Recent News & Features

Best Places to Buy in 2017 - Portugal

We are kicking off the new year with a countdown of the top ten places to buy abroad in 2017, and at number 3 is Portugal...

24 February 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

50 Years of Golf on the Algarve

It’s the golden anniversary of golf coming to the Algarve and the region’s lush fairways are the busiest they’ve ever been. And with the property market on the up and attractive mortgages, we look at the best buying spots for an Algarve golf pad. 

23 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - South Tenerife, Spain

Newly married Brian and Wendy Woods from Somerset are looking to buy their dream home on the beautiful island of Tenerife.

23 February 2017

Portugal Selection | February 2017

22 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - West Barbados

22 February 2017

All Year Round Homes in Austria

21 February 2017

Coast & Country Views | Property Selection

20 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Madeira, Portugal

20 February 2017

Best Places to Buy in 2017 - Italy

17 February 2017
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Spain

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - South Tenerife, Spain

Newly married Brian and Wendy Woods from Somerset are looking to buy their dream home on the beautiful island of Tenerife.

23 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Costa del Sol, Spain

Mohammad and Salma Aslam from South London are determined to buy on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Jonnie Irwin shows them five properties around Fuengirola for their £120,000 budget.

17 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Costa Blanca, Spain

Ben and Kelly Jukes have been saving up for a holiday home in Costa Blanca since they got married 5 years ago. Scarlette Douglas tempts them with five lovely properties in and around Torrevieja for their budget of £55,000.

15 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Tenerife, Spain

Chris and Anne-Marie McNeill from Scotland have fallen in love with South Tenerife after visiting regularly for the last 7 years. Laura Hamilton shows them five properties for their £200,000 budget, but will any of them be a place they can imagine creating new memories together?

13 February 2017

The Real Cost of Owning a Home in Spain

The costs of buying a property in Spain have been well documented. Yet, in the excitement of buying their dream home many people fail to consider the costs of being a property owner...

9 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Andalucia, Spain

Keen walkers Rosie and Michael Mulroy from Durham are looking for a holiday home from which they can explore the stunning Andalucian hills and countryside around Frigiliana in Southern Spain.

9 February 2017

Spanish Property Selection | February 2017

We’ve officially made it through one of the coldest months of the year, so to celebrate, we’ve put together a sizzling hot selection of Spanish properties for you to browse including apartments, townhouses, villas and a country house.

8 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Almeria, Spain

Roger and Obie Pearce are retired and want a slice of the Spanish good life. Ben Hillman needs all his expertise to find them their forever home for a budget of £120,000.

7 February 2017

France

Brexit Barometer for Brits in France

What does it feel like to be one of the 207,500 Britons living permanently in France, now that the UK has voted to go its own way? Nigel Lewis talks to expats from a range of backgrounds, ages and locations.

16 February 2017

French Property Selection | February 2017

Here’s our monthly selection of fabulous French homes including villages houses, cottages and villas, starting from just £52,000.

15 February 2017

Finding Cheap French Properties in 2017

France offers one of the richest hunting grounds for bargains right now. Alongside its accessibility, wonderful scenery and laid-back lifestyle it always was very attractive for its affordability, but the time is especially ripe in 2017.

7 February 2017

Historically Low Rates for French Mortgages

The pound has sunk, but don’t despair! You can offset the sterling loss by borrowing in France at historic-low rates. Find out more about how to go about getting a French mortgage in 2017.

31 January 2017

French Property Selection | January 2017

We're back with a fantastic selection of recently added homes to the French property market, starting from an incredible £62,000.

18 January 2017

Essex, Bermuda and France | Case Study

Keith and Laura Springham, along with their, then two and a half year old, son Patrick, moved to the Charente region of France in 2015. Here Laura tells us about their journey, from living in Bermuda to house hunting in France and what happened along the way.

20 December 2016

French Property Selection | December 2016

We've got an adorable selection of properties from some of France's most popular hotspots, including the south west, south east, north west and central France.

14 December 2016

France Property Selection | November 2016

Take a look at this month's stunning selection of French homes including adorable farmhouses, picturesque villas, a captivating barn conversion and much more.

16 November 2016

Portugal

Best Places to Buy in 2017 - Portugal

We are kicking off the new year with a countdown of the top ten places to buy abroad in 2017, and at number 3 is Portugal...

24 February 2017

50 Years of Golf on the Algarve

It’s the golden anniversary of golf coming to the Algarve and the region’s lush fairways are the busiest they’ve ever been. And with the property market on the up and attractive mortgages, we look at the best buying spots for an Algarve golf pad. 

23 February 2017

Portugal Selection | February 2017

It’s no secret that home is where the heart is, so this Valentine's day we've put together a selection Portuguese properties that we absolutely love.

22 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Madeira, Portugal

Paul and Maggie Meigh from Northamptonshire have long dreamt of retiring to a warmer climate and with a budget of £330,000, Scarlette Douglas takes them along the island’s south coast.

20 February 2017

A Guide to Retiring to Portugal

Portugal is one of Britons’ favourite retirement destinations - and for many good reasons. But making a successful retirement move requires some careful forward planning. Here we provide a few pointers on the practicalities, including healthcare, pensions, wills and taxation.

14 February 2017

Portugal Selection | January 2017

We've got an amazing selection of homes in this month's Portugal property mailer including villas, apartments and a farmhouse.

1 February 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Algarve, Portugal

Christine and Richard Turley have lived overseas for most of their working lives but now they’re now ready to lay down roots. Laura Hamilton shows them five great properties close the beautiful beaches of the Western Algarve, but will any meet their exacting standards?

27 January 2017

How to Find Cheap Portuguese Properties in 2017

Is 2017 the year you decide to buy in Portugal? Join us as we explore the best places to pick up a Portuguese bargain.

19 January 2017

Italy

Best Places to Buy in 2017 - Italy

We are kicking off the new year with a countdown of the top ten places to buy abroad in 2017, and at number 4 is Italy...

17 February 2017

Italian Property Selection | January 2017

We're back with another stunning selection of Italian retreats for 2017, including a choice of both coastal and country homes.

25 January 2017

Get Our Free Buying Guide to Italy

Download our free guide to buying property in Italy! We cover everything including where to buy, how the buying process works e.g. legal and tax and so much more...

8 December 2016

Italian Property Selection | November 2016

We've got an amazing array of Italian properties in this month's selection, including a lake view apartment, a country house retreat and a characteristic townhouse - prices start from an incredible £74,000!

23 November 2016

Quick Look at Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Here's a quick look at this stunning area of northern Italy, exploring its culture, food and of course the property on offer.

27 October 2016

Italian Property Selection | October 2016

We've prepared a fantastic Italian property selection for you this month which includes plenty of affordable traditional homes.

20 October 2016

The Timeless Appeal of Tuscany

The central Italian region of Tuscany has a lifestyle reputation every bit as golden as its remarkable culture and history. That enduring lifestyle appeal has enticed British homebuyers for several generations. 

13 October 2016

Italy Property Selection | September 2016

Search for your perfect holiday home in this month's Italian property selection including a choice of lake view homes, a restored farmhouse and a chic 18th Century apartment.

20 September 2016