Christopher Nye, Senior Content Editor at Property Guides
Christopher’s career has been dedicated to the travel business and international property.
Educated in Hotel Management at Leeds Beckett University, his first job was catering manager on Caribbean cruise liners. He worked in hotels and restaurants around the world before opening his own restaurant in 1993.
10 years later Christopher’s first book was published, Maximum Diner, and Chris moved from running businesses to writing about them.
Having gained a PGDip in Dramatic Writing at Sussex University and a NCTJ Journalism qualification at City College Brighton, Chris became a journalist and then editor in 2005.
Having edited Property Guides and led a team of writers around the world since 2016, Chris has an unrivalled knowledge of the global property market, combined with a deep understanding of what British property buyers abroad need to make their purchase safely.
Books: Weekends to Brag About, co-written guidebooks to Mallorca and Cyclades (Harper Collins).
Magazines and newspapers: Everything Spain, America magazine, France magazine, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Discover Britain, Monarch Airlines, Flybe Airlines, Saga magazine.
Books: A Place in the Sun, Spain (Channel 4) (co-written)
Magazines and newspapers: OPP (Overseas Property Professional – Editor), AIPP guides (Association of International Property Professionals - Editor) A Place in the Sun’s America (Editor), A Place in the Sun magazine, The Times Bricks and Mortar, Property Hub, Spain Magazine.
As property hunter and features writer for A Place in the Sun magazine for over ten years, Chris helped hundreds of people to fulfil their dream of owning a home abroad.
Business and Finance
Books: Maximum Diner
Magazines and newspapers: Daily Telegraph, Barclays Bank, Nat West Bank, Direct Line Insurance.
With a newsletter coming out on the 75th anniversary of D Day, we couldn’t let the occasion pass without a reminder of why we love this country so much. After all, on this day 75 years ago 156,000 Britons, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Norwegians and men from many others joined the Free French soldiers risking their young lives to liberate France.
So you’re heading off on that property viewing trip. At last! But when a long-cherished dream gets real, you might suddenly feel far from your comfort zone, and very foreign. Learning a little bit of French puts you in control. But which is the best way to learn? Christopher Nye investigates your options for learning French for property buyers.
We’ve all seen that old and beautiful, but seriously rundown French home, and dreamed of restoring it to glory. Or found the perfect French meadow with a view, and imagined creating our perfect home there, making the view our own. Well, dream no longer, France Property Guides would like to introduce you to the people who can make it happen.
A new survey has found that 82% of estate agents in France are optimistic about the next 12 months. With low interest rates, a growing economy and a dynamic property market, even Brexit can’t slow down British buyers.
While the much of the French property market lags behind, the Parisian market has begun a strong recovery, with all of its boroughs now rising in price. With the Olympics on the way and Macron renewing optimism, is now the time to buy?
The French property market is already recovering strongly, and the new French President says he will boost it further by reducing tax and building new homes. But will Emmanuel Macron have the power to implement his reforms? And do British buyers want that anyway?