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The Emotional & Financial Benefits Of Property Abroad

If you have the means to, living abroad can be a great boon to you and your family. There are many reasons as to why this is the case. While some might favor a solid home life with very little movement for years, others wish to experience many different cultures and hopefully help their children develop into aware and competent people of Earth, rather than feeling isolated in their home. The following could be worth considering if that sounds good to you:

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Moving Enriches Children

While many moves can be hard for a child to swallow, as it can often rob them of childhood friends, less frequent travel can help them see a range of excellent culture and hit that perfect balance spot. This might even contribute to them becoming bilingual, or simply more interested in the world around them. Of course, depending on where you move to and for how long, you might even be able to help them achieve dual citizenship.

This can help them with freedom of movement and choice as they age and begin to make their own decisions. Not only can this effort be worthwhile practically, but the memories it can help you build aren’t to be ignored. For example, moving across borders can help a child seemingly experience that vacation mindset of exploring and having a wider reference point – but for the entire time they are growing up. This can be a wonderful experience for them that they might not appreciate in its entirety now, but could be sure to in the future. Of course, if you limit your moving to once or twice during their childhood, they might have several sets of friendship group that they can stay in touch with online through their adolescence and potentially have connections in countries as they age. That might not be something you choose to move for of course, but it can serve as a positive side consequence of doing so in the first place.

Property Can Be Cheaper

Depending on where you’re moving from, you could potentially come into ownership of some absolutely exquisite property that you might not have otherwise been able to afford in your home country. For example, new property in KL (Kuala Lumpur) is being developed all the time, and they have some really competitive price points. This can help achieve you some of the best dream houses you have ever thought possible to own, and not only that, but to purchase them outright as opposed to being chained to a horrific mortgage for a large amount of time. If you’re interested in frugality, stress relief or generally making wise decisions, and moving abroad is something you’ve wanted to do for a while, this could be an absolutely essential decision that you might already begin feeling excited about. Be sure to look for the properties that might most interest you, and you’ll certainly find something within the numerous listings that you can absolutely fall in love with.


To continue with the financial theme, one of the best parts of purchasing property abroad in a less expensive area is that not only are you given excellent property rights, but you have the potential for much more. Consider the economies of the countries you might enjoy investing in. Remember that they are much more likely to continue their upward strength of growth as companies invest in them and their development becomes a much more viable prospect. What do you presume that house prices will do in the face of this? Your asset value will certainly not decrease. That means getting involved in developing, resale or simply extending your property now, while it’s relatively inexpensive, could lead to some large profits down the road when it comes to selling and chiseling out your retirement plan.

Overseas Employment

It might also be that your skillset is in high demand abroad. This means that you could negotiate quite an improved salary to the one you are currently experiencing. That can be an essentially important thing to consider. Not only will your current purchasing power be raised, it might be that your overall and long-term purchasing power increases. This means really selling yourself well. For example, a degree from a prestigious or well known British or US university could gift you an exceptional and very broad degree of working opportunities.

Not only that, but it could gift you some real intellectual and professional stimulation, as learning new industries and how they feed into the one you are comfortable with will help you develop your professional skill set. Of course, there are other benefits here, such as picking up the language or gaining an international perspective. This could improve your future prospects to no end, even if you decide to move back home within a decade.

Gaining Home Perspective

When you move abroad, you might realize certain things about your home country that you had not considered before. For example, it might be you realize just how uptight or money focused people are back home. You might realize during a long six-course Spanish meal after a siesta that relaxation and comfortably celebrating life with people you love is much better than aiming to be the CEO of Starbucks. Some countries might teach you the value of the core family unit, while others might help you deepen your faith to a degree that really feels personal and incredible to you.

When you gain this home perspective, you learn to appreciate or realize more about the home in which you came from, and what your cultural identity has meant to you thus far, or what it might be in the future. This can help you grow as a human, emotionally and spiritually, as well as helping your children learn these lessons too.

With these tips, you are sure to understand the benefits of property abroad, and you might even begin to start looking into it. This can gift you plenty for the future, and so we’d absolutely recommend seeing the import of this if you have ever considered the possibility at all.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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