The good life – owning property in France with land (and animals!)

Whether you’re a nature lover, a frustrated farmer or just want to ‘grow your own’, the amazing value of properties for sale in France with land is an exciting opportunity. Truly living the good life can be reality, but you need to know what you’re getting into.

Buying property in Lucca, Tuscany

It’s not just one of Tuscany’s prettiest towns, it’s also easy to reach and has affordable properties. But what are the highlights of the town and its surroundings, and what will you pay when buying property in Lucca, Tuscany?

Cumberbatch finds “a new home” in Hawke’s Bay

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he loved the first lockdown as he was filming in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay at the time and was left stranded with his family here for months. He wasnt complaining…
Your 10-step guide to owning a property by summer

Your 10-step guide to owning a property by summer

Determined to make 2023 the year you buy a holiday home or move abroad? Before heading out to view properties and realise that dream, there’s important groundwork to be done first. Here’s our checklist of things you should be thinking about now. Follow these steps and you could be in your new home by summer…

If you love Tuscany, you will also love Umbria

If you are searching for a scenic location rich in history and art, where your budget will stretch to a property larger than a bedsit in Florence, then Umbria is just the place. Just like neighbouring Tuscany you will find rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, woods, lakes, rivers and mountains. There are country lanes bordered with cypress trees, and charming hill top villages to explore. No wonder, the Umbria tourism website , refers to it as the “Green heart of Italy” (Cuone verde d’italia)

Why the Costa Blanca?

Spain has 10 different costas, so there is a lot to choose from! But which would suit you best? We put the question to two estate agents – one from the Costa del Sol, which you can read here – and one from the Costa Blanca. Here, Karsten Ryder from Vincent Real Estate, based in Benijofar in the south Costa Blanca, tells us about the lifestyle, the joys of living on the Mediterranean coast and why you should move to Costa Blanca!