News update: James Bond filming in Italy; overseas buyers not worried by Brexit as numbers increase

‘Sono Bond; James Bond’: Daniel Craig has hopefully been brushing up on his Italian, as filming for the 25th Bond film returns to Italy, this time in Basilicata. He’s not the only one heading to Italy, as the number of British buyers here grows by almost 20% year-on-year. Oh, and did we mention that they’re looking to launch spaceships from Puglia?

News update: expats can stay in Portugal after Brexit

Portugal is working behind the scenes on its Brexit policies, and, in addition to new measures at Faro and Funchal airports, has now released guidance on how expats can stay post-Brexit. Plus, tourism income is up in the Algarve, Forbes names Lisbon as a property market to watch, and the Volta ao Algarve cycling race is set to begin.

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?

What can you buy in Greece for €250,000?

How does a detached home with a swimming pool in the tranquil surroundings of the Cretan countryside sound to you? What about breakfast on your own terrace with panoramic views across the Myrtos Gulf to the hills of Kefalonia? Or your own apartment in Athen’s buzzing Horagos district? This week, we’re looking at houses in Greece for €250,000 – and you’d be surprised what you can get!

What’s it like moving to Italy as a single person?

Some people buying property are moving to Italy as a single person, others unexpectedly become single further down the line. Could you live alone in Italy? How easy is it to  fit in, make friends and learn the culture? And go on, what about finding romance in il bel paese? I spoke to fellow expat Valerie about her experiences.
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