Recent News & Features

Tips From Our Overseas Property Buyers: Part 3

We catch up with Nancy and Russell Davidson, from Edinburgh, who talk about the importance of seeking legal representation when purchasing an overseas property.

23 June 2017

How To Choose the Right Holiday Home Insurance

Own a home abroad that you'd like to rent out to others when it's vacant? If so, here's how you can keep yourself covered.

22 June 2017

Spanish Property Selection | June 2017

Are you looking to buy a property in Spain? If so, your dream home may only be one click away!

21 June 2017

Getting To Know Isla Canela in Spain

Tucked between the Algarve and the Costas is a beautifully under-the-radar summer playground. If you're contemplating buying in Spain, here's what you should know about Isla Canela. 

20 June 2017

Weekly Property Selection | No. of Bedrooms

19 June 2017

A New Alternative to An Italian Mortgage

19 June 2017

Five Minute Focus | Inland Andalucia

16 June 2017

What to Know About Spanish Property Tax

15 June 2017

France Property Selection | June 2017

14 June 2017

Cheapest Places in Europe to Live Revealed

13 June 2017
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Spain

Getting To Know Isla Canela in Spain

Tucked between the Algarve and the Costas is a beautifully under-the-radar summer playground. If you're contemplating buying in Spain, here's what you should know about Isla Canela. 

20 June 2017

Five Minute Focus | Inland Andalucia

Our latest Five Minute Focus takes you on a journey to Jaén, Inland Andalucia, to explore a city famous for its olive oil and historical central district.

16 June 2017

What to Know About Spanish Property Tax

If you're looking to buy a property in Spain, have a read about the tax implications and benefits of investing in the Canaries.

15 June 2017

The Key to Claiming Spanish Mortgage Refunds

Have you recently taken out a Spanish mortgage? If so, you could may well be owed a refund by your bank...

23 May 2017

Five Minute Focus | Costa del Azahar

The Costa del Azahar lies on the east coast of Spain, bordering Catalunya to the north.

11 May 2017

Hot in the City: Barcelona

The Catalan coastal city offers one of Spain’s most dynamic markets, reports Liz Rowlinson.

5 May 2017

The Essential Guide to Renting out your Holiday Home in Spain

Research shows that most property hunters looking in Spain plan to rent out their property at some point. That means there’s a lot of competition between landlords for guests. Spanish property owner Zoe Dare Hall provides some tips Spain sees its tourist figures reach new highs, there has, in one sense, never been a better time to rent out a Spanish holiday home. 

27 April 2017

A sunny future for the city of Valencia

A sunny future for the city of Valencia.  It shares many of the advantages of Barcelona but comes with better weather and cheaper properties, reports Richard Way after a recent tour.

25 April 2017

France

Where to Find a Cheap Property in the South of France

Our editor Liz Rowlinson takes you on a journey to the beautiful region of Languedoc - Rousillon in search of cheap property in the south of France.

31 May 2017

France Selection | May 2017

Check out this charming selection of homes from all over France covering a range of prices.

10 May 2017

Investment Options for Property in France

Paying a French mortgage and a property's running costs can be a challenge for Brits so often owners look to generate an income. Nigel Lewis takes a look at the different revenue options for property owners in France

13 April 2017

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

Portugal

Tips From Our Overseas Property Buyers: Part 3

We catch up with Nancy and Russell Davidson, from Edinburgh, who talk about the importance of seeking legal representation when purchasing an overseas property.

23 June 2017

Cheapest Places in Europe to Live Revealed

Portugal, Spain and Bulgaria have recently been listed amongst the cheapest places in Europe to live in, based on the value of 10 everyday items.

13 June 2017

What To Know About Property Tax in Portugal

If you're looking to purchase a property in Portugal, here's what you need to know about its friendly property tax system towards overseas property buyers.

8 June 2017

Portugal Property Selection | June 2017

Olá! This week's country selection focuses on the picturesque Portugal, from the Lisbon Coast right down to the Algarve.

1 June 2017

Five Minute Focus | Central Algarve

The latest instalment of our Five-Minute Focus series focuses on the stunning Central Algarve. Click here for a brief overview.

19 May 2017

Porto’s new golden age?

Move over Algarve, we're putting a spotlight on the country's second city of Porto.

20 April 2017

Portugual Property Selection | March 2017

We've got a stunning array of homes ranging from £82,000 to £651,000 in this month's Portugal selection.

29 March 2017

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

Italy

Italy Property Selection | May 2017

This week's property selection focuses purely on idyllic Italian homes, from as little as £72,000.

24 May 2017

Peter Stringfellow: Swapping Property in Mallorca for Puglia

National treasure and entrepreneur Peter Stringfellow reveals exclusively why he's swapping his property in Mallorca, Spain for Puglia, Italy.

16 May 2017

Why We Bought to Renovate in Liguria | Case Study

At the age of 43 Helen and her husband, Marcus, decided to sell their Yorkshire home, pack their belongings in a caravan and start a new life (and renovation project) in the Italian region of Liguria. This is their story...

11 April 2017

Italian Property Selection | April 2017

Take a look at this month's selection of homes from across the luscious landscapes of Italy. We head south to the heel of Italy's boot to find this great value home nestled within the countryside in Taranto, Apulia.

5 April 2017

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

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

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

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

USA

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

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

People Who've Bought

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

Why We Bought to Renovate in Liguria | Case Study

At the age of 43 Helen and her husband, Marcus, decided to sell their Yorkshire home, pack their belongings in a caravan and start a new life (and renovation project) in the Italian region of Liguria. This is their story...

11 April 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

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

Where Are They Now? The Buyers' Stories

It’s been a successful winter for our 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 one of this feature, Liz Rowlinson catches up with four very happy new owners...

2 March 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

Brexit Didn't Stop us Buying our Dream Home

The McLellands from Scotland have not let Brexit deter them from buying a retirement home to enjoy on the Costa Blanca. Read their story here...

12 January 2017