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A Place in the Sun is heading back to Barbados! Here’s how to buy a home there…

You don't have to have a millionaire's budget to buy a bolthole in paradise - and Barbados is actually a relatively easy place to purchase a home!

28 July 2022

What is A Place in the Sun Live?

Find out all about our live exhibitions, and what you can expect when you come to A Place in the Sun Live!

27 July 2022

New episodes of A Place in the Sun for the summer

New episodes of A Place in the Sun are hitting your screens this summer! Here we take a look at what the latest series has in store...

18 July 2022

Do I need a lawyer in Spain?

You don’t have to use a lawyer when buying a Spanish property, but it certainly helps. In fact it is very strongly recommended that you do so to give you peace of mind, avoid a host of potential issues and save you time and hassle.

15 July 2022

Where to buy a holiday home in Spain

13 July 2022

A glorious coastline and a golden visa: why one couple chose Greece to build a second home

11 July 2022

Cost of living crisis: how does Portugal compare?

6 July 2022

Case study - ‘’I swapped my UK rental property for one in Spain”

4 July 2022

Why more British buyers want to take a Spanish mortgage

2 July 2022

This week on A Place in the Sun

30 June 2022
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Spain

Calahonda, Mijas Costa

These holiday rental apartments offer a unique concept that lets you invest in a holiday rental apartment with an on-site sports club

26 July 2022

New Golden Mile, Estepona

Oceana is a development of key-ready and off-plan apartments and townhouses near amenities and the beach

26 July 2022

New Golden Mile, Estepona

Serene Atalaya is a development of three bedroom villas with magnificent views, near a golf club

20 July 2022

Manilva, Malaga, Costa del Sol

Small Oasis is a resort designed for the whole family. Consisting of 2- and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouses

20 July 2022

Fuengirola - Costa del Sol

Overlooking then meandering valley that naturally descends from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountains, you will find this spectacular project

20 July 2022

Do I need a lawyer in Spain?

You don’t have to use a lawyer when buying a Spanish property, but it certainly helps. In fact it is very strongly recommended that you do so to give you peace of mind, avoid a host of potential issues and save you time and hassle.

15 July 2022

Where to buy a holiday home in Spain

Spain is always a popular choice for buyers looking for a holiday home - but where are the best locations for buying a second property?

13 July 2022

Case study - ‘’I swapped my UK rental property for one in Spain”

Jenny Barling sold her UK rental property and bought a holiday let in Spain instead! She told us all about the purchase process, and why she decided to make the switch...

4 July 2022

France

Cost of living crisis: how does life in rural France compare?

The cost of living in the UK is rising fast across the country - but how does this compare to other countries? How much cheaper is it to live in France?

24 May 2022

Which areas of France have the cheapest property?

Rural France is much loved for its laid-back lifestyle and culinary traditions but also its affordable property. Where can you find the cheapest property for sale in France?

29 January 2022

Getting a visa: Good tidings (and the latest tips)

Our Editor Liz Rowlinson takes a look back at what it's been like for house hunters moving abroad since Brexit, and what's in store for 2022

1 January 2022

Meet the TV show couple who moved to France the day before lockdown

Despite making tabloid headlines for refusing to step inside one of the properties that Laura Hamilton showed them on an episode of A Place in the Sun, this couple moved into their dream home with the help of the show

26 October 2021

How long does it take to register with the French healthcare system?

We asked the experts at the British Embassy in Paris six key questions about healthcare in France after Brexit. Here's what they said...

26 August 2021

How to get free healthcare when you retire to France

Can you still access healthcare in France as a pensioner, now that the UK has left the EU? We asked the experts...

20 August 2021

When visiting France on holiday, can you still use your EHIC card?

Can you still use your EHIC (or new GHIC) card to access healthcare when visiting France? We asked the experts from the British Embassy in Paris! 

16 August 2021

Watch | Ask the Experts about Healthcare in France

Watch our interview with the experts from the British Embassy in France. They debunked the myths surrounding healthcare in France after Brexit, and highlighted all the things you need to know about getting healthcare before you travel or move to France!

