Most people buy a second home overseas because they want it to serve as a vacation home and later even a retirement home for them. However, slowly a lot of people are now looking into overseas property as an investment. It is understandably an exciting one, the properties are comparatively cheaper compared to the prices in our saturated market, plus there is a lot of chances of growth. Currently, Spain is becoming a favorite because of the annual growth rate. Other countries include Italy, France and Portugal etc.
A lot of people invest Overseas buy to let mortgages because that’s an even better option since the money they earn through rent ends up going into paying the mortgage and once the mortgage has been paid off, the rent money can turn into a means of earning secondary income for you. However, there are risks that are associated in overseas mortgages investments. First of all, there is little to none local protection for you since foreign property is mainly an unregulated investment. So, in case there is any loss, fraud or if things fall through, there will be no one to fight for your right for compensation.
A lot if investment agencies end of scamming and fooling foreign customers by either running away with their money, leaving the project incomplete or in design it in substandard conditions etc. Which is why it is very important to ask for their track record, what evidence they can provide to back their claims, if they can refer you to previous clients so that you can get their account on how the experience of working with a certain developer was and so on. While the overseas property area is booming, it is still important that you make sure you have all the necessary figures and facts before you get into it.