Why and what to buy in Larnaca

If you’re planning your new life – or second home – in Cyprus, why should you choose Larnaca? Having lived in Cyprus now for 25 years, I remember when it was only really known for its international airport. These days Larnaca has so much more to offer it can now be considered a great place to live. Here’s why.

The dream of owning your own château in France

They say an Englishman’s home is his castle – and that goes as much in France as back home. There’s something about French châteaux that just draws us back, whether it’s the romantic dream of a beautiful, historic home, or the practicality of an exciting business opportunity. I spoke to Jacqueline Reddin-Williams from Beaux Villages Immobilier about buying a château of your own.

The notary and your Italian house purchase

Buying a property in Italy has different processes to the UK or USA, but they are nothing to worry about – they are there to protect you. Read about the role of the notary in your Italian house purchase.

Three idyllic villages in Cyprus

For those who love a close community, in the heart of Cyprus but with English speaking neighbours too, check out these three lovely villages. They’re handpicked by our writer in Cyprus.

How to buy a holiday home in Ireland

Ireland is a dream holiday home destination for many. Not only is it close to home, but property is cheap, the air is fresh, and nowhere will a Guinness or whiskey taste better! But, how do you go about finding – and buying – the Irish holiday home of your dreams?

Why Alentejo’s coast is tempting us from the Algarve!

Known as the bread basket of Portugal, the Alentejo is known for its farms and vineyards. It’s also got a gorgeous coastline, with some of Europe’s best (and secret) beaches. This paradise is one of the best value places to buy in Portugal, too. While house prices are booming in Lisbon and the Algarve, the Alentejo is 5.8% down on its peak levels.