Buying a property in a foreign country can be a long, tedious and sometimes tiring process. There are thousands of agencies and hundred-thousands of properties and sometimes it is even hard, to know where to start.
Pre-retirement sideline for those with patience. With constantly rising prices becoming a worrying aspect of the economy, people are beginning to search out forms of investment that will deliver returns to beat inflation.
There are various such investments, ranging from stocks and fixed-income instruments through mutual funds, gold and property assets.
Two years ago, the American property market was booming. Savvy investors who picked the right location and parted with their cash at the optimum time were walking away with massive capital returns.
Barcelona has been overtaken by the Balearic Island of Ibiza as the most expensive destination in Spain to buy a Spanish property.
Singapore Whitehaven @ Pasir Panjang is a latest household condominium development in city fringe near to the Haw Par Villa MRT station and famous universities.
Dubai was among the first on the scene when the freehold property idea was launched within the United Arab Emirates property market. Unlike other traditional markets that were more established, the Dubai property market was yet to shake off its growing pains. There are slight differences in terms of operations, so people who want to buy Dubai commercial property need to keep this in mind when deciding among various investment opportunities.
Penang state, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, started life as part of the Malay Sultanate of Kedah. It came under Siamese control for a period before becoming part of the Straits Settlements under British administration in 1826. So many of its early European settlers succumbed to malaria that Penang earned the title of ‘the White Man’s Grave’.
Bali is Indonesia’s premier resort island, boasting all the major five-star hotel brands and spas that are continuously voted among the world’s best. Its coastlines are a surfer’s haven, and it has the culture and additional services to make it an ideal second home market. For this reason, the market is dominated by high-end villas, with many owners opting to rent them out for the greater part of the year. A variety of villa developments are on offer throughout the country, with styles and prices for high-end beach front villas with garden and a swimming pool ranging from US$400,000 to US$2,000,000 plus.