Monthly Archives: March 2012

Istanbul: Europe’s New Property Hotspot?


The property market Turkish capital of Istanbul is likely to see an increase in prices this year, meaning it will outperform London’s rather sluggish market. Analysts Color Darcy have said that they predict the market in the city will surge … Continue reading

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Moving Abroad with Children


If you’re thinking of moving abroad with your family, you’re certainly not alone. Every year, many families with children pack up their UK life and take it overseas. However, it doesn’t always work out, and some have to return, often … Continue reading

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Old Favourites Still on Top


According to an article in yesterday’s Independent on Sunday, British holiday home buyers are still sticking to their old favourites. Despite concerns about the effects of the Euro-zone crisis on both countries, it is still France and Spain that top … Continue reading

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Head South to the Canaries


The Canary Islands are part of Spain, but lie off the coast of north-west Africa. That means that they enjoy a European standard of living, with a sub-tropical climate. Buy a home on the Canaries and you’ll get to enjoy … Continue reading

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Making Decisions: What is your ideal overseas property?


Buying property overseas often depends on very different decisions to buying property in the UK. Buying at home, you’re generally looking for somewhere to live, very often for your family to grow in over twenty years or more. When buying … Continue reading

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Albufeira: The perfect resort?


Portugal’s Algarve region is justifiably popular with both tourists and overseas property buyers. Of all the resorts in the region, Albufeira is one of the most popular. It’s not hard to see why: it really does have it all. There … Continue reading

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Heading to Austria


Increasingly, British buyers are being attracted to the Alps. Some look to buy a home in the mountains as a base for ski and summer holidays. Others are investors looking for a reliable return. Some are both. Whichever group they … Continue reading

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Oludeniz: Best Beach in Europe?


Trip Advisor users have voted the beach at Oludeniz, Turkey, the best in Europe. It’s not difficult to see why. The much-photographed beach is ominously named: Olu Deniz means ‘sea of the dead’. Thankfully, the name relates to an ancient … Continue reading

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Bansko Bargains


The Bulgarian ski resort of Bansko has a huge amount of property for sale, and as a result, prices have dropped recently. Not good news for those bought there at the top of the market, but a potential opportunity for … Continue reading

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Corsica and Sardinia


The islands of Corsica and Sardinia lie around 10 km apart, in the glittering waters of the Mediterranean. They are often overlooked in favour of mainland Mediterranean destinations, but these two islands offer a wonderful alternative place to go for … Continue reading

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