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Floorplanner.com – Our Review on this Online Room Design Application

FloorplannerLast month I have been working closely with an architect to get the floorplans of the building I’m about to work on. Everything came out fine. But I wanted something more. I wanted to see if the room plans were good enough to accommodate my furniture. Plus I wanted a 3D design – it’s just so appealing to the eyes and creates a good impression when you show someone how Read the rest “Floorplanner.com – Our Review on this Online Room Design Application”

Why Many Overseas Retirement Plans go Wrong

For many retiring overseas is a dream they want to realize sooner rather than later. While for most expats who go an adventure to a new place end up happy and content, there are others who find themselves in wrong places and with no escape plans get stuck to a foreign destination left nothing to do but to curse and lament on their decision.

So why do many overseas retirement Read the rest “Why Many Overseas Retirement Plans go Wrong”

Top Emerging Countries in Asia you should Consider Relocating to

Fund your retirementAsia, especially Southeast Asia, owing to its natural beauty, pristine beaches, a favorable climate and relatively low cost of living, is a popular destination for retirees and expatriates for several decades. In addition, the region hosts a blend of old-world tradition and modernity that many find desirable.

For many years, it was only Thailand and Malaysia that topped of the list for retirees with both countries offer attractive visas, several Read the rest “Top Emerging Countries in Asia you should Consider Relocating to”

Challenges for Americans thinking about Retirement Outside of the US

Retirement moneyIt ain’t like it used to be. Today’s retirees look at the 401K savings they worked so hard on over the years nearly disappear and suffered gigantic equity drops on the home they spent 25+ years paying for each month.  We’re part of the Baby Boomers generation that had so many opportunities in the last part of the last century, only to see it pretty much crumble over the last Read the rest “Challenges for Americans thinking about Retirement Outside of the US”

What Westerners should know before they decide to Relocate to an Asian Paradise

Fund your retirementUltimately retiring in a tropical island in Asia seems is a dream many Westerners see when they are prepared to take life easy and to leave behind the bone-chilling winters for a place in the sun. Additionally, most of the Asian destinations because of their relatively cheap tag attract a lot of Western expats looking for a good life at a dirt-cheap price (or is it?)!!

Whatever are your reasons, Read the rest “What Westerners should know before they decide to Relocate to an Asian Paradise”

Are you Really cut out to Retire or Relocate Abroad?

Retiring abroadOn an average, thousands leave their countries each year to go in search of a new life abroad with most leaving their countries being retirees looking for a golden retirement in the sun. So are you planning to be one of them in the near future and thinking about whether you should look elsewhere for your retirement home?

The reality which most people underestimate is that this big step can Read the rest “Are you Really cut out to Retire or Relocate Abroad?”

Top Cities Where NRIs Should Buy Property to Settle

Top Cities Where NRIs Should Buy Property to Settle

With so many upcoming destinations it is indeed a daunting task for Non Resident Indians (NRIs) to choose a location to buy a property in India. Many things need to be taken into consideration – there is the place of your origin where you were born and your extended family must be living, which sometimes is also the first choice. Then there is the accessibility issue. Will you be able Read the rest “Top Cities Where NRIs Should Buy Property to Settle”

Tax Friendly Asian Countries for Expats to Relocate or Retire

Long-term visas, relatively easier property buying laws offered by several Asian countries are luring expats to buy property and retire here in thousands.

Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand have rolled out the red carpet for foreigners wanting to settle in the region, other countries like Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka are other tax friendly countries where one can settle with ease. This is in stark contrast to countries like Singapore Read the rest “Tax Friendly Asian Countries for Expats to Relocate or Retire”

Falling Rupee: Is it Good Time for NRIs to Buy Property in India?

NRI property guideWith the Indian rupee depreciating by over 20 percent since the past two years and now hovering around Rs 60 a dollar, the Indian real estate market now offers one of most lucrative investment option for non-resident Indians (NRIs).

While the depreciating rupee may not be the finest of news for local property buyers, for NRIs though, is the weakening rupee providing a good opportunity to park their spare funds Read the rest “Falling Rupee: Is it Good Time for NRIs to Buy Property in India?”

Top 4 Places for Bangaloreans to Buy a Holiday Home and Retire

Owing to Bangalore’s strategic location and easy access to some of the best holiday locations situated nearby, Bangaloreans are extremely lucky that they have several options to choose from when they are looking for a place to ultimately retire. After working for years, you are familiar with the nooks and corners of the city so even if you have to choose a different location away from Bangalore to spend your Read the rest “Top 4 Places for Bangaloreans to Buy a Holiday Home and Retire”

Find out How Much Money You Need to Retire

Whatever our age, we need to plan our retirement – there is no argument to that. Whether we start planning early or late in life if we don’t take a calculated approach, we just might end up either in debt or postponing our retirement which should have been a decade ago. So if you have not started planning your retirement, read on… Today we will tell you not only how Read the rest “Find out How Much Money You Need to Retire”

Making money overseas – Jobs that can fund your retirement in Asia

In this article we will discuss how you can take control of your life and take the decision of moving to an overseas location without having to think how you are going to fund your retirement, because that’s what we’re going to tell you today!

