International Real Estate
When considering purchasing international real estate and properties outside of your home country you should be certain to look into all the implications surrounding the sale. There will be different legal systems and foreign market issues to take into account and real estate industry practices will vary from place to place, so thorough research is essential.
Seeking professional advice from a certified real estate lawyer is imperative along with making sure you go through a reputable real estate agency. There are a lot of factors to consider, from bank transfers to deeds, from zoning to taxes and foreign ownership laws.
Real Estate Associations
The International Consortium of Real Estate Associations is a group of the largest real estate associations in the world and aims to standardize real estate practices. Members of ICREA hail from the Americas, Asia and Europe.
The Appraisal Institute is an association of real estate appraisers with a global membership which aims to advance worldwide standards and professional development.
International Valuation Standards Council
The IVSC aims to ensure a process whereby international real estate valuation standards are transparent, practical and in the public's interest. Members include the Australian Property Institute, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the Japanese Association of Real Estate Appraisal, the Property Institute of New Zealand, The Practising Valuers Association of India, the South African Institute of Valuers and many many more.
Ethical real estate construction and building standards in Asia
Several Asian countries have introduced voluntary certification and environmental standards such as Singapore's BCA Green Mark Scheme and Hong Kong's BEAM Society certification.
French Property Agents - Latitudes French Property Agents offer a bespoke service, designed to make the process of finding a property in France easy. You can keep in touch with them through their website where all of the properties are listed. Whether you are looking to buy a French home, a holiday house, an investment property, or land in France, they can help you with every aspect of your purchase from search through to completion.
Apremont Overseas Property Sale - An international property portal where an excellent selection of investment properties and holiday homes for sale can be found. They aim to make your search for a property as easy and hassle free as possible, they have on offer a large range of property investments all over the world, supported by English-speaking Estate Agents that will assist you throughout the whole buying process.
Homes & Villas Abroad - A website that advertises nearly 5,000 homes for sale throughout Italy from more than 200 Italian estate agents. Its clientele comes from around the world and its staff – fluent in a range of languages –assist buyers through every stage of the purchasing process.
Luxury Home Builder - Based in Perth, Australia, DHP provides turn key custom home building, renovation and remodeling services.