Helping You Build a Life Overseas

Financials

How much does it cost to buy a property in Australia?  How much does it cost to maintain a property in Australia?  How can you finance the property?  What about employment, claiming your pension in Australia, or finding other sources of income?  And what is the biggest financial mistake that Australian property buyers make?  Find answers here…

 


Taxes and costs to expect as an expat or second home owner in Australia

Today the Australia Buying Guide take a look at the costs and taxes involved in buying property in Australia and renting our your home in Australia... Today we chat to Paul Baker, a West Sussex man who lived in Perth in Western Australia with his family from 2006 -2011. Before returning to the UK, Paul and his wife decided to rent out their properties – one of which is a city centre two-bedroom apartment, and the other a family home in Joondalup, a northern  More...


Banking and finance in Australia

Sorting out your banking and finances will be one of the primary things to take care of when you buy property or make the move to Australia. Today the Australia Buying Guide provides some need-to-know information about banking in Australia and the first steps to getting an Australian mortgage... When you plan your move to Australia, there are a million and one things to consider and at the top of that list should be your finances. Of  More...


Choosing your new bank

When making the move abroad or purchasing a holiday or investment property, you will have a million and one tasks on your ever-growing to-do list. Perhaps one of the most pressing will be setting up a bank account. In a number of places, you won’t be able to carry out a house purchase unless you have an account set up there so it is an absolute necessity. If you are emigrating for good, you may be tempted to close all accounts and shut off all ties with the UK. Although  More...


Transferring money abroad – the important facts

Maybe you have just made the decision to make the big move Down Under to Australia, perhaps you’ve just decided that you would like to spend a considerable portion of the year there or maybe you are in the process of buying an investment property. Presumably you have sorted out all the essentials - where you will live, a job should you need one. The next step is transferring your funds abroad. The automatic reaction for people who have neglected to conduct any research in  More...


Day to day living costs

When starting your new life in Australia you will need to take the time to monitor your day to day living costs in order to be able to budget for the future. As with any country around the world, if you move to the larger, more popular areas, you can expect things to be much more expensive than if you were to move to a remote area. Big cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will be more expensive across the board than lesser-known places that the masses are yet to discover. When  More...


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