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Find your perfect property. If you need help finding the perfect property or want to try before you buy, fill out The Overseas Guides Company property resource form. You’ll be able to get information about properties (to rent and/or buy) from a variety of estate agents or request The Overseas Guides Company Resource Team to help you out.

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Buy-to-lets in Australia

Queensland and Western Australia have been rated as two of the most attractive regions for property investment in Australia, largely due to the resources boom and fact they’ve had weaker performing capital cities over the past few years. The towns of Gladstone, in Queensland, and Hedland, in Western Australia, were among hot spots to watch in 2012, according to Australian Property Investor magazine. Among the reasons for Gladstone's popularity are low vacancy rates  More...


What to expect from an agent in Australia

Moving house is always a daunting task, but moving house to the other side of the world is a whole other worry. When moving to Australia there will be much more to think about than if you were moving inside the UK. Not only are there prices, areas and different laws to think about but you will also need to consider the role an estate agent plays in Australia. Do they act in the same way as those in the UK? What do you need to know about the estate agent who is going to help you through  More...


Tips for viewing property in Australia

Viewing a property before you buy it really is something that should be adhered to, especially if you are buying in a foreign country. After all, what might look like the perfect home on-line, may be plagued with flaws in real life; view before you buy! Of course, Australia is so far away that it might not be possible to fly there for the sole purpose of finding a property, in which case you could ask trusted friends or family who are there to look at properties on your  More...


Estate agents in Australia – how they work

Estate agents in Australia are known as realtors, or real estate agents. They can be regulated by the REIA (Real Estate Institute of Australia) and this guarantees a set standard of ethical practice. Codes of conduct can be different depending on which Australian State you are purchasing in so make yourself aware of the standard you can expect. Finding a good agent is a must when buying any property, and word of mouth or personal recommendations is always a good route to go  More...


Property types and areas

Australia is a very popular destination for families, couples and single people alike who are looking for a fresh start abroad. A change of lifestyle, job opportunity, or simply a sense of adventure takes people to Australia every year, and it is easy to see why it has become one of the top destinations for Brits looking to move abroad. As such a vast country, nearly 32 times as large as the UK but with nearly 40 million less inhabitants, Australia would certainly suit those  More...


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