Monthly Archives: January 2012

More than just a holiday home?


Most people buy a home overseas because they want to have a base for family holidays, and intend to rent out their home when they’re not there themselves. Often people also buy at least partly as an investment, too. However, … Continue reading

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To the sea….or not?


When you think about holidays, what is it you dream of? An expanse of azure sea, backed by a white sand beach? Palm trees and sunloungers? These are seductive images, ones which cause millions of us to pack on to … Continue reading

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Heading East


Eastern European property might not have the cache of Monaco or Marbella, but it could be a sound investment. It could also be a great way to get hold of a good quality family holiday home. That said, it does … Continue reading

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German Property: a safe bet?


It has been reported this week that property owners in areas of Europe with struggling economies such as Italy and Greece are increasingly looking to invest in German property (especially in Berlin). They are doing so in order to avoid … Continue reading

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Portugal on the Rise


Portugal looks to be experiencing something of a mini-boom this winter, in contrast to the generally rather slack markets in much of the rest of Europe. Interest in both sales and lettings has risen sharply, according to local estate agency … Continue reading

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Prime Property for Sale in Marbella


When Europe’s rich and famous look to buy a home, they often look to Marbella. And it seems that the Andalucían favourite is enjoying something of a property revival, according to the experts at Primelocation.com. It is now possible to … Continue reading

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Insure My Villa Facebook Competition


At Insure My Villa, we have an interest in overseas property, holiday homes, expats and all things travel. We also love a good competition! That’s why we are giving you a chance to win a fab digital camera! Living abroad … Continue reading

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Snap up a Spanish Bargain


With prices having fallen significantly in most parts of Spain, and the Spanish government slashing the costs of buying, now could be the time to buy in Spain. Investment expert, Marc Armando Tomas, advises that it would be wise to … Continue reading

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Overseas Property: A Newbie’s Guide


If you’re thinking of buying an overseas property for the first time, then it can be hard to negotiate the maze. Buying property in the UK can be confusing and stressful enough and buying in a foreign country can be … Continue reading

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Is this the right time to buy in Europe?


With property prices falling in many parts of Europe, and the prospect of stagnant markets and recession looming both here and in the Euro-zone, many prospective buyers might be thinking of putting off buying overseas property. However, different considerations apply … Continue reading

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