Dreaming of a move to Greece, with the beach on your doorstep and the perfect home, perhaps with a pool or some land? Well, the good news is that this doesn’t have to just be a dream – you can easily make 2019 the year you start your new life overseas. Brexit may be on the way, but the door isn’t going to shut. The requirements will be different, and you’ll need to jump through some loopholes, but with advice from us and expert lawyers, currency specialists and mortgage brokers, you really can turn your dream into reality. Best of all? We’re giving you all the advice you need in our six-part s
As we move into crunch time for Brexit negotiations, it looks increasingly clear that British people will, like other non-Europeans, need a visa to live in EU nations permanently. Whether you believe that’s no problem or a big problem, one way around it is to establish residency in Greece before 29 March 2019 – Brexit day! So just how do you move to Greece before Brexit, now less than six months away?
Greece’s property market is on the up, with a much healthier outlook than for a long time. For three quarters in a row, according to data from the Bank of Greece, prices have been rising. That’s the longest sustained rise since 2008. We’ve certainly seen these nationwide trends reflected here on the islands. In fact, right over the last three years, we’ve seen a huge return of interest in the property market in Greece. This is for a number of reasons, including economic stabilisation, greater letting flexibility and international transport links.
Now that you have bought your home in the sun, the chances are that you might want to use it as a holiday let, either full time, or when you are not using it yourself. This is easy as long as you do everything correctly from the beginning, says Diana Giannoulis of Corfuhomefinders. But any shortcuts or omissions may result in problems in the future. Here’s what you need to know about renting out property in Greece.
More passengers, bigger airports and new routes – 2018 is turning into a busy year for air travel in Greece. It all reflects the country’s healthy tourist industry. It’s also a useful indicator of where to buy a home there. We take a closer look at recent developments, including new flights to Greece.