Hi, Following the real estate trends I asked myself the question: what happens to people who want to move to another country (buy & sell property)? I'm curious whether you think it's a good or bad idea to sell your house, land and buy another house/land in another city/country. The reason: moving, not investing. But obviously, it would also be an investment. It would take time 1-2 or even 12 months to finalize. Since the crisis might hit anytime (even mainstream media is shouting it loud): is it smart to turn your home into money and sit on the money for 6-12 months and then buy another house elsewhere? Provided that it will take months to buy a new house, your money will be sitting in the bank between the two (sell & buy) transactions. Would money get devalued or would house prices go down? Or both? Or money could stay the same and home prices could go up? SCENARIO 1: - you sell your house and after 2-3 months you can finalize the transaction in the other county - but crisis kicks in just after you sold your house and your money will be worth peanuts - you can then only buy a smaller house or just a pack of peanuts SCENARIO 2: - you do the same thing: you sell your house and months pass by... solving documents and finding the right house - for some reason house prices drop due to the crisis (because less people buy), but somehow currency doesn't get that much devalued - you'll find yourself having more than enough money and could even buy 2 houses! - you get rich SCENARIO 3: - you sell your house - deflation pushes the currency's cost higher (in your country) - but due to an inflated real estate bubble and many unsold houses, the prices of homes in the other country keep going down - you buy a house and have plenty of money left, but you wait, because obviously you want to gain more - ...home prices go further down - you buy 2 more houses - with 3 houses you're rich - live in one of them and rent the other two out SCENARIO 4: - you sell your house and currency crisis kicks in the next week (in your country) - money gets terribly devalued and keeps devaluing (e.g. hyperinflation), but the other country's currency keeps going up - exchange rates are terrible, you end up losing a lot, like 25-75 % of your money - you can only buy a small cabin SCENARIO 5: - you sell your house - no currency crisis, no economic crisis occurs - but the neighbouring country's economy is booming: real estate prices rise by 30 % and they impose high real estate prices - you don't have enough money, so you can only buy a smaller house - you end up with terrible loss What would you do if you'd have to move from one country to the other? (e.g. Singapore to Australia, Italy to Spain, Germany to Portugal, UK to Dubai etc.). How to avoid losing and how to gain instead?