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.
On average, every day last year 28 British people bought homes in Spain. Where and what are they buying? As many of us head off to look at Spanish property, where is hot this spring? Read our five fast facts about Spain’s property market this spring.
If you want to be enjoying your property abroad by this summer it’s time to get busy. Life doesn’t get much more exciting than that first momentous step of booking a viewing trip, but making the trip really count is another matter entirely. Read our guide to getting the best from your time and money when viewing property abroad.
Satisfied you’ve done all your sums before calling the estate agent? To be doubly sure, read our list of typical costs that come with property ownership, some of which often get overlooked. Maybe not all these costs of buying abroad will affect you, but checking now could save you the disapppointment of withdrawing an offer if you can’t afford to complete.
You know about the art, history, bucolic beauty, glorious shopping and scrumptious food. But did you know that Italy has some pretty great ski resorts too? And not just in the Alps. From top to toe, there are Italian ski homes just a short drive from the beach and countryside. Best of both worlds? We think so. Here are our favourites.
The hardest man on TV right now, Ant Middleton of SAS: Who Dares Wins spent most of his childhood in rural Normandy, where he developed a taste for adventure. France’s vast natural landscapes are perfect for outdoorsy types, even those who fancy testing their own survival skills…