How to invest wisely overseas

If you are considering a better quality of life filled with glorious sunshine and crystal waters, getting yourself fully informed on what your next chapter will involve is always a wise move.

From what are the residency requirements, income tax options and financing opportunities available to you, all of which are less daunting than you may think. Depending on the country you are looking at you may find one location will have more than a couple of advantages to offer you, one of the biggest being fantastic rental returns on your investment. Not forgetting Portugal’s Golden Visa Scheme which has seen billions already invested into the economy, along with Cyprus’s own Golden Visa investment options.

Speak to the experts at The Overseas Property Show on June 22-23 to get fully informed on what those advantages include. Some of the best real estate investment locations include:


With a burgeoning, English-speaking expat community, the second lowest of Europe’s taxes and cost of living, Bulgaria is quickly attracting both retirees and the tech crowd. Known for its natural variety, Bulgaria offers breathtaking mountains to lowland plains, seas, rivers, lakes, wonderful underground formations and even a small desert.

Cape Verde

Found approximately 350 miles off the west coast of Africa, Cape Verde is as stunning as it is remote. With a Creole Portuguese-African culture, spectacular beaches and traditional morna music, these islands offer an experience like no other, and with non-stop flights from the UK and other major European destinations it’s an extremely accessible country to overseas visitors.


An ancient land found in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus is a beautiful country well known for its archaeological sites, beautiful beaches and over 340 days of sunshine a year. Enjoying a prime location, it boasts not only deserted beaches but also mountain peaks, blending an untamed beauty with a sophisticated city life.


In 2018, a large percentage of holiday home buyers purchased real estate to generate an additional income through rentals, with more than 70% of homeowners believing now is a good time to buy. Many looking to relocate may do so due to the advantages of relocating permanently, the biggest being that Florida is one of only seven states that does not collect individual income tax.


Portugal is constantly winning awards for its quality of life, wine, food, tourism and golf, making it a top international destination for those looking to relocate to the Algarve, Lisbon or Porto, purchase a holiday home in the sun, or make a rental based investment and potentially capitalising on a booming tourism industry, which results in a very generous additional income.


With a rich history, full of culture, wonderful food and an abundance of sunshine, it’s not difficult to understand why Spain continues to attract foreigners, mainly Brits, as a top destination for those looking for holiday homes, retirement or rental investments abroad.


Thailand is Asia’s second largest economy and is a very popular holiday destination due to its glittering temples, tropical beaches and friendly locals, and with developers producing some of the most innovative architectural designs globally it is an extremely lucrative investment location.

About The Overseas Property Show

We bring together qualified property professionals with buyers and investors looking to purchase property overseas for holiday homes, permanent residences, retirement or rental income properties. Our events are held internationally and our team of experts consists of expats from around the world who are happy to share their experiences and help answer all your questions about the realities of buying, investing and living abroad. Get your free ticket and consultation at or to exhibit with us email [email protected] or telephone 0800 133 7644.



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