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Posted by Shelley Northrop |
Cartus Broker Network: Experts Helping Relocating Employees Buy and Sell Their Homes

Earlier this spring, I had the pleasure of attending our annual Cartus Broker Network International Conference, which brought together Cartus Broker Network members, clients, and industry experts. The conference provided a forum for eager participation through workshops, roundtable discussions, and executive presentations.

I can attest that this is one of the most impressive gatherings of real estate professionals in the United States. In 2014, Cartus and the Cartus Broker Network closed sales on more than 95,000 properties, with a value of more than $26.6 billion, on behalf of Cartus clients. Our Network members have closed well over a million homes since its inception.
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UK Relocation: Changes to Driving License Regulations

Posted by Kerry Martin |
UK Relocation: Changes to Driving License Regulations

The UK Government’s Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is introducing changes to driving licences that may affect your employees. From 8 June 2015, the DVLA will stop issuing paper counterparts to the photocard driving licence, and existing paper counterparts will no longer be valid. Importantly, UK paper-only driving licences remain valid and should not be destroyed.

Who will this impact?

The changes will affect anyone who has a UK photocard driving licence and paper counterpart, the latter of which will no longer be valid from 8 June 2015. This licence type was issued from 1998. The changes also impact anyone who receives a new UK driving licence on or after 8 June.
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Relocating to Japan: What You Need to Know

Posted by Rachel Zhou |
Relocating to Japan: What You Need to Know

Often referred to as the “Land of the Rising Sun,” Japan is made up of more than 6,800 islands. Our latest Cartus Market Watch explores the typical challenges that some international assignees may encounter during their relocation to Japan, including schooling, climate, and cultural differences.

Located in East Asia, the four largest Japanese islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which collectively make up around 97 percent of the country’s land area. Japan is a major economic and political power on the world stage, with many international assignees frequenting Tokyo and other major cities including Yokohama, Osaka, and Nagoya.

Schooling 

If you’re moving to Japan with children, we recommend that you do not assume that a school place will be secured in your first-option school. Some international schools may not accept children who cannot speak fluent English, so this is also a consideration when making applications. A top tip would be to apply to schools as far in advance as possible, so once the assignment has been scheduled, start researching schools in the area you’re moving to. From an organization’s perspective, authorizations for school assistance need to be sent to your relocation service provider as soon as possible.
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Free Webinar: How High will the U.S. Real Estate Market Rise in 2015 and Beyond?

Posted by Pat DeDonato |
Free Webinar: How High will the U.S. Real Estate Market Rise in 2015 and Beyond?

The housing market continues its rebound, but there is an expectation of higher mortgage rates in 2015. As a result, what can we expect in the real estate market and relocation? Join Cartus in an upcoming Worldwide ERC® SpeedSession, “How High will the U.S. Real Estate Market Rise in 2015 and Beyond?” on Tuesday, June 23 at 2 p.m. ET to explore this important issue.
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Relocation to The Netherlands

Posted by Annetje Suorsa |
Relocation to The Netherlands

Cartus’ Netherlands MarketWatch focuses on relocating to Amsterdam and discusses current trends in the rental market, the types of properties available for international assignees, and popular expatriate neighbourhoods.

The City

Situated on the River Amstel, Amsterdam is found in the west of The Netherlands and is the country’s most populous city, as well as the commercial and cultural capital. It offers assignees world-class museums, theatres, bars, restaurants, and open spaces, including the famous Vondelpark.
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