Self-building in Cyprus, part 1: Buying the Land

Could you build your own home in Cyprus? If you’re going to move to Cyprus, especially in retirement, you may as well move into somewhere special! Many of us have spent a large part of our lives imagining the perfect home, where everything fits together exactly as we want it. So we are starting a three-part series on self-building in Cyprus, written by someone who did it. In this week’s first part we’re looking into where you buy your building plot and what it will cost. 
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Self-building in Cyprus, part 1: Buying the Land

Could you build your own home in Cyprus? If you’re going to move to Cyprus, especially in retirement, you may as well move into somewhere special! Many of us have spent a large part of our lives imagining the perfect home, where everything fits together exactly as we want it. So we are starting a three-part series on self-building in Cyprus, written by someone who did it. In this week’s first part we’re looking into where you buy your building plot and what it will cost. 
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Family-friendly Ireland: five places perfect for kids

If you’re moving to the Emerald Isle with children – or you’ll have grandchildren, nieces, nephews and so on visiting you – these family-friendly places in Ireland are the best locations to buy your home. From the Dublin suburb that ticks all the boxes, to the perfect village to experience rural life, we’ve scoured the country for the top spots.
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How to find the right estate agent in Ireland

It can take a considerable amount of work to find an Irish property that makes your heart sing. Therefore, having an excellent specialist in your corner, scouring the property market on your behalf, can make a real difference to the success (and efficiency) of your buying journey. But how do you find the right estate agent in Ireland?
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5 places for a family holiday home in Canada where the kids will never be bored!

Flying from London to Newfoundland takes around five hours – not much more than driving from London to North Wales! So, if you want a holiday home for the family to enjoy, why not swap the UK for the open spaces (and huge houses) of Canada, and give the kids the adventures of a lifetime? Here are our top five spots to look.
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Self-building USA, part 3: Getting your house built

Found the perfect plot in the location of your dreams? Check. Architect has worked their magic, and now you hold the blueprint to your family’s exciting future in your hands? Check. The only thing left to do is actually build the house! But what exactly is involved in the building stage when you move to the USA? In Part three of our Build Your Own Home series, we’re running through how to actually get your house built.
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Building your own Canadian home, part three: builders

Once you’ve purchased your perfect plot of land and your designs for your dream home are in the final stages, it’s time to find the people who will help take it from paper to reality. Finding a trustworthy builder in a new country can be daunting, but follow our tips and you will know exactly what to look out for, to ask and to expect.
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