What happened to international property in 2018?

The Beast from the East, then a heatwave, a royal wedding, England in the semi-final of a World Cup. And Brexit. Did this list make you want to stay in the UK or leave?! While some have grabbed the chance to get residency in Europe before Brexit, others are waiting and seeing. But what’s been happening in our favourite overseas property destinations this year?
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Lagoa property: budget or bling?

Whatever your budget, if you’re thinking seriously about a new life in the sunshine, or just a holiday home, Lagoa in Portugal’s central Algarve is a great option. Easy to reach and even easier to love, Lagoa is close to the sea, the River Arane, wonderful countryside and exciting resorts. But what about property in Lagoa? 
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Buying in France, Part Three: Area Guide

France is an extremely varied country, with almost every European climate you could want. Whether it’s the rugged northwest coast, the flat northeast, the mountainous centre of the south or the sunkissed Mediterranean coast, you’re spoilt for choice. In this Part Three of Buying in France, we’re looking at where to buy in France. If you want to know more about planning your move, check out Part One. And, to find out about the timescale, read Part Two. 
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Buying in Greece, Part Three: Area Guide

Greece continues to be one of the most popular locations with international property buyers. In part, this is due to the wide range of geographies, climates and lifestyles on offer depending on where you choose to look. In addition to the mainland of the country, there are over 200 inhabited islands, each with its own character and appeal. Three-quarters of Greece is uninhabited, and even the popular areas remain unspoilt. You can easily find an unspoilt island paradise. So, with so much choice, in Part Three of our six-part series on Buying in Greece, we’re looking at where to buy in Gr
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News update: Portugal property prices up by 15%

Our property boom here is continuing, with stats showing property prices are up by 15% since last year. And growth isn’t confined to real estate either, with some exciting projects on the horizon in the tourist sector. Safe Communities Portugal has launched a new scheme to help facilitate communication between expats and the authorities in the case of emergencies.
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Spain’s best winter fiestas

Winter might just be one of our favourite seasons here in Spain: temperatures are still comfortable (it’s 20ºC in the south at the moment) but the crowds have gone and it can feel like you have the place to yourself. Only briefly though, because, as any home owner in even the smallest Spanish village will tell you, it’s fiesta time. Cue fireworks, processions, good food, drink and cheer, and a chance to meet and mingle with your neighbours. Here are some of our favourite of Spain’s winter fiestas, beyond Christmas and New Year.
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Your Canadian mountain home

If you like mountains, you’ll love Canada. So with UN International Mountains Day on Tuesday, we’re looking at some of the best mountain communities in Canada. But once you’ve spent some time enjoying the views, what will you do for a living? And what will you pay for a home? We put our crampons on and went to investigate.
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