Helping You Build a Life Overseas

Getting Started

Within this section of the website you’ll find information that will help to get started.  Find out why buying a property abroad is a good idea.  Learn tips on how to plan, what actions to take and how to take them.  In addition to reading the articles in this area please make sure to visit all the other property journey steps including: emigration financials, emigration properties, emigration legalities, moving abroad and settling in abroad.  Each section has valuable information and it’s a good idea to get an overview even if you’re not planning on a purchase anytime soon.

 


Top Tips to retiring abroad

A great number of those buying property abroad are pensioners wanting to live out their twilight years in sunnier climates, or somewhere with a slower pace of life. If you are one of these people, take note of our top tips for retiring abroad: Research– Before you actually make the move abroad, the more research you do is really the better – find out about your chosen new country (or even countries!), the people,  More...


Top tips for getting the most out of foreign estate agents

Your estate agent will be one of the most important ingredients in your overseas property journey, particularly once you have arrived in your prospective new country on a viewing trip. It’s really important that you feel confident with the estate agency that you are dealing with, and their ability to find you your perfect property. We have put together a number of tips for ensuring that you get the best out of your chosen  More...


Top tips for moving abroad with your pet

For many would-be expats, the idea of moving abroad without your pets is unbearable. Animals can be a big part of the family, and many people will do anything they can to ensure their pet can join on their adventure to a new land! Pet relocation can be long and complicated, and sometimes if the pet is too old or not in the most robust health, it can sadly not be worth it. There are numerous rules, regulations and time frames involved, meaning the pet relocation process must be  More...


Top Tips for settling in to your new country

We know that emigrating can be both an exciting AND stressful time. Whilst it’s really important to focus on the preparations to get you (and your belongings) safely into your dream home overseas, it is quite common to not think about the things you need to do on arrival until you actually arrive! Settling in to your new home and country is really important to ensure the happiness of you and your families once you are there – here are our top tips to ensure you do  More...


Top tips to help sell your overseas property

Whilst the OGC is renowned for our buying guides, we are also able to offer support for selling your overseas property – a complicated process. Below, we outline our top tips to help readers through the complexities of selling property in a foreign country: 1.    Set the right price It cannot be emphasised enough just how important it is for the right price to be set at the beginning – particularly since  More...