Rent or Buy a Home Overseas Guide
The process of finding a suitable home in your destination
country can be anything from a relatively simple matter to
a nightmare. There are many variables: the housing market
in your destination country; the size of your family; the
expected length of your assignment; costs and allowances.
In most, but not all circumstances, you will probably be looking
to rent your new home. The number of rentals in keeping with
international standards may be limited, and language and cultural
differences may complicate the negotiation of leases. By contrast,
you may be entering a well-supplied housing market, where
property owners are accustomed to accommodating the requirements
of expatriate families.
You can make your relocation experience easier, if you maximize
the contacts and resources available to you. This is not a
time to refuse help or advice.
Get as much advance relocation information as possible. Ask
your employer for contacts, and if possible, retain the services
of a relocation consultant or moving consultant. The Internet
provides an ever-increasing supply of moving or relocation
information and resources. Get to know expatriate colleagues
who already may be living in your destination country; find
out whether there is an established community of foreign residents,
who can provide advice and assistance.
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