Recent News & Features

Key Steps to Starting a Business in Spain

Amanda Thomas from Spanish estate agency Comaskey provides some useful tips on starting a business in Spain, particularly in the Costa Blanca region.

23 November 2017

The Italian Property Selection - 22nd November

Ciao, and welcome to this month's property selection of irresistible Italian homes featuring some of the most beautiful regions including Tuscany and Abruzzo...

22 November 2017

The Weekly Property Selection - 21st November

Take a look at our latest stunning selection of overseas properties from across the globe.

21 November 2017

A Guide to Living in Estepona

The fishing town of Estepona in the Costa del Sol continues to grow in popularity amongst British expats, but why?

21 November 2017

Heart FM's Toby Anstis Seeks a Party Pad in Ibiza

20 November 2017

Holiday Home Insurance: Key Considerations

17 November 2017

Case Study | Buying our Corfu Property

16 November 2017

The Spanish Property Selection - 15th November

15 November 2017

Five Minute Focus: Madeira Property

14 November 2017

16 Properties of all Shapes, Sizes and Prices

13 November 2017
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Spain

Key Steps to Starting a Business in Spain

Amanda Thomas from Spanish estate agency Comaskey provides some useful tips on starting a business in Spain, particularly in the Costa Blanca region.

23 November 2017

A Guide to Living in Estepona

The fishing town of Estepona in the Costa del Sol continues to grow in popularity amongst British expats, but why?

21 November 2017

Heart FM's Toby Anstis Seeks a Party Pad in Ibiza

Heart FM DJ Toby Anstis tells us why Ibiza is the place for him ahead of his celebrity appearance on A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun.

20 November 2017

The Spanish Property Selection - 15th November

If you're looking to buy a property in Spain, then feast your eyes on our latest selection of Spanish properties for sale up and down the country.

15 November 2017

Case Study | Retiring in Alicante

Julie and Tony bought an apartment in Alicante, Costa Blanca, after dreaming of retiring abroad one day. Listen to their story here!

10 November 2017

Five Minute Focus: Mojacar, Almeria

Our latest Five Minute Focus takes you to Mojacar, Almeria in Spain. Click here to check out where it is, and why it's a hit amongst overseas property buyers.

7 November 2017

Case Study | From Stockport to the Costa Calida

Gill and Paul Clarke decided to purchase their dream Spanish property on the Costa Calida. How was the process for them?

27 October 2017

British Expats in Spain Given Pre-Brexit Boost

It's looking good for British expats wanting to buy and live in post-Brexit Spain...

24 October 2017

France

How Much Does a French Property Really Cost?

Our French property expert Richard Way has been doing some hefty research on the costs involved in buying a property in France, including purchase costs and ongoing taxes.

9 November 2017

Case Study | Buying in the South of France

Kim and Clare Eeeles give us their personal account into buying their new property in the Languedoc, southern France.

3 November 2017

Six French Properties You'll J'adore

Take a look at these six stunning French properties you'll certainly love...

25 October 2017

Things to Consider When Living in France

Climate, language and cost of living are just a few things to consider before buying a French property...

19 October 2017

Q&A Recap | Where to live in France?

We recap our exclusive Twitter Q&A session with French estate agentLeggett Immobilier, who highlight location hotspots and the impact of Brexit on the French property market, plus more.

6 October 2017

14 Traditional French Properties For Sale

Take a look at our latest selection of traditional French properties for sale up and down the country.

13 September 2017

Video | Tips For a Successful French Mortgage Application

Listen to our official French mortgage partners who provide you with their top tips for a successful French mortgage application.

5 September 2017

A Guide to Living in the Dordogne

Have you ever thought of living in the Dordogne? If so, here's what you need to know about living in one of the most stunning regions in France.

31 August 2017

Italy

The Italian Property Selection - 22nd November

Ciao, and welcome to this month's property selection of irresistible Italian homes featuring some of the most beautiful regions including Tuscany and Abruzzo...

