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22nd March 2012 - 02:11
This week The Overseas Guides Company talks to Rene Grisedale Smith, a
British lady who moved to America when her parents emigrated there the same
year Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom 60 years
ago. Rene lives in Wilmington in North Carolina.
What was it like for British expats moving to the USA in 1952?
For me it was a difficult time of my life. I was just 17 and left behind
friends, my horse and a happy life in England! I emigrated more...
Can I take my car when I move to Europe?
26th January 2012 - 06:26 When you move to the Continent, you may decide to take your car with you,
rather than buy a left-hand drive one when you arrive in your new country.
This should be possible so long as you have no outstanding finance against
it - if you do it will be illegal to export the car out of the UK. You may
also wish to consider the value of your car. If your car is not worth a
lot, then it will more likely be cheaper to buy a new car once you move
abroad, as the shipping can be costly.
When moving a more...
Curt Weibel and Shelley Jones
11th May 2011 - 08:54
Curt Weibel and Shelley Jones
Curt and his partner Shelley had long wanted somewhere sunny to escape
to. Holidays were spent as far away as Thailand, but when it came
time to actually buying, they settled for somewhere closer. There were many
factors that contributed to their decision…
“When it came to choosing a place to buy abroad it was a long
process, all in all I think it took us a couple of years to finally
pinpoint where we wanted to more...
Em Finding your Dream Home Abroad
5th April 2011 - 10:25
Are you off to have a look for your dream home? And have you decided where
to buy? Someone I was chatting to a few days ago was telling me that her
dream had always been to live on Lake Como but that George Clooney et al
had put paid to that!
And I suppose that price-wise Lake Como is a trifle out of most ordinary
people’s price range now. The presence of Clooney plus folk like
Sting caused a boom in the market that caused a 25% rise in prices in
little over two years. more...
Find a Good and Trustworthy Developer
31st March 2011 - 06:52
Chatting to people about buying property abroad, I find that one of the
main concerns is how to chose a good and trustworthy developer if you are
This problem has been made worse by the current economic climate –
many developers are going under, and sometimes taking unwary buyers and
their dreams with them. It is therefore absolutely crucial that you have a
really god look at the credentials of your developer before signing on the