3 August 2021

Portugal

Cost of living crisis: how does Portugal compare?

Portugal has long been sought after for its affordable cost of living, but how does it compare to the UK? We took a look...

6 July 2022

The Silver lining of an unplanned trip to A Place in the Sun Live

Zoe and her family bought a holiday home on Portugal's Silver Coast after visiting A Place in the Sun Live in London. Here's how it happened...

27 June 2022

Britons in Portugal: where do they all live now?

Algarve has long been thought of as the most popular region for Britons in Portugal, but as prices have risen across the Algarve, and interest has risen in other parts of Portugal, the distribution of foreign residents is much more diverse.

25 March 2022

Faro, Algarve, Portugal

The "Quinta de Faro" estate is located in the heart of the iconic city of Faro, capital of Algarve - one of Portugal's most popular destinations.

26 October 2021

Watch | Ask the Experts about Healthcare in Portugal

Watch our interview with the experts from the British Embassy and Department of Health & Social Care as they answered key questions about accessing healthcare in France now the UK has left the EU.

19 August 2021

Take-off time for property trips to Portugal?

From 17th May it will be possible to fly to Portugal without quarantining or self-isolating when you return to the UK. So maybe now's the ideal time to sear

10 May 2021

Moving to Portugal Post-Brexit | Healthcare

Now that the UK is no longer part of the EU, how can you obtain healthcare in Portugal? Liz Rowlinson explains

18 March 2021

Moving to Portugal Post-Brexit | D7 Visa

Find out more about how to obtain a D7 Visa when moving to Portugal

17 March 2021

Greece

A glorious coastline and a golden visa: why one couple chose Greece to build a second home

This couple decided to build a holiday home in Greece - find out why they chose the Paleros Bay area of western Greece for their place in the sun

11 July 2022

Top 10 Best Places to Buy Abroad 2021 | 5. Greece

Greece is the fifth most popular destination for Brits buying abroad - find out more about the most popular areas here!

12 February 2021

Five Minute Focus | Corfu, Greece

In our latest 'Five Minute Focus' instalment, we take a trip down to the Ionian island of Corfu, in Greece.

27 June 2019

Greek Property Market Gathers Pace in 2019

Greece is certainly having its moment and is currently fourth in our annual 'Top 10 Best Places to Buy Abroad' index. But what is the current state of the property market?

12 February 2019

Download Our Updated Greece Buying Guide

We've updated our popular buying guide to Greece with more advice, case studies and inspiration to help kickstart your plans this year.

29 January 2019

Case Study | A Proposal, Wedding & Property in Greece

A proposal, then a wedding, then a home in Naxos, Greece!

18 December 2018

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...

22 August 2018

Case Study | Building Our Dream Peloponnese Property

Judith and Chris Clegg purchased a 200 sq metre plot of land in the Peloponnese, Greece, back in 2009. Today, they're proud owners of their dream, custom built property, and share their experience with you.

26 January 2018

Cyprus

Cost of living crisis: how does Cyprus compare?

The cost of living in the UK is rising fast. Inflation has reached a 40-year high of 9 per cent. War in Europe is causing petrol prices to reach record highs and food prices to increase for everyone, but how do other costs still measure up?  Even energy tariffs are dealt with differently by European governments. In the second piece of a series looking at each of our top five countries, we take a look at Cyprus.

6 June 2022

FAQs about moving to Cyprus

The most popular questions from our latest webinar.

10 August 2020

Why so many house hunters pick Paphos

Peyia resident Andrea Busfield on why her patch of Cyprus just keeps getting better.

2 June 2020

Why Jonnie Irwin loves the beaches of Cyprus

Our TV presenter visited Cyprus and realised there’s a beautiful coastline around the infamous resort of Ayia Napa that is itself changing.

24 October 2019

How Much Does a Cyprus Property Really Cost?

Ever wanted to know the true cost of owning your very own property in Cyprus? Well, now you can...

