If you have been given the opportunity to move abroad for work, to retire, or to move closer to friends and family, the process of moving your life from one country to another may seem overwhelming! If you need to free up funds quickly in order to buy or rent a new property abroad, why not consider selling your old home through National Residential?
According to the statistics from the World Bank, there are between 4.5 and 5.5 million Brits living abroad. The greatest number of British ex-pats can be found in Australia (https://www.statslife.org.uk/social-sciences/1910-how-many-british-immigrants-are-there-in-other-people-s-countries), though many don’t travel so far, choosing instead to settle in the homelands of some of our closest European neighbours, like France, Spain and Germany.
So what are these people leaving for? When I think of Emigration, one of the first images that pops into my head is that of retired British citizens moving to Spain for a retirement filled with sun, sea and sangria – but these British ex-pats make up only a fraction of the total number of Brits living abroad (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/brits_abroad/html/default.stm). According to a report from the Telegraph last year (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/politics-blog/11620356/Emigration-nation-who-are-the-thousands-fleeing-Britain-each-year.html), 56% people moving out of the UK stated that ‘work related reasons’ were behind their decision to move.
If you are looking to sell your home in super-quick time, we offer a 7-day house sale option with our House Purchase Fund, and may be able to offer you up to 80% market value for your home if you meet our quick sale criteria. If you can afford to wait a little longer to sell your property, we also offer a 28-day house sale option with our online property auction service and can help you achieve 100% market value for your property via this service. For more information about selling or buying a home with National Residential, please give us a call today on: 01244 757152 or 0800 612 3694. We look forward to hearing from you!