Widen your horizons

Good afternoon all,

Over the last few weeks we have seen the Facebook IPO nose dive into the abyss, the Greek people unable to agree on a way forward to form a new government, France electing a new President in Hollande with his alternative world view and Queen Elizabeth II celebrate 60 long years on the throne. Through it all the global economy is as fragile as ever and we are heading into a dangerous time should the Greek people still fail to elect a new government plunging the very fabric of Europe into doubt.

While talking about property may seem a little mute these days, I think it is still worth mentioning in the grand scheme of things. While property prices are still quite volatile particularly in London and other major EU cities it is worth remembering that Europe is a vast place with 500 mn citizens approximately. Many of us talk about the expense of living in our respective countries, without taking into account the freedom to travel across Europe and with it a new way of life. From The UK to Greece, Portugal to Poland our options are only limited to our ability to assimilate into a new culture and the dedication to learn a new language. For some families moving to a less expensive country may prove to be the answer to financial hardship and perpetual debt as often skills gained in your home country easily transfer to others. So whether the reasons are financial or social perhaps we should expand our horizons a little further.

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