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Financials

 

How much does it cost to buy a property in Greece? How much does it cost to maintain
a property in Greece? How can you finance the property? What about employment,
claiming your pension in Greece, or finding other sources of income? And what is the
biggest financial mistake that Greek property buyers make? Find answers here…
 

Costs due as a resident expat or second homeowner

There are lots of costs and taxes involves in moving to Greece or buying property in Greece. Today Carol Dunning of the Greece Buying Guide talks us through a number of the costs you are likely to encounter... I thought I would give you an idea as to what expenses you will incur if you are either thinking of moving to Greece or already have a property there. Lynne – a lucky Greece resident – has kindly given me an outline of her expenses and this  More...


Banking and finance in Greece

Sorting out your banking and finances will be one of the primary things to take care of when you buy property or make the move to Greece. Today Carol Dunning of the Greece Buying Guide provides some need-to-know information about banking in Greece and the first steps to getting a Greek mortgage... If you purchase property in Greece, whether or not you are going to reside there permanently, you will need a local bank account. This is  More...


Sorting your financial affairs before leaving the UK

There is a lot to clear up before you make the move abroad ranging from sorting out your taxes and personal finance to establishing yourself a good retirement plan and working out that ways to get the most out of your pension. Today Carol Dunning of the Greece Buying Guide takes a look at the financial matters which need to be taken care of when moving abroad. Let’s face it, your whole move virtually hinges on financial matters. Therefore it is vitally  More...


Banking in Greece

Shortly after it was announced that Piraeus Bank has been absorbed in to ATEBank after their banking licence was revoked, we take a look at the pressing topic of banking in Greece and what you can expect when you make the move over.  I asked a friend of OGC for her comments on the Piraeus/ ATEBank situation as this is her bank. She informed us: “Nothing at all has changed, except in name - our money is still there. We have had nothing but excellent service from them  More...


Don`t lose money when sending funds to Greece!

You have decided to live abroad, or perhaps spend a considerable portion of the year there. Presumably you have sorted out all the essentials - things like where you will live, a job should you need one - and now comes the time to transfer your funds abroad. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will know that I have discussed this before, but it’s so important that it bears repeating.  I know when I moved abroad I just went into my high street bank  More...


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