22 November 2017

Six Stylish Italian Properties For Sale

If you're looking for a property for sale in Italy, then it's time to check out these stylish numbers...

1 November 2017

What Can £300k Buy You in Italy?

Property journalist Cathy Hawker has been touring Italy in search of great properties for under £300,000.

17 October 2017

Case Study | Our Italian House in Abruzzo

Simon and Michele Daley decided that Abruzzo in Italy was the ideal location for their well-deserved retirement. Listen to their story on how they bought their property in Italy, and see what advice they have to offer. 

10 October 2017

12 Slick Italian Properties for Sale

Take a look at our stunning range of Italian properties for sale up and down the country.

27 September 2017

12 Stunning Italian Homes for Sale

Does a property in Italy take your fancy? If so, then why not browse through our latest selection of stunning Italian homes for sale.

23 August 2017

Case Study | Our Property in Tuscany

Diane and Michael Rafter recently bought their dream property in Tuscany, Italy in April 2017, after falling in love with the country back in 1998. Read their fascinating story here.

4 August 2017

Italy Property Selection | June 2017

Fancy buying a property in Italy? If so, take a look at our hand-picked selection of stunning properties here.

28 June 2017

Greece

Case Study | Buying our Corfu Property

Novelist Mandy Baggot and her husband Jon recently bought a property in Corfu, Greece, and haven't looked back since...

16 November 2017

A Closer Look at Property on the Greek Islands

Journalist Andrea Watson has spent most of this year travelling around Greece. Here she picks a few of her favourite places and looks at what you can buy there...

26 October 2017

Case Study | Buying our Property in Crete the Right Way

Allen and Leonie Salter from Abingdon bought a new-build villa in western Crete in 2016, who explain why seeking legal advice gave them peace of mind throughout the buying process.

2 October 2017

Greek Home Fit for the Gods | Case Study

 Chris and Kathryn Wicks from West Malling in Kent fell in love with the beauty of the chestnut-forested Pelion peninsula on the Greek mainland. They bought land and a ruined cottage and the rest is history...

21 March 2017

Best Places to Buy in 2017 - Greece

We are kicking off the new year with a countdown of the top ten places to buy abroad in 2017, and at number 6 is Greece...

3 February 2017

Enjoying our Semi-Retirement in Crete | Case Study

Roger Collins and Elizabeth Andrew fell in love with Crete on their second visit to the island in 2011. They talk to us about having a home built 2,500 miles away from the UK and life on the island.

19 August 2016

House Hunting on the Greek Islands - Part 2

In the final part of our Greek island series we explore the property market in Crete, Kefalonia and the Peloponnese.

16 August 2016

House Hunting on the Greek Islands - Part 1

Few destinations have Greece’s appeal and especially the country’s sumptuous islands. When it comes to the islands, accessibility is key, but will economy-driven changes affecting Greece’s transport links help or hinder buyers?

2 August 2016

Cyprus

Case Study | Why I Love my Paphos Property

Claire Alderton speaks to us directly from her property in Paphos and explains why it's been the best decision of her life.

24 August 2017

Making a Home in Cyprus | Case Study

Fourteen years ago, Lynn and Tony Bell left behind their lovingly restored cottage in Yorkshire and moved to Peyia in the Paphos area of Cyprus. There have been ups and downs since then, but the couple are still very much in love with their adopted country. 

4 April 2017

Best Places to Buy in 2017 - Cyprus

We are kicking off 2017 with the top ten places to buy in 2017 and at number 7 is Cyprus, whose property market has been quietly prospering during 2016.

27 January 2017

Tickets to Legal Seminar on Cypriot Property

2016 saw decisions reached in Cyprus in relation to historical issues surrounding property purchases funded by foreign currency loans. Affected purchasers of property in Cyprus are invited to attend a seminar hosted by law firm Judicare.

