Spanish homes for watersports lovers

Spain attracts people from all over the world because of its wonderful climate and coastline. But it isn’t just for beaches that the country is so popular, it also offers every kind of water sports imaginable. From surfing to kayaking, diving to rafting and jet skiing you can indulge in your favourite sport or try a new one. It is not just at Spain’s beaches either, move a little inland where property prices are generally cheaper and you can still enjoy water sports.
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Is your Florida home hurricane proof?

Weather in America is serious. Few countries in the world suffer as many catastrophic weather events, as last week’s tragic events in Florida and the Bahamas showed yet again. If you’re buying a property here, especially in Florida but not only here, you will need to hurricane proof your Florida home. The good news ias that it needn’t be expensive. 
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From neglected shell to quirky seaside retreat – renovating a property in France, part one

When I moved to Normandy in 2017, I had little intention of embarking on a renovation project. Having left a stressful job behind, my aim was to kick back and relax for a while, before easing my way into paid employment. But when I set eyes on a neglected fisherman’s house for sale in one of the prettiest villages in France, I knew I had to have her. This is my story of how I gave this sad old lady with spectacular views a new lease of life. 
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The step-by-step route to your perfect overseas location

How do you find your perfect overseas location? If you’ve returned from your summer holidays feeling inspired to buy a home abroad, here’s where you start planning! At the Overseas Guides Company, we believe in doing things methodically. It’s the only way when you’ve got a project as big as buying a home abroad. Just break it down into convenient steps and you’ll soon be there.
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Top tips for a healthy, active retirement in Cyprus

We all want to have a happy life when we retire. And for us Brits, escaping the wet and windy British weather to sunnier climes is a big attraction. That’s why I recommend Cyprus for your retirement – not just because of the fantastic weather here, but because you can have a healthy, happy retirement. Read on to find out how to make the most of it.
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Greek house prices show strongest growth in 12 years

We’re full of good news from Greece this month, as the property market shows its biggest surge in 12 years, the government cuts property taxes and capital controls are lifted. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, temperatures here are set to stay in the 30s for much of this month and Greece officially has some of the best beaches in Europe.
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Greek house prices show strongest growth in 12 years

We’re full of good news from Greece this month, as the property market shows its biggest surge in 12 years, the government cuts property taxes and capital controls are lifted. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, temperatures here are set to stay in the 30s for much of this month and Greece officially has some of the best beaches in Europe.
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Building your own, part 3: finding a builder

If you’re building your own home in Portugal (or planning to), it’s likely you already know that it’s a complex process. By the time you’ve found the land, drawn up the plans and obtained the necessary permissions, you’re halfway through the prep. But once all that’s done, you need to get started on the next stage: finding a builder in Portugal.
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