Holiday lettings in France

Buying a property that will earn its keep as a holiday letting in France is a big part of many British buyer’s ‘French dream’. Some buyers hope to fund their new French lifestyle by buying a home with an annex to convert to a gîte and earn some extra income. How viable is that and what are the opportunities and challenges of running such a business?

New Zealand’s property market predictions in 2020

When planning a move to New Zealand, how far will your money stretch when the time comes to buy a home? This article investigates what happened to prices over the course of 2019 and reveals what property experts are predicting for New Zealand’s property market in 2020.

Using equity release to buy in Spain

We know that life in the Spanish sunshine is healthier, that property there looks to be a good investment right now and that holiday home ownership is unaffected by Brexit. But what if you need a few more funds to buy a home in Spain? The good news is that for UK homeowners aged 55 and over, equity release offers a route to buying easily and quickly, using your own assets.  Our equity release partner Responsible Life explains….

2019: a bumper year for Italian property buyers

The combination of great value properties, rising tourist numbers and tax incentives for those relocating, have made this a great year to buy property in Italy. Whether, renting out your holiday home, working in Italy or retiring, Italy offers the culture, climate, scenery and life style that your whole family will enjoy.  

Get ready for the January rush

If 2020 is going to be the year you move to or buy property in Ireland, there are a few things you can do now to prepare yourself for the January rush. Today, we’re running through what you can expect from the Irish property market in 2020, discussing whether Brexit will affect you, and outlining which professionals you can get onside now to ease you through your purchase of Irish property.