CONSIDERING A NEW LIFE AS A LANDLORD? Some things you need to know… If you’re considering a new life overseas but you own property in the UK already, you’ll have two options to consider. First of all you could sell your home, releasing a considerable amount of equity which you can either use to purchase a property abroad or invest in a savings account, which – when combined with a pension – might pay you enough in interest to cover your rent and be enough to live on. The other option is to let your current home and then use the rental income to cover your living.
MOVING ABROAD? MIND YOUR LANGUAGE… Just for a moment, imagine you work behind the counter in a shop or behind the bar in a pub and someone from another country comes in. They obviously want something and they spend a bit of time looking before turning to you and addressing you in a foreign language. There’s a good chance you’re not going to understand and you may say so – only for them to become increasingly impatient, repeating their question slowly and perhaps in a slightly louder voice. Of course, the language is still strange to you and, even spoken.
Let’s Move To … Portugal Millions of people will have some wonderful and treasured memories of time spent on holiday in Portugal. Uncrowded sandy beaches, long sunny days, perhaps the world-famous golf resorts, the exotic food and drink, the music and dancing; a heady mix which, for many, is enough to warrant a return – if not just once then perhaps several. For a few, it could be tempting enough to prompt thoughts of a new life, either as the owner of a holiday villa or even as a full-time expat. But, if you did make the jump, what could you.
The Beauty of Portugal Potugal is one of those places about which there is rarely a bad word spoken. The reason why perhaps lies in its friendly people and its easily accessible tourist areas. Geographically it is a region of the world that is reachable for many people. It’s also part of the EU which means that if you are coming to Portugal from a non-EU country, you will already have your Schengen visa sorted out and you can also explore other countries in the EU (except the UK), which can make for an exciting and interesting trip. Lisbon Airport.
Is 2018 The Time To Get A Move On? Christmas and New Year tends to be a time when we take a moment to sit back and take stock of our lives. Of course we know having family round and enjoying a few glasses of mulled wine can lead to a little sentimentality – either about how things are right now or how they used to be; and there’s nothing wrong with that. But, as well as the inevitable nostalgia, it’s also a time when we look to the future and make promises to ourselves and, for some, that may.
THANK THE LORD FOR VPNs If you’re not that techy and you don’t really know the difference between your LAN or your WAN, a VPN may well be just one of those annoying bits of jargon for geeks. After all, there appear to be so many acronyms in computer technology it’s almost a language in its own right. However, if you do decide to invest in property overseas, a VPN is likely to be your friend. Indeed, if you want to catch up on all your favourite TV shows around Christmas, it could even be essential. What is a VPN?.