Blogs

What you didn't know about sending money overseas.

Whether you are buying your dream home, selling your overseas home or paying running costs of an overseas home, you no doubt need to be moving funds between countries and converting into another currency. Are you sure your money is working as hard a

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Want to purchase a luxury overseas home and achieve excellent rental income? Here is how...

You have started your search to buy a fabulous luxury holiday villa and you want to generate rental income. Here are tips from The Viewing for finding a villa to achieve five star reviews and impressive annual returns. Ensuite Bedrooms yes that&rs

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'A typical day in Umbria'. Read how the owners of a rural Italian home have a perfect way of life.

Here at The Viewing we believe that no one knows your home like you so why should anyone but you sell your overseas home. This guest blog illustrates why the knowledge of a property owner of his / her house, its location and the way of life it brings

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How to create the perfect alfresco living environment.

We invited one of the leading outdoor furniture manufacturers EMU to share their tips with us and to showcase some of their latest ranges. At EMU their mission is to bring the Italian culture of open-air living to the world, producing signature furni

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How to get the property photoshoot right

If you own a second home and you are intent on selling, to maximise on your marketing, never underestimate the importance of great photography. In a time and age when all research for second homes is done via the internet, you need to make sure

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How To Start Your Search For a Luxury Overseas Home.

Let us help you narrow your search criteria, explain why portals are a great starting point and how to find the perfect property for you and your family. What to do before you dive into the internet. You may be surprised to know how many property

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The Top 5 Must-Haves Buyers Look for In A Luxury Ski Chalet.

Luxury ski chalets have come a long way in the last decade or so, making a winter break even more tempting. These days the ultimate chalet has every extravagance you need or want on your ski holiday so that when you walk in at the end of the ski day,

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Why to buy a property in the Dominican Republic.

White sand and turquoise waters? You bet! With the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, this lush tropical country boasts a mere 1,000 miles of coastline, magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, ancient ruins,

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Using bitcoin for a real estate investment?

What should you take into consideration? With Bitcoin receiving more and more attention and boasting impressive leaps in value, should we all be making investments in this cryptocurrency or should we be steering clear? We asked our currency broker pa

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What type of property owner are you?

With endless estate agencies selling luxury overseas homes, why did we create The Viewing? Prior to establishing The Viewing, our team worked for over a decade at luxury real estate agencies marketing stunning overseas homes to buyers from all over a

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6 steps to put your property on the market

Putting your overseas home on the market? Now is the time to start getting ready. Here is the guide from The-Viewing on how to prepare to make sure this year generates that all important buyer lead for a speedy, problem-free sale. THE KEY

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How to design your vacation home. Top tips from our friends at @Vifabella

Before shipping containers of furniture and breaking the bank buying new appliances for your fabulous, newly purchased, overseas home. Take some time to consider exactly how you want to use the property. The designers at Vifabella have kindly shared

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Jonnie Irwin provides invaluable advice to buyers and vendors of overseas homes, on and off screen!

Read our latest guest blog on how to ensure you and your property are sale-ready. As a Director of international property law firm Judicare, Jonnie Irwin encourages both buyers and vendors to be thorough and meticulous when buying and selling

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Our favourite Instagram accounts

Here at The Viewing we are just loving Instagram at the moment so let us tell you why, as well as sharing with you our very favourite accounts. Whether you own an overseas home, you are searching for an overseas home or you simply aspire to o

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Top Tips for the perfect pool

The Perfect Pool Six Top Tips from The Viewing on how to build the perfect swimming pool for your #overseashome Position Position Position.... The most common question those of us that work in real estate and rentals hear is IS THE POOL SOUTH

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Removals advice from our friends at MoveHub

Want your labrador and a huge family heirloom in your new home abroad? No problem! Read these top tips from our friends at Movehub on shipping everything but the kitchen sink. So, you have found your ideal overseas home. Now you have to get all y

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Vendor blog: Tarn et Garonne

Fancy 37% more sunshine in your life? Read our latest Vendor Blog find out why the sun shines on the magical region of Tarn et Garonne in South West France. As proud owners of a beautiful rural property near Bruniquel allow us to tell you just why

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How to choose an estate agent

Choosing an estate agency to market your overseas home? With avg Euro 72,000 agency commission due on the sale of a Euro 1m property, this is a decision you need to get right. Here is how. Euro 72,000 euros is the standard amount paid to sell a E

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Why use a currency broker

Did you know that using a foreign exchange broker on the purchase of a €1.5m euro property could save you as much as £32,000! Read this guest blog from Cornhill FX to find out more. The Viewing is delighted to introduce Cornhill FX, a

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Vendor Blog: Aosta, Italian Alps

No one knows their overseas home better than the owner so The Viewing invite guest blogs where owners can tell you directly what makes the location of their second home fantastic. This week read why the ITALIAN ALPS has been such a great location

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