Recent News & Features

Malta - the Tax Friendly Island to Buy

Compact and highly developed Malta is a popular destination for retirees with a wonderful coastline and great quality of life. Tax efficiency and residency are increasingly important for buyers in today’s world so how does Malta stack up?

24 March 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

Spain Property Selection | March 2017

We've found 16 fantastic properties perfect for that much wanted holiday home in sunny Spain. Whether you're after an apartment, country house, townhouse or villa, we're sure we've got it covered this month.

22 March 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

Countryside Homes | Weekly Selection

20 March 2017

Five Minute Focus on Bodrum

17 March 2017

Where to Buy on the Costa del Sol

16 March 2017

How to get back money lost on Spanish property

15 March 2017

French Property Selection | March 2017

15 March 2017

Tuscany vs Abruzzo - Where's Right for You?

14 March 2017
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Spain

Spain Property Selection | March 2017

We've found 16 fantastic properties perfect for that much wanted holiday home in sunny Spain. Whether you're after an apartment, country house, townhouse or villa, we're sure we've got it covered this month.

22 March 2017

Where to Buy on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is one of the most popular destinations for Brits looking for a Spanish getaway. We explore Spain's cosmopolitan sunshine coast to help you decide where to buy...

16 March 2017

How to get back money lost on Spanish property

Did you lose money on an off-plan Spanish property in the financial crisis? Luis Cuervo explains your chances of getting it back after a landmark change to Spanish law.

15 March 2017

Best Places to Buy in 2017 - Spain

We kicked off the new year with a countdown of the top ten places to buy abroad in 2017, and at number 1 is the all time favourite, Spain...

10 March 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

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

France

French Property Selection | March 2017

We're back with our monthly selection which includes 14 fabulous French homes covering a range of budgets.

15 March 2017

Best Places to Buy in 2017 - France

We are kicking off the new year with a countdown of the top ten places to buy abroad in 2017, and at number 2 is France...

3 March 2017

A Guide to Retiring to France

France is the most popular place for Brits to retire after Spain and it’s a figure that is increasing every year as more retirees are lured over to France by its food, weather, reasonable living costs, healthcare provision and proximity to the UK.

28 February 2017

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

Portugal

Shining a Light on Property in Lisbon

Portugal is no stranger to second home buyers looking for holiday homes but most head south to the Algarve but for cultural delights mixed in with standout value, Lisbon might just be Europe’s most underrated city.

7 March 2017

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

Italy

Tuscany vs Abruzzo - Where's Right for You?

We explore Tuscany and Abruzzo, two of Italy's most popular regions with Brits to see what they have to offer buyers looking in Italy

14 March 2017

Italian Property Selection | March 2017

Ciao! We’re back with the monthly Italy property selection, full of bella abodes for you to browse.

28 February 2017

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

Greece

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

New! 28 May | Summer Sun in Crete

Jasmine shows today's house hunter five potential holiday homes in Summer Sun on Channel 4 at 4.15pm.

26 May 2016

Snapshot of Property in Greece

We take a quick look at what the property market in Greece holds for property hunters in 2016.

13 May 2016

New! 30 April | Summer Sun in Kefalonia, Greece

Jasmine Harman shows Elaine and Nicos five properties in Summer Sun on Channel 4 at 4.10pm.

28 April 2016

Cyprus

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

NEW! 19 January | Cyprus | Channel4 4pm

Laura shows Angela and Bernie five villas in Cyprus as they plan a new life in the sunshine.

19 January 2016

New! 11 January | Cyprus | Channel4 4pm

Our first offering of Winter Sun today takes us to Cyprus. Watch the show on Channel 4 at 4pm.

11 January 2016

USA

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

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

Recently married Reg and Sarah Etwaroo from East Sussex are buying their first ever place together and have their hearts set on a second home in the theme park capital of the world, Orlando, Florida.

2 February 2017

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

Maureen and Steve Smith from Glasgow have been visiting Orlando with their 3 daughters for the past 16 years and are now looking for a holiday home in the Sunshine State where they can escape the Scottish winters.

25 January 2017

From Staffordshire to Stateside | Case Study

It was a case of second time lucky for Keith and Marilyn Baines when they bought their Florida villa in 2013.

28 December 2016

Explore Florida with Our Interactive Map

Use our brand new interactive map of Florida to explore the most popular areas of the Sunshine State.

6 December 2016