Expat Chat Episode 62 – Should An Expat Buy A Property Overseas?


Welcome to the sixty second episode of #Expatchat where we discuss the latest tax and financial issues affecting an #Australianexpat.

In today’s Expat Chat we discuss whether an Australian expat should buy a property as a principle place of residence when living overseas.

Australians have always had a love affair with property and one of the most commonly asked questions is whether they should buy a property overseas when they become an expat.

And the short answer to this is that it will depend on a number of circumstances including whether you are able to buy a property as a foreign citizen, your time in the country, and whether it makes financial sense.

A number of countries provide incentives to buy a property to live in as your principle place of residence however that reason alone should not be the deciding factor as to whether you do or don’t.

Discussion Points on Todays Podcast Episode


In this episode we run through the following topics:

  • What is the easiest way to work out whether I should buy a property as a Australian expat?

  • What are the tax implications of buying a property overseas to live in as a principle place of residence?

  • What are some of the pitfalls of buying a property overseas as a expat?

Links that we discussed in this episode include:

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