9 April 2019

Jonnie Irwin: why a Cyprus property could suit you

After a recent trip filming on the eastern Mediterranean island, our presenter can’t believe why he doesn’t meet more property hunters looking to buy there.

11 December 2018

A Tour of Linda Barker's Property in Cyprus

Leading interior designer Linda Barker shows reporter Angela Sara West around her investment property in Cyprus. Why does she love the island so much? Click here to find out...

1 November 2018

What Happened Next to Our Overseas Property Hunters? Part 5

Bernhard Hatch and his partner Joy Reader from Liverpool bought a one-bedroom apartment in Tersefanou near Larnaca in Cyprus for £36,000 just over a year ago...

12 June 2018

USA

Case Study - “My Florida villa rentals have worked so well I want to buy another home”

Chris Danks had had his eye on a villa in Orlando’s Solterra resort for a few years. He told us all about the buying process and running a successful rental property in the Sunshine State.

17 March 2022

“Our Florida rental investment has been worth the wait – bookings are great!”

Julie and Tony completed on their five-bed property in Orlando in July 2020 and despite the pandemic their new rental property has had a flood of bookings!

11 February 2022

No fly, no buy? Not for one Disney-mad Scot who has purchased her dream home in Florida

As it is announced that the United States will open its border to Britons in November, we suggest a way you can buy to beat the rush…

21 September 2021

Five Minute Focus | Orlando, Florida

A quick guide to why you should buy in Orlando, Florida

11 June 2020

It's all about the downtown in Miami

Forget South Beach, Brickell is Florida’s liveliest property market, reports Cathy Hawker

21 April 2020

Top 10 tips for getting a mortgage in Florida

Graham Aistrop provides an insider’s guide to getting a loan in the US.

3 December 2019

Discover Florida's hidden gems

Forget Disney, try these hidden gems off the beaten track in Florida...

28 November 2019

FAQs on Getting a Mortgage in Florida

Some readers have reported that getting a mortgage in Florida is tricky. But here an expert provides some answers to 18 of the most frequently asked questions.

29 March 2019

People Who've Bought

Case study - ‘’I swapped my UK rental property for one in Spain”

Jenny Barling sold her UK rental property and bought a holiday let in Spain instead! She told us all about the purchase process, and why she decided to make the switch...

4 July 2022

The Silver lining of an unplanned trip to A Place in the Sun Live

Zoe and her family bought a holiday home on Portugal's Silver Coast after visiting A Place in the Sun Live in London. Here's how it happened...

27 June 2022

Cost of living crisis: how does Italy compare?

The cost of living in the UK is rising fast - would it be cheaper for you to move abroad? Our Editor compares the cost of energy, food and more in Italy...

20 June 2022

“It’s 14 minutes from my new Spanish home to Murcia airport”

Ask most people why they bought a holiday home where they did and they’ll generally say “well we enjoyed going on holiday there for so many years…” – but we find out why golf lover, Paul Hunter, bought on La Torre golf resort.

30 May 2022

“Finding our perfect holiday home in Murcia started at A Place in the Sun exhibition”

Craig and Daisy's journey to finding the perfect Spanish holiday home started at A Place in the Sun Live... find out how the exhibition, and aplaceinthesun.com, helped them secure the perfect property!

22 March 2022

Case Study - “My Florida villa rentals have worked so well I want to buy another home”

Chris Danks had had his eye on a villa in Orlando’s Solterra resort for a few years. He told us all about the buying process and running a successful rental property in the Sunshine State.

17 March 2022

Case Study | “Retiring to Spain during the pandemic was tough but so worthwhile”

Tracy and Doug Harding were meant to start their new life in Spain in March 2020. The couple from Weston-super-Mare in Somerset had to put their retirement plans on hold, but only until May that year.

9 March 2022

“Sun, sailing and Anglo-friendly traditions - why Gozo is the perfect place for retirement.”

After a life spent moving around the world, Alison and Paul Rutland decided to spend their retirement on Gozo - this is why they chose the low key next-door sister island of Malta.

1 March 2022