Bethany is the resident copywriter for Property Guides, producing regular news, articles and guides.
She is an expert in Spain and Spanish property having owned a property in Mazarrón in the Costa Cálida since 2003. 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.
Publications written for include Rightmove, Care Home Management Magazine, What's New in Publishing, Luxury Advisor and Property Press. She has also been featured in the Daily Express.
Spain has recently relaxed its travel rules making it easier than ever to jet off to the sunshine. Travellers who have not been double vaccinated can now enter Spain if they can prove they have recovered from Covid-19 in the last six months.
First introduced in 2012, Portugal’s Golden Visa is a popular route to residency for non-EU citizens. It entitles the holder to five years of residency with the opportunity to apply for citizenship later on, as well as free movement throughout the Schengen Zone.
While certain parts of Spain can be expensive, property prices remain much more affordable than the UK. Even in some of the most sought-after and pricey areas of the country, such as the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, reasonably priced homes can be found if you know where to look.