Have you given much thought to buying a house and moving abroad? If you have, you are not alone. There are numerous reasons why so many people continue to set their sights on living in pastures new in a foreign land. If you remain very much on the fence about the subject, perhaps some of the most common reasons why people look to buy overseas will help change your mind.
Aspirations to Improve or Advance Their Career
Many people in the UK want to move to another country and buy a home there because they are looking to improve their careers. It could be that they have the opportunity to gain promotion through their current company, abroad. However, it could also mean that they are looking to start afresh. Employers looking at CVs will often be keenly interested if a prospective employee has ever had experience working abroad, and it can often mean a shorter route to promotions.
Start a new Career or Change Job Completely
While the above refers to staying in the same company or at the very least in the same field or sector, people often buy a home abroad to live in permanently because they want to make a substantial change in their lives. Perhaps something has happened and caused an upheaval, or perhaps living in Britain is just not working for them. Moving abroad may be the massive chance they need to find excitement and drive in their life again. It also gives them a chance to wipe the slate clean, make new friends and take up new hobbies.
Better Control Over the Work-Life Balance
People often see moving abroad as a way to better balance their work life from their personal life. It has become increasingly hard for people in this country, particularly families. To just survive and make ends meet, people have to work incredibly hard and for long hours. This results in an imbalance between their work life and family life, which puts a strain on all members. More young children than ever before in history are raised more or less by after school clubs and nurseries. It is not so hard to see why people want to change their lives and move to a different country.
Escape the British Climate
At the time of writing this post, the UK has been experiencing some of the hottest weather for many years up and down the country. But the usual cold British weather is an enduring reason why people sell up and buy in Spain or somewhere else abroad that experiences warm weather.
Raise Their Financial Prospects
Last, but by no means least, one of the main reasons why people move abroad is to escape their poor financial prospects. Finance is even more topical and pertinent as Brexit approaches. Depending on where you buy a property, the living costs could be much lower than in Britain. However, you need to do crunch the numbers, as your earnings may also be lower.