With the right knowledge of the destination you have decided to relocate and some connections there, you can instantly spot opportunities on the ground and Read the rest “Making money overseas – Jobs that can fund your retirement in Asia”

Top 5 Asian Destinations to Retire on a Budget

Saving money till you reach a certain age and retiring then is just old news now! Today, you can retire at any point of your life and retiring means that you could slow down the tempo of your life and more importantly cut down on your costs which ideally you would be incurring if you were to work in a city. With this trend as people seek cheaper places to Read the rest “Top 5 Asian Destinations to Retire on a Budget”

Investing in Overseas Real Estate – Should you Stay on Rent for a While or Buy Outright?

Overseas real estateWith people looking to continue with (or better!) their current lifestyle once they are retired, this trend has seen a surge in demand from expats to relocate, buy a property and lead a dream lifestyle in various tropical destinations in Asia – it’s no secret that Asia being a relatively cheaper destination than the West, will always remain top favorite amongst Westerners. Add to it the year-long suitable climate and Read the rest “Investing in Overseas Real Estate – Should you Stay on Rent for a While or Buy Outright?”

The Comprehensive Guide to Profiting from Asian Holiday Real Estate

Our Buyer’s Guide is a resource for people interested in buying, selling, renting or letting holiday homes in the top tourist destinations across nations in Asia. Our aim is to bring together all information you need to know (as an investor) to ensure that your experience of the holiday home world is as smooth and trouble-free as possible. Here is a simple and handy Holiday Home Purchase Checklist you should Read the rest “The Comprehensive Guide to Profiting from Asian Holiday Real Estate”

The HHT India Retirement Property Guide: A Must Read for NRIs

The current global economic conditions have once again made India an attractive destination for NRIs to invest in a property. But before investing in real estate in India you must be clear about the actual benefits, the options available, the procedure involved and pitfalls that may accompany such a financial decision.

Our comprehensive property guide for NRIs have some of the top tips, and articles on the rules and regulations Read the rest “The HHT India Retirement Property Guide: A Must Read for NRIs”

In Conversation with Robert Green from A&KIE on Asia’s Holiday Home Market

Robert GreenAbercrombie & Kent, the world’s leading luxury travel company, has recently launched its venture, Abercrombie & Kent International Estates marking its new business to market and sell exclusive residential properties from around the world, including private homes and resort residences. We spoke to Robert Green, General Manager, Abercrombie & Kent International Estates on the Asian markets they have shortlisted, why they have chosen these locations and most importantly what it Read the rest “In Conversation with Robert Green from A&KIE on Asia’s Holiday Home Market”

Introduction to Kodaikanal’s Real Estate Market Trends

KodaikanalKodaikanal in Tamil Nadu is one of the most charming and picturesque hill resorts in the country. Located not far from Madurai town, the city nestled among the Kurinji hills, is a popular hill station, surrounded by nature’s splendor. Known to be a sleepy town a decade back, Kodaikanal over the past few years is beginning to get notable attention as an ideal holiday getaway with its pretty lake, misty Read the rest “Introduction to Kodaikanal’s Real Estate Market Trends”

Luxury Holiday Home Buyers to Profit from A& K’s Latest Venture

Asia Holiday homeHoliday home buyers across the globe wanting to buy a property in Asia can now profit from Abercrombie & Kent’s entry into the luxurious residential segment with its new venture, Abercrombie & Kent International Estates. Abercrombie & Kent is the world’s leading luxury travel company. The new business will market and sell exclusive residential properties from around the world, including private homes and resort residences in leading Asian tourist destinations.Read the rest “Luxury Holiday Home Buyers to Profit from A& K’s Latest Venture”

Meet Sean Cooney – adventure Junkie and owner of BadLadz Resorts in Philippines

Sean CooneyFrom traveling to a new place to opening a business that suits the area Sean Cooney successfully ran 16 different businesses in four different countries before selling everything to settle in the Philippines. After trying his hand on different businesses – from electronics to aerial photography to scuba diving – he currently runs an adventure sports company and two resorts in Puerto Galera. We spoke to him recently and he Read the rest “Meet Sean Cooney – adventure Junkie and owner of BadLadz Resorts in Philippines”