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Our real estate partners and people living abroad have generously shared their experiences and expertise about buying real estate and renting homes overseas. Plus, they've contributed tips for living in their local areas.

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Tips for Buying Propery in Iloilo, Philippines

We live in Iloilo. Savannah is an established 60 acre development thats mostly considered high end. There is a LOT of development here and infrastructure being put in all around. Places like Westwoods, Atria and many others are also sought after. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Brussels, Belgium

A member in talks about life in Brussels. He explains that beautiful neighborhoods like Woluwe Saint Lambert, Woluwe Saint-Pierre, Kraainem and Ixelles are great and the price of housing is affordable. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

An expat in Kuala Lumpur talks about the cost of living there, international schools, visas, restaurants and much more. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Vilcabamba, Ecuador

A retiree provides an in-depth look at living in Vilcabamba, Ecuador - the cost of living, local expat clubs, crime, volunteer opportunities such as One World Vilcabamba, medical care and more. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Placencia, Belize

An expat in Ecuador talks about what it's like living in Placencia and what Placencia has to offer - the private school, Rotary club, Placencia Beach Club, nearby hospitals, the local airport and much more. With its low cost of living, property taxes of 15-35 USD per year, Placencia offers affordable living with lots of activities for expats. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Windhoek, Namibia

An expat talks about living in Windhoek, Namibia - where to meet people, the international school, healthcare and hospitals, cost of living and more. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Budapest, Hungary

An expat talks about what it's like living in Budapest including best international schools, Buda vs. Pest, healthcare in Budapest and much more. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Almaty, Kazakhstan

An in-depth look at Almaty, Kazakhstan - international schools, hospitals, residency and visa requirements, recreational activities and more. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Granada, Spain

An expat talks about what it's like living in Granada, Spain. There are a lot of international students and others in Granada, a low cost of living, reliable public transportation, great restaurants and much more. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Christiansted, , US

An expat living in Christiansted on St. Croix talks about costly trips to the grocery store, beautiful public beaches, fun casinos, the local hospital and more. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Merida, Mexico

An expat talks about what it's like living in beautiful Merida, Mexico where the expat community is thriving -- there's even an expat bowling league. The Merida English Library holds wine tastings, plays, concerts and more. Real estate prices are low compared to the US, but that may not be for long. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Rio Chico, Ecuador

An expat talks about what life is like in Rio Chico, Ecuador, a small beach town about 10 minutes from Montanita. With 12 hours of sunlight every day, beautiful beaches and terrific local shops, life in Rio Chico sounds wonderful. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in New York, , US

New York is a love it or hate it city. I love it for so many reasons - the grittiness, the green spaces, the people. New York has something for everyone. If you're moving to NYC, this is a great starting point for expats. Continue Reading

Tips for Buying Propery in San Carlos, Panama

An expat offers extensive advice about buying a home in Panama. She lives in San Carlos, but her advice applies to Panama as a whole - from the best places to buy to the steps in buying real estate. Continue Reading

Tips for Buying Propery in Coastal Uruguay, Uruguay

A in-depth look of the real estate market in Coastal Uruguay with on-the-ground advice about best places to buy, the buying process, foreign property ownership and more. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Granada, Spain

Expat life in Granada, Spain sounds pretty great. Granada's wonderful climate, low cost of living, location (45 minutes from skiing, 1 hour from the beach), good hospitals and very low crime rate make it a destination to add to your living if you're thinking about moving to Spain. Continue Reading

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