There are many reasons for the return to the UK, but often it is for family and schooling reasons. The family has been initially raised in the Dubai or UAE, but now has come the time to return home and settle for the crucial years of education and growing-up.
Yes, it is an exciting time, but also absolutely essential that you get it right. The cost of buying property in the UK, with significant increases in Stamp Duty and the cost of legal and removal fees etc., has only gone up while you have been away.
We also understand that it is very difficult to read the UK property market from Dubai or UAE. There are as many pundits in the papers and online, with conflicting views of what’s happening in the market, as there are actual properties on the market. Overlay that with the gossip and chatter of friends and family, and it is no wonder that people are confused.
At Stacks, we are in the market day-in-day-out and can give you a real view of the realties on the ground back here via telephone, FaceTime, Skype etc. We know what’s happening.
We also want to talk to you about what you are looking for.
If you do instruct us, you can put yourself in the driving seat, whilst doing nothing. We will sift through the market, discarding the rejects and keeping our ear to the ground through our local contacts. And when you hit the ground and are back in the UK, we will ready to show you the best property on the market.
Also known as ‘quiet marketing’, ‘grey market’ properties are those that are available for sale, but not on the portals, or appearing in estate agents’ windows. “Quiet marketing” involves withholding properties from the portals, or sometimes uploading a brief outline with little detail, a general but non-specific indication of location, and...
Each search is individual, so there’s no ‘secret formula’ we can give you to make a success of moving back to the UK. Here we describe how we approach a search for our clients living abroad, which should give you an idea of the time and budget you will have to...
These days many buyers start their search on the internet rather than carrying out the often-time-consuming task of walking into every relevant estate agent’s office. However this reliance on the virtual can lead to house-hunting paralysis -you can see too much or too little, you can discount on inaccurate information or...
Mr & Mrs T and their family have been in China for 5 years with a Midlands-based automotive firm. As the employment contract was coming to an end, they decided not to extend and to return home to the UK, but not to their old house. “We had embraced the experience...
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