Recent reports from overseas property websites and some major agents suggest that confidence is returning to the overseas property market. About time too! Enquiry levels are certainly seem to be u on 2012 levels, and we know from our ever-growing inbox that dozens of your are hard at work researching second-home location and relocation destinations.
If you are contemplating a purchase abroad, then our beginners guide to the overseas property market in the latest issue of A Place in the Sun magazine, on sale today, should be useful reading. What should you expect of an overseas agent? How accountable are they if something goes wrong? And how do so-called rentals guarantees or assured rentals work?
Elsewhere in the latest issue there's a detailed guide to buying a property in Florida, an explanation of how to buy a bank-owned property in Spain, tips on running a gîte B&B in France and A Place in the Sun TV's Jasmine Harman finds out what is really going on in the Cypriot property market.
We find out what sort of properties you could expect to find in Italy for £50k, £100k and £200k; and what's currently on offer in the Mediterranean island of Menorca starting at under £100k.
We find out why Montenegro is the small place with the big ideas and compare and contrast Spain and Florida as the perfect destination for the golf playing property hunter.