Buying in Greece, made easy

Buying in Greece, made easy

Let’s face it, Greece’s popularity doesn’t lie in being a place where it’s easy to get boring things done quickly. It’s a place to do enjoyable things slowly! That’s why we love it here. And when it comes to buying a Greek home, the processes are straightforward, if occasionally long-winded. The good news is that there is always someone to help you. Diana from Corfu Home Finders explains how to make the Greek property buying system work.
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Family-friendly Greek islands where your kids never be bored!

If your kids are only used to swimming in their local pool or, heaven help them, the North Sea, they won’t believe the crystal clear waters around Greece’s islands. But where parents want to be (smart restaurants, posh shops, peace and quiet!) might not be where your kids want to be (waterparks, fast food, pedalos!). So here we bring you five family-friendly Greek islands that offer something for everyone. But especially the kids.
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Building a home in Greece, part 3: builders!

You’ve bought the land, had your home designed and been approved for planning permission. Now you just need to get it built! Diana from Corfu Home Finders explains how to go about the third and most important phase in creating your own special Greek home, finding Greek builders.
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A fresh start for Greece?

It’s been a great month for us here in Greece so far, with the property market performing strongly, at last! The General Election result has the been hailed by some as a fresh start for the economy, too, especially with digital transformation and a new Prime MInister who knows the British well. And we had a reminder of just how old the olive-grove tradition is in Greece. Plus, the ancient neighbourhood under the Athenian Acropolis is now open to the public.
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Foreign buyers rush into Greek property market

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream may be about lovers in Athens, but in the midsummer of 2019 it’s property buyers who are feeling the love in Athens. As prices rise by nearly 6% in the capital and not much less in the islands, no wonder that international buyers are flooding in. Greek property prices are rising fast.
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How to Pay for a Greek Property (even if you think you can’t)

Many of us would love to buy a home in Greece but don’t have the cash to buy. Or rather, we think we don’t. The truth, however, is that for many potential buyers in Greece there are all sorts of ways to raise the money, some involving little sacrifice – simply using your assets better. Here are some of them.
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Home-hunting off the beaten track in the Cyclades

If you think of the Greek islands, you probably think of the Cyclades: white-washed villages with blue-domed churches, steep cliffs and sea views all around. Santorini, Mykonos and Naxos attract hordes of tourists every year, but it’s easy to find quiet spots if you know where to look. Join us as we head off the beaten track.
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Building a home in Greece: part 1, buying the land

When you want perfection, sometimes you just need to build the home of your dreams, rather than someone else’s. And for that, you need some land. Few countries offer so many gorgeous plots and views as Greece. So here is how you buy land to build a home in Greece, written by Diana from Corfu Home Finders.
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Where do the Greeks buy holiday homes?

There’s nothing like local advice when you’re moving overseas, so this week we’re taking tips from the Greeks. Over 90% of domestic tourists stay in private accommodation – so where are the most popular spots for a holiday home? Find out as we explore some of the best areas in Greece that are often overlooked by international buyers.
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Moving with your family to Greece

Moving to another country can be more than a little daunting. But moving with a young family has many more considerations – schools, healthcare and generally how your family is going to fit into a new environment. Diana from CorfuHomeFinders explains the practicalities of moving with your family to Greece, and offers some valuable tips on making the move with your family painless.
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