Australia have come into force. Starting from December 1, 2015, expats face a much tougher penalty...

Expats Escape Scottish Income Tax Increase

Taxpayers caught in the Scottish Rate of Income Tax face no increase in the amount they pay for the year starting April 6, 2016. The...

Expat Landlords To Struggle With Right To Rent Law

Expat landlords letting out homes in England will have to carry out right to rent checks on new tenants from February 1, 2016. All landlords...

Stamp Duty Stealth Tax On The Way For Investors

Chancellor George Osborne is landlord bashing again with another new stealth tax aimed at cooling the buy to let market. In his Summer Budget 2015,...

Working Out CGT On Selling A UK Home For Expats

The tax man has released details to help expats calculate any capital gains tax due if they sell a residential property in the UK. Since...

US House Prices Heading Towards New Peak

US house prices are on track to shatter the pre-credit crunch glass ceiling over the coming months, according to a new survey. Most states have...

Expats Running Out Of Time To Start Mortgage Claims

Expats in Cyprus caught up in the Swiss Franc mortgage scandal are running out of time to trigger a legal challenge against their lenders. A...

New Mortgage Rules May Curb Expat Borrowing

An overlooked clause in the new European Union Mortgage Credit Directive could see thousands of expats barred from taking out a home loan. While lenders...

US Family Home Values Post Yet Another Increase

Family house prices in the US have risen again – and although the rate of increase is slowing, year-on-year values have gone up for...

US House Prices Sluggish But Still Heading Up

Monthly house price rises in the US remain sluggish with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reporting a 0.3% increase in August. The figure was...

Buy To Let Expats And New UK Tenancy Laws

Non-resident landlords need to be aware of a series of tenancy law changes in the UK that came into force on October 1, 2015. From...

Four Problems With Property Crowdfunding

As stock markets take a dive due to a slowdown of emerging market economies, home prices are rising, so is now a good time...

Equity Release For The Elderly Is Booming

Pensioners are treating their homes like cash points by withdrawing more than £4 million a day from equity release companies. Almost 5,500 pensioners took £385...
British Expat Voters Urged To Sign Up For Elections

Tories Keep IHT Election Pledge – Six Years On

Britain’s inheritance laws underwent a huge but not unexpected change in Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget. In a manifesto promise first made before the coalition...

US Home Prices Rising But Still Falling Short Of Peak

Homes in the United States are still rising in price, fuelled by low mortgage interest rates, according to new research. In May, prices were up...

Luxury Rents Subdued By Weak Global Economy

Prime residential property rents have slumped to their lowest increase in six years, according to property experts. Worldwide, the Knight Frank Prime Global Rental Index...