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Welcome to the Australia Buying Guide – where you will find all the information you need to purchase your dream home in Australia.

British people have been moving to Australia for a long time – attracted by the average of 300 days of sunshine per year, the beautiful sea and beaches, and the fact that in many ways the country is similar to the UK (the same language, the same education system, and, of course, driving on the same side of the road), just with a higher standard of living. Australia is renowned for its more care-free way of life, following the motto ‘work to live, not live to work’. And, of course, if you consider that you can purchase a four bedroom property, close to the beach, for the same price as a one bedroom flat in many UK towns – it’s no wonder that droves of Brits flock to Australia every year!
The overseas property purchase is, of course, not without its pitfalls – especially when you are purchasing across the other side of the world! But the good news is that these pitfalls can be avoided if you are sure to approach each step with caution – from your initial research to viewing properties, working out finances, and then eventually moving over to Australia and settling into your new life. If just one of the steps are missed or rushed, problems can arise – and you could lose out on time and money!
The Australia Buying Guide is part of the Overseas Guides Company, and can offer you assistance with every step of your journey to purchase your dream home on the other side of the world. We are here to guide you through the actual process of finding the right property for you, transferring the currency for the purchase, and assessing tax and financial matters during and after your move – as well as helping you to settle in to your new home town. 
Our UK and Australia-based writers are able to offer you the most in-depth and up-to-date information on the most relevant topics for you. Our writers in Australia are expats themselves – meaning that have already undertaken the process that you are embarking on; they can offer you the information that helped them through, and advise you about the mistakes they made so you don’t have to!

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The Bright Side of Brexit for Australia

Australia is warming to the idea of Brexit and is making sure to be first in line as negotiations for a post-referendum UK begin to emerge.       Though the initial reaction to the Referendum vote was shock throughout most of the Western world, countries are now beginning to accept a post-Brexit Britain. Australia’s former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his delight at Read more...

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  It is understandable that some people who were thinking about buying property abroad, whether in the Eurozone, the USA or elsewhere, are delaying their plans due to the recent fall in the pound. I want to suggest three reasons not to delay your purchase: The pound could easily go lower. Until the effects Read more...

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Beware Australia’s “Black Housing Market”

New home buyers and migrants to Australia are falling victim to new rent-to-buy schemes that have become known as the “Black Housing Market”. They may look like an easy way onto the Australian property ladder, but do the numbers add Read more...

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A great number of those buying property abroad are pensioners wanting to live out their twilight years in sunnier climates, or somewhere with a slower pace of life. If you are one of these people, take note of our top tips for retiring abroad: Research– Before you actually make the move abroad, the more research you do Read more...

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  As a pensioner moving abroad, you need to be aware of the implications of the imminent ground-breaking pension reforms, which go live on 6th April. It’s critical to plan for these new pension rules, coming into place next week, to avoid wasting thousands of pounds unnecessarily or Read more...

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