Articles by Alexander

Lakeside living in France

A house with a lake might seem an impossible dream in the UK, but in the affordable southwest of France, it’s not impossible – and can prove a good business idea in some cases. We explore the reality of owning your own home with a lake.

The Algarve villages the locals love

If you’re looking for somewhere to buy in the Algarve that’s authentically Portuguese and less touristed, there’s no-one better to ask than a local! Could you find your perfect home in one of these villages?

Could you move to Canada like Harry and Meghan?

Harry and Meghan’s decision to move to Canada might have its critics, but we can’t fault their choice of country! Stunning nature, endless leisure opportunities and a welcoming society make Canada the perfect place to move.

What can you buy in Portugal for the price of the average UK house?

Portugal’s property market is booming, and yet prices in many areas are still below their UK equivalent. The average British home costs £230,000, or around €250,000 and, for that, you’ll be looking at a small semi-detached home. In Portugal, you could find yourself by the beach, in a swish modern apartment, or a historic farmhouse in the countryside.