We understand that when it comes to an overseas property you won't settle for anything less than your dream home. And we also understand that all buyers have different tastes and requirement in properties when buying overseas, which can sometimes be difficult to locate on the market.
For example, does your Spanish apartment need to have sea views? Your Portuguese villa a private swimming pool? Or does your French townhouse need to be within close proximity to local shops and restaurants? Equally, are there traits you wish to avoid, such as being located next to the main road or an airport? We thought so.
That’s why we’ve introduced keywords to our search toolbar on aplaceinthesun.com, which is designed to give you greater flexibility in your property search whilst saving you valuable time by not looking at results that aren't right for you.
So how does it work? To use keywords all you need to do is choose your destination, budget, and bedrooms (if relevant) and then select 'more filters'. This will then allow you to then stipulate your keywords in the bottom field. Below are some examples.
"I'm looking for a two-bedroom townhouse in Torrevieja that is close to the beach and has a parking space", says Mary from Huddersfield
View Mary's search results here - a two-bedroom townhouse in Torrevieja that is close to the beach and has parking available
"I'm looking for a three-bedroom house in Normandy with a guest gite and a private garage", says Neil from Norwich
View Neil's search results here - a three-bedroom house in Normandy with a guest gite and private garage
"I'm looking for a two-bedroom new build apartment in the Algarve, with sea views and is close to a golf course", says Louisa from Birmingham
View Louisa's search results here - two-bedroom new-build apartment in the Algarve, with sea views and close to a golf course
"I'm looking for a three-bedroom house in Tuscany with a garden and balcony", says Thomas from Brighton
View Thomas's search results here - a three-bedroom house in Tuscany with a garden and balcony
"I'm looking for a three-bedroom villa in Paphos that is furnished and close the airport", says Linda from Buckinghamshire
View Linda' search results here - three-bedroom villa in Paphos that is unfurnished and close to the airport
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A few pointers...
Use AND for more than one keyword, such as pool AND beach.
Use quotation markets (") for exact phrase matches, such as "close to the beach".
Use a minus sign (-) to exclude keywords, such as -beach if you don't want to view properties that are near to the beach