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10 Things To Consider Before Buying Your Home Overseas

10 Things To Ask Yourself Before Buying Your Dream Home Overseas

When you’re starting out on your overseas property search, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is…

Who will use the property?

Maybe the answer is yourself—you’re looking for a home to live in (at least part of the year) and won’t be renting to others.

Maybe it’s a pure investment—you aren’t looking to spend any time in the property yourself.

Or maybe it’s somewhere in-between. You want to live part-year in a place and rent the property when you’re not in residence. Or you want an investment property in a city you love… and hope to spend the odd vacation there as time allows.

Each scenario requires a different approach toContinue reading

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The Feel Of Home: A France For Every Season And Lifestyle

The Good Life Defined

One of the reasons I left Paris behind more than two years ago was the frantic pace of life in a city that’s always moving.

Back in the City of Light last week, I realized what I missed most about Paris was exactly the same reason that I’d left: the nonstop rhythm of movement…

After living my first 13 years in Paris, my family moved to Normandy—where we remained just 45 minutes from the capital. But the city always feels like my true home. And, landing here from Panama City, I appreciate Paris in a new way…

I no longer feel caught up in the bustle as I did in my early career, commuting into the city for a long workday. I’ve realized that, convenient as the Métro is, it’s not always necessary…

Once you take the time to walk its historic streets, you’ll find that Paris is not as big as it seems… and you have the chance to stumble upon a street artist… a new art exhibition… a lunchtime concert… or a charming café. This is another thing I miss about Paris—culture at every corner. AndContinue reading