Richard Way has been an influential and independent voice on all aspects of buying overseas property for over 15 years. He was editor of A Place In The Sun magazine, has edited books on buying in Spain, is a regular on the panel at Your Overseas Home, has appeared on the BBC and helped the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on expat matters.
Richard is a property owner on the Costa Brava, Spain, and in Puglia.
There’s no denying the strong dollar is a blow for Brits buying in Florida right now. But if you’re keen to press ahead with your plans – and benefit from the Sunshine State’s world-famous tourist attractions and year-round rental market – then one way to soften the effects of the exchange rate is to purchase with a mortgage. Buying from a British owner could also help your case. We take a closer look and highlight some pointers for helping you to secure a home loan.
For buyers new to the Irish market, a useful guide to what’s happening there is the quarterly report by the country’s leading portal, Daft.ie. To help you research your new home in the Emerald Isle, we’ve scanned their latest set of figures, which covers the second quarter of 2022, and listed our key findings.
Schools are back, the days are getting shorter and the summer season is over in resorts across Europe. But that doesn’t mean second homes won’t attract holiday lets until next year. Choose your location carefully and adapt your marketing, and you could be booking rentals throughout the winter. And in today’s economic climate, who doesn’t need extra income coming in each month. Here are some pointers to help you out.
Cyprus is a trailblazer when it comes to residency schemes for non-EU nationals like Britons. The fastest and most comprehensive route to permanent residency there is through its Permanent Residency by Investment Programme. Your other option is via the Category F route, which takes longer but is more affordable. In both cases, applicants cannot be employed in Cyprus and must prove a certain level of income. For each, we outline the key considerations and pick some suitable – and appealing – properties!
The power of golf showed itself recently when agencies in Ireland reported taking staggeringly expensive accommodation bookings for the Ryder Cup in 2027 – that’s five years in advance of the prestigious competition coming to Limerick!