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.
Spain continues to lead the way in European golf luxury. There are resorts for every budget, along every costa and inland too. With most open all year, you can be playing in your own golf club in the winter sun, just a two-hour flight from the UK. Read our suggestions for three areas with the best Spanish golf homes, with some property suggestions too.
Uncertainty over Brexit might be keeping the pound weak against the euro but it’s a different story across the pond. The pound has bounced back against the dollar and in February this year the £/$ rate rose above $1.41 for the first time since the Brexit vote in June 2016. Does this mean 2018 could be an ideal time to pick up a bargain in Florida?
The arrival of Spring marks the busy season for overseas viewing trips. If you’re about to head abroad to look at properties for the first time, you’re likely to be feeling a sense of excitement mixed with a pinch of curiosity. After all, you’ll be visiting a foreign country, where the climate, lifestyle, customs and building practices mean the design and practicalities of properties you visit will contrast with what you’re used to back in the UK.
More properties are being bought and sold in France than ever before, as average house prices creep back towards their peaks of 2011 and cheap mortgages attract both French and foreign buyers, highlighted one of France’s most prominent property reports in February.
American pin-up and former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has relocated to the Côte d’Azur, where she’s moved in with her new beau in Marseille, the French footballer Adil Rami. The handsome couple haven’t been seen kicking a ball about on the beach yet, but if that freak wave should carry him off, Pamela’s life guarding skills will be handy.