26 January 2017

Our Piece of Paradise in Paphos | Case Study

Avid A Place in the Sun watchers, Michael and Sarah, have travelled all over the world but now they’ve decided they’d like future family holidays to be spent in a second home with their two sons rather than hotels. Here Michael tells us their story so far…

24 January 2017

I Followed My Heart to Paphos | Case Study

Claire wanted to be close to her partner who is regularly posted to Cyprus by the RAF so she decided to buy on the island.

26 May 2016

Snapshot of Property in Cyprus

We take a quick look at the market in Cyprus and where it's heading in 2016 - picking out the best places to buy property.

8 April 2016

Why We Retired to Cyprus | Case Study

Lesley Dumayne and Geoff Black bought a house in Paphos, Cyprus and retired there in early 2015. Here they tell us why they took the plunge.

31 March 2016

USA

5 Things Every Florida Property Buyer Should Ask

There are five important questions that every aspiring Florida property owner should ask before purchasing. Let's take a look...

13 October 2017

Quick Guide to Buying a Florida Property

Get clued up on what to expect when purchasing a Florida property, including tax procedures and the role of the realtor.

25 August 2017

Florida Property Selection | June 2017

Are you looking to move to the sunshine state of Florida? If so, we have the perfect selection of properties for you!

8 June 2017

Essential Tax Checklist for Buying Property in Florida

Alan Harding provides some important property tax and mortgage pointers for anyone thinking of buying in Florida

14 April 2017

Where's Best to Buy in Orlando?

As the central Florida market hots up, how do you choose the best property for your needs? We explore the city of Orlando and its surrounding areas to help you decide...

23 March 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Kissimmee, Florida

Natalie and Andy Ray met 13 years ago have 6 children between them. Ben Hillman tempts them with 5 homes within easy reach of the theme parks but which, if any, will they choose to buy for their budget of £280,000?

24 February 2017

Best Places to Buy in 2017 - Florida

We are kicking off the new year with a countdown of the top ten places to buy abroad in 2017, and at number 5 is Florida...

10 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Fort Myers, Florida

Bill and Maureen Hughes from North Lanarkshire have been visiting Florida on holiday with their kids for 30 years. Ben Hillman shows them five fantastic properties for their budget of £320,000 in and around the charming town of Fort Myers.

10 February 2017

People Who've Bought

Case Study | 10 Years of Island Living in the Caribbean

10 years on from moving into their property in St Maarten, Edward and Judith tells us all about their experiences whilst island living in the Caribbean.

31 August 2017

Case Study | Why I Love my Paphos Property

Claire Alderton speaks to us directly from her property in Paphos and explains why it's been the best decision of her life.

24 August 2017

Case Study | Buying our Murcia Property

Geoffrey and Michelle from the West Midlands found their dream property in Murcia, Spain which they would rent out and eventually use as a retirement home. Read all about their story here.

10 August 2017

Case Study | Our Property in Tuscany

Diane and Michael Rafter recently bought their dream property in Tuscany, Italy in April 2017, after falling in love with the country back in 1998. Read their fascinating story here.

4 August 2017

Case Study | Buying a Costa del Sol Property

Ian and Sarah Powell recently bought their dream Costa del Sol property in Mijas Costa, and haven't looked back since! Click here to read their story, and listen to their top tips.

1 August 2017

Coupling Retirement with a Dordogne Property | Case Study

Mark & Alison Smith from Andover, Hampshire, moved to the Dordogne in early 2016 and haven't looked back since. 

14 July 2017

Tell Us Your Overseas Property Story

Have you bought a property overseas? Seeking your 15-minutes of fame? If so, we want to hear your story!

24 June 2017

Where Are They Now? The Buyers' Stories - Part 2

It’s been a successful TV series, with the number of property hunters buying a home on the programme up from 40 to 60 per cent. So what did they buy? In part two of this feature, Liz Rowlinson catches up with five very happy new owners.

18 April 2017