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.
What would you ask an overseas property expert? We’ve had a busy year of international property shows – the Luxury Property Show, Your Overseas Home, the France Show, and others – and our roving editor Richard Way has sat on dozens of panels. Here are what potential buyers are asking, and the answers.
Your estate agent is one of the three experts who are crucial to a successful overseas purchase. If you’re enquiring on a property online from overseas, their expertise and knowledge is vital. At the very least, make sure you ask them these ten questions to gather as much information about the home and area as you can.
There’s a hint of winter in the air and the first dustings of snow have been reported in the Alps. The build-up to the new ski season is always an exciting time for winter sports fans, especially if you’re in the market to buy your own ski pad. If you’re unsure about which resort to focus on, here are some nuggets from the French Alps.
Fed up with the whole Brexit back and forth and ready to start a new life on the other side of the globe, away from both the UK and Europe? Don’t blame you. But just remember, crucial to a successful long-haul emigration is efficient organising of your personal finances before you leave. Here are some pointers to set you on your way.
If you’re dreaming of that perfect beachfront pad, you might be surprised to know how affordable it could be – as long as you know where to look. This week, I’m discovering some of the Mediterranean’s top spots to buy a seafront home without breaking the bank, whether you want a traditional fishing village or a bustling resort.