Investing in overseas real estate
Global real estate investment
Global real estate benefits
Global real estate opportunities
Global real estate listings
Owning a property abroad
Some cities abroad offer good real estate investment opportunities. Depending on your assets, you may have different objectives to achieve.
The advantages of investing in a real estate for rent
The main advantage of owning a property for rent is the possibility of securing an income for the future and thus supplementing your retirement. At a time when it is now accepted that today’s working people will receive less income once they retire, the possibility of being able to maintain their purchasing power thanks to rental income is interesting.
A long-term investment
Investing in international real estate with a long-term approach allows you to build up a portfolio that can then be transferred. In addition to that, there is the possibility of living in the property during your retirement years, or even at the end of the mandatory rental period.
Global cities : real estate investment opportunities
Housing is generally the most important expense for households. Home rental represents at least the quarter of a worker’s disposable income. These are the most expensive cities in the world per square meter.
With an average price of 13,422 euros per m², Hong Kong remains the most expensive city in the world! The price driven upwards by a chronic under-offer.
The British capital is no longer the city with the highest rents in Europe, with an average price of 9,711 euros per m²; it is still just as inaccessible… unless you have a very large budget.
On the third step of the podium, the financial capital of the world remains very expensive, just under the bar of 8,000 euros per m², at 7,982 euros.
The French capital comes in fourth place in the ranking (7,745 euros per m²). Paris has experienced a real leap in foreign investor interest and is now attracting more foreign buyers.
Buy or rent: which is better?
Many real estate experts say that it is better to rent than to buy in today’s housing market. Fast-rising home prices and higher mortgage rates have made it cheaper to rent a home than buy and own one.
Advantages of living in a rental property
Among the advantages of renting a property is that, at the time of renting, the fees are reduced to paying the agency commission and a security deposit equivalent to one month’s rent. In fact, being a tenant allows you to be very mobile. You will not have to wait to sell your home to move elsewhere. All you have to do is terminate your lease, and respect a three-month deadline to leave. Visit for-sale.com for more information about properties for rent.
Investing in Mauritius
- A very touristic island
- An island with strong potential
- Very low taxation
Investing in Detroit
- Declining unemployment and debt reduction
- Stable country with laws adapted to rental
- A city in a new economic boom
Investing in Koh Samui
- A visa for investors
- A tourist city
- The Thai real estate market is dynamic
The profile of the non-resident acquirer
When selling a property for a foreigner, it is necessary to study the nationality of the purchaser, his country of residence, personal situation as well as his matrimonial regime, if he is married. Knowing that it is the law of the place where the property is located that applies in real estate matters.
Financing a real estate purchase by a non-resident
The acquisition of a property generally will require large transfers of funds. These transfers are subject to verification by intermediaries (banks, credit institutions). Notaries must also check the source of funds to prevent money laundering operations. They may be called upon to make declarations if they have serious doubts as to the origin of the funds used. Notaries must also ensure the security of the transactions for which they are responsible vis-à-vis the foreign buyer and the seller.