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Additional Costs Associated with Purchasing a Property in Australia

Purchasing a property is a big financial investment, but aside from the actual cost of the property there are many smaller costs that also need to be taken into account when budgeting. Generally, these extra fees and charges can add an extra 4-5% to the original purchase cost, so it is best to know about them before you sign on the dotted line.

Property buying costsMany of the additional costs associated with Read the rest “Additional Costs Associated with Purchasing a Property in Australia”

Resources and Specialists to Help you Purchase a Property in Australia

Buying a property is a big investment, and it can be even more daunting when you are purchasing it in a country that you don’t live in or have just moved to. Trying to make sense of the different regulations and processes can be challenging, so to make sure that you get it right without costing more than it should, it is worthwhile to invest in some help. In Australia Read the rest “Resources and Specialists to Help you Purchase a Property in Australia”

Retiring in Australia – Visas and Other Legal Aspects

Australian Retirement VisaAustralia is a great place to retire. The climate is temperate, the lifestyle is relaxed and infrastructure such as public transport and healthcare and of high quality. If you do not already have permanent residency or citizenship in Australia, but are thinking of retiring there you have a few options available to you, depending upon your age, business experience and available assets.

Under 55 years of age

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Moving to Australia as a Business Owner – Visas and Other Legal Aspects

Australia business visaAustralia welcomes new businesses, and encourages people who have innovative business ideas. It can be scary setting up a business or taking over an existing one in a new country, because there are so many things to consider. The first step is obtaining the right visa so that you can get started.

The Australian government has recently made changes to its business visa scheme, so if you have already lodged Read the rest “Moving to Australia as a Business Owner – Visas and Other Legal Aspects”

Buying a Property in Australia as a Foreigner

AustraliaAustralia is a great country to live or to holiday.  Many people dream of moving to its golden shores because of the relaxed pace, comfortable lifestyle and stable economy. Thankfully, owning residential property in Australia is not too difficult for foreigners provided they meet some regulatory processes first.

The primary body that regulates investment by foreigners into Australia is the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), who approves all property purchases Read the rest “Buying a Property in Australia as a Foreigner”