Who we are
About Your Overseas Home
We are independent experts, a trusted and award-winning source of unbiased and up-to-date information. Our focus has always been, and remains, helping international property buyers to find their dream home and buy it safely and easily.
Find the right property
plan your viewing trip and property purchase
avoid Property buying pitfalls and save money
Get all your questions answered
buy and move overseas with our experts’ help
Honest and reliable information, all in one place
Whether it’s how to buy, where to buy, the paperwork you’ll need to complete or the taxes you’ll pay, at the heart of Your Overseas Home is our pledge to provide accurate information, always. Your Overseas Home guides are written by local experts and independently verified by our property and legal experts. Your Overseas Home webinars and virtual events feature the best international property professionals. Our property consultants are on the phone, ready to help you through the process. Find out more about our events and webinars here or speak to one of our property consultants.
Cleaner, greener property buying
International property ownership helps spread prosperity and cultural understanding around the world. But is it ‘green’? Your Overseas Home certainly helps. Enabling buyers to find information and do a ‘virtual’ viewing trip online, we help save thousands of tons of CO2 every year. While ‘old-school’ property shows fly exhibitors thousands of miles around the world, Your Overseas Home’s are online. Use the latest technology to view property ‘walk-throughs’, drone footage and more for the best and most eco-friendly viewing experience.
Saving time and money
Buying a property abroad these days, with the help of Your Overseas Home, should be as safe as buying a home in your own country. But what of the costs? Wildly differing estate agent commissions, legal costs and rapidly changing exchange rates mean that the true cost of buying a property abroad can vary by thousands between agreeing a price and finally paying. Not with Your Overseas Home. Our property planner can save you time and money, bringing the experts to you with clearly defined and fair pricing.
Making buying overseas easy for all
If owning a beautiful home near the beach in Spain, on a golf course in Portugal or a quintessential French village was easy, everybody would have one! But while there are hurdles to get over and a process to follow, whether your property budget is €100,000 or €1,000,000, we can get you there. The Your Overseas Homes Property Planner lets you plan and navigate the buying process from start to finish. With helpful tips and insights from our experts, online workshops, webinars and events – not forgetting the Viewing Trip Club of course – start your journey with us here.
What we do
Our Mission Statement
International property buyers need the right information and partners to help them find, buy and, if they choose to, move to a property overseas safely. Your Overseas Home pledges to provide that information and those contacts, so that our property buyers have the best possible buying experience.
ESSENTIAL information, all in one place
With our property buying guides, articles, webinars and events, and with Your Overseas Home Property Consultants on the phone, if it matters to international property buyers you’ll find out about it here.
approved experts at your disposal
At Your Overseas Home we believe that a successful property purchase can only be achieved by using a reputable estate agent, lawyer and payments specialist. All our experts are approved, based on the range of services they offer and their customer service.
Director, webinar and event host
Jana has been helping overseas property buyers for over 17 years. Her experience comes from working closely with estate agents and legal and financial services in Europe. Her knowledge of the international real estate is underpinned by her personal and professional interest in property portals. She spent over 10 years managing relationship between Property Guides and Rightmove.co.uk. Jana is integral part of our team and often hosts events and webinars. As an expat herself she understands how difficult visa, residencies and taxes can be when you are looking to move and live overseas.
Her top tips for property buyers:
- Always do your research no matter how confident you are in your knowledge
- At a viewing trip consider distances to amenities like shops, restaurants and schools
- Consider hiring a professional or expert even if you think you can do something on your own – buying and living in a foreign country is never the same as it might bein your home country
Chief editor and webinar host
Chris started out writing columns in an expat magazine while living in Mallorca in the 1990s. Since then, as editor of several international property magazines, Mail on Sunday features writer, guidebook writer and property consultant, Chris has helped thousands of British people to make the move. Regularly quoted in the national press and a sought-after speaker at property exhibitions, Chris has brought his expertise to Your Overseas Home’s property planner.
He says: “Of course, most UK homeowners can buy a property, but the sad fact is that most of us just never get round to it. The reason I’m so proud of Your Overseas Home is that we make dreams come true, simply by keeping buyers focused, on track, and in touch with the right people.”
Business development manager
Seb is in charge of finding and vetting experts like estate agents, solicitors and mortgage brokers overseas who are able to help our property buyers.
Seb spends the majority of his time ensuring that all our listed experts, whether on the property portal or in our experts section on the website, are legitimate and can really help you buy overseas safely.
You can also fill out “Assist me” form here, and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.
“We signed up to virtual event due to the range of services it offered and was pleased to listen to seminar about Portugal. I decided to contact the speaker – agent – and after informative conversation we booked flights and came to Portugal within days. I met the agent recommended by Your Overseas Home who shared his knowledge and gave us a thorough tour of properties available. I am quiet particular as to what I like but I am now delighted to have reserved and bought an apartment in Vilamoura and I’m grateful to Your Overseas Home Virtual Event for making a long-term dream into a wonderful reality”
Stephen + Marion H.
Our editorial team regularly posts articles on our Blog covering top locations from villages to beaches, cities and historic towns to golf properties. We are pleased to shar with you our property inspiration as well as buyer case studies.
Head to our Blog section to get inspired today!