Bethany Hemsley

Bethany is a writer who has enjoyed Spain and Spanish property for many years. She and her family have owned a property in Mazarrón in the Costa Cálida since 2003, so she offers great, personal advice on buying property abroad. She is a keen traveller, having Interrailed across Europe and toured many US states, including Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Florida and California. She loves exploring new places and meeting people from different cultures.

Articles by Bethany Hemsley

Spain’s Golden Visa: invest your way to residency

Since the UK has left the European Union, British residents can no longer live and work in Spain as they please. For tourists or short-term visitors, nothing has really changed: you can enter Spain without a visa, but you can only stay for 90 days within a 180-day period. However, those who want to spend longer than this in Spain – perhaps for retirement or a permanent move – will need a visa.

Florida news update

Vaccination rate Covid cases in Florida have started to decrease, with a current 7 day rolling average of 5,826 cases. The state’s vaccination roll-out is well underway, with around 1.5 million Floridians having received both doses of the vaccine and around 1.3 million having received the first dose. Florida had originally taken a different approach than most other states, choosing to vaccinate as many over 65s as possible before essential workers and the medically vulnerable under 65. However, as of just yesterday (24 February), it was announced that teachers and police aged over 50 will star

Holiday home hotspots of Western Cyprus

Cyprus’s ancient history, stunning beaches and breath-taking landscapes have led many property buyers to fall in love with the island. After all, according to ancient mythology, the western region of Paphos is where Aphrodite – the Greek goddess of love – rose from the waters. Could your dream holiday home be in Cyprus? To help you with your search, we take you on a journey through some holiday home hotspots in Western Cyprus.

Do you dare to buy “sight unseen” in Spain?

Covid-19 may be preventing us from travelling to Spain right now, but it needn’t stop us buying a home there. Estate agents are doing virtual viewings and video walkthroughs of properties, and lawyers and notaries are all working remotely. Moreover, faced with a potential second summer of lost revenue, some holiday home owners are selling at bargain prices.