Schools are back, the days are getting shorter and the summer season is over in resorts across Europe. But that doesn’t mean second homes won’t attract holiday lets until next year. Choose your location carefully and adapt your marketing, and you could be booking rentals throughout the winter. And in today’s economic climate, who doesn’t need extra income coming in each month. Here are some pointers to help you out.
The Mediterranean coast of France is as glitzy and glamorous as ever, but don’t think it’s only for the rich and famous. Read our guide to discover five wonderful towns as we explore where to buy a property on the French Riviera.
Determined to make 2022 the year you buy a holiday home or move abroad, without letting Covid get in the way? Well, if you’re fully vaccinated, chances are you’ll be able to head out to view properties and realise that dream. But first there’s important groundwork to be done, so here’s our checklist of things you should be thinking about now. Follow these steps and you could be in your new home by summer…
In the UK, you may have little idea about what happens in your town hall, the purpose it serves and what to use it for. However, in France the town hall or ‘Mairie’ can be one of your first ports of call. Often the centre of town or village life in France, there are usually countless reasons to visit your local Mairie. Our writer in France, Beth, explains what it’s used for and why it can be extremely helpful when settling in.
If you’re planning to move to Portugal, you probably have a list of things you want to do on arrival. For many, the priorities include checking out local restaurants, exploring markets, and heading to beaches and other beauty spots.
Thousands of British people have made the move to France in the past few weeks – and many more are still in the process – as they beat the Brexit transition door closing. So, what do you need to do as soon as you arrive?