How to look after an overseas holiday home


A place in the sun can be a great investment, as well as a fantastic excuse to take a holiday. Finding the overseas holiday home of your dreams is one thing, but have you thought about how to look after it throughout the year?

We’ve put together these tips to help you consider the needs of your overseas holiday home:

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Consider an agent to look after your overseas property


When buying an overseas property, there are benefits to using an agent during the transaction process. You might then also want to continue using them to manage the property.

Although this will mean an extra cost to come out of your budget, there are benefits to using an agent. These are a few factors to consider:

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What do celebrity homes in Europe look like?


We recently saw that actor Sean Connery’s South-of France villa is up for sale. This got us thinking about what celebrity homes in Europe, such as this, might look like. What features are now considered typical for a luxury property?

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Sean Connery’s South-of-France villa
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Tips for choosing a holiday home in Portugal


Portugal is a popular holiday destination for a number of reasons. There are plenty of clean beaches with beautiful sea views and the weather is warm throughout the summer months.

If Portugal has swayed you with its charm and you are now considering investing in a holiday home abroad, take a look at our following guide, to help you get started:

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Cultural traditions throughout Europe


As it’s World Day for Cultural Diversity today and European Neighbours’ Day next week, we’ve put together a list of traditions celebrated throughout some of the countries we insure in.

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What does the coronavirus outbreak mean for those buying a Spanish property?


We’re now a couple of months into lockdown in the UK, with similar situations in place throughout other countries. Plans have been on hold and now we find ourselves wondering that this will mean for the future.

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Easter traditions typically celebrated in France


If you have recently moved to the country as an expat, there are many French Easter traditions to enjoy. We’ve gathered together some information for you on a few spring customs across France:

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Use time in self-isolation to prepare for an adventure


As we write our latest article for our blog, we are sat in self-isolation, in line with the latest UK government guidelines. Each member of our fabulous team is now working remotely from the safety of their own home. Thank goodness for the internet!

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Use time in self-isolation to prepare for an adventure
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World Poetry Day Across Europe


Poetry, like any other form of art, bonds us as humans together. Poetry, in whatever language, can convey, question and explain feelings that we may have otherwise been left wondering if we are alone in feeling. Whether you’re an office worker in Barcelona or a builder in Bristol, poetry can communicate the innermost desires and feelings in a way that makes sense to the audience.

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World Poetry Day Across Europe
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Pancake Day Around the World


With pancake day coming up on the 25th of February, we thought it would be the perfect time to share our knowledge on how Shrove Tuesday is celebrated around the world so that those of you that are travelling can join in with the celebrations!

But first, where does the tradition come from in the first place? We eat pancakes all of the time, but why specifically on this day every year?

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