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FAQs for Living and Working Overseas:

Written by a former Peace Corps Volunteer living overseas since 1989

The Expat Guy: FAQs for Working and Living Overseas

Should I sell or rent out my house while I am overseas?

What should I do with my house?

If you are smart enough to already own your home - good for you! 

Should you sell it or rent it out?  The answer depends a lot on  your emotional attachment to your home.  Do you view it as just an investment?  Or do you see it as some place sacred for you to keep and treasure all your life?

Your home as an investment

Financial security is an important issue for those of us who live overseas.  I would encourage you to view your home as just an investment.  Don't sell it, keep it for long-term gain - if - you live in an area where you can expect prices to appreciate in the long term.  If it is not, sell it and invest the money elsewhere.  If you plan on returning home in only a few years - keep it, but rent it out for the income. 

Renting out your home

If you view your home as an investment, you should rent it out so it produces some income - or return on investment for you.  This is money you can save for later in life or for your return to your home country.  Use your property to help secure your future.  Rental property software is a good idea for keeping up with the money coming in every month. The author of this website uses rental income to supplement his retirement income.

Hire professional management for your rental house

Get professional management. They know how to manage property the right way.  It's what they do.  Don't leave such a valuable asset in the hand of amateurs - like friends or family.  It's a good way to hurt your relationship AND hurt your finances.

See the page on this website called:  How can I manage real estate from overseas?



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