7 essential decisions to make before buying in Italy

The prospect of buying overseas can be daunting when you don’t know where to start. So, to give you some guidance about the process, we spoke to Casa Travello agent Linda Travello for some guidance on essential decisions to make before your viewing trip.

Italy’s best quality of life? The results are in…

Italians seem to believe that the north of Italy offers the best quality of life. Yet many international buyers favour the south. Maybe when measuring the Italian quality of life we’re looking for different things. Could that be to property buyers’ advantage…

Watch out: British residents need a Spanish driving licence

As a result of Brexit, British expats need a Spanish driving licence. Although this problem was meant to be solved, it has not been. British expats await updates from Hugh Elliot, the British Ambassdor to Spain and Andorra. In the meantime, our expat writer, Sally Veall, shares how the issue of needing a Spanish driving licence is impacting British residents. 

Buying in France? Here’s what to look for in an estate agent

Connecting with estate agents is a key step in finding your dream home overseas, wherever that may be. According to a survey we conducted, 70% of buyers in France rated a good estate agent as the most important element in a successful purchase in France.

Eating Healthily for Everyone in Spain

We are often told that the Mediterranean Diet is one of the healthiest in the world. So, you might be surprised to learn that the Spanish government is introducing new measures to improve the health of the nation. The problem is that, as in many other western countries, fast food and a poor diet has led to a rise in obesity and other health issues.

Good news from Spain includes lower costs

September in Spain is always wonderful, even in these trying times. The government is making life easier with a raft of measures to control living costs in Spain.