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.
Next year marks three decades since the late Peter Mayle published A Year in Provence, a must-read book that quickly became a benchmark for expats writing about their new life in France. It inspired countless others to move across the Channel, in particular to Provence. Of course, other adventurous Brits have since written about their own experiences in other parts of the country and here we pick five that may interest you.
More passengers, bigger airports and new routes – 2018 is turning into a busy year for air travel in Greece. It all reflects the country’s healthy tourist industry. It’s also a useful indicator of where to buy a home there. We take a closer look at recent developments, including new flights to Greece.
The summer holiday season is over in Spain, with resorts and tourist spots winding down for the quieter months of the year. For property-hunters though, autumn is the time to spring into action. That means booking a viewing trip and taking the next vital steps towards buying your new home abroad.
For British homeowners, picturesque and affordable Normandy has the added bonus of being easily accessible by car, either via the ferry or Eurotunnel. In some cases, a train from London or a short flight might also be a feasible option. Here’s a quick guide to the best areas for easily accessible holiday homes in France.
Where are the celebrities buying overseas homes this summer? Portugal seems to be the top choice, but Spain has its fans. While one Brit doesn’t care where he goes so long as it’s not Britain, another is seeking a new lease of life in the Algarve sunshine.