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10 Top Tips To Moving Abroad Stress Free

Read our top tips on how you can save time & money whilst shipping your precious belongings overseas.

21 July 2017

What to Expect When Living in Marbella

Beyond its glitzy demeanour and reputation for the high-life, Marbella has a lot more to offer than you might think...

20 July 2017

5 Great Things You Should Know About Living in Spain

With records amounts of expats now living in Spain, we give you 5 reasons to follow suit as you search for your ideal overseas property.

18 July 2017

16 Picturesque Houses for Sale in Italy

This week's country selection focuses specifically on stunning properties for sale in Italy, enjoy!

18 July 2017

New! A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Ep 2 - Dordogne

18 July 2017

A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Ep 1 - Costa Blanca

17 July 2017

16 Overseas Properties Ideal for Tennis

17 July 2017

300 Episodes Not Out By Jasmine Harman

14 July 2017

Coupling Retirement with a Dordogne Property | Case Study

14 July 2017

7 Legal Pointers for Buying Property in the Algarve

13 July 2017
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Spain

What to Expect When Living in Marbella

Beyond its glitzy demeanour and reputation for the high-life, Marbella has a lot more to offer than you might think...

20 July 2017

5 Great Things You Should Know About Living in Spain

With records amounts of expats now living in Spain, we give you 5 reasons to follow suit as you search for your ideal overseas property.

18 July 2017

A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Ep 1 - Costa Blanca

The latest series of 'A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun' has officially started on Channel 4, and we're off to the Costa Blanca with Jasmine Harman to find a property for Dave & Debbie Gough from Swindon.

17 July 2017

Which Canary Island is Best for You?

With the Canary Islands only a four-hour flight away and offering British expats year-round sun, which of these much-loved islands is best for you?

11 July 2017

The Legalities of Living in a Spanish Community

If you're thinking of buying an apartment in Spain or a house which forms part of a development, ensure that you're aware of the legalities of living in a Spanish community.

29 June 2017

Jasmine Harman on the Costa Blanca

Jasmine Harman discusses recent adventures with TV property hunters in the Costa Blanca. She talks about budgets, the market and how the TV couples got on.

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

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

France

New! A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Ep 2 - Dordogne

Jane & Jilly from Brighton are looking to buy a home in Dordogne with help from Laura Hamilton, but can they find somewhere within their £100,000 budget?

18 July 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

16 Fantastically French Properties For Sale

Bonjour! Today, we bring you 16 fantastically French properties for sale up & down the country. Take a look...

12 July 2017

Giving Life a Second Wind in Brittany | Case Study

Graham & Elaine decided to sell their UK property and purchase in Brittany for when they eventually take their well-deserved retirement. Find out more about their experience here...

9 July 2017

What To Expect When Living in Brittany

Are you considering crossing the channel and living in Brittany? If so, here's what you need to know about this glorious region of France.

7 July 2017

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

Portugal

7 Legal Pointers for Buying Property in the Algarve

There are a number of legal factors to consider when buying a property in the Algarve, such as council rates and short-term rentals licenses, which you can read more about here...

13 July 2017

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

Italy

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

A New Alternative to An Italian Mortgage

If you're looking to buy a property in Italy but aren't able to secure an Italian mortgage, a rent to buy scheme could be just for you.

19 June 2017

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

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

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

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