Buying in France, Part Three: Area Guide

Buying in France, Part Three: Area Guide

France is an extremely varied country, with almost every European climate you could want. Whether it’s the rugged northwest coast, the flat northeast, the mountainous centre of the south or the sunkissed Mediterranean coast, you’re spoilt for choice. In this Part Three of Buying in France, we’re looking at where to buy in France. If you want to know more about planning your move, check out Part One. And, to find out about the timescale, read Part Two. 
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Buying in Italy: Part Two

Welcome to the second part of your six-part serialisation on Buying in Italy. This week, we’re looking at drawing up your timescale for buying in Italy. This is a powerful way to turn dreams into reality. Many people wait until spring or autumn to begin looking – but why wait until everyone’s buying? High demand, after all, often implies higher prices. Quiet times can be good for picking up bargains. Estate agents will be keener and sellers more motivated. They’ll be worried about being stuck with a property for another season.
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Buying in Australia: Part One

If you’ve been considering relocating to Australia as an expat or retiree there has never been a better time than now. The sun-drenched country is consistently rated as having one of the best standards of living in the world, and the property market in Australia is one of the most robust and stable in recent history. British influence in Australia runs deep and emigrants from the UK make up the largest portion of expats in Australia according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. If you’re still not convinced, here are five reasons why this is the year to make the move to Australia. This is
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Buying in New Zealand: Part One

New Zealand’s home to over 300,000 Brits, and it’s not hard to see why. The stunning scenery, laidback lifestyle, affordable property and mild climate are all good reasons to move. And, if you’ve not yet started your move, now could be the time – because we believe that 2019 will be a great year for buying in NZ. To help would-be buyers in New Zealand along the way, we’re excited to start serialising our six-part New Zealand Buying Guide. This week, in Part One, we’re looking at why to move to New Zealand in 2019 and what you should plan before starting your prope
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Buying in Portugal: Part 1

Could 2019 be the year you make your Portuguese dream come true? We think there’s every reason for it – and so, this week, we’re excited to launch part one of our six-part serialisation of ‘Buying in Portugal’ to help make it happen. In part one, we’re looking at why to move to Portugal and what you need to do before you even start searching.
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Why ‘no deal’ is no big deal for property buyers

The dream of owning a home overseas is alive and well! Spending your days at the beach in the sun, exploring the local markets and sampling delicious cuisine. Renovating an old farmhouse or decorating a city apartment. Enjoying a warm winter in southern Europe; then renting your holiday home out for a profit all summer… whatever you see yourself doing overseas – you can probably still do it however Brexit works out.
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Buying in France: part 1

Strolling through the fresh produce market on a Saturday morning, watching the world go by at the pavement café with your chocolat chaud and fresh croissant, practising your French… Many of us are in thrall to the wonderful French quality of life. The French work/life balance, the politeness, the family values, the 35-hour week, the sheer nerve of a whole country just taking August off!
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Buying in Greece: Part 1

Dreaming of a move to Greece, with the beach on your doorstep and the perfect home, perhaps with a pool or some land? Well, the good news is that this doesn’t have to just be a dream – you can easily make 2019 the year you start your new life overseas. Brexit may be on the way, but the door isn’t going to shut. The requirements will be different, and you’ll need to jump through some loopholes, but with advice from us and expert lawyers, currency specialists and mortgage brokers, you really can turn your dream into reality. Best of all? We’re giving you all the advice you need in our six-part s
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Could you retire in Portugal?

Do you have dreams of what it could be like to retire to Portugal? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that such a move has a great chance of thoroughly living up your expectations. While weather can – of course – vary a little from year to year, Portugal’s averages speak for themselves. Portugal enjoys over 300 sunny days every year. That means more sunshine hours than California. You know that sinking feeling when September approaches in the UK and summer has been something of a “write off?” That isn’t something you’ll ever need worry about in Portugal!
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