There are many reasons why the Languedoc-Roussillon area of the south of France is eternally popular. The very name conjures up an image of sun, blue skies, golden light, miles of sandy beaches, beautiful towns and villages, tremendous history, Mediterranean food… But it is not just an image: this area really does have it all!
What is happening to Italian property prices this summer? All the signs are that international property buyers are rushing to buy Italian properties right now, with the prices starting to rise in our favourite hotspots. And while the old favourites are as popular as ever, new destinations are beginning to appeal. So where are we buying in Italy as we enter summer 2019?
It’s been a busy week for me, as I swapped the sunny skies of the Algarve for the more inclement climes of Chester to help Portugal Property Guides readers take the next step to buying their dream property at Your Overseas Home. Meanwhile, summer festival season is in full swing and Portuguese sardines are finally back on the menu!
If you’re looking to retire in Spain, this stretch of sundrenched coast ticks all the boxes. But just where should you start your search to retire to the Costa Blanca? Sally Veall took a trip down the coast and has a few suggestions.
Portugal has generous financial incentives for overseas buyers, and now you can add 0% municipal taxes around Albufeira for anyone renovating. Hyatt is entering Portugal with a €70 million investment, in a strong sign of confidence for tourism growth. The property market’s busy, too, with huge regeneration schemes in Almada and Olhão kicking off.
A small triangle near the centre of France is where you’ll have the best choice of affordable homes, according to notary data. In beautiful Châteauroux, Limoges and Poitiers, you’ll find the only places in France where homes sell on average for less than €150,000. We take a closer look, and point you in the right direction for your budget.