Christopher’s career has been dedicated to the travel business and international property.
Educated in Hotel Management at Leeds Beckett University, his first job was catering manager on Caribbean cruise liners. He worked in hotels and restaurants around the world before opening his own restaurant in 1993.
10 years later Christopher’s first book was published, Maximum Diner, and Chris moved from running businesses to writing about them.
Having gained a PGDip in Dramatic Writing at Sussex University and a NCTJ Journalism qualification at City College Brighton, Chris became a journalist and then editor in 2005.
Having edited Property Guides and led a team of writers around the world since 2016, Chris has an unrivalled knowledge of the global property market, combined with a deep understanding of what British property buyers abroad need to make their purchase safely.
Books: Weekends to Brag About, co-written guidebooks to Mallorca and Cyclades (Harper Collins).
Magazines and newspapers: Everything Spain, America magazine, France magazine, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Discover Britain, Monarch Airlines, Flybe Airlines, Saga magazine.
Books: A Place in the Sun, Spain (Channel 4) (co-written)
Magazines and newspapers: OPP (Overseas Property Professional – Editor), AIPP guides (Association of International Property Professionals - Editor) A Place in the Sun’s America (Editor), A Place in the Sun magazine, The Times Bricks and Mortar, Property Hub, Spain Magazine.
As property hunter and features writer for A Place in the Sun magazine for over ten years, Chris helped hundreds of people to fulfil their dream of owning a home abroad.
Business and Finance
Books: Maximum Diner
Magazines and newspapers: Daily Telegraph, Barclays Bank, Nat West Bank, Direct Line Insurance.
If you’ve just come back to the US property market after 18 months away, you may be in for a shock. In what’s been described as a “market frenzy”, prices have been rising at their fastest rate for 30 years. So is it best to avoid buying US property for a while? Not necessarily, say the experts, momentum has been building for a while and shows no sign of waning. Moreover, the US is only slightly ahead of the UK…
The US and UK governments have announced that travel to the US will restart for the general public and non-US residents from early November after almost 20 months. But what has changed and what is open to do in our favourite US state, Florida?
With just under four months until Portugal’s golden visa rules tighten, buyers are heading to the Algarve and cities. What they’re finding is prices just starting to rise, but from a highly affordable base.
The good news for British people moving to Spain is that their healthcare costs will be covered by the UK government even if they have moved there after the withdrawal agreement, or are moving in the future. Here are the rules: