Can I still buy property in England?

Jun 30th, 2017, 05:34 AM
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nukesafe - I understand lol. I'm not too keen on marrying a stranger anyway.

I don't want to take that route. Nor do I feel the need to become a student again. I work in real estate here in the states. In the UK its referred to as a "letting agent" which is a common job so they wouldn't need someone of my expertise.

For those wondering why would I want to choose England. There are a few reasons, but mostly for me it's got a lot to do with the weather. It's not too cold nor too warm.

There's no language barrier for me, and in my eyes it isn't so much a drastic difference compared to NY. Still a multi cultural aspect of people from all over which is nice. When I want Argentinian steaks, or even just the local curry takeaway. It's all just a tube commute away like it is here in NY.
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Jun 30th, 2017, 05:52 AM
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Well as I said you could investigate your ancestors and see if you qualify for an EU country passport. Get in quick and they probably won't throw you out in 2019.
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Jun 30th, 2017, 06:07 AM
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Well, JD, if it is moderate weather you are looking for, not too hot or cold, you might consider the Pacific Northwest. We live north of Seattle, and the weather reminds me of England; few homes have need of air conditioning, and we only have an inch or two of snow a couple of times during most winters.

Of course, since you are from New York there would still be a language barrier to overcome.
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Jun 30th, 2017, 07:02 AM
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Hetismij2 - My parents are from the former Yugoslavia. They escaped communism in 60's so all of their paperwork and documents were destroyed even before communism fell. The country they are from is not apart of the EU and by the looks of things, Brexit will happen before they become a member. Or maybe even the EU will collapse before it even joins.

nukesafe - That does sound ideal, maybe if this falls through for me I'll take a trip out there to see. I've never been to Seattle but I can imagine its not too much different than Vancouver which I've traveled to before. In time will tell.

Btw. Thanks for all the feed back guys. Appreciate it.
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Jun 30th, 2017, 07:13 AM
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The Pacific Northwest is wonderful.
It's probably where I would choose to live if I had to move to the US.
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Jun 30th, 2017, 07:48 AM
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well, you could move to "New" England as much of it has moderate temps, also, up north. You won't get the whole big city cosmopolitan thing though.

Or Canada, of course, like Montreal. I think it's easier to get a resident visa there than the UK, but not sure.
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Jun 30th, 2017, 09:29 AM
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"There's no language barrier for me,"

You sure about that, I have a friend who lived in New York (now in Florida)and he says that generally he only understands about a half of what I say.
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Jun 30th, 2017, 10:55 AM
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Consider Ireland instead of the UK

Barriers to entry in Canada for residency are as high as for the UK.

Staff of foreign consulate & embassies do in fact handle visa requests and give authoritative information about immigration pathways for their countries. Better source of info about immigration policy than social media, that's for sure, especially at a time when policy is in flux.
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Jun 30th, 2017, 11:20 AM
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Christina - I've been to "New" England plenty of times and it doesn't feel the same as OLD England lol. I've been to a few places in Europe. France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and a few others. The little hamlet town that I stayed in the UK was just beyond beautiful. I can't explain it. I've never felt that way in my life in any other place I've visited. Thats why I was asking if I can buy a home in that town which I can. Will I be able to become a regular there and work. Slowly am coming to the conclusion that no, I won't be able to =/

Hooameye- That's just weird heh. I have family in Florida that I understand just fine, dem Louisiana bayou people me have problems tryna understand boii.

Massimop- Haven't been to Ireland and from what I've heard, no offense, I'm not really missing much besides Guinness. I've heard people getting citizenship for having a family member descendent from there. If I count me lucky charms, maybe I'll try it.
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Jul 1st, 2017, 12:49 AM
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"Consider Ireland instead of the UK"

What on earth would be the point of that?

The UK grants those non-Europeans who need no visa six months' entry each time they arrive, until a border agent starts smelling a rat.

The Irish Republic has virtually identical entry requirements and vistually identical criteria for requiring a visa. But allows jusyt 3 months' entry each time. So in these circs, trying to buy a property in Ireland is a far sillier idea than buying one in the UK.

The only significant apparent difference (Ireland grants citizenship practically without restriction to anyone with a grandparent born on the island of Ireland) is currently irrelevant, since having Irish citizenship gives automatic, unlimited, rights of entry to the UK.

But the poster appears to have no claims to Irish citizenship.
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