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Pets and overseas property rentals: do they mix?

Should you allow pets in your overseas property rental? Let’s examine the pros and cons of pets in rentals, plus some pet tips for landlords The decision to […]

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12 tips for the best ever home moving day

As the big overseas moving day draws near, are you ready or flapping about? Both? Well, here are 12 tried and tested tips to help make the move […]

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Low cost ideas for sprucing up your new home

Whether you’re an expat student, first time buyer or just being careful with your overseas living budget, here are some low-cost ideas for making your home look better […]

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The best ways to protect your home while you travel

It’s fast approaching the peak travel time of year, when expats travel to second homes, go “back home” to visit family and friends, or simply go on extended […]

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How to make your home more Zen – VIDEO

As the saying goes, “Your home is where your heart is”; in other words, no matter where you are in the world, your home will always be the […]

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How to make your home safe from forest fire

Forest fire can start at all times of the year, but in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere now is the beginning of the “fire season” as land […]

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How to create a moveable garden for expat renters

If you know you only have a couple of years at a property, here’s how to do some productive gardening yet not leave it all behind when you […]

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Why house mould could make you ill and how to get rid of it

Mould. It’s in every country on Earth. It’s the bane of landlords, tenants and home owners alike and it presents a health risk to certain people. Find out […]

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How to find a home in an age friendly world

Finding the perfect overseas location for future retirement, at whatever age that may come, can be a tricky thing to do. Here’s an unusual checklist for senior expats, […]

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Tax relief restrictions for UK residential landlords begin

Landlords who pay UK taxes on income from the rental of property (in the UK or overseas), will see a change to the calculation of the tax payable […]

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How to make your swimming pool more efficient

You don’t have to undergo a major refit or renovations to improve the efficiency of your swimming pool. Here are seven simple tips that will increase efficiency and […]

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How to make your home super water friendly

Today is World Water Day. “Wherever you are and whatever you do on March 22, make it about water,” says the United Nations. Here’s how to make your […]

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How to make your home an amazing off-grid success

Does living off-grid, independent of any major supplier or provider for shelter, power, food or water appeal? Or does it make you feel slightly weak at the knees…? […]

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Country or city living: which is best for expats?

One of the biggest questions you can face when you decide to move overseas for the first time or for the tenth time – as an expat family, […]

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How to save money on moving costs – VIDEO

Even moving 5 kilometres down the road to the next village can be expensive, what with the cost of a removal van and packing boxes, so an international […]

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How to look for an eco-friendly expat home

What to look out for when choosing an eco-friendly property to buy – or rent A truly eco home will be made with carbon neutral or sustainable products, […]

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How to create a child-friendly home – VIDEO

Whether you’re a new parent or carer moving to a new home with toddlers and young children, a grandparent who has regular visits from grand-children, or an aunt […]

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It’s time to get the house ready for spring!

March is supposed to be the start of the spring property rush. So, if you’re thinking of moving back to your second home or selling or letting your […]

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How to make your new home inviting…instantly

Here are some tips from our editorial team on how to create that lived-in nurturing look in a new overseas home, and as fast as possible: Just about […]

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7 romantic properties to get your heart beating

We’re thinking a place you can escape to with your beloved: an apartment on the French Riviera, a chalet in Morzine, a villa in Lisbon, or a perhaps […]

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