Bling or budget: property on the north Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca is one of the most sought after areas in Spain for property, undoubtedly due to the wonderful climate – over 3000 hours of sun a year – the pretty coves, splendid beaches, coastal mountains, the golf courses and the great choice of property, from extremely affordable to high end luxury homes. There are many British expat communities in the region with clubs and all kinds of activities.

What’s next for the Greek property market in 2019?

Brexit’s on the way, but enquiries for Greek properties are on the up. It’s no surprise as prices begin to stabilise, but are still more affordable than pre-crisis. Plus, with a €250,000 investment, buyers can get a residence permit if there’s a no-deal Brexit. So, with plenty of positive news, what’s ahead for the Greek property market?

France’s stable property market is a huge opportunity during Brexit

We’re entering into one of the busiest periods of the year for overseas property, and, even though the Brexit deadline’s in just three months, the number of buyers from the UK is actually growing. It’s no wonder when you consider how stable the market is in France: it’s a huge opportunity in a time of uncertainty back home. Even with a no-deal Brexit, British buyers will still be able to purchase here, so the French property market in 2019 is looking full of promise! Here’s your round-up of what happened last year and what’s coming up.

Australian property stabilises as market becomes more affordable

While Australia’s economy is strong and stable, throughout 2018 we watched on as Australian property prices fell for twelve months in a row. While these price drops are some of the most significant Australia has experienced since the Eighties, it’s important to remember that they followed a period of extraordinarily rapid growth. Market conditions were tricky for buyers in Australia in 2018. Tighter lending restrictions imposed by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and Royal Commission recommendations made banks more cautious with lending than usual. Consequently, house auction pri

Top 10 reasons to move to New Zealand in 2019

As we approach the end of the year, it’s perfectly natural to start assessing where we are in life and what we’ve achieved in the last 12 months. Might 2019 be the year that you make the move to New Zealand? The OECD Better Life Index found that on average New Zealanders are far more satisfied with their lives than those in other OECD countries. In fact, New Zealanders satisfaction levels are 7.3 out of 10 – much higher than the OECD average of 6.5. If, like many, your feet are a little itchy and you think that a move to New Zealand could be the decision of a lifetime, perhaps 2019 will be the

Top 10 reasons to buy property in Ireland

With Christmas (and the end of the year) currently winking at us from behind that bumper bottle of Baileys, it’s only natural to start reflecting on 2018, and where we might like to be this time next year. If Ireland is that special twinkle in your eye – either to buy property in Ireland, or to make the move permanently, it’s important to weigh up if it’s the right place for you and whether life there will leave you more fulfilled.