How the Costa del Sol continues to shine for luxury property buyers

How the Costa del Sol continues to shine for luxury property buyers

The sun is shining on the luxury property market in the Costa del Sol, from spacious villas by some of Europe’s best golf resorts, through to investment apartments with strong yields. The region’s whitewashed villages, golden beaches, top-class yachting marinas and sunny microclimate have drawn discerning property buyers for decades. So, where are the best areas to purchase a home?
Smart tech for your home

Smart tech for your home

You’ve worked hard for the house of your dreams – now it’s time to make your house work hard for you. With voice-activated, energy-efficient smart tech your life can run more smoothly as your own house caters to your every whim like an army of personal assistants! Not only does it take care of the jobs that you don’t fancy, it ensures you never forget to switch things off, to miss a vital ingredient for your dinner party, or to feed your pet ever again. We’re investigating the best smart-tech options for your home.
The Algarve’s Golden Triangle

The Algarve’s Golden Triangle

The Algarve’s “Golden Triangle” has been a magnet for the global super-rich since the 1960s. But while other high-end locations have fallen victim to their own success, these resorts have invested and found exciting and innovative ways to stay ahead of the game, and of superior quality. Here’s why you should buy a property in the Algarve’s Golden Triangle.
Make a splash with your swimming pool design

Make a splash with your swimming pool design

If your swimming pool isn’t there, isn’t big enough or needs a revamp, where do you start and what are your likely costs when designing your swimming pool? And if you want to swim in style, what are the latest swimming pool fashions? Distinction by Property Guides went in search of pool paradise.
Buying a home on the French Riviera

Buying a home on the French Riviera

Cannes, Saint Tropez, Antibes, St Jean-Cap-Ferrat… names to evoke images of perfect blue skies and perfect beach bodies, sophistication, beauty and the ultimate in fine living. But where should you be looking to buy a property on the French Riviera?
Three graceful cities of Spain

Three graceful cities of Spain

For anyone with a generous budget, Spain offers superb properties, not just on the coast but in its major cities. With Spain’s healthcare named this year as the best in Europe, we look at three options for those seeking an upmarket lifestyle. All three cities have excellent international schools and shopping facilities.